Custer was a hero to most, but he never meant shit to me ... well, I guess not. I was kind of fascinated by him as a kid, probably because the imagery of the doomed last stand is powerful stuff, and read several books about him and his dreadful end as I grew older. Eventually I could no longer see him as a remotely good person, let alone a tragic victim.
I was looking around on Youtube the other night, and found this clip:
That's Buffy Sainte-Marie in the miniskirt and go-go boots, and the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, both of them openly mocking our wounded warriors and fallen heroes on the national TeeVee! I don't object to this myself, but I can't help wondering how it went down in the more timid days of network television in the 60s.