A comment and my response in the blog Pie Patrol Matriarch
another ndn on December 27, 2012 at 12:51 am said:
It doesn’t take a snitch to do the government’s work for them. All you gotta
do is tow the government line and point the finger at all those the government
wants you to point them at-anyone BUT the feds themselves. You really think
the feds are innocent and only those nasty ole AIM people did it all? Some no
doubt did the fed’s work for them then but I don’t see you wanting to talk about
that-just taking joy at badmouthing AIM in general, Leonard Peltier and anyone
who is on their side. No facts mind you, just more hyperbole to motivate those
who are easily motivated by a few well placed words.
My bad mouthing AIM as you say has also made a point on several occasions of stating there are good people in AIM-some that I know personally, and it is generally understood my “bad mouthing” refers to the self aggrandizing hierarchy.
We’ve had four plus decades of AIM’s hyperbole and lies-of their well placed words to motivate those easily motivated-that should be enough for everybody.
We’ve had decades of murders, some solved and some remain unsolved in the context that they haven’t been prosecuted, those murders have been committed at the hands of AIM, and the defense they have offered consists either of lies,they were committed by the feds, or that AIM was so paranoid as to be driven to it and therefore not responsible, I’d say there’s been enough of that as well.
AIM has been an organization run by an elite few who have ensconced themselves at the top, depended on the easily motivated to provide a buffer for them, and never provided a national forum or referendum that would allow people to have a hand in the decision making process and the direction AIM would take.
Instead it has been arbitrary decisions based on what those at the top wanted, what they perceived as advancing their celebrity, media time, and financial gain-hardly what one could refer to as a people’s movement- and I say the AIM rank and file should assume control-that in doing so it will become something more than an incorporated commercial venture, it will become tradition based, and no one will have to worry about fingers being pointed.
No murders, no unmarked graves, no scams so a select few can advance themselves and live in a standard above the people they shed crocodile tears over while they fly around the country first class and count the money in their bank accounts.
If you haven’t read it read the ’99 Oyate statement that said AIM had become nothing and was filled with wannabe chiefs-this statement was issued by the traditional leadership, as such I think it has a much greater integrity than anything AIM as an organization as it exists could ever hope to.
If you are easily motivated to adopt the “wisdom” the AIM hierarchy dispenses that’s your choice-but it isn’t mine, nor that of a growing number of people.
You may have noticed I’ve also pointed the finger at the government in saying I believe deals have been made with those within the hierarchy to forgo prosecuting them-deals based on one or more of them being an informant- an immunity given resulting from collusion between both sides.
I’ve said I want EVERYONE with any complicity hauled into court and held accountable.
If you think there’s a better explanation then present it.
As to Theda the only opinion I’ve offered, and that following a comment of when would the investigation of Theda begin as a snitch, was that I basically couldn’t say, I neither said she was or wasn’t, that I tend to believe it is another bone tossed out to those easily motivated to use your words.
It’s obvious as well all that is required to do AIM’s work and tow their line is to point the finger wherever they direct-at anyone BUT them. If you doubt that then point a finger at them, dare to question the party line and then count the seconds, the minutes, before you are called a fed or a snitch or a sellout.
Be another ndn -one who puts the people first.