It’s a little curious that the avenue of approach the Peltierites opt for now is that he was abused by the parole board-then almost as an after thought add oh yeah, almost forgot, he’s innocent.
Understandable though as the innocence claim has a very hollow ring to it, so maybe it’s better to reference that as an addendum, kind of like those other asides involving Blackhorse, Mr.X, and apparently now Theda Clark as well.
Well, it is about theater and reading from a script as Russell said-thing about theater though is it is role playing, acting-the actors aren’t really the person they are portraying-they aren’t really Hondo, Chato, or BatMan for that matter.
Victor Mature really wasn’t Crazy Horse, Chuck Connors really wasn’t Geronimo, and Burt Lancaster really wasn’t Masai.
That fat man at the mall in a Santa costume isn’t really Santa-kind of like Clyde’s recent theatrical floor flop- it’s theater-tickets available through the ever present paypal link-no rsvp, just toss some money into the pot as the bell is rung.
Means, Banks, and the Bellecourts aren’t really patriots and liberators, Peltier isn’t a victim-it’s theater as Russell let slip.
Actors get paid-they can have a lucrative career based on fantasy and fiction-as I understand it the lesser extras are compensated as well but but not those in the panoramic crowd scenes taken on streets etc.
Maybe they are aware they are being filmed and the fact that they are actually going to be included in a cinematic work of fiction, a theatrical presentation, is enough-kind of like those compensated personal appearance rallies AIM celebrity actors are noted for with the crowd scene. I kind of wonder at times if some one is holding up cue cards saying laugh now, wave banners, or applaud?
Thing is some people actually believe it’s real-like the ones who bought into the videos and story telling about the mysterious rogue Planet X aka Nibiru.
They have a difficult time separating fact from fiction-they’re like Fox Mulder and want to believe, when they wind up with the inevitable mud on their face they just move on to the next bit of theatrics completely immersed in it’s “authenticity”. Kind of like Crow Dog’s ceremonies.
Life without art, which theater is considered to be, could get a little dull at times, important to be able to distinguish between fact and fiction though-between A and B grade actors.
Credit where credit is due – at least in the theatrical portrayals by Mature, Connors, and Lancaster they didn’t kill any of their own women. They didn’t burn, ransack, and loot their own villages.