The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight (maeincarnate) wrote,
The Mad Poller What Polls at Midnight

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More on the 60's and the Skewed Perceptions Thereof

During the Snow Day yesterday, I was drawn into watching (yet again) The 60's miniseries they did for NBC that Vh1 shows every couple of weeks. I don't know what it is about that movie, but I watch it every time. I blame Julia's dimples.

However, what I was noticing is how during all of the episodes of the protester brother on his quest for the girl, he happened upon some of the more televised antiwar sit-ins of the day. What was consistent in those scenes, though, was that them hippies got beat up a LOT. Blackjacks, tear gas, shields, fists and elbows--everybody with a picket sign was getting clocked in the face or knocked to the ground.

The 60's that the Worldbank Kiddies of today have seen is the 60's of shows like this. Commit acts of petty vandalism, overstep a park permit or two and presto! Ass beating. Maybe that's really what the come-lately peaceniks are looking for: after twenty years of parents not laying a finger on them for fear of criminal prosecution (or worse--damaging their child's self esteem), these kids are looking to get the snot kicked out of them. They're begging for it. I mean, everyone in these 60's movies gets a nice billyclub to the cheek every now and then...what kind of global thinking can *I* employ in order to get a local foot in my ass?

So, in conclusion, The 60's has provided yet another justification for disrupting peaceful protests. Beat up a hippie. It will make their 60's retro lives more like the TV says it should be. And in the end, they'll thank you for it. Probably not right away, but when a young parent-hating coed blows him in the back of his bumper sticker-covered Escort for being so brave and devoted to the cause, he will thank you. And probably that God fellow he doesn't believe exists too.
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