Re: Eric Schweig & Russell Means

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Posted by Bill R on January 28, 1998 at 20:37:26:

In Reply to: Eric Schweig & Russell Means posted by Carin on January 28, 1998 at 19:59:58:

: Bill, I was with you all the way until you complimented Eric at the
: expense of Russell Means. Eric is talented and certainly willing to support AIM and other Native American/American Indian/insert your own politically correct label/ causes but he could work from now until forever and still be eating the dust of
: Russell Means. Strident, in your face and with no apologies he
: is a man who is dedicated to advancing his cause and does not look for the path of least resistance to do so in order to make it
: more amenable to all. I admire that.
: On a separate note, I've often thought that Eric would be great
: cast in any film based on Sherman Alexie's books. Contemporary works with great humor and imagery.

: Carin

WE admire whom we choose. I prefer Martin Luther King's approach to that of Malcolm X. And I prefer Eric Schweig's to Russel Means. I never really thought an "in your face" approach engendered any understanding between people but more likely put them on the defensive and engendered hostility in return.

Bill R

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