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Response to Roy Rolling (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2013, 03:18 PM

47. Five movements cames together in a Perfect Storm of the 60s:

1 Anti-war

2. Desegregation

3. Free speech

4. Sexual expression

5. Peace and love (flower children).

Plus we had the best music ever; the mixing of cultures and voices was important.

There was much overlap between the movements.

Universities especially were public, were cheap and hotbeds of thought and protest.

There were religious leaders (like MLK, the Berrigans, Bishop Pike, Catholic liberation theology, rebirth of American paganism, rebirth of American Indian religions) allied with the major movements.

I spent the late 66-79s bouncing between Berkeley, San Francisco, and Marin for high school. work, and university and my rural and Indian country Humboldt county home.

My parents did not understand me. I quit hunting age 17. Smoked tobacco a handful of times and never since my teens but learned to like P** age 13.

The arts flourished and the mixing of cultures were syncretic (this happened in religion and life philosophy as well).

Heaven or hell, still proud to be a liberal.

Sadly disappointed in what happened to the USA, World, and our communities, especially post the so-called "Reagan Revolution".

My experience of the present USA is a much meaner and heartless society.

Technology does not always work for good but human understanding of the natural world is always positive.

I did not expect today's world back in the 60s and 70s.

Where have all the flowers gone?





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