posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 08:07 PM
There are several factors where the 60s parallel today, but there are also large divergences.
Just as there is today, the subterfuge in the political arena was immense, perhaps even more so then: the assassinations of JFK, RFK and MLK were
conducted under extremely suspicious circumstances, FBI COINTELPRO was at an all time high under the increasingly paranoid J. Edgar Hoover, the Mafia
was at it's most powerful in America and the Military-Industrial-Complex was gearing into overdrive with it's overt war against Communism and the
covert war against leftist though on all fronts.
Today, we have subterfuge with the bail-outs, crony capitalism, a government that indulges in Orwellian tactics for the "good of the populace" and
an out of control military-industrial-complex banking on a war generated on flimsy grounds. Not to mention the Prison-Industrial-Complex, the
Pharmaceutical-Industrial Complex, and organizations such as the World Bank, the IMF, the Federal Reserve, the BIS and G30 operating more out in the
open than ever.
The big difference is that in the 1960s there was a viable counter culture and even radical militant resistance to what was perceived as the Man, now
referred to as the "Powers That Be". Through the Hippie movement the youth became revolutionary agents, spreading a counter-culture message that has
forever altered American society. Meanwhile, there were the Yippies, the more politically radical ready to take charge, as well as disparate groups
such as the Weather Underground and the Black Panthers who would resort to more urban warfare tactics against capitalism and the state.
Today, there is no longer the "Us against Them" mentality, it's an "Us against Us" mentality pushed on us by Them. People talk the talk, but by
and large don't walk the walk. Of course, the counter culture of the 60s didn't achieve much other than eventually becoming who they claimed they
wouldn't be (i.e., the current Democratic Party).