There’s a central character in the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens of the name Fagin.
An unscrupulous, unctuous sort of man who exploits children, their circumstance. He uses them in a variety of ways to enrich himself and feather his own nest.
I see similarities in Fagin’s exploitation and that of the AIM leadership, granted they don’t use children as pickpockets or thieves but they certainly do when it comes to milking a well intentioned public for “schools” etc.
Apparently even underage girls are considered to be fair game- what’s a few more broken lives, a few more single parent children when it comes to the Fagins of the AIM world? Or a few more orphaned children as a result of murders committed?
What does it matter if you sell drugs that wind up in the hands of children if you “did it for AIM” as Clyde Bellecourt said?
What does it matter if a few more young girls or women are preyed upon and left in the lurch if you’re endowed with “elk medicine” and refer to yourself as a “warrior” as Dennis Banks claims?
Warriors after all are privileged aren’t they?………. Aren’t they?
The privilege is in serving, providing, and protecting….not in taking advantage or exploiting. Not poisoning with drugs and the misogyny of a corrupt gang mentality.
Fagin is a fictional character, but apparently one the AIM leadership took as a role model, their version of life imitating art.