I was surprised to read that the hollywood players knew next to nothing about aboriginal people. Clearly, Adam Beach has a mountainous climb ahead of him. But he sounds like he's prepared for it. Hopefully, parents can learn from his experiences and teach their children well. Adam Beach was well on his way to getting a supporting actor oscar nomination for "Flags of Our Fathers" several years ago. He received mostly great reviews from many critics. Then, octogenarian movie columnist, Liz Smith, a self-proclaimed lesbian, got into the act. She started demeaning the character of Ira Hayes, a marine, for his tearful breakdown in the movie. It seemed to her, so inappropriate for a tough marine to show his emotions. But director, Clint Eastwood, showed us marines even back then had deep feelings regarding war. Guess Ms. Liz wanted him to be a zombie-like stereotype. She apparently wanted him to hold it all in, forgetting that he became an alcoholic because of his continuing grief over losing his buddies. She never asked herself that the movie war heroes in her day probably never saw action in wartime. And their stoic demeanor in the face of the hell of war wasn't real. It was only make believe. So, Mr. Beach obviously had a hard road ahead of him. I wish him all the necessary help he needs in the tough world of show biz.