Posted 3 years ago on June 11, 2012, 3:28 a.m. EST by stevebol
from Milwaukee, WI
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I'll try to keep it short. I was born in the late 50's, a young baby-boomer. We 'observed' the 60's more than grew up in them. I remember the day of JFK's funeral vividly. RFK, MLK. Many of us were turned off by the behavior of older boomers but shared the same beliefs. The hippies really dedicated went communal. They decided not to live a life of consumption. There was plenty of drugs and sex. The hippies had to ask themselves whether to 'sell out' constantly because they saw their friends and others having financial success as the years passed. Some changed very little but most assimilated into the corporate world. Here we are many many years later and the Occupy movement is here. I know many people are asking themselves, "Were the hippies right after all? Maybe we just partied too much back then." We're faced with the possibility of a 'third world' America and noone knows what the future will bring. I hope OWS and Occupy understand that this is NOT the 60's. It a much different world. The 60's generation always had a plan but Occupy seems to run on instinct. Maybe that's better.