I’m not a politician who can author legislation/laws, or vote on enacting them -I’m not a judge who presides over a courtroom and can hand down a sentence, or hangman to carry out a sentence-all of which AIM leadership apparently believes they are.
Or as CCR sang ” I ain’t no Senators son”
I don’t run a halfway house for convicts, which by the way I think serves a valuable purpose, nor have I founded or belonged to any organization created by ex convicts.
I don’t believe a conviction is something to boast about or add to a resume, any who think it is a prerequisite define themselves in doing so.
Having said that I will add that I am not enamoured of Arlo Looking Cloud in any manner. I don’t care who his ancestors are or if among them were war chiefs, as Arlo has shown he is not his ancestors and in my opinion has zero qualifications to make any such claim or attempt to trade on the name or position of such ancestors.
There isn’t a mathematical or philosophical equation that can be employed to convince me to believe otherwise.
Arlo was there every step of the way from the moment Annie was abducted to the moment she was shot in the back of the head-that isn’t the stuff of warriors, heroes, war chiefs, or legends.
I’ve said as much in this blog, in private email exchanges, and face to face conversations, and I can’t see anything that would alter my opinion.
I don’t know Arlo or have spoken with him personally-others who have may well have a different opinion than mine, they may have insights or access to other things that I don’t.
But I have also said forgiveness is the province of Annie’s family -theirs to give or withhold.
What I have an issue with is the glaring conflicts of interest-the arrogance that AIM leadership has to presume to manipulate the system to insure their own personal well being- and I will speak out against them and such things as long as either exists and could care less who does or doesn’t like it, who agrees or who doesn’t.
And I say those who conspire to do so, those with any degree of complicity in ANY AIM authored murder belong in a cell themselves. We’ve already seen that Russell was all too willing to “snitch” in the ’99 Branscombe news conference, and should give rise to the question if a person, any person, is willing to do so in the full glare of the public eye what will they do behind closed doors?
But then that’s something these self righteous hypocrites who go on about snitching can’t bring themselves to address. Never say by the very definition they employ Russell qualified with honors as being a snitch.
It’s obvious by some attempted comments that will never see the light of day in this blog that nothing matters but protecting AIM, that things a child would understand are beyond comprehension to so called adults-it is indicative of the same arrogance, the same lack of respect for the truth and justice.
Arlo is physically bigger than either Graham or Theda, and to not have attempted to intervene at some point is beyond comprehension to me-as is saying that during the course of the entire events leading up to Annie’s murder he didn’t think they were going to kill her-I’m not buying that. At some point along the way it must have dawned on him before the shot was fired.
Arlo’s “redemption” comes from having expressed remorse when he didn’t have to, and it comes from being a co operating witness. He wants to get out prison? Duh..who wouldn’t?
For the Neanderthal cavemen who say it’s better to rot in a cell than be a “snitch” I say ask your leadership heroes if they’ve taken the same approach, or have they rolled over at some point?
So yeah, I’m onboard with Bachrachs efforts to address the COI’s -and I’m going to post more related to that while maintaining the positions and opinions I’ve expressed.