All this talk now by Banks etal about being under attack by dark forces who seek to divide and conquer is little more than the resurrection of the mantra when any of them perceive a threat related to personal accountability-it is to be expected, and should be recognized for what it is. They would gather followers around them like so much cannon fodder to blunt the blows.
The fact that he or Means would in any way draw a comparison between themselves and actual true leaders and warriors, or historical events, is not only laughable but entirely without merit.
Previously in the annals of Banks antics he has fled to California to prostrate himself before then Governor Jerry Brown and plead for sanctuary-perhaps it is that with the re election of Brown he might consider doing so again. Maybe even Onondaga-but that’s probably off the table as having been there and done that, and being asked to leave, it is no longer viable.
That leaves other options though, Venezuela, one of the Middle East countries, or I would suggest Palestine for it’s oft times comparison to a rez as generated by think tanks-possibly one of the communist countries who provided monetary aid and comfort to AIM.
One potential problem with the Middle East though would be they consider their women to be chattel, and any dalliance could mean big trouble-they wouldn’t care about alibis like elk medicine, or a persona based on literary works of fiction or fantasy films-but then they’ve never had to contend with fictional warriors either so whose to say.
For those who position themselves as AIM advocates and call for forgiveness, while it is good to forgive it is also good to know that forgiveness is predicated on acknowledging transgressions and accepting responsibility for them- something these advocates never seem to address or feel necessary.
Perhaps they should ask themselves what they think would be acceptable if it was a family member or friend who was the victim? But then they never seem to want to address that either. Lacking such awareness reduces their words to the usual smoke and mirrors that I personally have no time for-and in the end makes them shills and enablers.
Banks and Means-if in a poker game this was the only pair you had to draw to the better part of wisdom would be to fold- that is unless the jokers were allowed-but the pursuit for justice disabuses itself of jokers.