Originally Posted by statu
Helper In Promoting Peaceful Individual Existence
I like that one.
Hey people! Is there something wrong with love and peace?
I'm not a smurfing hippy but can understand the whole movement. As far as I know, the hippy's were born in the sixties, or maybe teens in the sixties.
What was going on then? Parents were living the american dream and they worked hard for it. There was also a cold war, nuclear cold war going on. The USA and Soviet Union had many stockpiles of nuclear weapons. Either country could have blown up the other.
The Korea war dug it's bad memories into our society back then as well. Seemed like the world especially in the late 1950's and 60's life was weird but people survived, thrived.
Adults were living the American dream. There kids were too and then the Vietnam war came up. By the time it hit kids were like WTF? Why do I need to go get myself killed over a far off country that has no effect on my life? America was bada$$ that time. We ruled. We put our kids to task.
The kids didn't want to go fight a war that they had no purpose to. America drafted to get men to join. The war was a failure. Hey, I'm a vet, I'm not slamming Vietnam vets. Their life was harder than mine ever was because many of them were forced to do Uncle Sam's deeds and when they came home they were considered degenerates by us americans.
So, anyway some time between america living high, mighty and kicking butt. Kids had to grow up. Some of them didn't believe in the war of the day and flocked together.. They just wanted peace and love. I think that started the Hippy movement. I have nothing bad to say about that. nothing at all.