I suppose it was inevitable that it would come to this, the Peltier faction is attempting a fundraiser through Indiegogo.
Is this an indication that enough people have woken up and the well has begun to run dry?
I believe it was LRI that was the first to go this route in ndn country and may have opened the floodgates in doing so.
Following that there was an ill advised attempt to do likewise with an eye to raising fifty thousand dollars to “celebrate” the anniversary of the murders and carnage AIM committed at WK2 .
An attempt that failed so miserably I was kind of surprised it didn’t lead to another AIM “tribunal” to hold all the non donors to account. I guess it was such an embarrassment the belief was the sooner forgotten the better.
You would think with all the critical thinking “celebrities” and foreign governments being squarely in Peltier’s corner the cup would truly runneth over.
Peltier made a big thing once upon a time how that bastion of freedom and civil rights – Russia – dearly wanted him to come, make himself at home, and enjoy all the benefits.
Peltier seemed to think it was a grand idea inspite of the reservation system that exists in Russia known as the Gulags.
But I’m thinking in view of the many straws he’s clutching at, such as house arrest, why not send him on his way? Peltier even said at one point the Russians had a plane standing by.
They could give him a job, an apartment, and even fix him up with a wife like they did Oswald.
Oswald was supposedly something of a language expert and Marksman – judging by Peltier’s need for ghostwriters and his claim that no one was “shot, hit, hurt” by him at Jumping Bull he wouldn’t qualify in those departments, but he does as a wind up to say the things his handlers believe will resonate.
You know, it seems the least people could ask for or expect if they donate is for ILPDC to open their books and Peltier to sign off on his prison disciplinary and parole board hearing records so his supporters and the public would have access, be able to verify for themselves all the abuse and bum rap disciplinary actions he’s said he’s had to endure.
I guess that’s too much to expect though.
There are children among us without enough to eat, in need of even the most fundamnetal basics, while ILPDC cajoles potential donors to walk a mile in Peltier’s shoes…….try walking a mile in a needy child’s shoes, the shoes of an elder in the winter when adequate heat is a luxury, or the shoes of an abused woman or child if as a potential donor your concerns are indeed humanitarian and about justice.
But a side note is a rumor that Dave Hill will be parting company with ILPDC – could be any number of reasons for that, if so it will interesting to see what the “official” explanation is.