Jump to content

Hippie .....


Recommended Posts

Hippie

250px-Woodstock-kids.jpg
Young people near the Woodstock festival in August 1969.A hippie (or hippy) is a member of a liberal counterculture, originally a youth movement that started in the United States and the United Kingdom during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.

 

 

The word hippie came from hipster and was initially used to describe beatniks who had moved into New York City's Greenwich Village and San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. The term hippie was first popularized in San Francisco by Herb Caen, who was a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle.

 

 

The origins of the terms hip and hep are uncertain, although by the 1940s both had become part of African Americanjive slang and meant "sophisticated; currently fashionable; fully up-to-date".

 

 

The Beats adopted the term hip, and early hippies inherited the language and countercultural values of the Beat Generation. Hippies created their own communities, listened to psychedelic music, embraced the sexual revolution, and used drugs such as marijuana, LSD, peyote and psilocybin mushrooms to explore altered states of consciousness.

 

 

In January 1967, the Human Be-In in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco popularized hippie culture, leading to the Summer of Love on the West Coast of the United States, and the 1969 Woodstock Festival on the East Coast. Hippies in Mexico, known as jipitecas, formed La Onda and gathered at Avándaro, while in New Zealand, nomadic housetruckers practiced alternative lifestyles and promoted sustainable energy at Nambassa.

 

 

In the United Kingdom in 1970, many gathered at the gigantic Isle of Wight Festival with a crowd of around 400,000 people. In later years, mobile "peace convoys" of New Age travelers made summer pilgrimages to free music festivals at Stonehenge and elsewhere. In Australia, hippies gathered at Nimbin for the 1973 Aquarius Festival and the annual Cannabis Law Reform Rally or MardiGrass. "Piedra Roja Festival", a major hippie event in Chile, was held in 1970.

 

 

Hippie fashion and values had a major effect on culture, influencing popular music, television, film, literature, and the arts. Since the 1960s, many aspects of hippie culture have been assimilated by mainstream society. The religious and cultural diversity espoused by the hippies has gained widespread acceptance, and Eastern philosophy and spiritual concepts have reached a larger audience.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Since the 1960s, many aspects of the hippie counterculture have been assimilated by the mainstream.

In the 60's, hippies sought to free themselves from societal restrictions, choose their own way and find new meaning in life. This made hippies instantly recognizable to one another and served as a visual symbol of their respect for individual rights and their willingness to question authority.

Hippies often chose brightly colored clothing and and the styles for the most part were loose and non-constricting. Styles such as bell-bottom pants, vests, tie-dyed garments, dashikis, peasant blouses, and long, full skirts with nature-inspired patchwork or non-Western clothing with Native American, African and Latin American prints.

Much of hippie clothing was self-made in defiance of corporate culture, and hippies often purchased their clothes from flea markets and second-hand shops. Natural and foreign ccessories for both men and women included Native American jewelry, head scarves, headbands and long beaded necklaces. Tie-dyeing was very fashionable in the West in the late 1960s and early 1970s, as part of hippie style and still is today.

handpeace.gif

Hippie culture spread worldwide through a fusion of rock music, folk, blues, and psychedelic rock; it also found expression in literature, the dramatic arts, fashion, and the visual arts, including film, posters advertising rock concerts, and album covers.

Eventually the hippie movement extended far beyond the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and appeared in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, Brazil and many other countries.

hippie-today.jpg

Neo-hippies, some of whom are sons, daughters and grandchildren of the original hippies, advocate many of the same beliefs of their 1960s counterparts.

Drug use is just as accepted as in the "original" hippie days, although most neo-hippies do not consider it necessary to take drugs in order to be part of the lifestyle, and others reject drug use in favor of alternative methods of reaching higher or altered consciousness such as drumming circles, community singing, meditation, dietary practices, and yoga and dance.

The neo-hippie movement also inspired festivals and workshops that advocated alternative lifestyles, clean and sustainable energy, and unadulterated foods. Nambassa is also the tribal name of a trust that has championed sustainable ideas and demonstrated practical counterculture and alternative lifestyle methods since the early 1970s.

