The new tribalism-it is a tribalism based on such things as the apparent inability or lack of desire to acknowledge that all our women deserve equality, protection, and justice. That all this is about more than “one lone woman” and somehow not inclusive.
If you have issues with Annie Mae and the pursuit of justice for her, fine, separate that personal issue and select one or more of any of the thousands upon thousands of our women who have been victims of physical abuse, rape, or murder, and do something about it, for in the end it will profit all women just as justice for Annie will.
It is a tribalism as senseless and inane as to be based on a derelict organization such as AIM and it’s discredited hierarchy, as though membership, infatuation with the concept that has yet to be realized, or as groupie, somehow actually trumps the need to address the issues that are destroying the nations and redefining them into something removed and unrecognizable from what they formerly were.
As an individual you will by your actions contribute to the health and well being of the people in one or another-that is the reality.
A week, two weeks ago(?) Russell Means airs yet another video and threatens to delete his fb “friends” if they don’t respond, if they don’t do and think as he says, and apparently sets a new standard for others to follow with the ridiculous and petty divisions on fb now that prompt deletions, more division, and more infighting.
Absolutely brilliant and a testament to free thinking. Unity is the end game-it is what will serve the well being of all the nations.
But unity is not a thing arrived at without a common goal, a common desire, and a common understanding. It is not a thing that can be forced upon a people-it cannot be arrived at lacking a shared desire for truth and justice and a willingness to allow the chips to fall where they may irrespective of name, title, celebrity, or favored wannabe warrior.
If that is not understood, not acceptable, then we are no better than the oppressors we have so long and so rightfully denounced.
The new tribalism, as crafted and striven for by the liberators has allowed them to sustain themselves- enjoy your free to be responsible thing-if you ever allow yourself to be, and in doing so allow your people the same privilege. Time to stop mouthing the words Native Pride and start living it.