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02 February 2014 @ 06:05 am
Hippies and libertarians  
Back around 1970, I decided that since the best policy for the government to take towards drugs, consensual sex, dirty books, and wars in Asia was to mind its own business, that might work for everything. I no longer believe that; it's now more like wishing. Here is a history of hippies and libertarians.

Thanx to RAW Illumination.
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browngirl on February 2nd, 2014 04:24 pm (UTC)
*makes a note*
Greetings Fellow Comstoks!fengi on February 2nd, 2014 04:57 pm (UTC)
That's a fascinating essay, thank you for pointing it out. What strikes me is how much hippie/libertarian history is not only predominantly white, but often top down in terms of class. When the deck is stacked in one's favor - and one doesn't recognize this as a privilege but sees it as normal - it's easier to live in the now and dismiss society as being insulated from the consequences seems like natural freedom.