Born Again Hippies

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posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 09:43 PM
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In the 1960’s a movement was started. A movement that defined a generation. Hippies, those dirty hippies. Oh they were great! They loved everyone, they stood for equality, they promoted harmony, peace, love, fellowship. Make love, not war. Then… time passed by, they were assimilated into society, they had children, raised those children and then they had grandchildren. Something happened along the way. They cut their hair, they gave up the drugs, they stopped listening to music, they joined “society”.

Where are they today? Those who had the wild orgies, those who indulged in … things, those who fought the system? Where are they today? Well, they’re gone, they no longer exist. They were assimilated by the equivalent of the borg, aka capitalism. They “saw the light”, they were taken in by today’s fad, they were born again hallelujah!!

They’re not Christians, not in the traditional sense, not even in a factual sense, they are part of the fundamentalist evangelical movement that has bastardized Christianity as well as humanity. Not all of them mind you, but the ones who jumped on the bandwagon in the 60’s, then jumped on the disco bandwagon in the 70’s, then on the punk bandwagon in the 80’s, trying to hold on to their youth. In the 90’s they were the dot-com group, then with the turn of the century they were the people screaming to attack Sadam because somebody with the same color skin he had hijacked planes according to the news, so he must be guilty too.

Now, instead of wanting “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” for one and all, they concentrate on the right to bear arms, the death penalty and life beginning at erection. They aren’t the same people they were in the 60’s, no, they’re the polar opposite now. They have become what they fought against 40-50 years ago. They became their own enemy.

It was brilliant strategy on the behalf of their opposition. They didn’t have to beat them, they just converted them. It happened without even a whimper. It didn’t take great force, it didn’t take weapons, it didn’t even take money, it just took time.



*Disclaimer*
I'm a minority group. I'm a liberal Christian, a traditionalist in many ways, 100% Methodist in fact. Not non-denominational, not evangelical, but very liberal just like Jesus Christ was... so you don't have to waste your time attacking me and calling me an athiest




posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 09:50 PM
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What's your point though?



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 09:56 PM
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Interesting analysis I have to say that I can agree with you to a certain point I am after all a product of the 60s era and my parents were hippies in way.

Very interesting.



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 09:59 PM
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weird
they mighta realized that one person could satisfy one person



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:03 PM
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Originally posted by GmoS719
What's your point though?


They've become what they most opposed. Society beat them. They fought it and fought it and fought it until it just assimilated them. Now they are the very people that they wanted to keep from taking over. They fought against it until it beat them by doing absolutely nothing.

Think about what their children and grandchildren are fighting against now, somewhat at their behest. That's what they will become. What the "hippie" part wanted and what the "born again" part doesn't. Just a cycle, nothing more.



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:05 PM
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Where are they today? Those who had the wild orgies, those who indulged in … things, those who fought the system? Where are they today? Well, they’re gone, they no longer exist. They were assimilated by the equivalent of the borg, aka capitalism.
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No here you are incorrect my dear , some carry on even yet , more timid perhaps , but still fully believing deep down in what is true.
And if you believe that the soul of the sixties is dead forever you are discounting ...... the power of those few souls that are still influencing the world even today in a truly positive way.



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:06 PM
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Not quite sure what you're getting at but those who were hippies in the 60's are either dead now or adopted alternative lifestyles. Can't stay in the same phase forever.
edit on 14-1-2013 by TrueMessiah because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:08 PM
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You analysis hit me like rock, but I will never became what my parents have become, I can never see my self as a born again Christian when they told me to question everything, sadly the forgot what they were preaching when younger.

But I never will forget because that is what I have taught my children.




posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:09 PM
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I don't know. I know some old hippies who kept it real. There were only a small percentage who were serious about it. That was the downfall: most "hippies" were just teeny boppers. Not truly a part of the counter culture. The hippies of old were also much more libertarian than the shallow, politically correct, leftist pseudo-hipsters of today. Most people don't realize that.



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:12 PM
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I think you might be wrong, people who are conservative religious fundamentalist war mongers were never hippies,even back in the 60`s and 70`s they were tight ass establishment lap dogs.



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:13 PM
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Well David Horowitz did go Neocon from left to right, and he exposes the shenanigans of the left which he saw first hand. Can't say that about all the hippies though. We know where Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn went....or stayed anyway...that is left. We know where Anita Dunn went....
I think most of the hippies either dumped Peter Pan or they went full Socialist Utopia....like Anita and Bill. Yes, some of them are now decision makers forcing us all to accept their demented and ill-conceived Commune-itarianism.
edit on 14-1-2013 by ThirdEyeofHorus because: typo



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:16 PM
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Sadly my parents are two of those hippies of the 60s that now are fundamentalist Christians, everything they taught me in my youth is now tabu for them as they have changed dramatically.

That is why I can see the opening OP as very close to my own personal reality of what my hippie parents have become now in the senior years.



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:20 PM
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WoW ! That's far out man.

Peace



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by L8RT8RZ

Originally posted by GmoS719
What's your point though?


They've become what they most opposed. Society beat them. They fought it and fought it and fought it until it just assimilated them. Now they are the very people that they wanted to keep from taking over. They fought against it until it beat them by doing absolutely nothing.

Think about what their children and grandchildren are fighting against now, somewhat at their behest. That's what they will become. What the "hippie" part wanted and what the "born again" part doesn't. Just a cycle, nothing more.


And why does "society" need "beating" exactly? Aside form the moral degradation caused by hollywood and their ilk, and the immigration problem, why is "society" your enemy? If anything needs to be overcome, it is the tyranny coming from inside the beltway and in the boardrooms and Wall street.

I think you need to figure out who your enemy is before you embark on your war.



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:41 PM
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I think for some it was kind of just for fun, but for others it was a serious lifestyle choice. I've known some 50 year old punk rockers too.



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:53 PM
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Geeze, we were supposed to change?
Nobody told me that Hippies were out of style and supposed to be capitalists. Maybe they did actually but I never believed they were telling the truth. Oh well, guess I gotta get rid of the van, firepit, and the good old stereo system. Can't sniff any more of that birch bark when firing up the woodstove either. No more going to concerts and to all those Indian programs around here and I guess I have to find a box to live in.

Ah crap, that doesn't even sound close to interesting. I'd have to give up all my friends and start eating all the poisonous foods that the government says is safe. I'd have to start taking the drugs the doctors are trying to push on everyone. I'll stick with my coffee.



posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 01:53 AM
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They “saw the light”, they were taken in by today’s fad, they were born again hallelujah!!

Big mistake right there. Being a hippie was probably the biggest fad in the history of fad. The largest group of non-independent followers there ever were, hippies. There is nothing wrong with them falling out of it and into the next to fad, that is what they did in the first place.



posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 02:19 AM
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Originally posted by bluemooone2



No here you are incorrect my dear , some carry on even yet , more timid perhaps , but still fully believing deep down in what is true.
And if you believe that the soul of the sixties is dead forever you are discounting ...... the power of those few souls that are still influencing the world even today in a truly positive way.

Yeah they are still around, they either shop at whole foods or they can be seen begging for change outside of whole foods.



posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 02:38 AM
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A lot of the males were forced into the services and sent to Vietnam and the ones who survived came back traumatized by the experience.



posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 05:24 AM
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Originally posted by marg6043
Sadly my parents are two of those hippies of the 60s that now are fundamentalist Christians, everything they taught me in my youth is now tabu for them as they have changed dramatically.

That is why I can see the opening OP as very close to my own personal reality of what my hippie parents have become now in the senior years.



You know exactly what I'm talking about then.


The rest are either too young, didn't know any hippies or haven't seen it because they're part of it





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