Hippies? Let us define a hippie before we go any further. The definition of Hippie I am going to use here is from Wikipedia, and granted they have
three paragraphs defining a hippie, but I am going to use this quote for my point of the thread.
Hippie fashions and values had a major effect on culture, influencing popular music, television, film, literature, and the arts. Since the widespread
movement in the 1960s, many aspects of hippie culture have been assimilated by mainstream society. The religious and cultural diversity espoused by
the hippies has gained widespread acceptance, and Eastern philosophy and spiritual concepts have reached a wide audience. The hippie legacy can be
observed in contemporary culture in myriad forms — from health food, to music festivals, to contemporary sexual mores, and even to the cyberspace
Now when one reads the other paragraphs and thinks these are the same people basically associated with drugs sex and rock n roll, it seems they
actually accomplished a few things in their stupors.
Without being long winded, seems they can have a acclaim to fame for peaceful minded things. After all it appears the arts and affairs of the spirit
were pretty much covered, even if the beliefs delved back into ancient times
One common and not to be denied idea of the afor mentioned Hippies was, for the most part, they were all about Peace.
Now if anyone has a real clear memory of the 60s and hippies, they may also recall that things were a little violent then as well.
The Hippies, as much as they were all about peace were not happy about a useless war,(Vietnam) ,(not that any war is purposeful in the long run)
amongst other things and they took to the streets. Yes they actually made the news., and not always in such a pretty way. They demonstrated with their
unhappiness about many over bound steps of the government. They Knew something was wrong and tried to demand change. They tried to make a point. They
believed they were the "People," and had the right. They let it be known they didnt like the secrets, and blatant actions against their fellow man in
Yet at the same time, their argument was all about "Imagine." Imagine a world... We would really like to live there please Mr. Government. That is
reality, that is what Should be real.
Like WW2 vets and their stories of heroes, they are slowly slipping away, yet they remember, and have found peace and forgive.
Hippies are older and wiser now too. They still know secrets are just wrong. They still know old school and one must play fair. It is honorable and
the right way, and the only way that should be tolerated. Even the religious folks should agree with that.
Face it, the Hippies believed in Love. They pushed back for their rights they knew as mans right, belonged to them.
Today, some think that is a fantasy world. Really? Must it be? Wouldn't it just be a whole lot easier if all just erase all the lines and share the
bread the wine?
What is really wrong with this whole picture? What is the irony? One must fight for peace? WHY? What is wrong with that picture? For millenniums this
has gone on.
Does it magically stop on 12-21-12? Will it take total kaos of truths reviled? Will it take the bright shiny youth, the spawns of old hippies to get
it right? Do they see the writing on the wall?
We old hippies are tired of fussing about it, can you achieve the Stars, The Heart of Love, The Reality of what some call fantasy? Peace without
Can they Imagine and make it happen the only way?
Spill the dirt, lance the wound, get er done...???
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