Evolutions of opinions and positions taken, something that has been discussed in various blogs posted by this site.
I’ve written of my own evolution from being a Peltier supporter to saying without any hesitation I have no doubt of his guilt.
There are other evolutions as well though, one being the feds murdered Annie Mae which has now segued into they made us do it.
Additional examples would be Peltier’s evolving explanations, alibis, and revisions to his story, that may have in some way contributed to dropping the one time emphasis that Peltier was hands down innocent to transition into he didn’t receive a fair trail.
Some positions taken and espoused seem to have a nebulous existence, like statements issued by LPDOC and it’s acolytes that Peltier is routinely abused and denied essential medical treatment, or that LPDOC is on the verge of some sort of financial difficulty-yet having made these claims nothing concrete is presented to verify them.
A simple matter really that requires little more than LPDOC opening their books for public inspection and Peltier to release his parole hearing, medical, and disciplinary records.
In the absence of such a gesture it seems somewhat foolhardy to accept such statements as credible-yet the public at large is expected to.
That may work for some, but it doesn’t for me and a growing number of others-in the end it is another sticking point that must be countered in the usual manner-that is to never admit a wrong, an inconsistency, avoid answering embarrassing questions, be secretive, and instead throw out the usual attempts to misdirect and hope they gain traction.
A tactic that is beginning to stumble along as though on crutches.
There will always be Peltier and AIM supporters, individuals who will ignore all that is troublesome merely because they want to believe, or have a misbegotten need to.
As a people we say all of life is circle, our time spent within this circle could be said to involve an evolution from birth to death, a single rotation around this circle of life- a part of this journey is the stones we acquire and carry with us, some due to others and some of our own making.
Some we may need to carry as reminders, others are an unnecessary burden best set aside, wisdom and common sense should tell us the difference.