Do you even know what a hippy is? Boy do you generalize. Rob...maybe they were I don't know but sometimes you lump stuff together...and I realize it's easy to brand "hippys" but I have to wonder if that is a bias showing... Hippys changed our world in the right way...protest..."this shit is wrong" good for them. Needs to happen now...in a big way...I will watch.I'm old and just happy...so when you let your shit fly through not even th inking just posting you convey a n attitude that pisses some sensitive folks off. Me included..
1. We have different views on what the "hippies" accomplished and different views on the changes that have taken place since then. I don't want to argue about that.
2. When i said hippy. I was thinking of a specific example of someone i knew.
He lived in a cabin without plumbing , grew pot for his own use, bathed in the tail out of the stair step pool and sold firewood out of an ancient f-150 to make ends meet, barely.
As far as i know, he was great guy. His name was Bruce. I haven't seen him since the early 90s. If you have a problem with me defining him as a hippy, I'll refer you to the Willy Nelson song.
What about the accomplishments of all those hard working rednecks? Lots of them left blood and body parts in the forest and in the mills to provide homes for people and paper productd and a lot of them aerved their country in Asia even though their country wasn't serving them.
Not interested in discussing any of the political aspects of any of this.
I gave an accurate account of my experiences of growing up in the 837.