From: Sean McCullough
To: Scott Robert Ladd 30-Jul-93 12:12am
Subject: Darwin Fish
>MF> I love that idea! Let me know where you get them...I
>MF> would like to do that also!
> Seems awfully childish -- and bigoted -- to me. Respect is earned by
> showing respect; those who needless torment and tease others are not
> worthy of respect.
Tormenting and teasing monotheists, however, is FAR from unnecessary, Scott!
You, like so many others, believe in that bullshit tenet of that bullshit
Christer religion: show respect to others in order to gain it yourself.
As I have had occasion to state on another Echo, my respect budget only
barely covers the respect that I *owe* because it has been EARNED. It does
NOT cover the granting of respect to the non-respectable, such as
monotheists, jeezo-grovellers, Pat Robertson, Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin,
and the American Indian Movement (in ascending order of non-respectability).
After growing up where respect wasn't even tendered me when I *did* try to
earn it, my stores of respect are limited, and their application is also
The Christers, of whom General William Armstrong Custer was a typical
example, have NO good points of sufficient magnitude to over-ride their bad
ones. And the design that Gwenny the Pooh wants to attach to her vehicle is a
mere warning to the Christer Cults' sales reps, to stay away from her and
hers lest they receive what they deserve (which in my opinion is the worst
and most painful death that can be inflicted in a reasonable amount of time;
Gwenny has a better temper than I do, however).
Much the same can be said about AIM, the American Indian's worst enemy by
far. All that AIM is, is a bunch of pushy Lakota who are trying to determine
how all arts, crafts, sciences, and religion where Native North Americans
have had ANY contribution are used, whether the Native contributors are
Lakota or not. All that AIM's existence will ever accomplish is the arisal of
a new Custer, this time adequately manned, supplied, and funded, who WILL
carry out the plan Custer made.
I have the facts on my side here, also. The Dann (Western Shoshone) situation
would have been settled, to the maximum satisfaction possible to all parties,
if AIM had not become involved, by now. And Mr. Peltier would also be a free
man -- possibly never even having been either arrested or tried -- if AIM
wasn't involved. In fact, NO evidence has yet been forthcoming that AIM
doesn't bear the entire responsibility for the death of Oglala National
Smiley Stuntz; and it is primarily for lack of this evidence that Peltier is
still in jail.
The Lakota have problems APLENTY in their own Nation, and among their own
People. They should attend to the same, and leave the rest of the Native
Nations alone until the Lakota's own problems are solved. All that AIM is
managing to accomplish right now, is the garnering of bigotry and hatred to
the Native American in general; a target that I know you will agree with me
is non-deserving. The US and Canadian governments treat the Lakota in
general, and AIM specifically, with disrespect and hatred, for the same
reason that Mongolia has no oceanic coast: The nations surrounding the
Nations in question are now so distrusting of the third, that a mandate
exists between them to keep the third Nation -- whether it's the Lakota or
the Mongol -- backwards and relatively powerless. And ALL that AIM is
accomplishing is a perpetuation of this situation, which only the specific
persons among the Lakota who support useless violence-mongers like AIM
Or, in shorter terms, go and cast the Sequoia Redwood Tree out of your own
eye before coming back here and trying to echo-cize the specks out of ours.
ataraxia -- Sean