I get asked at times what my opinion is about the feds at WK2, do I think they acquitted themselves in an entirely lawful manner?
My response is always the same – no I don’t, but I also won’t allow that to turn my attention away from the murders AIM committed.
The feds lost credibility the minute they opted to back Dick Wilson and his corrupt tribal government.
I’ve heard an argument that they were constrained to as Wilson’s was the “legally” and “duly elected administration”.
Maybe in the strictest of interpretations that’s an argument that can be advanced – the problem in doing so is that precedents exist where the feds have gone after corrupt politicians and Wilson and his administration were undeniably corrupt.
But as is always the case politics make strange bedfellows, especially when a shared “enemy” and common goals exist.
I usually ask in such a conversation if the individual I’m talking with lives in D.C. or in the Hoover building, when they reply no I then follow up with if a murder or murders is committed in either location or in their own neighborhood/ community which would they prioritize?
Inevitably the answer is in their own backyard – I tend to think that’s a response just about anyone would give.
That’s just about anyone, the exceptions would be those who have an agenda …. enter the AIM/ Peltier supporters.
Their goal is to convince everyone to look anywhere but their own backyard, and no lie too blatant to advance toward that end.
I think people need to be concerned not only about local, regional, and national issues but global ones as well.
And that concern needs to begin in the immediacy of where they are and what will impact them within that location.
Climate change and pollution affect everyone regardless of where they are – obviously that should be a concern.
Crime does as well, but it hits home if it occurs in proximity rather than across town, across the state, or across the nation.
People don’t want murderers, thieves, rapists, and liars in their communities, something easy to understand – but if as an indigenous person you say the same while pointing your finger at AIM and or Peltier then for some the dynamic somehow changes and you’re a sellout or fed.
Labels such as these don’t phase me, because as I say they are agenda driven, and a pretty transparent agenda at that.
The manner in which I live my life is my validation, not flying AIM’s rag banner or sticking a feather in my hair and calling myself a warrior.
I am validated by family, friends, and the ancestry that define me – not the words of drones, trolls, or wannabe warriors.
I don’t expect that to resonate with everyone but it isn’t as though I actually care if it does or not.
And so I say as I always have – everyone with any measure of complicity in the sum total of crimes committed at WK2 needs to be held to account, and I don’t give damn what nation they are from, what persona they’ve cultivated, or any government agency they may represent.
The feds had informants within AIM, some among the hierarchy, but I don’t believe for a moment they authorized the murder of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, Perry Ray Robinson jr., Buddy Lamont, or any of the WK2 victims laying in unmarked graves – the AIM leadership is responsible for that and they need to be held to account unless a person thinks cold blooded murder is acceptable or can present a single shred of evidence that “the feds did it”.
I don’t believe there was a “planned invasion” of Jumping Bull consisting of two men armed with short range revolvers, in fact I believe anyone who does is a fool.
If anyone can prove otherwise I’m listening.