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Whats wrong with "hippies"?

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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 01:27 PM
reply to post by ogbert

Nice post!

I agree i feel like our thoughts are intertwined somewhat. I didn't even think of the long hair thing, i have long hair, and i am constantly called a hippy by people.

As am i called a "punk" because i have gagued ears.

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 01:34 PM
reply to post by tyranny22

i completely agree with you on this. those that backed the Vietnam war were angered by the 'hippie' movement. my mother was a hippie for a long time. she now works as a research assistant for cancer patients and recently was granted an award for her accomplishments in the field of cancer study. i think everyone will have their own opinion here, depending of course on their own biased views. you love war, you hate hippies. it doesn't matter, hippies tried to start a movement that may have just gotten a little covered by the 'smoke' and the music and sex... i think if you hate hippies, it probably just means that deep down you envy them, your life didn't grant you the ability to not give a sh.t about anything except where to score your next lid.. if you could've lived that way, you would have, deny it all you want.. or maybe you didn't and it's because you'd rather fight in a war that was never won by either side, you fought for the propaganda that was fed you, not at all the real reason for the war, just like the wars of today.. don't get me wrong, i have no doubt one of these so-called wars will lead to a nwo if we don't watch out, but maybe it's just not a bad thing anymore...
but to blame one group of people's views on the world as the reason for the state of the world today, that's ignorance... i work in a bankruptcy firm, i see plenty of people riding the system, i also see plenty of people who sincerely need help, but i think in 3 years and more than 15,000 new clients in those 3 years, i have seen ONE hippy walk through that door... oh and by the way, my boss, who's been running this firm for 31 years and is a multi-millionaire, well, he's a hippy too... obviously i am a hippy supporter, if that's what you want to call it... it's obvious this thread is a battle between those who want peace and freedom and those who want war and oil... yes i know it's not that simple, but really it is... everything is black and white with a little gray in between... don't fool yourself and if you want to respond, don't think your fooling yourself will work to fool me, i'm as stubborn as they come... good morning vietnam!!!

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 01:44 PM
reply to post by doom27

Someone earlier said something about the clash of a counter-culture and a drug revolution at the same time. I wonder how it would have been without the drugs. The Summer of Love and Charles Manson trashed the hippie utopian dream.

"Tune in, turn on, drop out."
" If it feels good do it."

These ideas proved to us that even though it appears that no one else is harmed when we destroy ourselves-- that other people suffer.

Heroin in particular changed some very good people into thugs. Today, i guess it's crack.

I'm just saying you can't trow the baby out with the wastewater. Some of the ideas were good.

personally, i have regrow my hair in the last few years.

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 02:03 PM

Originally posted by BigTimeCheater

Originally posted by DragonTattooz

With that said. My question to the intolerance crowd- How is what you define as the "real world" any better than the "real world" that a person in Humboldt County experiences?

You are referring to the people in Humboldt County in which almost 20% live below the poverty line right?

Yea, I'm sure those people know all about the real being responsible, and learning you cant just do whatever you want in life without suffering the consequences of their choices. Of course they know all about that stuff right?

edit on 8-12-2010 by BigTimeCheater because: (no reason given)

Your response indicates that you completely missed my point.

My point was that we are no better than a poverty-level dreamer living in a tree in Humboldt. That person has made that their reality, and whether you like it or not, it is, in fact, real. That person really does live that way, therefore it is real. Period. It's not up to you to judge that person as long as they aren't hurting anybody. So what if they collect a few food stamps? Stop the foreign aid to Pakistan and it would come close to paying the food stamp bill for the whole country.

There are far more important issues to tackle.

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 02:04 PM

Originally posted by SpectreDC

And honestly the biggest farce is the idea that most hippies are marxist far leftists. Most true hippies I know of are actually anarchists and believe it or not, constitutionalists.

That's been my experience as well. The "hippies" who call themselves hippies are more concerned with being identified as a hippie through common stereotypes (the dreads, the tie-dye, etc.) to foster a sense of belonging to a group. Unfortunately, one of these main stereotypes is that hippies are Marxists, so they adopt that philosophy--not because they've studied it, understand it, or adhere to it--to complement the image.

Those who've adopted the true "hippie" mindset are repulsed by self-identification through group adherence. They are free thinkers who don't ascribe to any defined ideology and make their own way, doing it their own way--and they don't tell others how to make their own way.

Live and let live, just don't hurt anybody else. True hippies are actually very libertarian, and couldn't be further from the Marxist stereotype.

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 02:11 PM
I havent read this whole thread, but just from scamming through it I can tell you people are just bashing on a culture you truly know nothing about. Real hippies aren't all stoners, but labeled as such because they believe a person should have the right to do what they want, real hippies don't sit around and do nothing all day (don't believe that stupid south park ep, it's for humor and not to be taken seriously). I have true hippies in my family and they have all tried their best to make a change in our world for the better, Honestly do your research before you spur all these hate comments.

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 02:16 PM
Hippies are a test for the stupidity of people that need to sort out their understanding under neat simple labels.

Because I don't watch football or go to church, or concern myself with the subjects most people do, and instead I spend my evenings building laser light shows, or interactive art some people consider me a "hippie"

Because I party and hug people and love people some people consider me a hippie.

