anniversaries of great watersheds, and decades definitions

On the 50th anniversary of the “Free Speech Movement”, when Mario Savio jumped onto the car and…

… hm… ignited Ronald Reagan’s bid for the California governorship by poo-pooing the “Filthy Speech Movement”.

Ah, the contradictions of the 1960s.  It was either very political or very apolitical.

And all ended up in the suburbs in the 1970s anyways.  Actually it’s curious to see, but I note that people younger than I are now referring to what used to be considered the 1960s… as the 1970s.  As in overheard about growing up in Humbolt County as home of “Hippies, actual hippies… not people dressing as hippies, but the hippies of the 1970s”….

All very contradictory.  Incidentally, the review for the latest book by Naomi Klein, found in the Portland Mercury, that all she’s asking is to return to energy consumption levels of the 1970s, and hey … those were great times.

Tell that to Jimmy Carter.

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