The two faces of Leonard Peltier – one the innocent victim playing on an ill founded sympathy and the other the unrepentant “courageous, warrior, hero”…part of the myth.
I suppose comparing Peltier to a chameleon would be accurate as well, at least his attempts to alter his appearance that have fallen flatter than one of those souffles you hear of.
It would have served Peltier better over the course of time if he had learned to engage his brain before putting his mouth in motion, but like his cohorts in the AIM leadership he wants to be seen and heard.
A penchant that has led to a regimen of sticking his foot in his mouth, the exit of attorneys and volunteers, and an almost routine purge within LPDOC and ILPDC.
Seems to me that a person who has claimed so many draconian abuses by the system while incarcerated related to disciplinary actions, the denial of healthcare, and even being able to wear colored sweat pants in lieu of the standard issue would be eager to release the records to prove his point and possibly gain additional support.
All that is required is for Peltier to sign off, that’s it, his signature and nothing else.
Judging by the volumes of letters and missives he pens it isn’t as though he doesn’t know how to write or forgotten his name. Doesn’t leave much in the way of explanations then does it?
The obvious conclusion is that what is contained within those records represents a threat. Especially those parole board hearing records.
I don’t know if a gag order applies to those who attend these parole hearings but if not and they elected to speak I think the revelations would be an eyeopener.
Come on Leonard there are people out there like Mulder that want to believe, and those who do who are having a difficult time maintaining their belief…help them out, sign the release form.
It’s kind of funny at times to watch a chameleon, sometimes they get the color wrong and leave themselves exposed.
An excerpt from an email within the ranks of supporters at what was then LPDOC demonstrating that at least some, and that would be people with access and position, understand the “Peltier Myth” is exactly that, a contrivance.
I know that Leonard has started believing in the “Peltier myth” that others created. Over the years, some of his friends and relatives have tried to wake him up, but that just pisses him off. And he chases away the people who don’t jump when he asks them to, or the ones that dare to contradict him. It is always the ones closest to him. I often ask myself if he fully realizes that?
Suppose Leonard ever gets out. Oh boy, falling off the pedestal he has erected for himself will hurt !”