“millions of dollars of donations that have never trickled down to the People.”
The above from the “99 Oyate statement as posted in the blog High Drama directed at AIM and Dennis Banks -1999, fifteen years ago and the estimated amount of money stolen by AIM that was given as donations to actually help an impoverished people instead of enriching a handful of grifters was in the millions.
Little wonder Means was able to own a ranch, a horse herd, toys, and only fly first class as he said.
Little wonder Banks ain’t doing so shabby himself, a regular entrepeneur with multiple business ventures of his own. A great success story, proof of the American Dream.
I can’t help but think as well about LPDOC, wonder how big their take has been, and of course they aren’t opening the books to lay the growing suspicions to rest.
Yup, real “warriors” reflecting the spirit of Crazy Horse, selfless mendicants seeking nothing for themself, begging for alms and only wanting the best for “their people”.
How they must suffer, agonize in the winter snug in their warm homes while “their people” struggle to keep a propane tank filled, children warm, and wind from blowing in.
Doesn’t matter where they came from, what stories they may recite about growing up in poverty, how hard things were, relocation, or the boarding schools….what matters is where they are now and how they got there.
They got where they are walking the same crooked path they do today.
Crow Dog can go on all he wants about “forgiveness” once they pass, deliver eulogies to that effect, but if he actually believes there are no dues to pay he’s a bigger fool than he makes himself out to be.
The Oyate speak of the “manipulations of the US oppressors”, of being killed, imprisoned, starved, and poisoned with alcohol-all of which is true.
Abduction is also a form of imprisonment, the wide spread introduction and marketing of drugs is likewise a poison that will take or ruin countless lives, inflict harm on a fetus within a mothers womb – a poison openly used by the leadership and even dealt by at least one member, Clyde Bellecourt.
His defense? He did it for AIM.
AIM took a page from the oppressors book, followed it almost to the letter, stole the land and resources of the nations in the form of community, ceremonies,and traditions while threatening, poisoning, murdering, and the false imprisonment of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash prior to killing her and Perry Ray Robinson Jr. as they first shot him and then imprisoned him in a closet to bleed out and die.
Of course it may be COINTEL made them do it, made them greedy, made them corrupt – that’s as good an excuse as saying they became paranoid and just had to kill a few people.
For all we know that may be why they’re selling ceremonies, they really don’t want to, it isn’t really who they are…they’re being driven to it.
And to think there are actually people who believe a single word they have to say.