Skip to comments.DUmmie FUnnies 03-26-07 (Angry Hippie Nostalgia)
Posted on 03/26/2007 5:56:04 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
Most notalgia for the past is either fond or bittersweet. In the case of Hippie nostalgia it is mostly ANGRY. Why? Because the Age of Aquarius never came to be. Back in the Hippie 60s the tambourine playing New Agers were CERTAIN that they were just the beginning of a new era of Peace, Love, and unlimited drugs. The Disco 70s began to cast doubt on that vision and the Reagan 80s pretty much destroyed it. Instead of a Collectivist Future we now live in a mostly Free Enterprise Present. On top of that the youth of today not only don't emulate the Hippies, they MOCK them as can be seen on South Park with its Die Hippie, Die! episode. As a result, the old Hippies HATE the youth of today as you can see in this DUmmie THREAD titled, "Vietnam-era protesters....are you getting angry?" So let us now watch the angry old Hippies drop acid in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, who is also a noted Hippie Hunter, is in the [brackets]:
Vietnam-era protesters....are you getting angry?
[SOB! We lived in the time of Gimme Shelter and now we are in the horrible present of Gimme Tax Shelter.]
It's more than four years into a war that the public overwhelmingly rejects, yet if you attend Iraq war protests or watch the coverage of them you'll notice that the vast majority of marchers are in the 40-60 age range.
[Young people have better things to do with their lives than to relive your acid trip fantasies.]
There's a generation missing in action. The same generation which is currently doing the fighting and dying in Iraq.
[There was a generation missing their sanity. The Hippie generation.]
I bring this up because a small blog I frequent posted some old footage of a Vietnam-era protest and the comments that footage prompted showed, shall we say, a certain fraying of patience with those who aren't making the same sacrifices we made 40 years ago. Perhaps seeing footage of just how violent some of the protests got - violence against us, violence in return for violence - presented a real contrast to the meek, tame, and silent generation of today. I speak broadly, of course. I know that many young individuals are starting to act, but not nearly enough. How long can we continue to carry their water? Are you getting resentful?
[What sacrifices did you make? Going on acid trips and fouling yourselves while comatose in Golden Gate Park?]
Those old footages evoked long buried memories, and many complex, contradictory thoughts. My first routine reaction was a pride for belonging to that depicted generation, and the frustration I feel about the present one, who doesn't 'rattle the cage', or clashes with our oppressors as energeticaly as we once did, along the line of anoymous and jukebox.
[It's called an acid flashback.]
Then the more I thought about it, the more it troubled and humbled me. In one of my somber mood I observed, how little we have accomplished through all that protestation: We couldn't even hold-on what we had inherited from our elders, instead we lost a significant portion of it, and as a result, we give markedly worse Human and social conditions to our inheritors to deal with, than what we have enjoyed during the post-war boom.
[You couldn't hold on to what was handed down to you because you were stoned out of your minds.]
...It appears that the 'masters and the 'oligarchs' have the upper hand now, and scant hope left for us. We need to face the reality, that they have almost succeeded to atomize and alieanate contemporary Western society, in order to eliminate social solidarity and cohesion, and indeed sowed plenty of animosity among us worldwide, using any characteristics which might divide us, be it religion, nationality, language or culture, so they never have to face all of us at once, and also how they harnessed technological powers to their diabolical purposes, such as to keep Humanity under constant surveillance and in chains, instead of using it to liberate Humanity
[We enslaved you while you wasted years sleeping off your overdosed fantasies.]
Why haven't we done a very good job getting this generation involved in the war policy? Is it impossible to break through the apathy? Or have we dominated a leadership that should properly be turned over to the next generation?
[The next generation has just one message for you; "Die Hippie, DIE!!!" And now on to the other angry Hippie rantings over the Age of Aquarius that never came to be...]
They are not being drafted, they have nothing to loose. Bringing back the draft will bring back the young protesters
[Hmmm... Maybe Charlie Rangel who introduced the draft bill that he voted against was really trying to bring back the Hippies.]
If they thought they would get drafted DC would explode with protesters.
