What did the Hippies ever do for us?
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01-01-2015, 05:06 PM
RE: What did the Hippies ever do for us?
"What did the Hippies ever do for us?"

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01-01-2015, 05:08 PM
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(01-01-2015 05:06 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  "What did the Hippies ever do for us?"

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01-01-2015, 05:14 PM
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(01-01-2015 05:06 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  "What did the Hippies ever do for us?"

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Reminded me of the best movie about hippies ever.

Trailer.

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01-01-2015, 05:18 PM
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HIPPY NEW YEAR my fellow fools!!

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01-01-2015, 05:35 PM
RE: What did the Hippies ever do for us?
(01-01-2015 05:06 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  "What did the Hippies ever do for us?"

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01-01-2015, 05:36 PM
RE: What did the Hippies ever do for us?
My parents were part of what is called "silent generation" pre baby boomers (which many hippies were).

I think there's some conflation going on between baby boomers and hippies.

Not all boomers were hippies. Certainly many from my mother's generation did tune in, turn on and drop out.


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01-01-2015, 05:40 PM
RE: What did the Hippies ever do for us?
(01-01-2015 04:39 PM)gofish! Wrote:  
(01-01-2015 04:06 PM)Dom Wrote:  Talking about "hippies" like that is no different from others talking about "atheists" like that.

Apparently the US hippie culture was a lot different from the European scene. I didn't witness any woo, and no religious ambitions either, although the Hare Krishna (sp) used to come around and dance and hand out cookies as sweet as sugar cubes.

I didn't run into any Jesus freaks until I came to the states in the early 70s. I also didn't see any "head shops" until I came here, nor all that costume like clothing. We wore mostly jeans and tshirts...

There was an international hippie community in Europe that moved around and we met up with different people in different cities over and over again, north in the summer, south in the winter. One could always go to a youth hostel and find out where the current local group was hanging out - usually the closest deserted beach.

We played music and sang and accepted anyone and everyone into the community. We never had any trouble. We were diverse, we had all colors and shapes, nationalities and ages, the oldest being a couple then in their 80s.

Most of us had ways of making money - I used to buy hand crafted cultural items in the south and east in the winter, and sell them in the north in the summer. Most of us worked albeit only long enough to fund the next 6 months or so. I don't see how making a living is giving up any ideals?

We weren't just about sex, drugs and Rock and Roll, (although we enjoyed these things), we proved to ourselves that conventional moral values were not necessary to guide people to lead responsible lives, and separation of races, genders, ages, sexual orientations and what have you is not founded on facts.

What can we take credit for? Shaking up some "values" our societies had held for eons. Making noise about it. Making noise is the single most useful tool we have to change society's opinions. Make people talk about it. Put it in the news. Make it "a thing".

Many of us were kicked out of our parent's homes for it. Others just left. Many of us went on to become gay activists, women's libbers or political activists, others raised families.

I don't see where the selling out comes in... you must assume some basic attitude I have not seen?

Good to hear from you Dom. This thread is actually dedicated to you, without a single shred of irony.

You see, I was born a little too late to take part in the original wave, but I think there were many of the ideals that inspired the next generation, including me. This led me to march in my youth against resurgent neo-Nazis and for gay rights. I tried to live up to those ideals.

To my mind, starting a thread about what hippies have done for us lately, I suspected it might end up just like that similar discussion on "Life Of Brian", which I think it has.

But I also thought it would also be a nice way to show that when I do "bash hippies", it's very much meant in the spirit of when I meet my best friend Eddy after a few years with a hearty "How's it going you old cunt!" I don't know you Dom, but I know I didn't want to offend your sensibilities (at least not until I did get to know you).

Of course, for some it was probably just a jaunt, nothing too serious. Just like quite a few New Age Travellers from my generation. But net-net, I think the overall effect was positive. Indeed, that radicalism never really went away, as we see today.

By the way, I do know some who "sold out" but that shouldn't be a reason to dis the whole idea.

I think here in the states it became a commercial fad before long, complete with fashion and musicals and what not. By then it had already pretty much passed.

What do you call "sold out"? Went on and prospered?

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01-01-2015, 05:44 PM
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(01-01-2015 05:36 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Not all boomers were hippies.

Good point, certainly true.

In my high school (67-70) the social order was rigidly split between the "jocks" and "heads". I was literally the only person in the school to be both.

Some of the jocks later became heads. I used to ride to school with a straight arrow cheerleader. She was cool though, she'd let me smoke dope as we rode down the beach to school, but she's never partake.

A few years later she got caught up in a big pot bust at college. I feel so guilty, I should have trained her better!

The jocks won in the end though, as most hippies went on to become yuppies.
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01-01-2015, 05:47 PM
RE: What did the Hippies ever do for us?
(01-01-2015 05:44 PM)Baba Bozo Wrote:  
(01-01-2015 05:36 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Not all boomers were hippies.

Good point, certainly true.

In my high school (67-70) the social order was rigidly split between the "jocks" and "heads". I was literally the only person in the school to be both.

Some of the jocks later became heads. I used to ride to school with a straight arrow cheerleader. She was cool though, she'd let me smoke dope as we rode down the beach to school, but she's never partake.

A few years later she got caught up in a big pot bust at college. I feel so guilty, I should have trained her better!

The jocks won in the end though, as most hippies went on to become yuppies.

They joined the work force. Yuppie stands for "young upwardly mobile". What's to sell out?

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01-01-2015, 05:52 PM
RE: What did the Hippies ever do for us?
(01-01-2015 09:20 AM)gofish! Wrote:  
(01-01-2015 09:15 AM)Thinkerbelle Wrote:  The Feminist movement.

Really? Forgive my lack of knowledge on this but those people I know of as leading feminists (e.g. Germaine Greer) both predate that period and hardly meet the model of hippies, no?


But it's the young women of the 60's that took her ideas and really expanded it and made it real. The women of the 50's just passed those ideas by. They weren't ready for liberation yet, I guess.

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