I am told there used to be a program on television some decades ago called To Tell the Truth-on this program either three or four contestants would tell the same story and it was up to a panel of celebrity judges to question them and determine who was lying.
I think Banks and his AIM cronies would have thrived in such a venue and completely baffled the panel.
Consider for a moment the many similarities they profess to share, and some they won’t admit to.
(1) Warriors of Renown
(2) Selfless Leaders
(3) Founts of wisdom
(4) Authors of necessity to tell their version
(7) Blatant revisionists
(8) Financially better off than those they “serve”
(9) Subject to episodes of selective laryngitis
(10) All absent for Annie’s two funerals
(11) Wannabe Hollywood celebrities
(12) An inability to be elected even as dog catcher among their own
(13) Participants in the destruction of WK2
(14) The singular source for the history of indigenous people
(15) And as Russell said “I always fly first class”…. that while so very many indigenous people struggle to makes ends meet, and wend their way in battered vehicles held together with baling wire and a hope bred of necessity. Cardboard or garbage bags to replace missing windows, like the desperate migrants of Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath- all longing for and
deserving something better.
But not our heroes whose tables are never graced with Spam, powdered milk, tasteless peanut butter, and canned mysteries labelled pork and beef that are referred to as nutritious commodities. Neither are they ever barren.
And that’s just the short list. Let the media be anywhere in the vicinity and they’re there-let them devise something and they’ll notify the media without hesitation.
None of this is new though-it is well established and people are aware of it. It has been the bread and butter for too many years to count.
Dennis Banks-‘ol smoke and mirrors-the chameleon who always gets the color wrong. The one who hides behind a penchant for young teenage girls in claiming “elk medicine”-nice cover. The absentee father who says he places all women on a pedestal and abandons them when trouble comes as he did with the RV stop. I wonder what that power is called?
The leader of walks who is transported in a vehicular manner to the proximity of the next reporter and camera-all the while making those hard decisions leaders have to make-like who rides and who walks-who sleeps in a bed at the hotel at night and who sleeps on the ground after a cold meal and a long days walk, who gets to stand in the light of his reflected glory.
Fortunate it is that a one such as he is willing to make those sacrifices and tough decisions. Where would the people be without him? Now as the support and fan base dwindles he is seen in the company of the crystal wavers, those seers and crystal ball carriers that can tell you all about who you used to be and who the spirits they “channel” say you should be now. Sorry Dennis, Russell has already said he’s been told he is Crazy Horse come again- but there remains many notables to choose from.
All very much in keeping with those traditional values they love to talk about-these crystal wavers have found their niche in a confused and bewildered society, not to mention a lucrative market.
I wish somebody would pay me some ludicrous fee for talking on the phone and telling them they were once Pocahontas or Hiawatha-but I guess I don’t have the “gift”, truth is I’m more than pleased with the lack of it. No doubt the next scam will be future life progression rather than past life regression-think of the benefits, you’ll have time to prepare in knowing who you’ll be next time around.
Yeah, our man Dennis-what a blessing, what a gift from Creator for a troubled and
disenfranchised people. The one who loves so deeply, and values women so highly he won’t
lift a finger to facilitate justice for Annie Mae, the one so close to his heart. The pedestal he says he places them on is never as high as the one he selects for himself.
If Dennis wants to serve his people, the nations, he could best do so by assisting in this quest for justice-if not, the next best thing he could do would be to have the grace to just fade away and take his cronies with him. Maybe get a job, or collect aluminum cans to fill his waking hours rather than create donations based foundations.
So much silence about so many things from all the wannabe chiefs as characterized by the
Elders’s statement, like AIM-IITC and all that money. And now we see Gaddhafi -a favored AIM benefactor, a dictatorial, autocratic, and utterly ruthless oppressor is getting his just desserts. His redeeming value to AIM in their “fight for liberation”? He had money they could turn tricks for. Suck up to one tyrant so you can say you oppose another-was that the AIM vision for the people?
Funny thing how all these AIM relics from a bygone era have experienced the same timely
epiphany and verbally place women on pedestals now. Kind of seems to be connected to
the growing truth about AIM and Annie Mae doesn’t it? Or maybe it’s just coincidental-I’ll
have to consult my psychic about that and get back to you.
The reality is that neither the truth about Annie Mae, AIM, or WK2 cannot be walked
away from-it is a tether that will not break- a net that having been cast is being
reeled in, and it will be interesting to see what is pulled from the murky depths.