What Hippies Did for the United States

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The Hippie Movement
So what did these crazy hippies do for us? They were Civil Rights activists, and their motto was peace and love. What exactly is wrong with that? Take Woodstock for example, when in recent times has there been a group or a half a million people in one place for three days and have no violence at all it hasn’t happened, all they did was smoke pot have sex and listen to rock n roll and blues music. According to Adam Huber most of the hippies are in their youth between the ages of 15 and 25 years old and mostly came from wealthy middle class families, they left because they didn’t agree with their parents views and most people said they were spoiled and wasting their lives. I think they were fighting to become their own person. Not having to follow their parents or the churches or even the government’s rules. Where would women’s rights be right now if they didn’t rebel against it. The movement started in San Francisco this is where the world got its first look at the way of the hippie and their LSD experiences. Huber also states how the experimentation of marijuana spiked in this time period starting at a few hundred thousand to 8 million people smoking pot ranging from twelve year olds to college seniors.

So what really is a hippie? Some say it’s the way people dress and behave a lifestyle. The dictionary defines a hippie as one who doesn’t conform to society’s standards and advocates a very liberal attitude and lifestyle. These vague descriptions I think don’t even scratch the surface on how the hippie heart works. According to Skip Stone being a hippie is a matter of accepting a universal belief system that transcends the social, political and moral norms of any established structure, be it class, church, or government. Each of these institutions have their own agenda of controlling or even enslaving people. Each of these institutions also have to defend themselves when threatened by real or even imagined enemies. (Stone) “To be a hippie...
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