In part four of the video archive of the CWS conference available through NFIC an indigenous man makes the statement at the very end that not only has no one ever come to apologize for the events at WK2 but that in being a sacred site it was chosen for the attention it would bring.
That is the reality of it-and as this individual stated the occupation should have taken elsewhere. No one, least of all Means, Banks, or Bellecourt can be dismissive of these words with the usual hyperbole of fed, snitch, or non indigenous.
Wounded Knee was targeted for a reason-that being the attention it would garner and a coldly calculated perception that in being such a site and the history associated with it the nations would rise as one, AIM and it’s phony leaders could lay claim to being warriors and be catapulted into a prominence that would transcend tribal divisions and surely further the pursuit of self enrichment.
There may well have been other reasons but at least for me that appears to be the most obvious.
No greater an abuse or attempt to manipulate a people can be found in my opinion, and I am reminded how two or three years ago there was a public outcry when the Taliban in Afghanistan destroyed a centuries old monument of Buddha carved into a mountain -except for the names and the location there is little discernible difference.
AIM has been this countries Taliban right along side of such groups as Aryan Nations and the Klan. They attempted to destroy the monument WK had become-they have their own counterparts amounting to AIM fundamentalist thought and religious police-their own version of Ayatollahs who rather than affix the title Imam to their names prefer chief, facilitator, medicine man, patriot, warrior, and liberator. Thinking no doubt such titles speak to heroism and will obscure the truth.
It will remain so until such time as they address all things truthfully and return to the traditional ways they falsely lay claim to. They have no interest in any healing process-it is about staying a step or two ahead of being prosecuted.
Russell for instance has alternately railed about our women in the military, those who engage in sports, and even wearing jeans-then to pontificate about matriarchy.
Banks has to change his underwear any time the name Annie Mae comes up while laying claim to “elk medicine” for his history with women.
So which is it, do they want a matriarchal rule of Amazon women or women who are submissive and clad in Burkas? Do they want brothers united in a common cause or an enslaved work force ala Columbus and the Black Robes?
Either way they want to insure it works to their benefit-that is and has been the singular consideration, THE priority.
Pretty obvious they aren’t interested in a balanced approach or “power sharing” which is the core of matriarchy-equally as obvious they deal only in extremes, hence the reference to the Amazons of mythology.
The Taliban are well know for the abusive treatment of women and any who do not pledge allegiance-the same can said of AIM who’ve shown no hesitation to murder anyone who didn’t take the pledge, intimidate, or rape women. And like the Taliban didn’t hesitate to raze a village where their own lived.
A freedom movement or homegrown terrorists? A child could tell the difference. If WK2 was a war as they pretend to claim then I submit they should be tried as war criminals for genocide and the murder of civilians at the very least.
The U.S. out of Afghanistan and AIM out of the nations.