The neo-hippie movement has also morphed into the 'Green Movement.' The Green movement is a political and social movement which advocates goals common to Green parties, including environmentalism, sustainability, nonviolence, and social justice concerns. Supporters of the Green movement, called Greens, adhere to Green ideology and share many ideas with the ecology, conservation, environmental, feminist, and peace movements.

Some simply advocate ecological living is a life philosophy. Proponents of ecological living aim to conduct their lives in such a way that they have an all-encompassing awareness of earth and its processes. Each choice made under such a way of life requires a consideration of the consequences of the choice, and the way that the decision will affect the environment and all living things within it. Ecological consciousness and care for the earth are of paramount importance in the decision-making process.

 

http://www.happyhippie.com/hippie-history.html

 

https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/sixties/resources/what’s-sound-teaching-1960s-through-popular-music

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bunch of posers with rich parents

Its easy to be a bummy hippie when you can go home to wealthy family

And these fucking pot bellied mismatch sock wearing pussy hipsters are a waste of space

 

forehead-slap-smiley-emoticon.gif

Aw, jeez.....another 12-year-old who misses the '50s.

*

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hippies = the crowd that raised the awareness of not only the USA .... try the world.

 

And the crowd that was willing to hit the streets in protest to make change.

 

And who saved millions of soldiers lives through persistence against the Nam war. Too bad 50,000 soldiers died for no damn reason.

 

The crowd that brought healthier foods and cleaner air to the forefront.

 

The crowd that is still pushing for economic and social justice no matter who YOU are.

 

Not to mention lots and lots of great music came with this movement.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Bunch of posers with rich parents

Its easy to be a bummy hippie when you can go home to wealthy family

And these fucking pot bellied mismatch sock wearing pussy hipsters are a waste of space

 

 

That's a good thing. Why? Because rich hippies can focus on economic and justice for all rather than occupy employment that so many others need to make ends meet. It's a bargain at any price.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hippies were stoned out kids. They had flower power, free love, and were in the counterculture. They were pretty much a harmless bunch on their own. They were easily manipulated by the commies and others. Some of them actually went to the nam. I graduated from High School in 1966. There were lots of hippies in Mass. in the 60's. Male hippies did wear granny glasses. hahahahaaa.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Free Love eh ...... never been sure about that phrase.

 

Folks of both genders have been having affairs,orgasms and orgies long before the late sixties came along. Presidents,lawyers,bankers,politicians,janitors,care sales people,preachers,saints,dancers,Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor,Putin,Leonard Cohen,Glenn Frey,Bonnie Raitt,Led Zeppelin,Bing Crobsy,Fred Astair,Ginger Rogers,Marilyn Monroe , EmmyLou Harris,Grateful Dead,Cary Grant,Matt Domer .....

 

yep making love has been around for a while and what a pleasure. a productive use of time.

 

DON'T know that hippies were any more easily manipulated than some on this board who chow down on misinformation however certainly demonstrated the will to challenge big government,big banks,the war machine and racism. In the streets and quite public.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They were idealists who just wanted to blow dope and vegetate. They did little protesting. When i think about hippies i think about San Francisco and psychedelics. The protesters were mostly students. Emmylou Harris was the girlfriend of Gram Parsons. Sweetheart of the Rodeo.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They were idealists who just wanted to blow dope and vegetate. They did little protesting. When i think about hippies i think about San Francisco and psychedelics. The protesters were mostly students. Emmylou Harris was the girlfriend of Gram Parsons. Sweetheart of the Rodeo.

 

 

And most hippies were students ..........

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

 

And most hippies were students ..........

 

I was there dope. I am pushing 70. Most hippies were not students. If you are saying that at one time during their life they WERE a student you are correct. It depends on what the definition of is is. Most hippies were dropouts. I knew hippies who hung around UMASS out in Amherst. They were not students. ZOOMASS in the 60's was great. Give yourself a grade. Free love and plenty of dope. Hippies just wanted to stay stoned and listen to Psychedelic music. I went out to UMASS in the middle sixties. Stayed in a house full of hippies in Belchertown. It sucked so bad i joined the Army in 1968.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...