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Where are the Hippies?

Way back when the USA was fighting the war in Vietnam, the Hippie movement started. The roamed the world as wandering minstrels, long hair with bandanas, in their torn jeans. They flowers in the hair. "Peace brother!" was what they use to say and would smoke charas. Essentially they were against the war their country was fighting. Wandering Americans - practically rebels, revolting against their governments war-mongering. In those days Hippies were tje friendly face of America, when most people did not know what an American was.
The Hippies have vanished.
Now Americans citizens are told not to go to a particular country because they may get killed, kidnapped etc. Whoever invented this, demolished the concept of the Americans who do not approve their government's policies to travel the world preaching their beliefs to a world which would be more receptive. Americans are now told that the world outside the USA is a very dangerous place.
These are different times. Durin…

Where are the Hippies?

Way back when the USA was fighting the war in Vietnam, the Hippie movement started. The roamed the world as wandering minstrels, long hair with bandanas, in their torn jeans. They flowers in the hair. "Peace brother!" was what they use to say and would smoke charas. Essentially they were against the war their country was fighting. Wandering Americans - practically rebels, revolting against their governments war-mongering. In those days Hippies were tje friendly face of America, when most people did not know what an American was.
The Hippies have vanished.
Now Americans citizens are told not to go to a particular country because they may get killed, kidnapped etc. Whoever invented this, demolished the concept of the Americans who do not approve their government's policies to travel the world preaching their beliefs to a world which would be more receptive. Americans are now told that the world outside the USA is a very dangerous place.
These are different times. Durin…