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#2464268 - 03/10/18 10:31 AM Re: Have the hippies won? [Re: EV2Bird]
srt Offline

Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 8962
Loc: Make America Rake Again
Cudaman1969 you are describing the 2nd and 3rd round type hippies.
Think about (or listen to) Pete Seegar, Bob Dylan or maybe Joan Baez and type of message they were delivering and it will shed light on some of what was important to activists and the first wave of hipies.
It's much like burning man, if I understand the original guys that started the gathering no lnger attend, because of what it's becoe, not what it was intended.

#2464286 - 03/10/18 11:34 AM Re: Have the hippies won? [Re: EV2Bird]
300by500 Offline

Registered: 12/19/05
Posts: 2847
Loc: Bowling Green KY / Nashville, ...
I was born in 1963.
For me the most catastrophic event of the 60's was when I broke the glass in my "Snoopy" lunchbox vacuum Thermos bottle on my first full day of school in 1969.


#2464351 - 03/10/18 02:07 PM Re: Have the hippies won? [Re: EV2Bird]
srt Offline

Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 8962
Loc: Make America Rake Again
My only lunch box memory was look on the school bullys face just before mine slammed him up side the head. I believe I was in second grade and the guy changed course after that event. I found out later David Chetti (sp?) was disturbed because his dad was dying. We became pretty good friends and I think the event and my friendship helped he through the tough times. Always wondered how he did later in life.

#2464626 - 03/11/18 07:51 AM Re: Have the hippies won? [Re: RSNOMO]
Pale_Roader Offline
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Registered: 01/21/05
Posts: 4500
Loc: the frozen wastes...
Originally Posted By RS23U1G
Originally Posted By 2boltmain
I was born in 69.

You missed all the good stuff:

Couple random assassinations...

Civil discord...


And hippies...

On the flip-side, I remember the car dealership windows getting soaped-up before the 1969 new model releases...

Not to mention being able to BUY a '69 car in '69... . . . . .

#2464795 - 03/11/18 01:58 PM Re: Have the hippies won? [Re: EV2Bird]
Frankenduster Offline
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Registered: 02/15/10
Posts: 15591
Loc: Granite Bay CA
My impression of Hippies was a dirty, sloppy and lazy person that did not want to work, preferred to beg for money and just hang out with other losers smoking pot.
Did they win?
We have more losers living in the street than ever before.
We have more people waiting every month for a check.
Idiots have decriminalized Marijuana use and legalized it in several states.
If these infected scabs of society win, every productive member of society loses at the same time.

#2464895 - 03/11/18 06:16 PM Re: Have the hippies won? [Re: wingman]
RoadRunnerLuva Offline

Registered: 01/31/03
Posts: 3011
Loc: Michigan
My oldest 1st cousin was a certified 100% pure hippie in the late 60's.
She and her boyfriend (later husband) were into psychedelic drugs/ music/
hippie clothes/long hair..everything. But she accidently got pregnat in 1970, they decided to get married, and settle down and live the "suburban life" with full time jobs, a house...etc.
So, I would say they gave into society's peer pressure and "lost"
their fight to rebel I guess. pity
"Get busy living or get busy dying"....

1972 Plymouth Duster...418ci Stroker Small Block
1973 Dodge Charger SE Brougham...400 Magnum Big Block (SOLD)
1971 Plymouth Duster...360 4bbl (SOLD)
1970 Dodge Challenger...340 4bbl (SOLD)
1969 Dodge Dart...440 Big Block (SOLD) Burn't up in a fire
1969 Chrysler 300 Convertible...440 Big Block (SOLD)
1968 Dodge Dart Custom...318 4bbl (SOLD) Smashed/wrecked
1998 Dodge Dakota R/T 5.9 Magnum
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0

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