The previous blog Glyphosates and Monsanto dealt with a specific issue and not personalities – some though find it exceedingly difficult to stay on point and will attempt to come through the backdoor to advocate for a thug by the name of Leonard Peltier.
So it is the purpose of this current blog to provide a link sent in that attempt and in doing so address the reality:
“We are now coming to the end of that road, soon arriving at a destination which will at least in part be determined by you. Along the lines of what Martin Luther King said shortly before his death, I may not get there with you, but I only hope and pray that my life, and if necessary, my death, will lead my Native peoples closer to the Promise Land.”
You can rely upon Leonard Peltier to attempt to turn any meaningful cause into a missive about himself – but comparing himself in any manner to Martin Luther King jr. is too over the top to dismiss.
To begin with King wasn’t a serial liar nor did he condone violence, much less the taking of human life due to the mistaken belief that federal agents looking to serve an arrest warrant for another individual were actually coming after him as Peltier believed.
I seriously doubt King ever stuck a gun in a woman’s mouth interrogating her as Peltier did Annie Mae Pictou Aquash about a year after interrogating Minnie Two Shoes.
Peltier and his supporters have made an effort to liken Peltier to both King and Mandela when the truth of the matter is Peltier isn’t worthy to carry either of their jock straps – nor is he worthy to ever invoke the name or spirit of Crazy Horse.
King never fled to Canada or anywhere else to avoid accountability, nor did he favor minor girls. And I can’t think of a single instance where either King or Mandela boasted of being a “hero” or “warrior”, though in my opinion they both were.
Neither did either off them shoot a wounded individual(s) at point blank range and then boast of shooting “the mfer” as they “begged for their life”.
I don’t believe for a minute this missive was written in it’s entirety by Peltier, he wasn’t referred to “Dumb as dirt” among his cohorts without reason.
Peltier is right about two things though – the first being the end of one road is in sight, but a new road will open when the nations no longer have to contend with him or what remains of the AIM leadership.
The second is that water is indeed life, but so is the absence of a bullet entering your head or body as was the fate of so many of AIM’s victims.
“By facing and addressing the injustices of the past, together we can build a better future for our children and our children’s children.”
For all those who claim to be about human and indigenous rights where the hell is your commitment for the right to life for Annie, Perry Ray Robinson jr, Williams and Coler, and those AIM murdered at WK2?
How about facing the past injustices perpetrated by AIM and Peltier – or don’t you believe that would be “in the spirit of Crazy Horse”?