Tom Laughlin as Billy Jack
Tom Laughlin died last week, and I always respected his movies and opinions. He used his writing and cinema to send a message. A message against violence towards our native Americans, women and children. I know his wife was from South Dakota, and from her experiences with the local Lakota in towns such as Winner, White River and Wanblee . . . Laughlin created the character Billy Jack, a white man who would fight for equality of the local people. When I ride my motorcycle through SD each year, I appreciate the history of that land too . . . one ideal me and Billy had in common.
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