I had blogged about this previously as the above link demonstrates, but Banks charade having stayed on my mind coupled with a recent email is enough to generate another related blog.
Hopefully if the previous blog failed to convey my feelings this one will.
Let’s talk about the lack of response by law enforcement related to Banks complicity in the murder of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, Perry Ray Robinson Jr., and how many others is anybodies guess.
Let’s question that and examine all the possibilities, including the one that he struck a deal, or in the vernacular AIM so loves, a provocateur, a snitch.
Let’s talk about the need for communities to confront Banks and his cohorts about selling our ceremonies and traditions.
Or how about a “warrior” who didn’t think it was “a good day to die” and opted instead to run leaving his pregnant wife to be arrested and give birth to HIS child in the prison ward of hospital.
Banks has become so delusional he needs to at least be in a group home under supervision – better yet he should be banned from setting foot on any rez in this hemisphere to wander in exile.
A poverty pimp of the first magnitude who has enriched himself at the expense of those he claims to represent – Mr. I’m taking the fifth, I don’t know anything about anything and those who say I do are haters.
An apple, a hang around the fort, a liar and a fraud with his version of that Monopoly tin hat sitting on his head.
Any community worth a damn is built upon a foundation of common goals seeking a common welfare, for Banks to even speak of communities or the death of a woman is as bogus as that bit of folklore concerning Washington and the cherry tree.
As bogus as the language and intent of every treaty presented to the nations and every word he has spoken.
It isn’t enough to talk the talk, you have to be able to walk the walk as well….Banks can’t even chew gum and walk at the same time.
Banks wants to seen as the embodiment of AIM, his turn I suppose as the little boys in the sandbox argue over who is the King of the dung hill.
The truth of the matter is he is the embodiment of all that has been wrong with AIM.
I don’t know how a person so layered with guilt, with so much innocent blood on their hands could sleep at night, but I guess some can- like Richard Speck, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and other infamous notables.
Misty Upham was a woman of the nations, one of ours – she and her family deserve more than Banks attempting to capitalize on her death.