8 comments on “WE BEEN WRONGED

  1. The turnover in the LP camp, as often as it has occurred over the past fourteen years that I’ve been closely watching, is easy to understand. His avid, rabid followers, well-meaning and well-intentioned as some no doubt have been; civilians and lawyers alike, come to the realization of who and what Peltier really is. As they yearn for favor and recognition, of accomplishing the impossible (rehabilitating the ‘warrior-victim’) they eventually see him for what he really is. Still the sociopathic bully he was before June 26th, becoming the coward of Jumping Bull that day, then demanding respect as he denigrates an otherwise proud heritage. Most eventually see that and turn away.

    Falling back on Ms. Claypoole’s factoids, here’s a fact straight out of Matthiessen and Prison Writings; Peltier, not the longtime struggler for Native rights he pretends to be, but one who came to A’s in M’s very late in the game, just barely two years before the Incident at Oglala.

    • I’ve made every effort to make it clear in the blog Peltier was little
      more than a thug and a gofer, never a leader, never a voice to be heard,
      never a warrior, never a humanitarian, political prisoner, or a “spiritually”
      elevated person.
      Some people love fairy tales though and won’t give them up.

  2. We were taught when just the little one not to tell the lie and if we did know the difference not make some thing up. May be this is the old school to but now we teach the little ones to and they will have the good heart for this.

  3. Reply to announcement of Russell Means’ movie as a “great statesman.” “The superlatives used to describe Russell Means life of street gangsterism in the Bay area, selling and using drugs as an adolescent and young man, and binging on alcohol for years (well into maturity) and his ability to con everyone in sight throughout his entire life cannot qualify as the youth or the deeds of a great statesman. Neither can his quirky ideas and his narcissistic existence for the most part. This is a sad attempt at using this man’s tumultuous and pitiful life to make money. I knew Russell well, and was well acquainted with his personal life and political views during a relationship that lasted some thirty years. I would say: let him rest in peace instead of exploiting his tormented existence and death. Now, the life story of a Billy Mills, Lakota athlete and benefactor, that would be uplifting. Wait.. it has been done in “Running Brave.” That’s the movie you want to see to understand a Lakota man’s courage to live, integrity and generosity.”

    • Well said Helene – unfortunate that those with a self imposed
      hearing disability will ignore it.
      The wasichu way is that of exploitation, those of our own who
      have adopted it are a testament to the corrupting influence of
      assimilation and the decline of cultural integrity.
      Billy Mills… a champion in more ways than one.

    • Perhaps, but we come at this from diametrically opposed histories
      and perspectives – our nations weren’t founded on the precept of
      “God” was on our side and we had a God given right to take whatever
      we wanted – or the concept of a rampant capitalism that has led to a
      shameful inequity and the destruction of the environment.
      Nor the systemic abuse and exploitation of minorities.
      This form of capitalism is the hallmark of the culture of this country
      and has led to a bought and paid for government.
      I’ve said on more than one occasion I don’t believe in a generational
      white guilt, that people as they live and breathe are accountable for
      the attitudes they hold and the things they do, and only that, not
      the “sins of the father”.
      A little difficult to make the case that a washicu attitude of taking the best
      hasn’t been the way of it – an attitude that still exists when resources
      are coveted.
      Donations, grants, and the like are resources that have been coveted
      and taken by the likes of AIM and corrupt tribal politicians reflecting the
      same attitude we have dealt with for over five hundred years. It is a
      learned behavior the result of assimilation.
      As long as the government perpetuates the policies they direct at us
      theirs is a generational guilt.

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