Saw this ridiculous statement by a poster on the Annie page that attempts to qualify the guilt by saying it ultimately lies at the the feds feet.
Right, I guess the feds are responsible for the attitudes and egos of the
idiots who led AIM-guess they’re responsible for those millions
people were bilked out of that never went where it was needed, guess they
are responsible for the unmarked graves and night crawlers like Graham
I guess too the feds coerced the Lakota Elders to issue their proclamation that AIM was nothing but a bunch of wannabe chiefs and that Banks and Peltier needed to come clean. Was it the feds that forced Riegert and the Gildersleeves from their homes in wk2? Was it the feds that ran guns and sold drugs to further the cause? Was it the feds who assaulted an old man in Chinle and then employed as a defense that the Dine’ were not a sovereign
nation and had no jurisdictional authority? Was it the feds who wanted to open an indigenous owned liquor store in WhiteClay?
This is like saying if a woman angers you it is justification to beat the crap out of her, or if a woman wears revealing clothes it’s okay to rape her-ignorance is one thing but it’s an entirely different matter to embrace it.