A regenerative indigenous economy – a good idea but not a novel one – rather something that’s been discussed for some time by a number of people.
Regenerative as in sustainable – something that hints at a movement towards agriculture.
An important benefit is that when you feed yourself it is at that point sovereignty begins.
And with sovereignty independent thinking, more choices, more options, a reduction in crime, unemployment, and more user friendly communities.
Of course agriculture isn’t the only option though it should be part of the equation. The possibility exists that manufacturers of various products could be induced to set up production facilities.
And wonder of wonders that “bank” Russell Means established that no one ever hears anything about could even provide loans to small upstart indigenous business ventures.
Yup – regenerative, a good word, a favorite of CIE’s – but it is conjoined to the word resurrection when it comes to the nations.
A resurrection of traditional values and respect for maintaining the integrity of not only a way of life but of the beliefs and ceremonies associated with that way of life.
A resurrection of traditional leadership characterized by good hearted men, women, and elders – not wannabes, nor those who claim to lead by “reputation”, subversion, force, or murder and mayhem.
As the AIM leadership ages and passes on they like the godfathers in comparable criminal organizations would handpick their successors, sort of an anointing, or in AIM’s case a passing of the cudgel, and as to be expected those who aspire to such an anointing will make every effort to ingratiate themselves.
They’ll say all the right things, pose adoringly with the Dons and Capos while studiously avoiding any verbal miscue that could weaken their standing, make their commitment and loyalty suspect.
The field of contestants will endeavor to out ndn their fellow competitors, they’ll devote themselves to memorizing the script as dutiful understudies are compelled to do in the hopes of being called to fill the lead role, with the advantage going to those who have have the biggest war chest or better media access, possibly even those who have sucked up the most.
Facebook, twitter, youtube, and a personal website are a must as the campaign revs up- it’s politics, election time, there can only be one winner, and a loser is loser….though “winners” often enough are losers in their own right.
The nations have become ambulatory only through the assistance of government distributed prosthetics, of making do and being led along by a lot of self serving rhetoric…..time to change all that, time to understand what regenerate means and act in a positive and meaningful way – time to select true leaders rather than those who have been vetted by party hacks and godfathers, those who seek the anointing.
This triology of blogs began with the mention of John Graham, fitting then that before moving on to another topic it should culminate in asking a rhetorical question, and that is:
Did Chase Iron Eyes decision to become Graham’s mouthpiece, his erstwhile champion, result from that conversation with Annie’s daughter Denise cited in the blog Whether It’s About Aim Politics or Justice and Equity Pt.2, as another way to “unfriend” her by taking on the role of attorney for the man convicted in her mother’s abduction and murder?
Is this meant to be perceived as part of that “healing” process?