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Old May 1st, 2010, 03:03 PM   #51
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"The event had more to do with the idea of young people taking control over their lives, wresting their destinies away from the powers that were
(parents, politicians, the draft board). It had to do with the still-relative newness of rock 'n' roll, the raw, naked power of an art form still struggling for recognition and respect."

Creating music at the time was a business, but, not yet an industry.

"Woodstock also represented a peaceful rebellion against some of the worst aspects of late '60s America. African American artists opened (Richie Havens) and closed (Jimi Hendrix) an event that also prominently featured Latino artists (Santana) and even one (Ravi Shankar) from India. It was a poignant statement against the racial and cultural discrimination that marked the mainstream."

Woodstock essentially broke away from traditionalism and was the advent of modern counter-cultural ideas and behaviors. It symbolically gave a generation permission to say "NO" to authority.
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Santana - Soul Sacrifice (Woodstock 1969)



[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JryQXilMj4"]YouTube - Santana - Soul Sacrifice (Woodstock 1969)[/ame]

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Well, the hippies showed up half a million strong, and that got the attention of the business world. Advertising and retailers took note about the youth movement. And for probably the first time, the youth market wasnt just a niche anymore. It took a front seat in everything.

Even stodgy old Detroit took notice, and from then on, no more square cars. It was all curvy cars from that point. Which Im glad, as I own one of those early 70s curvy cars. So, Woodstock kinda got the business worlds attention that the new generation was of age.
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A wise sage in that era (Jerry Rubin I think), remarked that for things to move forward, it had to be more fun to be in the revolution than it was to be out of the revolution. Another, a few years later, quipped that if you could remember the 60's, you were not really there. I think both were right, but I'm not sure...Woodstock...was that the big festival in the mud?
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These 3 videos explain exactly where the whole hippie wave came from, whom it served and what it brought :

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyu-9-OhHog&feature=related"]YouTube - Part 1: The History of Political Correctness[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI3ulKg5gH4&feature=related"]YouTube - Part 2: The History of Political Correctness[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk6C3s1ol1A&feature=related"]YouTube - Part 3: The History of Political Correctness[/ame]
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These 3 videos explain exactly where the whole hippie wave came from, whom it served and what it brought :





It figures.....just put the brain shackles on me...

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Free Congress Foundation is politically conservative, but it is more than that: it is also culturally conservative. Most think tanks talk about tax rates or the environment or welfare policy and occasionally we do also. But our main focus is on the Culture War. Will America return to the culture that made it great, our traditional, Judeo-Christian, Western culture? Or will we continue the long slide into the cultural and moral decay of political correctness? If we do, America, once the greatest nation on earth, will become no less than a third world country.
One of the reasons you are allowed to speak your mind is due to the advances in our society and the living document know as the Constitution of the United States.

Are you aware of a program called "Radio Free Europe". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is a broadcaster funded by the U.S. Congress that provides news, information, and analysis to countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East "where the free flow of information is either banned by government authorities or not fully developed.

"The free flow of information [which] is either banned by government authorities or not fully developed" is exactly what the "Free Congress Foundation" appears to support.
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It figures.....just put the brain shackles on me...

One of the reasons you are allowed to speak your mind is due to the advances in our society and the living document know as the Constitution of the United States.

Are you aware of a program called "Radio Free Europe". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is a broadcaster funded by the U.S. Congress that provides news, information, and analysis to countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East "where the free flow of information is either banned by government authorities or not fully developed.

"The free flow of information [which] is either banned by government authorities or not fully developed" is exactly what the "Free Congress Foundation" appears to support.
And how do they support censorship by opposing the so called "Pollitical correctness", which is the biggest censorship in the west currently?
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And how do they support censorship by opposing the so called "Pollitical correctness", which is the biggest censorship in the west currently?

By their own words.....
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But our main focus is on the Culture War. Will America return to the culture that made it great, our traditional, Judeo-Christian, Western culture? Or will we continue the long slide into the cultural and moral decay of political correctness? If we do, America, once the greatest nation on earth, will become no less than a third world country.
http://www.freecongress.org/aboutfcf.html

Woodstock coincided with legislature borne from the "Great Society" package fostered by the LBJ administration. Such legislature appears to be considered "PC" regulatory initiatives by those whom you seem to rely on to give you your ideas.

Further, there are more ideas and traditional values in the US besides those espoused Judeo-Christian philosophy. The Free Congress Foundation is "culturally conservative" and clearly is opposed to any ideas, ideals or thoughts outside the scope of their universe and wishes to thwart any meaningful exchange of information or philosophical discussion.
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Wowsers...are you and the dipwads who did those videos ever wrong about this. I take it that you were not there.
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By their own words..... http://www.freecongress.org/aboutfcf.html

Woodstock coincided with legislature borne from the "Great Society" package fostered by the LBJ administration. Such legislature appears to be considered "PC" regulatory initiatives by those whom you seem to rely on to give you your ideas.

Further, there are more ideas and traditional values in the US besides those espoused Judeo-Christian philosophy. The Free Congress Foundation is "culturally conservative" and clearly is opposed to any ideas, ideals or thoughts outside the scope of their universe and wishes to thwart any meaningful exchange of information or philosophical discussion.
Of course that there are many ideas in the US and the world generally than those of Christianity, traditionalism and nationalism. Some people believe it is allright to have sex with an 8-year old and they've been pushing the authorities to legalise it in godless countries like Holland. Yet does it mean that we should be tollerant to all ideas and accept them, because otherwise some liberal might call us "intollerant"? There are different countries around the world with different history and culutre. The US was created as a christian country and its culture has been based upon Christianity. Therefore, christians in that country have the right to protect that traditional culture of the US by opposing anti-christian and anti-traditionalistic ideas such as those of Marcuso, that led to the hippie wave and Woodstock - and open attack to everything traditional in the US. It is a war - a cultural war to be more precise, and each side uses different weapons. Currently, the enemies of tradition, Christianity and patriotism in the US (and in Europe) use as a main weapon the so called "pollitical correctnes" which shuts the mouths of all people from the political right, but doesn't affect those from the left. What weapon for censorship do those from the right use? I don't see any. So how can you say they are authoritarian and anti-free speech when it is they that are cenosred by the former marcusians and hippies, nowadays "multiculturalists" and socialist?
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