I’m always a little confused at the way the Pharisees continually refer to Bob Branscombe as a distance cousin who just found out he was related to Annie Mae when he began his search for the truth.
What exactly do they mean to imply by that, that his interest is suspect or unfounded? This from the very ones who love to say we are all related, or refer to indigenous people as sisters and brothers.
The effect is the reverse, it serves to make them look suspect and this is merely their way to label someone else and hopefully divert attention.
Banks was very vocal in his efforts to derail Branscombe, to the point of denouncing him and sending letters to his cohorts advising them not to even speak with him-knowing what we know now it’s obvious why he took the approach he did. This in his “official” AIM capacity as Field Director. What was/is it with this obsession with titles?
And of course Graham went on at length about him as well in that memorable and cutting edge no holds barred interview by Claypoole for Pacifica.
A debt is owed to Bob Branscombe as much as anyone for stirring the pot and going where the stench emanated from-it was his efforts that compelled Russell Means to speak up after twenty four years of silence-and it was his efforts that produced the incontinence
and bed wetting among those at the top who began bickering back and forth about who did what.
I don’t know what Branscombe is doing these days or how he is fairing , but he’s become something of the forgotten man-he did a great service with what was known during that time and deserves some recognition for his efforts.
A shoutout to you Bob Branscombe-well done.