A lobotomy is an intrusive, irreversible, surgical procedure that was developed with the express purpose of severing two way connections to the prefrontal cortext of the brain.
The intent was to radically alter behaviour-it was so successful that people often were reduced to little more than a vegetative state which allowed for an ease of control and the inability for a person to think and make rational decisions-another wonder of science and the pseudo science of psychiatry.
Most are probably familiar with the procedure, what they may not be aware of is that in it’s infancy it was also experimented with upon a variety of conditions-even arthritis I am told.
The procedure while no longer in vogue in most countries is still in practice in China where dissenters are routinely classified as having psychological problems-it is an obvious threat and intent to silence them.
AIM labored long and hard to lobotomize not only the nations but the public in general-they have succeeded to a degree in that but most notably in what can best be called a spiritual lobotomy.
The actions of the leadership circa wk2 and the murder of Annie Mae and others in their attempts to deny or qualify by pointing fingers at everyone but themselves, obstructing through silence, and any other means at their disposal has been well thought out and surgical in nature- all, without the benefit of anesthesia and no concern for the suffering endured.
It has been an attempt to sever the connections people possess that facilitates the understanding of right from wrong, the ability to think on their own and arrive at reasoned decisions, and to effect a separation from tradition and spiritual beliefs that have sustained and directed their paths for an immeasurable period of time. They would have it that the connections ran one way-their way.
Once that spiritual connection is modified or broken manipulation and control becomes significantly easier, it paves the way for an Orwellian history as we have seen.
I have stated repeatedly, and believe it without a doubt ,that the spiritual, cultural, and traditional values of the nations and their accelerated decline can be directly linked to the sixties and the formation of AIM, when as they gained influence the status of the Elders and traditional leaders was wilfully and purposely usurped-ceremonies were corrupted for resume building and the presence of drugs and alcohol during them wasn’t uncommon.
If a traditional elder, leader, or medicine man couldn’t be found to align with their so called cause they would shop around till they found one on the fringe who would, such as Crow Dog, or arbitrarily manufacture one from within their ranks.
This enabled them to make the claim of having a spiritual base and espouse such sentiments as Russell did that Crow Dog is the professor of the University of the Universe-that is a such a tragi-comedic statement I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. What I’m confident of though is that it is pure 100% bs.
The good news is that this spiritual lobotomy can be overcome, step by step, individual by individual, a reversal of the process, and many work to that end now.
The non indigenous, media driven perception is that Russell is the spokesman for the Lakota and any others he would claim, and AIM is the spokesman for all the nations-neither are true-the Lakota have a voice as a people, as individuals-and as individuals and a collective are capable of speaking for themselves and with their own voices, minus graphic novel “heroes”.
It is the same regarding AIM-theirs is not the voice of individuals who compose nations and I have to yet to hear of any nation who surrendered their right to speak or act to AIM. I have yet to hear of an election where the nations cast a ballot for the direction AIM would take, who would sit on the various thrones, or what issues would be addressed.
There was no national debate, no discussion among the nations about WK2 or the murder of Annie Mae, and yet in their own way each has paid a price. They were the results of Gadhafi like figures cloaked in secrecy.
Oppressive regimes are being confronted now as we watch the Middle East and elsewhere-they are being overthrown-hopefully we will be able to say the same
for this oppressive regime AIM and it’s leadership have created.
I was listening to two women sing a lullaby to an infant in their language and realized it was a Bob Dylan song, and an old one at that-it struck me as a little odd and having heard Dylan’s voice amusing-but I listened more intently to the words and the last refrain seemed so very appropriate and worthy of quoting below…..women and their wisdom.
The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’……. Bob Dylan