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15 Jun
  • By Sammy

We’ve A Lot To Learn From The Sixties

 

“If you’re going to San Francisco be sure to wear some flowers in your hair, if you’re going to San Francisco you’re gonna meet some gentle people there…”

The beautiful opening words to the iconic Scott McKenzie song. The youth of that day had a big conscience and were responsible for some really big society changes.

The anti-establishment cultural phenomenon originated in the US, was quickly taken up in the UK and then spread throughout much of the Western world between the early 1960’s and the mid 1970’s.

The era gave us the Civil Rights movement, Anti-war protests with Vietnam the focus, great music and film, Flower Children (the hippies) who gave a damn, a relaxing of censorship and more Women’s rights. All good stuff. This was People Power at its very best. “…there’s a whole generation, with a

The era gave us the Civil Rights movement, Anti-war protests with Vietnam the focus, great music and film, Flower Children (the hippies) who gave a damn, a relaxing of censorship and more Women’s rights. All good stuff.

This was People Power at its very best….

“…there’s a whole generation, with a new explanation, people in motion….”

We could all do with a sprinkle or two of the 60’s magic potion today. And, people lucky enough to have some power should focus on doing some good for the planet and ending the hatred that exists across the world today.