Personally I’ve always found it a little bizarre that an “innocent” person would confess/boast to others that they did in fact commit a crime, but that is the way of braggarts and blowhards I suppose-that creates another difficulty for the Peltierites and AIM to contend with as they proclaim their advocacy for Annie.
Here you have two individuals presented as icons by AIM who have made diametrically opposed statements, that can only imply one or the other is lying-if it was Annie who was lying about Peltier how can any of them support her? On the other hand if Peltier is lying how can he be supported?
To make sense of this one need only to understand the necessity of embracing both-it is an effort to maintain some measure of legitimacy and protect the AIM/Peltier home front. But in doing so it can be likened to walking on eggshells-great care and caution must be taken to avoid the attention the sound will draw.
This means that when the issue of Peltier’s guilt is discussed as related to the statements he made to Annie and Kamook about shooting agents Coler and Williams that Annie and Kamook must be in the least rhetorically separated-they have to be portrayed differently.
Kamook can be called a liar but not Annie -not publicly anyway. Pretty transparent isn’t it?
Peltier becomes a martyr and Annie becomes the martyr to employ as cosmetics to cover the imperfections of the Peltier/AIM myth,while Kamook is cast as a villainess to misdirect. Again, transparent isn’t it?
Neither can any sufferance be given to Annie’s statement that Peltier stuck a gun in her mouth while
interrogating her under the orders of his AIM pimps, and this is where it becomes a highwire act.
A grudging admission has to be made that he did in fact interrogate her excluding the gun as part of
To further scrub and whitewash a footnote has to be added- that Peltier was convinced of Annie’s
integrity, it was all just part of some misunderstanding , wished her well, dutifully filed his report completely absolving her, and was rewarded with a cookie and a glass of milk for his devotion to service.
This all goes I believe to a previous statement I made in the “Land Defender” blog:
“For some it is based on a personal perception of being champions of the underdog and of justice-doesn’t matter if they obstruct the very justice they claim to be for.
They can’t or won’t make the connection that ultimately a true justice would expose any dirty laundry laying around regardless of who it belongs to,and would verify or disprove the pet theories they promote-so they restrict themselves to what has become a comfort zone for them and aren’t willing to move beyond it.”
In the subterranean caverns they inhabit like modern day Morlocks I imagine that among themselves
they continue to commiserate about how Annie really was a snitch and deserved what she got.
Peltier -here’s a man who has kicked the truth, the nations, his own family members under the bus to
maintain a myth that allows him to be “somebody”, rather than make an attempt to be among them.
Despite the concerted make over effort Peltier is no romanticized Papillon, Crazy Horse, or anyone
other than what and who he is-and that ain’t much.