I initially made a decision to opt out of any discussions related to Rose Downwind, Dennis Bank$ granddaughter, not due to a lack of concern, but due to a personal bias against Dennis Bank$ and AIM I felt could possibly influence anything I might say.
But unfortunately this is evolving in the wrong direction, and I’ve been asked on multiple occasions what my thoughts were and would I be blogging about it?
It’s understandable in one way that a distrust of Dennis Banks is spilling over into the search for his granddaughter Rose Downwind – human nature I suppose.
I’ve received emails referring to the “karma” being visited upon Bank$ for his involvement in the abduction murder of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, the angst of a missing loved one, especially a woman and mother of small children that Annie’s family experienced.
Whether karmic or not the overriding issue is a woman is missing, possibly abducted, and I have a difficult time believing Creator would employ such a tactic to deliver a measure of retribution – to me adopting such a position is the equivalent of embracing the biblical concept of Original Sin where the sins of a father, in this case a now grandfather, are generationally visited upon his children, a concept I’ve previously rejected in a different blog.
Anyone who has followed this blog understands I have zero respect for Bank$ and the AIM leadership, but this isn’t about he or they, it is about a missing woman, one of our women, her family, and her children.
As a people we exist in a physical realm, ours isn’t a divine ability to distribute karma nor I suspect even possess an accurate understanding of how that would work.
I’ve noticed on the related gofundme page an effort is being made to raise ten thousand dollars, the response has been negligible due in part I believe to the prevailing and legitimate distrust of Bank$.
The days of Bank$ or AIM being able to rally large numbers of people or raise appreciable amounts of money is on the decline, understandably and deservedly so, and while I offer no opinion whether anyone should donate or not I only say for the moment set aside the bickering and focus on a missing woman.
Suggestions have been made that perhaps Downwind has gone into hiding due to an outstanding warrant – I’m not familiar with the nature of the warrant but can’t imagine a woman abandoning her children on the basis of warrant nothwithstanding it was for a particularly heinous crime, and even then it seems as though she would have made an effort to insure the well being and tending of her children.
There should be circumstances that unify a people, something that transcends differences and seeks a common goal – and though that hasn’t always been the case it should be.
When it comes to missing or abused women and children the common denominator should be unity, when it isn’t we all lose something, some part of ourselves, and the nations bleed a little more.
A family, extended family, and children face an uncertain future, any argument that it is karmic in nature or somehow deserved should consider the question if this is actually true do the children deserve it as well and have a karmic debt due to the generational sins of grandfathers?
Not in my opinion, and I leave it at that hoping all works out well.