When in the grocery store often as not you will see a cannister for donations in the checkout line – sometimes they are for MDA, the Red Cross, or a local cause.
Most people if they drop a few coins in do so, move on, and forget about it – they don’t add them to a personal resume claiming to support either the MDA or the Red Cross as part of their “humanitarian” efforts.
That doesn’t seem to be the way of it when it comes to the carefully crafted persona of Peltier, and I seriously doubt prior to his imprisonment and subsequent makeover he ever “donated” so much as a dime to any indigenous cause.
Peltier’s handlers want to portray him not only as a victim and political prisoner but also as omnipresent – all knowing, all caring, and with his finger on the pulse of the nations – his “spirit” representative of and abiding in every corner of the nations.
A sort of modern rendition of a red Jesus seeking to heal the nations, gathering his sheep like a good shepherd, and loving “his people”. A Messiah with a message.
Another similarity is that you must believe or be condemned.
A “prophet” claiming the spirit of those who preceded him, a prophet aware of every need, every injustice, and heroically responding with a wisdom for the ages and charitable contributions.
To say it is a scripted and strategic ploy is to minimize the reality, it is in fact a fraudulent effort to portray a convicted murderer as everything he is not with a callous disregard for anything vaguely resembling the truth.
Hoaxes are commonly perpetrated on the net – “charity” for personal gain is the worst kind of deception – a deception practiced by corporations and individuals….in Peltier’s case I suppose it could be said both apply as Peltier has become an amalgam composed of equal parts.
A cyborg if you will, part machine and part man programed to respond and speak in a specific way.
A Terminator not satisfied with the taking of human life now bent on dividing the nations.