Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Can't Say We Weren't Warned. . .

It's Happened, The American Worse Case Scenario Is Now Our Reality.
by The Old Hippie Because It Is Here, And The Allowing May Possibly Not Be Allowed To Stop.

I'm not going to rant.  Like so many others in the reality-based American citizenry, I've ranted, warned, pleaded, begged, and rationalized as rationally and loudly as possible, until I'm blue in the face, with very little success, and mostly in vain, as the following proofs of our shared reality clearly exposes to even the most skeptical, and/or naive American.

Note: The following links are just “get you started” links.  Please do further research of your own, think, talk about it, and spread the word to as many of the as of yet unawakened as you are able - Or there is simply no hope - And that is not bombast any longer, as it’s already way too late in way too many areas, and way too many American citizens still aren't aware it has happened.  Also remember to click on the “Below The Fold” link for more of the proofs.

The Proofs:  [The “order” of this listing is not significant, as most are of equal importance.]

 -  The Purposeful Transfer (theft) of America's Wealth:  [Proof-1]  [Proof-2]  [Proof-3]

 -  The Purposeful Destruction of the Constitution:  [Proof-1]  [Proof-2]  [Proof-3]

 -  Aggressive Militaristic Privatized Global Empire:  [Proof-1]  [Proof-2]  [Proof-3]

 -  America is Ruled by Corporatists War Profiteers:  [Proof-1]  [Proof-2]  [Proof-3]

 -  The Corporatists' Privatization of America:  [Proof-1]  [Proof-2]  [Proof-3]  [Proof-4]

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =  <  B e l o w  T h e  F o l d  >  = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = 

 -  America is Not a Fascist Nation Yet - Right?:  [Proof-1]  [Proof-2]  [Proof-3]  [Proof-4]

 -  The Christian Dominionists are Determined that it Will Be:  [Proof-1]  [Proof-2]

 -  The Land of the Free is the Most imprisoned Nation, In History:  [Proof-1]  [Proof-2]

 -  #1?  America by the Numbers:  [Proof-1]


At 2/24/2007 11:54 AM, Blogger Octavius Augustus Dog said...

Good Links, thanks!

Now there are two of us, this old hippie has tried and tried to get friends and others interested in our country's fall to fascism, globalization, the military industrial complex, corporate take over of america and all the other horrible things going on like an illegal war!

I can not pinpoint exactly what it is that everyone seems to share in NOT understanding what is going on. Americans have a short memory and short attention spans. Contributing factors in my opinion include; fundy christian upbringing, tv, public school education, pollution and food additives (an emphasis on tv).

Unfortunately, it seems we no longer have a political party on our side, so we are going to have to go this on our own.

Where are the student protest? In my generation, this is what brought down nixon and viet nam, and brought real change not only to government, but to society..

The government IS NOT good, The government IS NOT your friend! The government will NOT take care of you! The government wants you as it's slave! You must believe this, as it's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Please put down your video game, turn off Entertainment Tonight and start reading and understanding what is going on here. These links are the perfect start!

NEVER give up!

At 2/24/2007 12:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As another old hippie/60s activist, I get pretty tired of the "where is the protest?" comments from my contemporaries.

Vietnam war protest (and I was part of it from 1967 on) didn't begin to have a serious impact until 1968 at the earliest, and arguably didn't become a political force until 1970. The war, of course, continued in some form until 1975 -- 10 years after over half a million troops were committed there and the draft threatened every young male in the country.

Before this war even began, the antiwar movement restricted what the Bush administration could do. For example, Turkey would never have denied the US military an invasion site without a srong international antiwar movement. Since then, the domestic antiwar movement has gained a majority in this country, even though Iraq is a much smaller war, the media is much more concentrated, the Democrats are even more gutless now, and this president cares much less about public opinion than LBJ.

Bottom line -- there is a much more effective antiwar movement than there was in the 60s. I speak as participant and observer.

Larry Yates
Maurertown VA

At 2/24/2007 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon "The Old Hippie's Groovy Blog" earlier today, through, and I must say I am throughly impressed. All of the posts I have read are well articulated and evidenced. The majority of comments are also very intriguing.

There is a great documentary, which I would guess most of you have seen, entitled "THE CORPORATION". You can watch it by going to and search for "THE CORPORATION" the first video is the trailer and the following two are parts 1 and 2. Or, you can legally download the shareware version through many popular bittorrent sites. The documentary is very good and helps to explain some of the growing apathy toward politics in the United States.

I just wanted to let all of you "Old Hippies" know that there are quite a few of us "Young Hippies" out there, especially in Academia. For example, the Univeristy of Michigan (which I attend) was once and is once again becoming a hotspot for political action. The group the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) is starting back up on campus (hopefully with out the Weathermen contingent). It is my opinion that todays "Young Hippies", of which there are a lot I assure you, are looking for guidance on what to do. The general feeling among campus groups is that the massive rallies/potests and teach-ins are a gamble as they can cause people to question a groups legitamacy. The "Young Hippies" of the world want to leave their own mark in changing the world. We fear being written off as copies of the great generation before us.

All us "Young Hippies" ask for is some guidance from the "Old Hippies". Hopefully soon it will just be Hippies coming together to bring this country back to the great nation it should be. Where the will of the people is actually carried out, the constitution and civil liberties are sacred, and people are free to change the world.

