Quoting Russell at Augustana …“I’m going to tell you this — no charges from 1974 to 2002. Did anyone hear of Ray Robinson? Did anyone ever shoot him, stab him, beat him or disappear him?” Means said. “It was a generation later that the badmouthing of Wounded Knee continues. You and people like you are to perpetuate this erroneous image you have of who we are. And I’m sick and tired of you bringing up these false accusations, based on what? Nothing!”
“You people who want to continue to put AIM in this certain pocket of illegality. I can’t stand you people. I wish I was a little bit healthier and a little bit younger, because I wouldn’t just talk.”
Let’s see 1974 to 2002 and no mention of the ensuing ten years -wonder why that is? I guess the convictions that occurred during those years can correctly be said to be related to “illegalities”?
The better question and more telling one is to ask has anyone seen Ray alive? Has there been so much as a letter or phone call-or are we all to believe he simply abandoned wife, family, friends, and the civil rights work he was committed to?
I’d say judging by the above statement Russell is calling Carter Camp a liar, as Camp has said yes he did see Ray and he was wounded, even goes into some detail about events, liberally laced with a recounting of his own “heroic” efforts-that would be Camp, Russell’s AIM homey. But I suppose after all the years and lies it’s understandable Russell would “misspeak”.
Bluster rides again -if only Russell were a younger man he’d kick everybody’s ass-what an absurd and predictable display-the go to of implied threats-that and intimidation, the hallmarks of their tenure. A righteous indignation based on their professed and completely lacking in substance claim of “spirituality”.
Russell’s tired of the questions -here’s an update-people are tired of Russell and the AIM cadre, tired of the lies, tired of the free pass they get. Yeah, yeah Russell-and as PeeWee says “if wishes were fishes no one would be hungry”.
Russell and they would like it all to just go away-well, there are a growing number who would like for them to just go away-preferably to prison like Peltier where they belong.
There are purported sightings of Sasquatch, the Loch Ness monster, and even Chupacabra -but somehow for reasons unknown Ray has apparently proven to be even more elusive than they.
What’s next-Ray was abducted by aliens or was ahead of his time and the first to wear the Mystic Mayan Power Cloak? The cloak said to be invisible and at times even to make the wearer invisible.
One can’t help but notice the arrogance, the confidence, Russell, Clyde, and Banks display-that coupled with the complete lack of any attempt to prosecute them can only lend itself to the growing suspicion that they have an immunity, that deals have been made.
Any who doubt this is a suspicion that is gaining traction only need spend a little time browsing the web.
The link below for the Mayan Cloak will direct you to their site-I offer a warning that it contains nudity of a comedic nature-in that context I didn’t find it offensive, though others might.