Because all the music I listen to is made by friends of mine, some think I'm a hippie.

Because I don't think most drugs are as dangerous as we've been led to believe when used within limits, I am a hippie.

Because I volunteer in my community some people think I'm a hippie.

Because I pass no judgement on people for their free choices I'm a hippie

Because I see a lot of T and A at the kinds of parties I go to, some people consider me a hippie.

I still:
-Pay taxes
-raise kids
-go to work
-take showers
-hold the door open for the next guy at the train station

People can choose to feel intimidated by me if they think I'm different or if they feel I make them question their choices and beliefs. or they can choose not to.

I don't care either way, They are welcome to my world if they come with something to give and not with empty hands.

But if you think you rather complain about what's wrong with the world and do nothing about it then no worries, there are lots of people who share your view point and are waiting with open arms.


posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 02:38 PM
I'm not sure there are any 'hippies' left as such, but there are certainly a whole lot of 'self entitled rude Yuppies' out there that think the world revolves around them, especially when they are in their car/SUV. Get the Yuppies out of their vehicles and they become pansies, so much so any 55-year old hippie could take, intellectually and physically, if not finically.
edit on 8-12-2010 by Illustronic because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 02:40 PM
reply to post by MMPI2

Now that is funny...LOL ..hahahah!!!! OUUUCH!!! DANG!! I think I cracked a rib...shoot!! Hippie assassins

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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 02:40 PM
double post sorry
edit on 8-12-2010 by XLR8R because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 02:43 PM
reply to post by Nobama

And the truth shall set you free. Thank you for your well educated and well phases opignion. It is much appreciated.

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:08 PM

Originally posted by casijones
Most of the hippies I know are a joke. I said this in another post.. Most 'hippies' my age, are all burnt out druggies. They wear the tyedye, they listen to the dead, they go to festivals... and that's about it. They don't stand for anything. They don't care about what's going on in the world. Pretty much, those kinds of "hippies" are giving the real ones a bad name.

I beg your pardon? Burned out druggies? Some of us are highly educated, and are still activists in our own right and way. We are not a joke by any means, even though most us us are dead, and not so much from drugs either, we had a very unpopular war going on then that did that for us. Some of us were just shot dead by National Guards. So what if we like tie dye? In case you haven't noticed, friend, tie dye and Peace Symbols are back in style...just the other day I saw a teenage girl with a rag style purse with Peace symbols all over a tie dyed background print. And who are the "real ones" you speak of? You hiding Abbie Hoffman over there?

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:36 PM
I think aids was invented by hippie haters. The hippies I have know are far less promiscuous than their counterparts. They were just more open about it. Hippie as a derogatory term usually means the person does not conform. Non-conformists have always been the ones who bring about change for good. My parents were beatnicks who had hippie friends. It was great to grow up surrounded by free thinkers. They call me a hippie, but I am way past that. I built my 'green" house 25 years ago.

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:45 PM
What's wrong with them? Everything.

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:45 PM
Hippies are all over the world.Most of the rainforest amazonians are hippies.They Play drums all day,live off the land,smoke drugs all day.

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:57 PM
hippies were sheep for Manson.

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 03:59 PM
People are so sweet these days. Tra la la la.

What's wrong with hippies? I don't know, but everyone seems to have an opinion. Threads like this are like pulling pedals off a daisy.

I love hippies
I love hippies... not
I love hippies
I love hippies... not

Tra la la la la

I'm a hippie, Why don't you like me?
You make me so sad.

I'm a hippie. So glad you like me.
You make me happy.

TV dinners by the pool, aren't you glad you finished school? Plastic people...

This announcement was brought to you without the benefit of steroids.


posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 04:02 PM

Originally posted by masqua
TV dinners by the pool, aren't you glad you finished school? Plastic people...

Thanks, Masqua...I can always count on you to be Frank...

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 04:23 PM
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck

Yer welcome, JC
I was gonna go with Suzy Creamcheese, but, you know *cough*T&C's*/cough*

Anyways... proud, well-washed hippie with a minimal formal education and an abiding love for all people.

1967 to 1972...this was the period when hippies actually existed in any abundance. Met hundreds directly, saw thousands peripherally and was happy to dance with them under the summer skies. Oh, yeah... I dance indian style, watch me go.

... and if anyone thinks drugs were the BIG thing, you never really knew Frank like I did. Even talked to him once at Wonderland (in London, Ontario). Great gig.

edit on 8/12/10 by masqua because: one too many oh's

posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 05:35 PM

Originally posted by XLR8R
reply to post by MMPI2

Now that is funny...LOL ..hahahah!!!! OUUUCH!!! DANG!! I think I cracked a rib...shoot!! Hippie assassins

edit on 8-12-2010 by XLR8R because: (no reason given)

Crack some more ribs laughing when you go pick up a book and read about the Manson family, Lynette "squeaky" fromme, and the cryptofascist bill ayers and the weather underground who bombed police stations, court houses, military recruiting stations, and eventually themselves.

you have been duped. the problem for the hippies is that nobody is buying their crap anymore.

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