[According to MTV scare campaign of 2004, we already should have had the draft.]
If there was a draft today, IMO, we would see the same thing we saw back then.
[So maybe we'll see the Hippies protesting FOR the draft this time.]
I agree - a lot of young kids - but they do not number in the thousands - and they walk too fast!
[They number in the dozens and that's about it.]
IF (BIG IF) there is a draft...then NO deferments, IMO. Yeah, those with physical and/or mental disabilities which would prevent them from serving, that would be the ONLY thing and they would basically be a 4-F and not a deferment. Line 'em up and issue a draft number. IMO, does not matter if a lottery or older ones first. Want to end this war??? Start a draft with basically NO deferments. The outrage would have EVERYONE out on the streets and that would include parents like GWB's who might have the strings to pull to get their kid into the champaign unit of an ANG unit. Like Rangel proposed ~~ put their feet to the fire and watch the sentiment turn to the point that Iraq would end post haste.
[The same Rangel who voted against his own draft bill proposal.]
Since a lot of us were in the protests in the 60s and 70s, I am trying to think back on the make up of the crowds. I do not recall the numbers of older protesters like we are seeing today. Primarily, IIRC, it was the 20-ish crowd and on the college and university campuses, the liberal older profs. I gotta laugh ~~ back then, a 35 year old prof was old to me and now 60 sounds YOUNG! Oh, my....where have all the years gone!?!?!?!
[The years passed by while you were sleeping off a massive 60s OD.]
I ran into folks from the 30's. Anarchists and communists and assorted others who were in their 60's, 70's and older who were glad to see us youngsters out in the streets again. The wheel has turned and now we are the old ones.
[The wheel has turned and now you are as irrelevant as the IWW Wobblies.]
Do you feel that the internet alone will cause enough movement of opinion that things will change?
[The internet has allowed Mommie's basement activists to believe they are making a difference while posting on the Web and mainlining pizza. DUAC! DUAC!]
I'm not hostile to hippies per se. It's just that "Hippie" in my mind is associated with "New Age woo woo."
[I know hippies. I've hated them all my life. I've kept this town free of hippies on my own since I was five and a half. But I can't contain them on my own anymore. We have to do something, fast!]
There has been a lot of propaganda against what some call "New Age" and some call spirituality. From my personal experience, those who are really into spirituality leave those who think it "woo woo" alone. The ones who make fun of it and say it exploits others were never really a part of the movement.
[These are what we call the giggling stoners, pretty common form of hippies, usually found in the attics. Problem is, if you see one hippie, there are probably a whole more you're not seeing.]
Dobie Gillis' best friend was a role model for me - whenever the word "work" was said, he would shudder.
And "New Agers" go back even further than that with the Theosophical Society ca 1910, Inayat Khan (1884-1927) bringing Sufism to the West around the same time. Most of the Eastern mystical schools that became known in the West have their roots that go back hundreds of years. Even Spiritualism was popular in the latter half of the nineteenth century; I'm sure my great great great uncle Andrew would be quite at home with some of the things I do today.
[Did your great great great uncle Andrew get a 10 quart yogurt enema from Mr. Kellogg at the Battle Creek Sanitarium?]
I blame it on Ipods.
[Ipods are killing off the remaining Hippies.]
We blew it in the '60s. We failed to dismantle the aggressive war machine.
[You blew it when you dropped your first acid.]
American young people have to negotiate a very different political world than the one we knew as young people. It is a world of hypocrisy and denial. It is a world constantly infused with a false rightwing narrative, created and promulgated by the 5 billionaire CEOs who control all "news" and opinion. It is a world in which democracy hardly exists any more, if you consider the Bushite-controlled voting machines, and other dismal facts--like, it takes a million dollars to even think of running for Congress (if you're going to play the game by their rules--pass money from sincere, hopeful, citizen donors, right into the pockets of the war profiteering corporate news monopoly moguls, for TV campaign ads). It is BushWorld.
[Right now we're proving we don't need corporations. We don't need money. This can become a commune where everyone just helps each other.]
