Thursday, 25 October 2012
Memo. To: Greg O'Connor From: Billy Jack
"When policemen break the law, then there isn't any law - just a fight for survival."
- Billy Jack*
*Hero of the 1971 movie Billy Jack, which became a counter-culture hit all over the English-speaking world. Billy was part Native American and all Green Beret (until he quit the special forces in disgust at what was happening in Vietnam and returned stateside to get in touch with his indigenous heritage). Billy's mastery of the martial arts, combined with his radical political views, not only made him "right-on" but also right handy when a wealthy rancher, his redneck bully of a son and the corrupt local deputy-sheriff started making life difficult for the troubled kids up at the "Freedom School" on the nearby reservation. The movie's theme-song, One Tin Soldier, may be listened to here.
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