Wednesday, 8 August 2018
It came as something of a surprise to realize that I am still persecuted by homophobic Hippie-haters.
The right-wing big business plutocrats of our world conspire with media-moguls, Fundamentalist Christians, and Satanic rock musicians to wipe out everything that the Hippie Generation stood for and achieved.
And the surprises don't end there.
The rock legends and superstars who we trusted and endorsed betrayed us as well.
Peace and love became sex and drugs and rock and roll and the hope of the Hippies became decadent hedonism.
But it was not until the 1980s that the full evil of rock music was revealed.
Generation X turned to Satan and professed pure evil.
This was when the right-wing politicians and plutocrats conspired with their evil to attack and intimidate us.
My generation was bashed into submission and reconstructed as politically impotent consumers.
Now all that remains are: holidays, shopping, must-see T.V., tickets, and sports.
Our idealism and spirituality are no more.
But there is a glimmer of hope.
An independent Internet allows anonymous support for social activism.
And Progressive Christianity provides an alternative to right-wing Fundamentalism.
Evangelical Christians in the U.S. have lost all credibility by backing the usurper Trump.
Their hysterical calls on the character of Bill Clinton look hopelessly hypocritical against the record of Donald Trump.
And their appeal to the youth of America has all but evaporated.
A new generation of politically active youngsters is leading the revolt against the Status Quo.
It can only be hoped that the Hippie Generation can rouse themselves from their sleep and back up the new activism.
We need new politicians who are prepared to stand up for what they believe and take on the plutocrats and the media-moguls with the support of the majority.
But a word of warning.
Don't allow rock musicians to take the lead.
Satanists in rock music betrayed the Hippie Generation into lives of drugs, divorce, and degradation.
And they will do it again.
So look to ordinary heroes for leadership.
Celebrity is bankrupt.
We must find others to lead.
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