I was going through the archives and when coming across the below blog I watched the video provided by JP Wade of the blog site Influenced to Death and it didn’t sit well with me…..again – multiple castings of a “grail” and a “benediction” expressing a desire for all who own one to be blessed.
“All’? Like in how many, and is this some sort of commercial venture aspiring to market “grails” or official replicas to tourists, or those who pony up the money for a “spiritual quest”?
Will there be sky watching seminars looking for UFO’s? Will crop circles “mysteriously” appear, sightings of angels and little people, “readings” employing genuine native american tarot cards or crystal balls? Will someone show up with one of those laughable crystal skulls and claim it’s speaking to them?
IN LIGHT OF COMMENTS
Posted by rezinate on September 18, 2012
“In light of comments made online, some at Rezinate.Wordpress.com, questioning the credibility of the money raised by LastRealIndians.com and how the money would be spent, Iron Eyes said the funds will fully go toward the purchase of Pe’ Sla.”
I made the below as a comment in another blog-but after thinking about it I’ve added a few more words and thought I would blog it.
Bottom line is it shouldn’t have taken questions being asked that would prompt a reiteration of where and how the money raised would be directed.
In attempting to address them it certainly didn’t require ambiguity or resorting to telling people they were “instigators”-any instigation that occurred emanated from, and was the result of the ambiguity exhibited on LRI -if they want to point a finger and take a page out the AIM manual to assume the role of being misunderstood that’s their choice and follows an established standard that has been set.
“In light of” -the implication is that in the muddled and confused manner in which LRI reeled back and forth between ever changing statements-four to be exact-concerning how the donations would be used, that public awareness led to a final(?) declaration-I’d say that’s a good thing as it speaks to public input, which is the very least any should expect when a call for donations is made.
This is textbook AIM-a declaration of how it’s all good, all a people’s movement, while a handful sit behind closed doors arbitrarily making decisions and becoming agitated when any dare to question or disagree.
Am I impressed? Not hardly-but then I never had much of a taste for politics or politicians.
Nice to be singled out though as in “some at Rezinate.Wordpress. com” as though to minimize the concerns being raised as appearing on a lone site-not the way of it at all, as there were vigorous discussions going on in FB and across the net-but thanks for the props LRI.
“The credibility of money being raised”. The credibility in question wasn’t the money, the stating of an initial goal and then repeatedly changing it was.
And so I will repeat what I have said previously-no single nation has a proprietary claim to pe sla -if an attempt is made to make such a claim then the history of “ownership” and occupation has to be the final determination- a determination that clearly shows there were others there long before the Sioux made an appearance.
Ignoring that while claiming a preemptive spiritual link to the land amounts to little more that a display of disrespect for the spiritual connection of others that existed previously-that doesn’t strike me as having anything to do with what has become the cliches of “my relatives” and “we are all related”…..like I said, assimilation and the growing influx of wasichu attitudes…. the new traditions.
Now if “real Indians” wants to honor women warriors they could do so by displaying the petition for Annie Mae and encouraging viewers to sign it.
If they want to talk about women warriors they should mention Annie’s daughters Denise and Deborah who have fought for sixteen years to secure justice for their mother.
Do I think there is even a remote possibility either will occur?-no, AIM wouldn’t approve and therein lies the tale.
If doing so causes AIM to have a tantrum so be it-after all, we are all related and they’ll get over it-at this stage of the game no one needs AIM, no one needs the dog and pony show anymore, not even sites trying to make a name for themselves.
They on the other hand need all the support they can get as the truth emerges from yet another unmarked grave it has been buried in….and that seem to be the course LRI has chosen , to help them out.