On the Navajo Nation, we know Mr Means as the trouble maker, you write of. Yes, it is a shame and he had only himself to blame. This is not to say, I did not see him as someone who accomplished some good deeds for American Indians. Yet, it seems to me, his ego, time and time again, chopped down what good he had done. This yen and yang went on and on. The 'incident' or allegations of abuse toward his elders on the Navajo Nation, led me to lower my view of him. You know, the old, "they do not have jurisdiction over me" defense. The same one others do and continue to hide behind, to avoid 'responsibility' and possible loss of freedom. It all was dropped as anyone knows, with a good lawyer, it can go that way. Yet to speak about rights and such then to act the opposite, well there are words for that. All in all, Mr Means had a life he brought on himself and chose, for better or for worse. Life goes on.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 16:52