Friday, May 25, 2007

Hey Man, We’re All Kind Of Hippies Now--Far Out...

Hey Man, We’re All Kind Of Hippies Now--Far Out...
London TimesOnline: ByMary Ann Sieghart

Love isn’t quite all you need in life. But it’s a whole lot better than hate. And if that ideal continues to pervade British society, then we should be profoundly grateful to the Summer of Love which took place 40 years ago in 1967.

According to a YouGov poll for Readers Digest, we are all hippies now. And it’s not just the maxi dresses flooding out of Topshop or the instant sell-out of Glastonbury tickets. The values of peace, love, greenery, independence of mind and sexual freedom are no longer alternative but mainstream.

Three quarters of us now agree with sex before marriage, 82 per cent want to save the planet and 48 per cent believe in questioning authority. Roughly the same proportion think there are too many rules in society and a similar percentage – the same people, perhaps? – enjoy walking around barefoot.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/mary_ann_sieghart/article1837763
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They are as wrong as they can be. Maybe these underdeveloped forever-children need to pretend that the rest of us are just like them, but that's only because they're scared of the grown up values and responsibility we espouse. They'll be the ruination of our society--and they'll only blame US for it.

Like communism, they'll dissolve from within because they're not strong and moral enough--spiritual enough--to stand for anything on their own. Without their hatred of us, they have nothing with which to sustain them.

3 Comments:

Anonymous may lake said...

I haven't seen a hippie for years. What are they talking about? Even when they had hippies, I was going to work, buying my car, watching the Honeymooners on tv.

9:44 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

LOL! Then you were one of the normal ones and they were off trying to find the rest of their Utopian dreamers...

9:49 PM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

WOW! I love your comments, Donal! I feel just the same way.

Thanks for being our little window to a world we may not always be aware of.....

12:46 AM  

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