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Lizzie Cornish 1 24 Mar 13 - 12:20 PM
Kit Griffiths 24 Mar 13 - 12:48 PM
Little Hawk 24 Mar 13 - 01:28 PM
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Big Al Whittle 24 Mar 13 - 02:28 PM
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Subject: BS: Who wrote 'The Dirty F*cking Hippies'?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 12:20 PM

Does anyone know? I can't find it on Google....

'The Dirty Fucking Hippies Were Right'


"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that.
There's a black granite wall in Washington D.C. that bears 58,260 names on it. All of those whose names are carved on that wall are dead. For what? Freedom? If this country had listened when kids were screaming to stop that slaughter, that wall would have been one hell of a lot shorter. Yet we as a nation still wage wars of choice. War encouraged by pluotcrats. Peace is never discussed. Peace has somehow become a pejorative. Peace is no perjoritive. Peace is essential to the survival of the human race. Those who advocate for war are a dangerous and fearful group who should be marginalized and disavowed. War is always the last choice.

The dirty fucking hippies were right!

Now the oceans have been rising and warming. The polar ice is melting at alarming rates. The climate is changing in irreversible ways. Our survival as a species is on a precipice. The science on this is clear: Humans are now in trouble..... because of our reckless stewardship of what we dominate. We have polluted this fragile jewel that hangs in space. Our only home. The food we buy is contaminated. The toys we give our children as presents for christmas are tainted with poison. The water we drink is rife with carcinogens. The fish in our seas, lakes and rivers are so full of mercury that it is only recommended we eat them once per week. We have now come face to face with our own extinction. I hate to say we told you so, but...

the dirty fucking hippies... were right!

We've elected sociopath after sociopath for the last 30 years, to every level of government. Many of them slaves to corporate parasites that gorge themselves at the public trough while the most vulnerable people in our society: the sick, the young, and the elderly go wanting. Billions of dollars in profits are being snitched up at the expense and suffering of our neighbors by the jackals that comprise our pharrmacutical companies and insurance companies.

Both of which pipe their diagnostic wisdom and their faux concern right into our homes via teevee and radio commercials. These legal drug dealers now sell their wares with impunity and the insurance gamblers perform a slick game of 3 card monty right in our living rooms. Most of these drugs have a list of caveats that would make even the most dishonest used car salesman blush. And the insurance hustlers change the rules of the game when it's time for them to pay up.

Profiting from the suffering and pain of others. Profiting from human frailty. Universal Healthcare? Too expensive, we were told. Gasbag talking heads on teevee and radio have been complicit in this deception while being handsomely compensated for their assistance.

I'll say it again:
The dirty fucking hippies... were right!

Big Box discount stores descend upon small towns in America like alien ships filled with cheap products, bought at low prices, from countries that pay their workers slave wages. Plutocrats love this business model. Mom and Pop shops can't compete with the prices set by these huge corporate parasites. and to no one's surprise many small businesses in these tiny hamlets fail. Leaving small towns filled with empty store fronts and even in some cases forcing these former small business operators to go to work for the very people that ruined their livelyhoods. Small town America is subsequently decimated by this invasion. Often helpless in stopping it.

Wall Street has cannibalized itself. Still hungry, feeling the pangs of their greed, they've now come to the government for their daily meal. And still, without a hint of irony, a spokesman for this ravenous tribe, mounts a soapbox and has the temerity to rail against the evils of socialism. Turns out, the socialism is for them, the capitalism is for us. Abbie Hoffman once baited these bansters by throwing cash onto the floor of the NYSE.

To no one's astonishment, they demonstrated their insatiable greed. The gluttons couldn't help themselves, they stopped trading and got on their knees to sweep up the free loot. Wall Street should have been reigned in long ago.

The dirty fucking hippies... were right!"

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Subject: RE: BS: Who wrote 'The Dirty F*cking Hippies'?
From: Kit Griffiths
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 12:48 PM

I always knew we were!

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Subject: RE: BS: Who wrote 'The Dirty F*cking Hippies'?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 01:28 PM

Dead right all the way, Lizzie. The ideals of the young people in the 60's were aimed in the right direction for the most part...although I'll add one qualifier: I was there, and I was very disappointed at the time in how many of the long-haired set were actually just being posers...many were mouthing the revolutionary words of our idealistic causes in very superficial way, because they thought it was the "cool" thing to do...and actually their minds were mainly intent on what is termed "partying" (getting stoned, getting drunk, and getting laid).

It was a darn shame how many of my contemporaries fell into the latter category (at least half of them, maybe more)...but it does not change the fact that the more socially motivated members of that generation held high ideals and tried to change the world into a better place, and they showed great courage in confronting the oppressive government forces that sent out cops and soldiers to beat them back into line and keep war being "good business" for the few at the top.

(the smarter hippies weren't dirty, by the way)

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Subject: RE: BS: Who wrote 'The Dirty F*cking Hippies'?
From: michaelr
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 01:34 PM

That about sums it up. Good find, Lizzie!

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Subject: RE: BS: Who wrote 'The Dirty F*cking Hippies'?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 02:28 PM

I was one of the dirty ones. Could still use a shower.

I don't recollect being right about anything ....more sort of clueless. I marched to Grosvenor Square in 1967. But i didn't like the communists I walked alongside.

Charles Manson and the Simbianese Liberation Army weren't right about anything.

I will say that my taste in guitarists was impeccable, and I still love the music of Jansch amd all those guys like McTell that I used to worship. They still don't get on telly. The corrupt music industry squeezes them out.

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Subject: RE: BS: Who wrote 'The Dirty F*cking Hippies'?
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 09:58 PM

Well, the answer was just on the thread list:

BS: Who wrote 'The Dirty F*cking Hippies'?         
BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Yes, they were in that order.

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Subject: RE: BS: Who wrote 'The Dirty F*cking Hippies'?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Mar 13 - 10:49 PM

I would've expected Richard Nixon to come up with that particular phrase, actually.

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