This comment, authored by “Derrick” was directed to the blog Catlin’s Creed, a blog that’s far enough back (2012) it may not be visited often and so rather than relegate it there I’ve chosen to copy/paste and respond with a new blog.
“You dumb arrogant shits. You stupid ass idiots that bitch just to bitch. Russell Means is quoting a man, who lived with Native Americans during the time that Native Americans had not yet been totally corrupted by white man. It doesn’t matter how many horses he had or his worth. What matters is that it broke his heart to see the Native Americans still to this day suffering. It breaks my fucking heart to see and learn the shit that my white fucking asshole relatives did to the Native Americans over and over and over.
Ya know, now that I am a retired Marine combat vet, I need a new fight. I challenge anyone to smear another native american, for as long as your compassion is gone, you are are dead to me.”
uh huh – broke his heart all the way to the bank, broke his heart all the way to that basketball game rather than attend the funeral for Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, broke his heart that multiple relatives were engaged in her abduction/murder, broke his heart that in “the spirit of Crazy Horse” he had a wheelchair bound elder by the name of Wilber Reigert tossed into the street during WK2 so he could have a place to flop his sorry ass.
Broke his heart that during the WK2 rampage the WK museum was gutted, set ablaze and countless irreplaceable artifacts were looted or destroyed.
Broke his heart that WK2 was nothing more than a murderous, destructive rampage against a community of people who he claimed to be his own.
If you want to talk about compassion, or more pointedly the lack of it, where is your’s for AIM’s victims? Where is your’s for the aftermath legacy of Means and AIM that has led to rampant gangs, drugs, and alcohol abuse?
Where’s your compassion for Perry Ray Robinson jr. and other AIM WK2 victims who lay in unmarked graves and those who seek only the repatriation of their remains?
How about the “chain of command” at WK2, who gave the orders and where does the buck stop?
Russell Means was a fraud, a liar, a self promoter,and a grifter of the first magnitude, if you find that laudable that in itself speaks to your complete lack of understanding and knowledge of the realities.
So he quoted Catlin and that somehow atones for everything? Get real. He quoted a lot of people when he thought it worked for him and in doing so incorrectly attributed words to individuals like Seattle that were never spoken by him – but then in playing to a non indigenous audience he understood they probably wouldn’t know the difference, or perhaps with a “white guilt” inspired breaking heart wouldn’t care whether something was true or not as long as it sounded ndn.
Just as you acknowledge there are white “assholes” so too do we acknowledge there are red assholes – and Russell Means was one of them.
Catlin spoke of a people who were the antithesis of everything AIM and Means have stood for, a people they didn’t even have the ability to conceptualize
You got an issue with “smearing” “native American’s” take a look around and you’ll notice a growing number of people within and outside the nations are “smearing” Means, AIM, it’s leadership, and that “political prisoner” Peltier with the truth – among whom I might add are combat vets, men and women and who served in the military all of whom you apparently don’t have an issue with smearing.
Put your spurs, rocking horse, and Red Ryder BB gun away cowboy, you don’t have a clue about what you’re talking about and have accomplished nothing with your comment other than to display your own arrogance.
As to being dead, we’ve historically been dead to a lot of people – nothing new in your words and equally as meaningless.
If it’s a fight you’re looking for there’s one going on in attaining justice for the survivors of AIM’s victims you might want to consider.
One other thing, feel free to reply but clean up your language a little, it isn’t impressing anyone and adds nothing to the discussion.