“I believe every blog I’ve authored related to Peltier in any manner clearly illustrates my comparable belief-but if it’s all about truth and justice then dancing around a blatantly obvious fact that people don’t walk away from both state and federal charges without a deal being made serves neither.”
Nor would any attempt to claim authority regardless of who wields it is never abused.
To assert that this is so is to admit a simple truth and lends credibility.
A credibility that AIM and the Peltierites have never had due to their unwillingness to admit the obvious-I want the side I am on-which is truth and justice, to be better than that.”
A comment I made in the blog Not Trusted Anymore 4-this is singularly what it is and should be about-taking the higher ground and holding it.
A clear delineation that contrasts the differences between opposing sides, an imperative to be conscientiously observed.
At times I have employed the term “moral ascendency” when addressing things like the history of the Church and said by their own actions they can claim none-likewise when addressing the human rights issues of minorities, the nations, and the poor-that no nation can claim a moral ascendency over other nations when they violate these rights themselves.
It is the same in all human endeavours, all causes, rhetoric doesn’t alter the simple fact of what I consider to be elementary truisms.
There is no “they made me do it” for anyone-no “everyone else does”.
If that is the metric I want no part of it.