I was asked recently if it bothered me that a seventy year old man, Leonard Peltier, would be in prison?
I responded by asking in return if it were bothersome that AIM and Peltier’s victims were denied the ability to live to the age of seventy or older?
Their victims didn’t taken their own lives, and the consequence of that is that those who did, at least some with complicity, put themselves where they are.
So am I bothered by the fact liars and murderers age behind bars? Not at all, as it is a risk they assumed in making the choices they did.
Are there innocent people behind bars? You bet there are, all you have to do is follow the news when it reports an innocent person is being freed, or examine the statistics of the Freedom Project….but Peltier ain’t one of them.
Neither is a single member of the AIM leadership by any definition of complicity, and their ongoing freedom is the result of a bigger scam than the myth created for Peltier.
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love”……Marcus Aurelius
AIM and Peltier’s victims no longer rise in the morning, go about their daily pursuits and then retire at night. Nor can they ponder the privilege of life – breathe, think, enjoy, or love.
And if we are to calculate the loss of these things to that of losing one’s freedom by their own hand which is the greater loss?
Where should our sympathies lay, with those who had this privilege taken from them, or those who took them?