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  • hardie karges 1:54 pm on November 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , hippiedom, intentional communities, Sixties   

    In Defense of Millennials, Flashback to Communes… 

    Beyond the super-superficial affectations and customary disses of the ‘Millennial’ brand of bloke—vain, spoiled, shallow, self-centered, self-obsessed—and otherwise obsessed only with their smart-phones and their smart-asses, there is something else happening in this generation that is quite the opposite, quite the story, and long overdue—sustainability.

    After all, what happened to our 60’s-era ideals of slow growth, environmental regulation, and political responsibility? In short: what happened to communes? They’re alive and well, apparently, judging by the number of ‘intentional communities’ springing up around my adopted home of Tucson, Arizona, and elsewhere, too… (More …)

     
    • davekingsbury 8:07 pm on November 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, no-growth doesn’t mean no re-investment in production, more no dividend rake-off to financial speculators.

    • hardie karges 8:17 pm on November 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      No more rapacious growth, no more growth for growth’s sake, growth in quality of life…

    • vellissima 8:35 am on February 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      My grandsons are millennials, and I don’t recognize them in the description. One is way more aware than I was at his age, the other is trying to find meaning in his education. What the younger one seems to be focused on is how to make a living and survive while paying attention to the general decline of everything. It is the privileged of his generation that maybe fit the description.
      In a world where we consume 1.5 times our share of the world’s resources, how can we contemplate “growth” with a straight face. Growth in an adult being is either fat or cancer, neither of which is advisable.

  • hardie karges 11:18 pm on June 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Sixties   

    It’s amazing how much 60’s music still gets played by even the hippest modern stations, not just dino-rock… as if we were also listening to Al Jolson way back then, or maybe Rudy Vallee…. OK, Frankie Valli, sure, and maybe a little bit of Sinatra, at least in the early years, but 50-year-old music? No way! 60’s politics may have sucked, but the music rocked! It set off ripples around the world that are still being felt…

     
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