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DeathEmperor413
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16 Sep 2020, 12:24 am

Is this pretty much what the 1960's felt like? All this anger and turmoil with riots and killing because of racism?


Must have been a sucky time to be alive... I don't know how I will get through the 2020's. :(


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16 Sep 2020, 12:39 am

The 60's seem pretty far-out to me, man, like they had some of the best music ever. The Beatles. Lava lamps. The moon landing...my parents grew up in the decade, they must remember.
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But to be honest I don't know about the drug culture. Funny how people back then took drugs to make the world look weird, and now people take drugs to make it look normal.



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16 Sep 2020, 12:43 am

lostonearth35 wrote:
The 60's seem pretty far-out to me, man, like they had some of the best music ever. The Beatles. Lava lamps. The moon landing...my parents grew up in the decade, they must remember.
:flower: :colors: :flower: :afro: :flower: :sunny: :flower:

But to be honest I don't know about the drug culture. Funny how people back then took drugs to make the world look weird, and now people take drugs to make it look normal.



I always heard that the pot-smoking hippies of the 60's and 70's grew up to become the cocaine-snorting yuppies of the 80's and 90's. :hic:

...Now I understand where America went wrong.


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16 Sep 2020, 12:48 am

'Hey Jude'; And 'All You Need Is Love';

The 60's Were No Real Problem for me;

Other than Not Being Able to Speak Until 4;

But That Just Gave me the Opportunity to Become

One With God Nature Before Human Clothes of Abstract Cultures

Made a

Faux
God Out of Words...

So, In Other Words, i had
All a Human could Possibly
Want Through Age 4, Understanding
that i was Just ParT OF iT All NaTuRally ENOUGH.

The Vietnam Era Protests and Civil Rights Protests
Were Just a Few Minute Experience on the National
News in Appropriately Black and White; Not Much for a Child to be concerned
About; At Least Not in the Small Town Segregated Culture i lived in then on the River;

i did find it Strange
That Black Folks Had
to Sit in the Balcony of
The Movie Theater Away
From Us Below; i thought that
made them special; even Higher
And Mightier in a way than the White Folks Down Stairs...

They Seemed Happy and We Were Happy too; can't ask for much more it seems...


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16 Sep 2020, 12:50 am

I miss the 90's, mostly for the entertainment. Today's entertainment is garbage. :(


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16 Sep 2020, 12:53 am

It was as much if not more about Vietnam as a race.

The '60s were the opposite of now in that the push was for more freedom of speech and expression.


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16 Sep 2020, 12:56 am

ASPartOfMe wrote:
It was as much if not more about Vietnam as a race.

The '60s were the opposite of now in that the push was for more freedom of speech and expression.


I guess you have a point. Nobody believes in freedom of speech anymore unless it means that only their side gets to have freedom of speech while the other side is forced to shut up.


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16 Sep 2020, 8:52 am

DeathEmperor413 wrote:
Is this pretty much what the 1960's felt like? All this anger and turmoil with riots and killing because of racism? ...
Not for me.  I started 1960 as a two-year-old, and ended 1969 at the age of 12.  Most of my attention at that time seemed to be focused on my parents, my siblings, our pets, the space-race, Star Trek, and girls.  Except for my dad's progressing alcoholism and the bullies at school, I was happy.

Riots?  Demonstrations?  Strikes against a company?  Those things happened somewhere else, and not in my back yard.

Even the "police action" in Viet Nam seemed far away, and accessible only through the news media.


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16 Sep 2020, 9:52 am

I remember dropping acid for the first time in 1967. I was in kindergarten.



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16 Sep 2020, 10:00 am

The 1960s were okay, I was at primary school then. I think the balance was right between social liberalism and a traditional society,unlike now when social liberalism has morphed into a very illiberal political correctness and identity politics, which have the potential to destroy Western societies, IMO.

The seventies in the UK was a very interesting and quite enjoyable decade, despite the propaganda from ultra-Thatcherites and 'Libertarian' Conservatives which has aimed to rewrite the period for ideological reasons.


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16 Sep 2020, 10:05 am

VegetableMan wrote:
I remember dropping acid for the first time in 1967. I was in kindergarten.
That explains a lot. :P



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16 Sep 2020, 10:06 am

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I remember dropping acid for the first time in 1967. I was in kindergarten.
Dropping it was a mistake.  You should have taken it as a "Pass/Fail" grade.


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16 Sep 2020, 10:15 am

Steve1963 wrote:
VegetableMan wrote:
I remember dropping acid for the first time in 1967. I was in kindergarten.
That explains a lot. :P


I moved onto to heroin in the first grade.



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16 Sep 2020, 10:16 am

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16 Sep 2020, 1:28 pm

DeathEmperor413 wrote:
Is this pretty much what the 1960's felt like? All this anger and turmoil with riots and killing because of racism?


Must have been a sucky time to be alive... I don't know how I will get through the 2020's. :(


Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it.

It’s quite apparent (to me, at least) that the lessons from over 50 years ago, were forgotten, or they never learned them, in the first place.

I’d rather remain locked in my apartment, and watch cartoons nowadays, than interact with the rest of the world.



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16 Sep 2020, 5:26 pm

VegetableMan wrote:
I remember dropping acid for the first time in 1967. I was in kindergarten.

Heavy, Maaaaan. Who gave you the drugs?


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