I have been closely studying the awesome, leftist (majorityist), democratic revolution that is occurring all over South America. We need to look beneath, and outside of, this dead corporate culture that is oppressing us, for new inspiration. And it there, let me tell you. In the '60s, the thing that saved this country's soul was the youth culture. Privileged white kids from the north traveling to Alabama and Mississippi, to support the black civil rights movement. Really remarkable things like that happened, because something was happening with young people--this awakening that I tried to describe. Well, that awakening is now happening in Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Nicaragua--all of which have elected leftist governments in the last few years--and also there are great leftist movements occurring in southern Mexico and Mexico City, in Peru and in Paraguay (and even in Guatemala). And much of this inspiration is coming from the indigenous--the most oppressed people in the western hemisphere--finally coming into their own, as a political force. It is a beautiful thing to see.
[Yeah, we'll have one guy who like, who like, makes bread. A-and one guy who like, l-looks out for other people's safety.]
If we could all afford shrinks; real shrinks, ones like Sigmund Freud, and study the techniques of the great actors like Brando -- the world would be at peace.
[May I laminate that profound thought and place it in my wallet for all eternity?]
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IBTP and "24"!
"Keep on truckin.'"
In one of my somber mood I observed, how little we have accomplished through all that protestation: We couldn't even hold-on what we had inherited from our elders, instead we lost a significant portion of it, and as a result, we give markedly worse Human and social conditions to our inheritors to deal with, than what we have enjoyed during the post-war boom.
Damn freeper troll!
Out of band Top 10!
The best thing that came out of the Hippie Era were those great Robert Crumb comix.
Sacrifices you made? Hippie, you must be kidding me. Sacrifices you made? Hippie, I think I can speak for all Vietnam era folks...Kiss my 'effin' a$$.
He would recommend lots and lots of this:
Because you were wrong, cowardly traitor.
All they did was encourage the enemy and demoralize our troops. Thus extending the war leading to thousands more dead on both sides.
Pffffttttt....hey,man....it's not my a$$ out there.Pffftttt....aaaahhhhhh....I'll get on the picket line when they start draftin' 55 year old dudes with gray ponytails.
They're fighting and dying to protect the freedom of these brainless old scum-sucking loser weenies to continue their useless and purposeless lives, ranting and raving about what never was. Stupid old morons.
These people are insane. They want to start the draft to end the war...go figure.
The only sacrifices I recall were burnt offerings at $20 per lid.
"I know hippies. I've hated them all my life."
You and me both, PJ.
I'm still waiting for the "Reagan disaster" that the left was so sure happened. According to them President Reagan's actions were going to kill us all. We're still here and doing well.
Old hippies stink too.
BWAHahahahahaha...the world would be at peace if we all behaved like Brando? How quickly would the islamofascists cut off Brando's head? BWAHAhahahaha...
That's an Eric Cartman quote.
You and me both, PJ.
Count me in that crowd as well.
There is a Hippie chick that hangs out at the local Walmart here. She wears a tie-dyed shirt, floppy beaded hat, large sunglasses....
She also appears to be around 60, smokes cigarettes (at least I think they are cigarettes...), walks around in circles and carries on a rather lively conversation....WITH HERSELF, and randomly waves....AT NOBODY!
I concluded that the 1960's weren't very good to her....and I figure most if not all Hippies have the same problems....
"That's an Eric Cartman quote."
OK, well, Cartman and I have both hated hippies all our lives. GOD Bless our Troops.
(Hippies, may GOD have mercy on your souls.)
They seem more open about their allegiances now than back then. Communism was a word they dared not utter in the 60's-70's, now it is chic.
"I concluded that the 1960's weren't very good to her...."
I think the 60's were the best times of their lifes. They want to re-live the 60's. Spit.
Check out archival photos of the People's Park protests in Berkeley. A sea of red hammer and sickle banners.
Mr. Natural was tops! Crumb was smart enough to play the hippies for laughs.
lifes=lives. Sheesh. These people infuriate me. Can't even spell, I'm so pissed...
