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In the second half of the decade, young people began to revolt against the conservative norms of the time, as well as remove themselves from mainstream liberalism, in particular the high level of materialism which was so common during the era. This created a "counterculture" that sparked a social revolution throughout much of the western world. It began in the United States as a reaction against the conservatism and social conformity of the 1950s, and the US government's extensive military intervention in Vietnam. The youth involved in the popular social aspects of the movement became known as hippies. These groups created a movement toward liberation in society, including the sexual revolution, questioning authority and government, and demanding more freedoms and rights for women and minorities. The Underground Press, a widespread, eclectic collection of newspapers served as a unifying medium for the counterculture. The movement was also marked by the first widespread, socially accepted drug use (including '___' and marijuana) and psychedelic music.
Originally posted by ugie1028
reply to post by jinx880101
Your absolutely right. that is scary. why the majority wont stand up to the minority.
fear? brainwashed? hopeless?
Originally posted by seangkt
There will never be another revolution. There are a large of amount of people who have let paranoia take over their mind and would love the idea of a revolution but no one will do anything. The only revolution taking place today is the millions of fingers aimed at the government blaming them for anything they can.
Originally posted by Tykonos
You didn't have a revolution during the Great Depression. Things were alot worse then.
[edit on 13-4-2010 by Tykonos]
Originally posted by Someone336
Congratulations America, you are conducting what might be the laziest "revolution" of all time... all talk and no game being cultivated by coach potatoes soaking up what the media tells them.
Originally posted by antonia
Where are you getting corporate anarchy from? The Constitution doesn't matter now if no one is following the rules as you state. I'm sorry, a document is not infallible. Sitting there talking about it isn't going to make anyone follow it. It doesn't address any of the new forms of technology that have arisen in the last 100 years. Where do people get this idea that if you think the constitution might be a bit outdated you want corporate rule and enforced child rape or something? It's just stupid.
Originally posted by truthquest
.Just say that you have no value for freedom and liberty and you're ridiculous comment about the constitution not mattering will all make sense.
The constitution represented thousands of years of evolution of government. The corporate anarchy that has developed represents a hundred years of devolution. Its a pity you can't recognize the growing fascism right in front of your face.