If you are patient and devote the time you can find bits and pieces of Peltier’s history while incarcerated-some that speak of the disenchantment of one time supporters and even relatives who having become disillusioned moved on.
They had issues with Peltier’s sense of entitlement, his adopting the myth as truth and belief that it and he are above question, dissent, or variance of opinion.
Some believing he was “a stronger person” were let down when he began to engage in sexual activities in prison-some had issues with the revisions and story changes. His erratic and delusional behavior.
And here you have it below “dear supporter”, as written by Peltier’s cousin and sent to a few of the more privileged insiders, could this be the reason why those parole hearing transcripts aren’t released? As Claypoole loves to intone-you can’t rule out the possibility.
As I understand it such things could have well arisen during the hearing. Are there disciplinary records detailing such as this that exist? If so does this provide an explanation why an effort would be made to “seal” them as well?
Robert Robideau, who as he said, was with Peltier “every step of the way” as they went down to Williams and Colers car exposing Peltier’s lie that he didn’t, and hadn’t seen Williams and Coler.
Robideau who was a mainstay in the LPDOC structure, and who as the years passed became more and more disillusioned with the scam and myth that was being perpetrated, with Peltier himself, and the prima donna he was becoming- Robideau, who began to speak some of the truth to others.
Robideau who even tried to lie for his cousin Peltier in saying he shot Williams and Coler -as safe and meaningless a gesture as a hooded Mr. X.- another bogus free Leonard attempt.
After all this even he apparently could no longer stomach the Peltier myth. But that isn’t what they the Peltierites want you to believe-they want you to focus on everything else Robideau said-half of which isn’t commonly on the net-and if it were, they, the Peltierites, wouldn’t be able to stomach it-and guaranteed they would turn on Robideau in a heart beat.
Is this the reason he relocated to Spain-did he begin to fear for his life after such candor? Did he become a threat or pariah to the good ol’ boys club. Or did he just want to get away from the squalor of AIM and his cousin Leonard? Are these more “possibilities” to be considered ala Claypoole?
We may never know as he has passed on-but a part of his lesser known legacy are emails such as this to several different people.
Emails and exchanges hidden away-never spoken of for fear of how the public, how the support base would react-what assumed threat did it pose to the machine, to the myth?
Personally I could care less what Peltier’s, or for that matter anyone’s sexual orientation or conduct is, as long as it doesn’t involve children, rape, or the neighbors dog.
I don’t care if he would be “driven” to change his name from Leonard to Lenore-what I care about is the deception-their version of “national security”-their concealment of “FOI’s”, the same tactic they rail about in saying information is hidden and can’t be accessed.
Their sanctimonious holier than thou attitude-the pretense of victimization of a”poet, author, leader, sun dancer, humanitarian, artist, spirit”, and all the rest of the bs. Pardon me for saying so but it makes me want to puke.
Maybe in an alternate universe Peltier could have been these thing, but it’s too late now-it isn’t the path he embarked upon-and in the end it is about the two wolves who reside within him and the one he chose to feed.
While I understand that many among the nations wouldn’t take such a revelation favorably, that Peltier’s “stature” could diminish, I also understand as such it would be interpreted as adequate reason to avoid such a risk as exposure after years of careful cultivation and manipulation.
As a deception it pales in comparison to all the others-yet it speaks to a an overall fundamentally flawed strategy long employed…..that of deception, the engine that has propelled this entire charade for decades.
And note the reference to Peltier’s one time attorney Barry Bachrach. The one they want you to believe loves him some Peltier same as they do. The one they love to quote and say-SEE! SEE! he’s a believer.
The same Barry Bachrach who now pursues justice for Annie.
I’m sure Bachrach would have a wealth of opinions and information to share if it weren’t for attorney/client confidentiality, but I can’t speak for him.
I will only say he must have left for a reason, and clues to that departure are contained in this email as more will be in FOI’s 3 which will follow in a day or two, as I want to give all an opportunity to think and digest.
I want to give the duped support base an opportunity to come screaming, yelling, threatening, and accusing to this blog. The opportunity to call me a fed, a traitor, and a sell out as they choke on the bile of their own lies, ignorance, and deceit.
I want another “weather report” from Charmaine, some more of that fbiguy tripe from Lizzie and her crony SB.
I want Russell who WAS a recipient of this email to don his green lame turban, dust off that wheezing tired old accordion and sing an encore of I Was Once a Sinner as he did during his Auntie Lupita’s televised performance lo those many years ago. I want to hear him say he gave his “word” to go along with the scam-to say nothing-and then to launch into yet another meaningless sermon about matriarchy.
I’ve removed the email addresses of the recipients(multiple) of this email as illustrated by the X’s-no conspiracy in this-and can surely provide them if necessary in the copy which they remain in as archived here and elsewhere.
> —– Original Message —–
> From: <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>Robert robideau
> To: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
> Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2007 1:45 PM
> Subject: Official Statement
> Dear supporter,
> Yes, as indicated by the LPDC website and list serve I have
> decided to move on for the following reasons:
> I was brought up by parents who were raised with the heavy handed
> morality of the church and their parents before them that they
> received in catholic boarding schools. Of course, the churches
> morality infected not just the Native world in the Americas, but
> world communities as well and still do even in this new age of
> sexual freedom. Despite all of this I have always thought myself
> very liberal minded when it came to sexual preference, but it was
> too much for me to accept it when Leonard told me not long ago
> that the reason he was having anal bleeding problems was that all
> the years in prison had pushed him to having sexual affairs with
> other men in prison. I have always believed Leonard to be a
> stronger person and being wrong about that I have decided it best
> for me not to work directly with him.
> Then too, there has been this long struggle with Leonards state
> of neurotic behavior that has lead him to a distorted self image.
> His late attorney, Barry Bachrach had real problems with this and
> just before resigning had written me, Bob we will look to your
> direction, his self destructive behavior is escalating.
I can’t wait to see how those who chapter and verse Robideau’s words about Jumping Bull spin this. An event that occurred years prior to this statement by Robideau.