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  •  I'm not sure that most English speakers (19+ / 0-)

    agree with your definition of "actual hippie".

    My old man is a vet who got his ass kicked by pigs for protesting an unjust war.  He lived on a commune for a good while.  Was broke all of his life in no small part because he refused to work for the murder machine while living in a military town.

    Beard to his belly and hair halfway down his back, still wearing overalls everyday into the late 90's, and pigs pulled guns on him more than once because of it.

     Kinda guy who'd spend the food budget on seeing the Dali Lama...and who has never seen a war he hasn't protested.

    He uses it.  And frankly, I've seen his scars and I'm going to take his definition of the word hippie a hell of a lot more seriously than I'll ever take yours.

    President Perry announced that noted terror promoter Noam Chomsky, whose works are believed by the Administration to have inspired terror around the globe, was killed in a drone strike as he ventured out of his Icelandic bunker.

    by JesseCW on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 11:17:47 AM PDT

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    •  Thank you from this old "hippie". eom (5+ / 0-)

      Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. -- Harry S Truman

      by YucatanMan on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 12:26:56 PM PDT

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      •  Ah yes, there is the word, "courageous". I havn't (7+ / 0-)

        seen any courageous people in our political system lately.  The system hates courage and weeds out those people early because they are a danger to the wealthy and the status quo. It seems money trumps courage and everything else in our twisted society because, we, the people, allowed the wealthy (corporations and bankers) to buy the government  Why did we allow it ?  Mostly apathy and ignorance.   So where would a courageous skillful person come from ??????  It can't come from our political system.  That person must come from the people.  And some day it will.  When the political class screws things up enough (and they will because of their nature) and the people are suffering badly enough, leaders will come forth to lead the people.  And they will say to our country's leader, (the president and company) NOW GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE, and it will not be a wish or a request.  Then the arrogant leaders will call in the troops.   But the army will say, hey we can't shoot everyone.  Besides, the people have a valid point.  And dam, we are the people too.  Just ask the previous leader of Egypt how it works.

    •  you have no idea how i define hippie (0+ / 0-)

      and wtf does your uncle have to do with the topic at hand?  your uncle is a hippie and that proves...what, exactly?  i've protested wars...i've done commune life here and there.  now what?  hell someone even told me once that there aren't any hippies anymore.  maybe that was you?

      My goal is to make the world safe for anarchy. - 4Freedom

      by Cedwyn on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 06:01:29 AM PDT

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      •  My uncle? What? (0+ / 0-)

        You, Cedwyn, made an utterly false assertion about "real hippies" and what they do or do not say.  Do you still remember what this conversation was even about?

        That your assertion was rebutted is no reason to  start going on about how you went to a permitted protest  and stayed on the approved civil obedience route, or the weekend you spent visiting a commune.

        Or attributing bizarre inaccurate statements to me.

        President Perry announced that noted terror promoter Noam Chomsky, whose works are believed by the Administration to have inspired terror around the globe, was killed in a drone strike as he ventured out of his Icelandic bunker.

        by JesseCW on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 08:43:40 AM PDT

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