What was needed to stop the 60s liberal revolution in its tracks?

Oct 2018
1,209
Adelaide south Australia
#21
One of the things that I find ironic is that most of the peace and love hippies from the 60s have grown old to be bitter, vengeful judgemental people who epitomize what they supposedly opposed in their youth. Well, at least that has been my experience.
A few who did aslot of drugs and survived are curiosities not taken seriously by anyone. One of the few survivors I admire is Germaine Greer. I like some of her newspaper articles.

Not sure all hippies were smart enough to end up bitter and twisted. My observation is that young dickheads usually grow up to be old dickheads.

I have a vivid memory of what you would call a female hippy: Short, thin, long blonde hair. She was reading history at university. She lived in an old house with her boyfriend and two other couples. They were building a concrete yacht in the back yard (I kid you not)

She was painting a mural on thee lounge room wall; it was the cover of a book by Carlos Castaneda, a complete fraud who claimed to be an anthropologist. The hippies loved him because he wrote about the wonderful, mind expanding effects mescaline. As I said,. young dickheads-------------

What happened? The household split up, half finished yacht left in back yard as gift to landlord. Herself became pregnant after finishing with university and her then boyfriend, who I liked a lot.Don't know what happened after that.She looked and behaved a bit like Forest Gump's Jenny.. By That I mean she was flaky, not promiscuous
 

stevev

Ad Honorem
Apr 2017
2,680
Las Vegas, NV USA
#22
I used to think that the liberal wave of the 1960s in the US ended with Richard Nixon's election in 1968. Now I think it ended for good with Jimmy Carter and his "Great Malaise" speech. Add that to the antics of brother Billie and the "killer rabbit" episode and culminating in the 444 days of captivity of US embassy personnel in Tehran. If that's not enough, how about stagflation and 21% mortgage rates (if your credit was good). No wonder old Ronnie looked good!
 
Oct 2018
1,209
Adelaide south Australia
#23
I used to think that the liberal wave of the 1960s in the US ended with Richard Nixon's election in 1968. Now I think it ended for good with Jimmy Carter and his "Great Malaise" speech. Add that to the antics of brother Billie and the "killer rabbit" episode and culminating in the 444 days of captivity of US embassy personnel in Tehran. If. that's not enough, how about stagflation and 21% mortgage rates (if your credit was good). No wonder old Ronnie looked good!

Indeed, and HE was demented for a lot of his presidency.Me, I never trust an older man who dies his hair.

Mortgages here reached 17%., Fortunately, I was married at the time and we both worked --we lived on one wage, and used all the other to pay off the mortgage.We did that three times, between 1979 and 1989, moving up market each time., and making capital gains profits each time.. in between, we lived an affluent lifestyle. It was during that period I concluded the secret to a comfortable life for a working person is no mortgage and no use of credit.-This approach includes the need to accept the concept of 'delayed gratification' :rolleyes:
 
Oct 2018
1,209
Adelaide south Australia
#25
Well given the economic recovery of the 80's, and the opening of serious nuclear arms reduction talks with Gorbachev, maybe a little dementia isn't all that bad.:drool:
Yup.

I'm looking forward to mine, as long as it is Alzheimer's rather than hardening of the arteries. People with Alztheimer's apparently don't suffer, they just fade away, layer by layer. OF COURSE, it's no fun at all for people around them..Arterial sclerosis is horrible; I watched my dad die with it by inches, over years.

At the time, I once read . The president ,Mr Reagan (who is not now and has never been senile) said today----------. I wonder what the chances are for the incumbent White House resident?
 

stevev

Ad Honorem
Apr 2017
2,680
Las Vegas, NV USA
#26
IMHO men in politics are best suited for high office in their fifties. They have the experience and hopefully enough working grey matter for the job if they are qualified in the first place. For women it might be a bit later. As for the current incumbent : :vomit:
 
Oct 2018
1,209
Adelaide south Australia
#27
IMHO men in politics are best suited for high office in their fifties. They have the experience and hopefully enough working grey matter for the job if they are qualified in the first place. For women it might be a bit later. As for the current incumbent : :vomit:
Sounds about right.

Remember the saying "Youthful enthusiasm is no match for old age and treachery"