A Concerned American
University of Michigan

At 2/24/2007 10:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very articulate. As an older "but not wiser" hippie. Something I've said for years socially. And been called a "commie" for.
But is it wrong for everyone to pay a fair share for what we have as a price for being here?
That businesses pay their way here also. Oh I'm bad aren't I.

At 7/30/2007 1:01 AM, Blogger dave in boca said...

I was the bouncer/doorman/cashier for Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen and I saw the Grateful Dead at the old Family Dog before they tore the place down----CC&TLPA were the backup band. You won't believe this, but we were so high on 800 mikes of windowpane that I didn't know the GD were playing when I asked someone who this groovy music was coming from [it was truly extraterrestrial] and he said, "you gotta be shittin' me man, that's the Dead!"

I was lucky enough to grow up eventually, marry & have a beautiful daughter whom I'm now sending through college, decades later. Tammy Bruce is her heroine, although she has a BMOC on the Miami U lacrosse team as her boyfriend.

Those were the days, but the BOOOOOmers turned out to be LOOOOOOSers!

At 12/23/2007 3:55 PM, Anonymous hippiegirl said...

Thank you for your blogs. I do not think us old hippies/boomers are losers. I think many of us are the last generation with a conscience. The last generation to believe that our earth and all humans are interconnected and interdependent. I n the 60s I danced wildly, dropped acid and developed a world view that I still have today. I don't define myself by drugs and wildness, but by the world view that we are all one. I'm proud of who I am today as a result of what I experienced in the 60s protesting the war and corporate America. That is still who I am....maybe the only protests that will ever happen is if we organize it.

At 1/02/2008 12:59 AM, Blogger The Warrior said...

Hey~The mainstream media does not broadcast protests today like they did back in the day. You have to watch free speech tv, democracy now, etc. in order to see that there are any protests at all. You have to look on the last page of the sports section in the local newspaper to see the headlines that should be on the front page. So, yes it is difficult to get this message out, but whatever you do, do not give up! I am afraid that many have grown "Comfortably Numb" (Pink Floyd). I am currently trying to set up a blog but having such trouble. I lost my husband 2 years ago due to exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. The veterans today are also being poisoned and thought I could just turn the other cheek but it haunts me. My husband suffered terribly, as did our whole family, he was 56 years old. Please don't give up, he lost his voice but you still can be heard. Thanks and have a groovy whatever.

At 1/02/2008 10:33 PM, Blogger The Warrior said...

Hey There~Thanks, where do I comment back? I have alot to learn. I suffer from same syndrome. Anyway hope I actually have something on the blog soon.

At 2/15/2008 11:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To update Octavius Augustus Dog's contention that nobody cares: I attend a small technical college in Northern Wisconsin. We had a peace vigil last week which was discussed, emailed to members of the peace group, and we had posters up for people to come join. It was only an hour of holding signs in front of a building, but only two teachers, and three students (including me) showed. One person said she agreed with us but didn't join us. One older guy walked by us and said "Vote for McCain". So where are the interested Americans, watching the crimes being committed against humanity in their own country's name? NOT paying attention, that's for sure.

At 7/04/2008 12:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there glad to have found this I am another old hippie I'm recovering from a bad accident and it's hard for me to type so this will be short support FNB tent city protest across from the white house aug 6 check it out peace man

At 8/31/2008 12:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, I too just found this blog: It's as if I was ship-wreaked and lived on an island for years before a life boat (the computer) drifted into my life. One of my subsequent adventures was to be washed ashore here! So refreshing!
I feel like shouting out: "Hey, man! What's happenin'?"...just to hear the shout back and be passed a skin of chianti!
How I wish some of our "contempt-o-rare-es" would just get over the ones who swallowed The Establishment's "fad" excuse, joined the Frats, and became Yuppies. The progressive movement that is happening NOW, before our eyes, will enable me to die so very happy! I have old friends who use to be smart, yet they sit in front of their BoobTubes getting their brains told what to think! They won't even watch a live feed -with no commentary- on C-Span much less go near a computer! They gave up! Granted, I have felt like giving up. I even left the country in disgust for a while. If McCain't wins, I will be looking for an affordable place to live as an ex-patriot (as in love it or leave it) again, but I will KEEP ON TRUCKIN' nevertheless. How I hope the new movement will be able to avoid the pitfalls of personalities and power and therefore maintain the growing networks and intelligent organizing. Because of the computer, today's movement is more than a fad. My first college sit-in protest, 1966, was against using our social security numbers as id's! It is amazing to compare those sit-ins, happenings, and marches with the efficient tool that the computer has become. No student newspapers shut down here!
Take a look at and! The streets are bare because there is a bigger happenin' online! Oh, yeah! Dig Air America! Rachel Maddow just got an MSNBC gig, too. It's hittin' mainstream and a whole lotta HOPE is in the air! Pass it on, talk it up! We ain't dead yet, folks! We CAN still be enthusiastic! Nothing of value was ever accomplished without it and we DO owe it to our grandchildren and all children of the Future! That's where we make our mark guys! Don't take their hope away! The Far Right has waged war on the future's hopes by promoting fear and anger. WAKE UP! HEADS UP! SMILE! Keep on truckin'!
"Oh, Lord, won't you buy me a color TV...."

At 10/02/2008 1:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was wondering if anyone in this world wasnt drowning in denial, thankful I found your blog, I wish theer was ppl like you, but in this new generation all we know is what theyve told us, im young very very young, our generatoin is being poisoned by media.. our generation is lying dormant and thats how they want it.

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