We hear a lot of talk about the “Great Mystery” from certain individuals, and I accept that all we are, are meant to be, and our relationship with the land and Creator is a mystery to them-they have no understanding at all of any of it.
Theirs is the dominion ethnic I mentioned in a previous blog-all things are viewed in the context of what service it can provide for them as individuals-how they can turn a profit, or get a little more media coverage.
It is the ethic of one percenters, which they have shown themselves to be-purveyors of trickle UP economics that increases their material comfort zone and requires only a few occasional crumbs to be tossed to those below them they stand upon.
To paraphrase a quote-they sail on the backs of strong men and women- wafting about from one paid appearance to another-they are like Trudell bills himself-word performance artists-all talk and no substance.
I can’t help but laugh at some of the performances-like Means penchant at times to engage a white member of an audience to sit and smoke a pipe with him-a cheap reenactment of too many Hollywood movies he’s watched, and symbolic of nothing.
Or Banks going on about walking for this or that while he rides in a truck to the next interview or the outskirts of the next town.
“I love all women”(Banks)-but apparently not Annie, not all those women pregnant or with children he left to fend on their own, not enough to speak out against the abuses women face or to support any effort to bring closure in the murder of Annie.
Once Means finds something that works he latches on to it and attempts to own it like all politicians do-words like paradigm shift and matriarchy are the latest-and I agree that a paradigm shift is sorely needed, a shift away from the influence of the AIM old guard, and movement towards an “equalist” relationship between men and women devoid of words like patriarchy and matriarchy, devoid of the personal commercialization Means has associated with them.
Now as has been the way of it with everything else the “Great Mystery” has become a commodity to sell……as they sail on the backs of the strong men and women of the nations.