Go ahead hippie, compare your sacrifice to this man's:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, March 3, 1863, has awarded in the name of The Congress the Medal of Honor to CAPTAIN HUMBERT R. VERSACE UNITED STATES ARMY for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty: Captain Humbert R. Versace distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism during the period of 29 October 1963 to 26 September 1965, while serving as S-2 Advisor, Military Assistance Advisory Group, Detachment 52, Ca Mau, Republic of Vietnam. While accompanying a Civilian Irregular Defense Group patrol engaged in combat operations in Thoi Binh District, An Xuyen Province, Captain Versace and the patrol came under sudden and intense mortar, automatic weapons, and small arms fire from elements of a heavily armed enemy battalion. As the battle raged, Captain Versace, although severely wounded in the knee and back by hostile fire, fought valiantly and continued to engage enemy targets. Weakened by his wounds and fatigued by the fierce firefight, Captain Versace stubbornly resisted capture by the over-powering Viet Cong force with the last full measure of his strength and ammunition. Taken prisoner by the Viet Cong, he exemplified the tenets of the Code of Conduct from the time he entered into Prisoner of War status. Captain Versace assumed command of his fellow American soldiers, scorned the enemy's exhaustive interrogation and indoctrination efforts, and made three unsuccessful attempts to escape, despite his weakened condition which was brought about by his wounds and the extreme privation and hardships he was forced to endure. During his captivity, Captain Versace was segregated in an isolated prisoner of war cage, manacled in irons for prolonged periods of time, and placed on extremely reduced ration. The enemy was unable to break his indomitable will, his faith in God, and his trust in the United States of America. Captain Versace, an American fighting man who epitomized the principles of his country and the Code of Conduct, was executed by the Viet Cong on 26 September 1965. Captain Versace's gallant actions in close contact with an enemy force and unyielding courage and bravery while a prisoner of war are in the highest traditions of the military service and reflect the utmost credit upon himself and the United States Army.
The last he was seen alive... the enemy dragged him away for execution...he was singing GOD Bless America.
LOL! That graphic is hysterical!
"The Grating Generation."
I know it's too much to ask a DUmmie to follow something to its logical conclusion...
If the current, Iraq-going generation isn't out there protesting, what does that say (other than they're lazy)?
I think the DUmmie meant to say "We inhaled it in the '60s."
A lot of them seem to be dying young (I'm serious). Wasn't there an article here about the psychiatric disorders among the Boomers? Also health problems.
If great great great Uncle Andrew is into watching a DUmmie eat pizza in mommy's basement, I suspect you are correct.
Die You Dirty Hippies!
Well, they blew a lot of things in the 60s too... *Halo*
I am of that generation and I don't understand why these people are so angry. My ex is like that. It must take a lot of determination and denial to avoid the evidence that the Vietnam protests were organized by liars who withheld info from us. These are the Stalinists and totalitarians who will cram their version down our throats forcibly. I guess they are mad that we aren't buying that. Sometimes I wonder if it is also because we divorced them and moved on.
This DUmmie is suffering from shrinkage.
Is this benburch?
Why work when you can just redistribute someone else's wealth your way? It's nice when the DUmmies own up and honestly admit that they are lazy, shiftless, and want others to take care of them.
Respectfully disagree, sir.
The Age of Aquarius has been here a while, and is now withering away along with the old hippies.
By 1980, the "old order," the "establishment," against which the hippies "rebelled," had been overturned. I can think of nothing on the hippie agenda that was NOT either socially-acceptable or legal, or both, by 1980.
We've been in the Age of Aquarius for nearly thirty years, and as the mortality rate of the hippies reaches that of veterans of the second world war (circa 1,000 per day), the Age is going with them.
I always found it amusing, these people resentful of the "establishment" (as it had been circa 1950-1980), railed against it as if it still existed. The hippies will die off never understanding that they themselves had become the "establishment".....and that the rest of us, beginning in 1994, began overthrowing that decadent culture.
The job's not done yet--the elections of last November showed that--but the job's nearly done. The elections of November 2006 were the Gotterdammerung, the "twilight of the gods," of the hippies. From here on out for them, it's all downhill.
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