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Pro and Con- My Generation
Here are a few places to start for those who didn't live it. Let's talk about the values and drawbacks of the "hippie generation"
"I hear hurricanes a-blowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers overflowing.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin."
- Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Bad Moon Rising" (1969)
The philosophy of Andy Warhol permeated the entire generation--
Last edited by saltwn; 08-27-2011 at 07:03 PM..
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Re: Pro and Con- My Generation
Great start salty
Although I can't recall many people say anything about being a liberal, these times were very different than any period in American History. Sex & drugs mostly pot for me and many friends (which I picked up on while in the Army) were using.
I like many where I lived still didn't flaunt it as say those on the west coast in the hippie areas.
We had to deal with parents and families who were from the past. And of course the police who didn't give out warnings.
One of my Nam friends from the same town, little brother was busted twice for half a joint and got time in jail.
As this open cult was far off in the western areas we back east weren't real hippies. And sense I went into the military during the mid 60's I was unaware till I got to the Nam.
Where it seemed many were from CA. or places that were deeper involved.
About the only libbers I heard of were the women bra burners, which of course I was all for.
But as it came into our area I was told I was never a real hippie cause I went to war etc., etc. Which the later got this clown a busted lip and plenty of sore spots.
Heck even playboy was never thought to be Liberal, and we didn't bother with any of the articles, just the pictures.
Politics were not an issue with most of us. As we didn't bother keeping up except for the news at night before going out to have a blast. And we never talked much about what we heard on TV.
Then thinking I was doing the right thing I got married when she started to miss her monthly.
Man were her parents upset. Lucky her aunt worked in the health center and helped get the family back together. My first wife used the health center during the stages and after our daughter was born as they were the follow up after birth..
One of the greatest days in my life. And I trained for better work and jobs. Got deeper into chess and reading and more into DC. Yet it never got me or the wife or friends like today.
And as said. "They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." which my wife did by asking me for a divorce. That pulled the rug out from under me, and she meant it as did her family.
Man they made me jump through hoops just to see my daughter.. Which in time the ex would ask her if she wanted to sleep over with friends when I was suppose to see her.
So I worked and partied a lot as the 70's was full bloom with free sex etc.
Anyone else going to share some?
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