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12-09-2017, 01:54 PM
Yippie!
Come December 31, The Youth International Party, the Yippies was founded 50 years ago in 1967. How time flies when you are having fun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youth_International_Party

The Youth International Party, whose members were commonly called Yippies, was an American radically youth-oriented and countercultural revolutionary offshoot of the free speech and anti-war movements of the 1960s. It was founded on December 31, 1967.[1][2] They employed theatrical gestures, such as advancing a pig ("Pigasus the Immortal") as a candidate for President in 1968, to mock the social status quo.[3] They have been described as a highly theatrical, anti-authoritarian and anarchist youth movement of "symbolic politics".

In the spirit of Yippie, mock a politician today.

Your fifteen minutes as the Buddha are up.

Cheerful Charlie
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12-09-2017, 02:04 PM (This post was last modified: 12-09-2017 02:10 PM by BikerDude.)
RE: Yippie!
Were they the authors of the Port Huron Statement?
The original Port Huron Statement.
Not the compromised second draft.

Oh far out man.
Checking them out in Wikipedia.
I dig the "New Nation Concept"
Kind of the Hippie Version of the Tea Party.
We need that.

Quote:The Yippie "New Nation" concept called for the creation of alternative, counterculture institutions (food co-ops, underground newspapers, free clinics, etc.). Yippies believed these cooperative institutions and a radicalized hippie culture would spread until they supplanted the existing system.

"We are a people. We are a new nation," YIP's New Nation Statement said of the burgeoning hippie movement. "We want everyone to control their own life and to care for one another... We cannot tolerate attitudes, institutions, and machines whose purpose is the destruction of life, the accumulation of profit."[24]

The goal was a decentralized, collective, anarchistic nation rooted in the borderless hippie counterculture and its communal ethos. Abbie Hoffman wrote:

"We shall not defeat Amerika by organizing a political party. We shall do it by building a new nation – a nation as rugged as the marijuana leaf."[25][26]

The flag for the "new nation" consisted of a black background with a red five pointed star in the center and a green marijuana leaf superimposed over it (same as the YIP flag).[27]

The Chicago Museum shows a different flag for the new nation.[28] It is not the marijuana leaf. It has the word NOW under what looks like the all-seeing eye on a pyramid seen on the back of a dollar bill.

[Image: Abbie-Yippie-helmet.jpg]

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12-09-2017, 02:08 PM
RE: Yippie!
(12-09-2017 01:54 PM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote:  In the spirit of Yippie, mock a politician today.

Laughat I try to do that every day.
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12-09-2017, 03:29 PM
RE: Yippie!
(12-09-2017 01:54 PM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote:  In the spirit of Yippie, mock a politician today.

I would rather mock bad ideas than people. Politicians have it hard enough.

Cheerful Charlie, were you a Yippie?
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