#OWS: Let Me Tell You Wall Street Asshats a Little Something About Hippies


Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 10:32 AM PDT

#OWS: Let Me Tell You Wall Street Asshats a Little Something About Hippies

by One Pissed Off LiberalFollow

One of the attack memes for right wingers and know nothings is that the Occupy Wall Street movement is merely the wacky doings of hippies, or aging hippies, or dirty fucking hippies.


Now I don't want to make this all about hippies...because it isn't. The #OWS movement is a phenomenon all to itself. Blaming it on hippies is just typical weasel behavior from the champaigne-sippin', caviar-dippin' greedheads of Wall Street crowd – you know, the ones who got us into this mess in the first place. It's just their way of avoiding responsibility, and boy howdy are they good at it.

But hippies, young and old, are involved...and that's a damned good thing.

Let me tell you something about hippies. Hippies didn't export anyone's jobs, hippies didn't lie us into an immoral war, hippies didn't  conspire to steal anyone's pension funds, hippies didn't order anyone tortured, hippies didn't steal so much that it crashed the economy of the entire world, and hippies don't go on national tv and spew nonsense and propaganda for a very nice living.

So go ahead and blame hippies for everything...as if they had ruled us for decades. We should be so lucky. But we weren't that lucky - not by a long shot. Instead, we got you.

So if the hippies have some advice for you Wall Street assholes, maybe you should listen. You could do worse. You did do worse. You did a lot worse.

Hippies told you to mind your planet. Hippies told you to make love not war. Hippies told you to not let greed grab you. But did you listen?

No. You and your minions in Congress and elsewhere turned your backs on responsibility. You abandoned the people and sold your souls to the highest bidders. Consequences be damned.

You should thank what gods may be that there are still hippies, that there are still people who put humanity over corporate profits, that there are still those who insist that we do the right thing rather than the profitable thing. We just may save the planet from assholes like you.

Meanwhile, our bought-and-paid-for politicians can't do shit:

Global warming? Sorry.

Unjust wars? Nope, nothing to be done.

An oppressive and unjust Military Industrial Complex? C'est la vie.

Class warfare by the 1% against the 99%? It's only class warfare when we say it is.

The disastrous drug war? Whatcha gonna do?

Loss of precious civil rights? Quit yer bitchin'.

Mercenaries on the streets of America? What's to worry about?

Corporate takeover of the country? Yawn.

No, our bought-and-paid-for politicians can't do anything that doesn't involve shoveling cash into the coffers of the already filthy-fucking-rich. And by their inaction they would doom us all.

You greed-deranged fools who have done these things to us had better hope that the dirty fucking hippies come riding to the rescue. Otherwise we are all going to suffer a fate that only you deserve.

I don't care what anyone says, there is something sweet and pure about old hippies like Ben Masel and others. People who still retain their principles and ideals and are still willing to stand up for humanity in the face of unrelenting tyranny. They deserve respect not scorn. Bless them all.

The following photos are from the October 15th Day of Global Action in Troy Davis Park, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Originally posted to One Pissed Off Liberal on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 10:32 AM PDT.


Wendy's picture

Interesting how unusual but similar language showed up at the g-spot in 2 different posts (Hippies and a-holes). I wonder what Clif High would have to say about this? Is there a meaning? In any case - I fully support the efforts of Hippies world-wide. I believe they are way show-ers.


Noa's picture

I've often wondered what happened to all the hippies of the '60s who were so influencial in ending the Vietnam war.  They spoke of peace, love, and ecology.  Did they all grow up and lose themselves in the corporate lust for consumerism? 

I'm happy to see that there are still some old hippies around and a new, young hippie generation is emerging to take their place.



The Way of the Hippy "To be a hippie you must believe in peace as the way to resolve differences among peoples, ideologies and religions. The way to peace is through love and tolerance. Loving means accepting others as they are, giving them freedom to express themselves and not judging them based on appearances. This is the core of the hippie philosophy."


This video posted on http://hippy.com/ says it well:

Thank you, Noa.  That was wonderfully clear in its message.

ChrisBowers's picture

If Clif High is correct (as per his latest consideration of the data), there will be a complete and irreparable breakdown of the current monetary system worldwide, along with some amazing earth changes within the next 12 - 18 months.

He did not say anything about the currently popular use of the term "hippies".  As you know he sees this movement as a very organic spontaneous worldwide movement that could not possibly be contained in the term "hippies".

The use of that term is just a sophmoric and very simple/narrow minded diversion that could not possibly work on anyone truly paying close attention to what is really going on right now.  As Bill Maher said so appropriately on his "new rules" segment last Friday, "Turn on, tune in and drop out now relates to their hearing aids, and Wavy Gravy is now making wavy gravy in his pants", LOL....

Wendy's picture

Hi Chris,

Did you mean diversion or derision? I didn't get the Bill Maher thing but I generally don't like him anyhow. I agree that the OWS is not all hippies but you have to admit that a bunch of people camping out in city parks does fit the bill. Perhaps it's the generation I grew up with but I see the term as a compliment.

ChrisBowers's picture

I still watch him, but I watch to see what the "minions" of the ruling class are regurgatating for the masses, much like I watch the MSM news (when I do watch it, which isn't very often anymore).  I meant diversion (if that was truly a serious question instead of amusing wit).

Bill Maher was using humor to ridicule the far right that have been using the term "hippies" like programmed robots.  What Bill still doesn't realize is that he (even though he fancies himself on the cutting edge of dissent) is very much within the boundaries of the fashionable dissent that Michel Chossudovsky speaks so eloquently about.  Even Noam Chomsky is within the boundaries of fashionable dissent by design.  Both he and Bill Maher are on the wrong side of the reality of what actually happened on September 11, 2001, as you already know.  We forget how strong that barrier is now that we are on the unhypnotized side of that story, and even we are still hypnotized in ways we do not understand, are not consciously aware of.  James at WingMakers talks about this in the context of what he calls a human mind system.  A hypnotic system of mind control that is so strong and far reaching that even when we die in the body and return to the realm of 4th density we are still under its control.

No wonder suicide is never a workable solution...

Back to the hippie thing, many of them may look like hippies, but I don't think this new breed that Clif High relates to in some of his talks are as naive as the hippies were back in the 60's (he calls them Virgo something or other).  This new breed don't do TV.  They are, the authentic remnant at least, are spontaneously transcending the bullshit with relative ease.

As the parabolic curve of complexity continues toward the infinite point of singularity the new breed of human evolution will change in ways we simply cannot imagine at this point.  I am assuming we are seeing signs of humanity being on the threshold of these changes.  At 55 I am already feeling the feeling of being somewhat left in the dust, the natural result of the new replenishing and replacing the old...

"it's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine"

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