"There was no point in fighting - on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark - the place where the wave finally broke and rolled back."
You had me going until that last item. Next I suppose you'll complain about "the coloreds" getting to vote.
What's with all of the bitterness and disdain? The hippies never did anything to you. They didn't ruin the country and they certainly didn't cause your parents' divorce. At its heart, the hippie movement was an idealist enterprise just like any other-- it was just a group of people coming together to live what they believed. Yes, there were sex and drugs...but the concepts behind everything that they stood for were peace and love. Why this still sparks so much anger, I'll never understand.
Well ok then. That's honest at least and spared me the effort of bothering to read your post. Since the only opinion you consider important is your own and its not a particularly interesting one at that.
Dude, you basically declared yourself right, that you will always be right, and that you won't listen to ideas that you don't already agree with.
If hippies failed, what, exactly was the "hippie agenda"?
you are an angry, judgemental and mislead person. I hope that you can sort through and make peace with all of your hatefulness before it eats you alive.
Verifiably false. (pops)
There's a line between having "values" and being a close-minded, willfully ignorant ass. I like how you assume that nobody you disagree with has any sort of values or moral compass. Maybe their values are different than the ones you claim to have? Has that thought ever entered your brain at any point in your life? I know exactly what my values are and what I stand for.
What event defined the late 1960's? Was it Woodstock? Doubtful. More people showed up in Florida to watch Apollo 11 lift off than went to Max Yasgur's farm.The hippy subculture was a bunch of preening, naive youngsters more worried about themselves than anything or anyone else.
TMD0925: 1) as an "outside observer," you admittedly have no idea about what The Summer Of Love was all about;
And GET OFF MY DAMN LAWN!/sorry, I'm just imagining this guy as some old coot screaming at people passing by his house.
More to the point: we know what's wrong and how to fix it.
Explain to me, exactly, what your problem with "equal rights" is? I really can't wait, cause this is gonna be good.
There was a boy...A very strange enchanted boy.They say he wandered very far, very farOver land and sea,A little shy and sad of eyeBut very wise was he.And then one day,One magic day, he passed my way.And while we spoke of many things,Fools and kings,This he said to me,"The greatest thing you'll ever learnIs just to love and be loved in return."~interlude~"The greatest thing you'll ever learnIs just to love and be loved in return."
I'm sure your bigotry is repellant to a much wider range of people than just the slackers and sympathy whores.
I'm sure TMD0925 meant to say "repellent to tardbats".
Got news for you Dr. Spock... most presently psychologically unstable people in this world were raised by straight parents...I don't listen to alternative viewpoints,THERE'S YER FRAKKIN' PROBLEM RIGHT THERE.
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