Tuesday, July 19, 2011
To make sure we appreciate his deep understanding, O levels several charges which are simply false. Among the fibs, O’s claim that Trimbach’s book says J. Edgar Hoover didn’t know about COINTELPRO, a program Hoover obviously oversaw until he put an end to it. O is so anti-FBI he can’t see straight, and this obviously pervades the rest of his hateful diatribe. Trimbach does not appear to have a problem with honest judges, but evidently O does (considers them “right-wing”), since he accuses Trimbach of being too hard on the dishonest and corrupt ones, judges who, according to O, simply “disagreed” with the FBI. Federal Judge Nichol, outed by this book, secretly invited criminal defendant Dennis Banks to his home before the Wounded Knee trial, the case Nichol presided over. Banks shared tea and crumpets with Mrs. Nichol whom he made an honorary member of AIM. No problem, eh O?
And just like the pajama-clad dumplings alluded to in the book, O second-guesses Agent Trimbach’s decisions at Wounded Knee. I’m so sick of these yahoos, always piously critical of other’s life and death decisions. Trimbach’s plan of ending the standoff would have been “horrible,” as if the complete destruction of the village, hundreds of Indians left homeless, and secret rapes and murders by the AIM leaders were somehow preferable. If O had actually read American Indian Mafia, he might have noted that more people were killed, i.e., murdered, not to mention interrogated, tortured, raped, beat up, etc., by AIM thugs than died (2) as the result of massive long-range gunfire instigated by militants during a dragged-out, 3-month village occupation. O must be okay with covering up the Wounded Knee murder of civil rights activist Ray Robinson, to use his logic, if it somehow reflects poorly on the FBI or furthered the militant AIM agenda. Guess that makes O a racist. He should be happy: the government spent most of their time appeasing the butcher of Wounded Knee, Dennis Banks, just as O favored. And if one actually reads the latter chapters, Trimbach presents a good argument that this was the reason the village was destroyed, lives were lost and ruined, and a whole contaminated history was born.
And about the claim that the trial of Leonard Peltier is barely mentioned? Utter BS. Trimbach spends more ink exposing Peltier, by thoroughly analyzing the legal case against him, than any other book I’ve read about Peltier, and there have been many (bad) ones. Trimbach begins with the trial and finishes by demolishing all the bogus arguments meant to exonerate this guilty killer. And he does this by highlighting major parts of Peltier’s trial, other trials, appeals, and the propaganda O evidently has no problem defending. What is O inhaling if not his own caustic vapors? Look in the mirror, pal: “…lying scum-bag… willing to do anything, or say anything to win [his] ideological battles…” And he says Trimbach uses “distasteful” language? Biting sarcasm, yes, tame when dealing with rapists and murderers, nothing like what O hurls. Like when O implicates the FBI in the 1975 murder of AIM member Anna Mae Aquash. Doesn’t O know that Anna Mae’s executioners, both AIM members, were convicted of murder and that their leader, Dennis Banks, likely made the final decision to end her life? And according to Trimbach, AIM thugs still intimidate those who might testify against them. Like the book says of other self-anointed historians, no need to let the facts get in the way.
Trimbach’s book is a good read partly because it reminds us of the cost of freedom and justice, ideals ridiculed by his detractors. One may not like the tone or style of his book, but it’s a damn sight better than its critics’ tantrums. Mafia fillets the same type of politically motivated vitriol O trumpets out like a foghorn. Trimbach thus explains how and why AIM’s legacy has been so terribly falsified. Without realizing it, Oregonian proves Trimbach’s point and unwittingly supports his well-constructed arguments. As the FBI’s Trimbach contends, truth wins out in the fullness of time, most often by exposing the liars.
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Number two: seek medical help for your internalized rage. I would suggest getting medication first, then a follow up with long term counseling: at least until you can gain some measure of control over yourself. Trolling the net, looking for people to rage/flame at, is not healthy for you. Get some help with your anger issues, and you won’t be so prone to self-projecting your issues onto other people. Good Luck!