any old hippies? Even just baby-boomers?
I have been increasingly aware of this sadness for a few years now, so I will ask the tribe.
Do you find that people just kind of pretend that nothing happened culturally between Kennedy's assassination and like, Reagan?
Me and the wife are called "hippies" by some friends and other people (I never encouraged this label). We like Janis Joplin and get high everyday and drop acid and dig protest songs and tie-dye and the Doors and colors and non-theistic omni-culturally spirituality and civil rights.
Now, growing up, I was led to believe that this was basically normal, and expected that people in my parents' generation would recognize and appreciate this continuity of their own counter-culture.
Instead though, I typically encounter total ignorance or outright hostility. It is literally like people are pretending none of that ever happened. Does this happen to you? Do you think that it is weird?
"Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."
Jack london, "Before Adam"