AIM could have been a power house for meaningful change, instead it became a platform, a vehicle, for the wrong “leaders” to promote themselves, and who to this day have a proprietary sense about it.
The “original” AIM, AIM north,east,south,and west, each jostling for position, each trying to out Indian the other with the nations caught in the middle-the prize to be fought over, along with those donations and grants, those team names and mascots settlements.
The only credibility AIM has is among the unsung rank and file- the ones who don’t play games, who don’t routinely issue edicts, the ones you never hear of.
We may never know what opportunities have been lost, but we surely are aware of all that has transpired.
The organization AIM as an entity is employed as a shield, the first line of defense for all those unanswered questions-it can be relied upon to take issue and resort to propaganda about feds and conspiracies while wrapping itself in a mantle about poor beloved Annie Mae , the lost “sister”, and shamelessly parading her photo as proof of their intent and devotion, how the “land warrior” is a victim, a scape goat.
How poor Leonard, the bully and coward who shoved a gun in her mouth during an “interrogation” is a sacrificial lamb-the bully who now is transferred around and isolated for his own “protection”. How fitting, how just.
How the upper echelon despite all appearances to the contrary are warrior examples, lovers and defenders of all-especially women.
Warriors willing to sacrifice the truth-warriors who have volumes to say about all things except the burning questions. Who may be able to pronounce the word integrity and make frequent use of it but have no grasp or appreciation of it’s meaning.
AIM presented itself as a covenant made between it and all the nations- the reality is this covenant has proven to be as meaningless and worthless as the treaties they go on about-little more than exercises in semantics and deceit.
The ability for AIM to fulfill it’s spoken mandate exists, as well as the ability for the nations to recover, but I think that lies a little further down the road and whether those groomed to take the leaderships place or others assume that position-it is a thing for the people to
decide-not an organization’s.