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Younger generations soon began to rebel against the conservative norms of the time, as well as disassociate themselves from mainstream liberalism, in particular they turned away from the high levels of materialism which was so common during the era. This created a counter-culture that eventually turned into a social revolution throughout much of the western world. It began in the United States as a reaction against the conservative social norms and stasis of the 1950s, the political conservatism (and social repression) of the Cold War period, and the US government's extensive military intervention in Vietnam. The more social/cultural youth from the movement were called hippies. Together they created a new liberated stance for society, including the sexual revolution, questioning authority and government, and demanding more freedoms and rights for women, homosexuals, and minorities. The Underground Press, a wide-spread, eclectic collection of underground newspapers served as a unifying factor for the counterculture. The movement was marked by drug use (including '___' and marijuana) and psychedelic music.
A mass movement began rising in opposition to the Vietnam War, ending in the massive Moratorium protests in 1969, and also the movement of resistance to conscription (“the Draft”) for the war. The antiwar movement was initially based on the older 1950s Peace movement heavily influenced by the American Communist Party, but by the mid-1960s it outgrew this and became a broad-based mass movement centered on the universities and churches: one kind of protest was called a "sit-in." Other terms heard nationally included the Draft, draft dodger, conscientious objector, and Vietnam vet. Voter age-limits were challenged by the phrase: "If you're old enough to die for your country, you're old enough to vote." Many of the youth involved in the politics of the movements distanced themselves from the "hippies".
The most well-known anti-war demonstration was the Kent State shootings. In 1970, university students were protesting the war and the draft. Riots ensued during the weekend and the National Guard was called into maintain the peace. However, by Monday, tensions arose again, and as the crowd grew larger, the National Guard started shooting. Four students were dead and nine injured. This event caused disbelief and shock throughout the country and became a staple of anti-Vietnam demonstrations.
Originally posted by Techsnow
Just wait until 2012 when we all turn into super humans and learn how to fly... good times I hope coming, or the human race starts over, those are our only two options imo.. crazy stuff I know.
I'm not sure about 2012 being the date of it,but I have faith that the human race will change for the better.We have to.We just can not go on this way.IMO our evolution isn't over.Our bodies may have reached the peek,but our minds still need work.There is a quote in bible somewhere about in the end times how God will fill our minds up with understanding.So I guess I do think that one day we will all have the chance to "ascend".What form it will take I have no clue,but I believe with all my heart its going to happen.
Originally posted by SantaClaus
reply to post by Techsnow
Haha, that's pretty intense, but I cannot argue with faith.
Do most of you other who believe in upcoming ascension believe solely based on faith?
Its strange, because as our rights are being stripped from us, we sit in apathetic silence.