COINTEL -a lot said about that over the years-one of the main talking points is that the goal of Cointel is to infiltrate a group or movement and then lead them to do specific things.
Seems to me AIM has taken more than one page from that book-the most recent example is Idle No More and the way they are attempting to insert operatives and either take control of the movement or influence it’s direction.
Theater is a big part of that, as are individual performances like Clyde attempting to cast himself as some kind of founding father of IDM -the scent of money must be in the air, that and in view of the increasing questions being asked of AIM a need to work the media in an effort to be seen as champions of the underdog.
Problem with AIM ( not to mention their history), and more to the point with Clyde and the leadership, is the language they speak is egoese -they can never address anything without launching into a sermon about how great they are as an individual- no shrinking violets here, they want to be seen as titans, they want attention and credit whether they deserve it or not.
It goes without saying though they desire neither when it comes to things like the murder of Annie and Ray-then they segue into the helpless victim routine, the Sgt. Schultz persona of “I see nothing, I know nothing”.
Apparently they fail to realize everyone knows Schultz was a contrived character, a fictional role, kind of like the roles they assume.
But like Schultz they too operate as keepers of a concentration camp as the rez is often referred to.
Imagine the attention they would get if they actually elected to wear the same uniform.