Why do you think America will never have a major hippie gathering like it did in the sixties again ?
Is it because people have too much pride to want to work hard to support people who don't want to work? never a summer of love 2 for that reason?
- DustbindivaLv 71 month ago
The gatherings were a repudiation of previous social mores and values. They have achieved change so unless the Democrats realize we are in the 21st century and start seeing things in a new light, they want to return to the 60s. That accounts for demonstrations and marches. So in that regard they are recreating the 60s but the reasons are vague since they dont have social causes.
- 1 month ago
The Vietnam war is over. And we have an all-volunteer military. So, yeah, that makes a difference.
- Not ApplicableLv 62 months ago
There was a convergence of events in the late 1950s into the 1960s which will not likely return. You had the beatnik counterculture, the rise of a large baby boomer generation coming of age, the explosion of the drug culture, and the rise of the anti-war, environmental, and civil rights movements. This gave rise to a mass movement which impacted music, politics and social norms. There were some positives which arose out of that period just as there were failures. One failure was that you cannot stay high on some substance forever and expect to have a functioning society.
Some successes include the whole idea that a person should be able to live their lives as they choose as long as they don't hurt anyone else, the rights of people of color was firmly embedded in society, and the realization you have to care for the environment. However, the whole of the Vietnam War and Watergate circumstances created a major distrust of government which lasts to this day. Interestingly, some of the practical elements of the environmental movement echos much of that period, even those ideas considered fringey in the 1960s, such as the intentional community movement (Foundation for Intentional Communities) have garnered something of a rebirth in examining the nature of work, community life and environmental sustainability.
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- Saut de ChatLv 72 months ago
Haight-Ashbury is not what it was in 1967. It is far more expensive and many hippies and people of color moved out. I live in the Lower Haight and it's mostly millionaires and billionaires on the block with a few old gays or hippies who have lived here for decades.
- Kid MohawkLv 52 months ago
We have the internet. We no longer need to stand around in one place, taking time away from the comforts of our crap rentals.
- 2 months ago
Money drives everything.
- Anonymous2 months ago
The term freak is more apt. There's plenty of those in the pathetic Democrat party.
- EisbärLv 72 months ago
Because we're not sending off 60,000 Americans to die in a pointless war like we were in the 60's.
- Anonymous2 months ago
You haven't see a Bernie rally?