NO LUGGAGE RACK
Over reacting, the abuse of power and position that leads to a violation of the most fundamental human rights and the law is not only commonplace but criminal…period.
Such abuses often lead to what is referred to as collateral damage, people may associate that singularly with death or physical injury but it goes much deeper than that.
This collateral damage concept is applied to war time and drone strikes,and apparently the rights of the individual – so we took out a dozen or two women and children but we got one terrorist, oh well, the greater purpose has been served.
The government, the feds, and AIM have all demonstrated this willingness to inflict collateral damage, and I think it’s time for all to cut the bullshit and admit the obvious.
The “law” too often is also a part of the collateral damage equation – we took down a Dick Tracy type of character, trampled the rights of others in the process, abused the intent of the law, but oh well the greater purpose was served…..more bullshit.
AIM’s pathetic we are victims, our criminal acts and murders were the result of “paranoia”, acceptable collateral damage in a time of “war” and so we shouldn’t be held to account….again, more bullshit.
I am completely and irrevocably over such asinine attempts to justify anything, and say again ANYONE with any level of complicity needs to be held to account and to hell with the bullshit.
And since this is my blog I’m going to take the opportunity to address some additional bullshit making the rounds, that being that Russell Means was a statesman, an authority on matriarchy and worthy of being memorialized in the construction of a ” library” in his “honor”.
To begin with Means knew nothing about matriarchy, it was little more than a vehicle to run another scam.
A man who went through five wives and pimped women can hardly be said to know anything about or respect them.
A man whose widow has referenced his “tantrums” understood nothing about relationships and was in fact completely dysfunctional in them. The ultimate patriarchal caveman.
He characterized his last wife and current widow as a person “looking for their roots”, that implies to me they know little about the nations and can hardly be considered an authority on any thing related as one “seeking” rather than knowing.
I have a suggestion to make, in furtherance of “honoring” Means why not forgo the fundraising bullshit, vacate the ranch, sell the horse herd and toys to raise money and convert the ranch to a full time library?
As spacious as it is there would be plenty of room, and the land accompanying it would be more than adequate for parking.
After all if it’s about having a residence to hang one’s hat in there are at least two others, one in Santa Monica and one in New Mexico, and begs the questions how many homes does a person need to have while crying poor mouth?
Doing so would further the “legacy” Means tearfully babbled on about that he needed to leave for “his people”. Of course that would mean money out of the “estates” pocket instead of those of others. No one should hold their breath waiting for that to happen.
I heard someone say once that a funeral hearse doesn’t have a luggage rack, the reason being no one is taking anything with them – if the opposite were true the one bearing Means would have required overload springs and a U Haul behind it. Since they don’t probably the reason he was cremated.