322. They Called Me King Tiger: Leadership and What’s Best For All
Discussing the leadership that Reies López Tijerina had in the Chicano movement he led in New Mexico in the 60’s and what I consider would have been a more beneficial leadership for the benefit of everyone in his environment in the long run. This is based on the documentary “They Called Me King Tiger” or “Me Llamaban King Tiger” sharing a part of a history that I had no idea of, but can learn a lot to in order to not repeat the same mistakes.
Synopsis: In June of 1967, the court of Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, was assaulted by armed men under the command of Chicano leader, Reies López Tijerina. The outcome of such bold action, was the largest manhunt in the recent history of the United States. Tijerina managed to survive prison, a psychiatric hospital, and several assassination attempts. The Chicano movement faded away, and everyone thought the same of Tijerina. People speak of him as a saint, an illuminated man, a man looking for a fair cause through violence. They called him King Tiger. Source: https://www.ficg.mx/32/index.php/en/mezcal/999-me-llamaban-king-tiger