The Bellamy Brothers-Old Hippie Counterculture

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Many people find themselves misinformed regarding what exactly happened to the hippies of the late 60’s and 70’s. The belief that the psyconautical, tie-dye sporting, van-driving, happy-go-lucky counterculture has hence been disbanded is a common misconception. All that has occurred is the divergent evolution of a community. More clearly, for the predecessor breed, some did stay loyal to the soft, spacey, feel-good rock of the era like “The Grateful Dead,” and Jimi Hendrix. Then with the turn of a new decade many were able to put Woodstock in their rear view and drive to the outskirts of town for some laser lights and glow-sticks. Those who couldn’t became like the man from the Bellamy Brothers song “Old Hippie.”("Bellamy Brothers- Old Hippie") …show more content…
The society affectively creates a deeper level connection forming a tight nit, intertwined web of communion that transgresses all borders. A new level of acceptance, absent from seemingly every other culture, has reared its head. Despite the majority of the community are Millennials, the sincere members disregard all preconceptions of people regardless of age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.( This is not entirely of its own doing. Given that the primary fans are Millennials, and them being the most progressive generation yet, the absence of social prejudice is to be expected, but is still refreshing. It is most interpretively concluded youth generation has become weary of the guilt and prejudices of their elders or ancestors, in response they rebel to become unique and united. Not to be so obtuse to say all Millennials are progressive and all people from older generations regressive, obviously each has their exception. Nevertheless, it is in the case of the older generations exception that one may be able to incorporate themselves into modern society. The modern generation’s exception is destined for isolation, and is likely just the sad remnants of an erstwhile …show more content…
One could argue its on the event holders’ shoulders who hasn’t compensated for lack of enforcement, but if the war on drugs has proven anything its that increased funding will not stop people. One could also argue its the governments fault for making all these illegal drugs people are inevitably going to do unregulated, but it would nullify their strict zero-tolerance policy. The apex of the problem lies in the education of affects these substances have on both the physical and metaphysical aspect of their body. Longterm abuse of these drugs can cause lasting detrimental effects to ones body and psyche, even found to even induce psychosis.(Barnes,& Nut) Ironically enough, the leading factor of these drug related deaths appears to be not the drug itself, but instead dehydration, heat exhaustion, kidney failure, and being trampled to death. “MDMA-related deaths are rarely the result of an overdose, and calling them overdoses is dangerous and negligent. It sends the message that-“you will be okay as long as you don’t take too much,” which is simply not true. In the vast majority of cases of MDMA-related deaths, where no other drugs were found in the person’s bloodstream, the deceased had taken a dose within the normal range for appropriate therapeutic or recreational use.”(Sferios, &

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