Though the Left fantasizes itself the continuation of the hippie movement, the hippies were all about freedom, liberty, and self-determination... exactly the opposite of what the Left stands for today.
Hippie-turned-moderate-Democrat Mickey Kaus agrees:
Paul Krugman decries “hippie punching.” This is now an accepted way to mock almost any contemporary criticism of unabashed liberals. I was a hippie – hippie adjacent anyway. I knew hippies. Hippies were friends of mine. They hated liberals. That goes double for the ’60s New Left. Liberals were the enemy, and many of the New Left’s critiques (e.g. of Big Labor/Big Government corporatism, interest-group politics and anti-participatory bureaucracies) were very similar to today’s Tea Party critiques.
How do you think the hippies would have liked Obama bombing children in Libya, by the way?
I knew hippies, and you are no hippie...seriously
The difference is in understanding that large corporations and rich people are, inherently, dangerous to the rest of us.
Hippies understand that large corporations and gov't are hostile to freedom; tea partiers don't understand the corporation part of it
Please read the blog archives on Goldman Sachs, AIG, IndyMac, Fannie Mae, etc.
I get the corporate danger. And the most dangerous corporations are the ones that get in bed with government.
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