What Is a Hippie?
Occasionally you hear about hippies. But people who call themselves hippies today, or that others call hippies, are not like the original hippies at all. Generally, modern hippies are more brown (and I’m talking clothing choice) and less stoned than the original hippies. The original hippies were making many different political statements, social statements, and fashion statements. Of those various statements, many have been incorporated into modern mainstream thinking. Other ideas were taken out into the yard, shot mercilessly in the head, and buried in a deep, unmarked hole dug in the forest. The guy who buried those statements (mainly related to fashion) was then shot and buried in another deep hole, like the guys who buried the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings, so that no one could find those fashion statements no matter how hard they looked.
Following our theme of examining how Americans of a certain age were taught, as children, to think about certain things, we will now look at a formative depiction of early hippies as depicted on early TV shows. There is really nothing to be said about this, other than “OMG, did people really…look like that? …think other people looked like that? …put that sort of thing on TV? …watch that sort of thing on TV?”
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