Hippies Vs. Occupy Wall Street –

Fighting Hate With Love Vs. OWS – Fighting Frustration With Hate:
Occupy Wall Street failed where others succeeded – WHY? I’d like to explain why I think it failed, the lessons which should be learned and the links it might need to Fkk Portal in addition to other nudist organizations.
So what was Inhabit Wall Street? Basically it was an anarchist “leaderless” movement that, to put it simply, desired to end capitalism. They offered up no real options to some of the difficulties but protested the things they did not approve of in society today.
Hippies Fight Hate With Love
Their name says it all – “Occupy Wall Street” – is a call to action for folks to “Dwell” an area of Fresh York City that does not belong to them (they were essentially Squatting and claiming their right to a section of the city regardless of any inconveniences or issues that it may have caused).
http://www.nccu.edu/leaving.cfm?destination=4nspark.net bears a striking similarity to Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin’s “Awesome Left” movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Both the Fresh Left and Occupy movements brought defeated individuals who lost all confidence in the economic and political systems in the USA. Both were out to shake up the status quo with the hopes of running a societal revolution / social coup.
Neither were really looking to solve the problems and work within the current system. They didn’t believe in the election system nor did they feel that any change could be brought about unless the governments were to be taken over and reconstructed from scratch. There were no established targets or standards for success and both were more revolutionaries than “evolutionaries.” They both used negativity to bring focus to their attempts and becoming detained on national TV was considered awesome!
OWS March On The Brooklyn Bridge
In the case of Occupy Wall Street, the folks behind the scenes, pulling the strings, used lie and flat out lies to get attention. With the assistance of some reporters they put out fake announcements to bring attention.
Their first huge hoax was their statement that Radio Head (a popular music band) was going to preform when in fact, no such occasion was planned. People flocked by hundreds to see the group preform and once they got there, they were greeted by dozens of Occupiers who started preaching. Obviously, http://www.roch.edu/library/linkcounter.php?odb=rochester_pb&url=http://voy-zone.com were put off by this publicity stunt, but at exactly the same time it gave OWS the chance to address hundreds of fresh potential supporters. Those that remained must have quickly forgotten that they were lied to.
In marked contrast to the Fresh Left (and the OWS ideals) was the hippie movement. The hippie movement, which was part of the “Old Left,” was out to address specific social issues and needed to create something fresh rather than ruin the present system. Hippies wanted to stop the war in Vietnam, they wanted equal rights, more tolerance and used positive messages to obtain support.
Each of the above movements appealed to very distinct demographics. The hippie movement of the late sixties started something within a particular demographic that believed in nonviolent ways to address problems.
Naked Hippies at Woodstock 1969
The Occupy Wall Street movement, was about anarchy and totally shattering the status quo. Since they considered that lies and misinformation were acceptable means to get attention, they appealed to those with very different value systems (or the lack thereof) than those who supported the hippies.
Only thinking about the impact of these social movements you’ll be able to see that history does have a tendency to repeat itself. The Awesome Left got its media attention when they protested at the 1968 democratic convention in Chicago. The 8 leaders / activists were detained and put on trial in what’s now broadly referred to as the trial of the Chicago 8 (Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, David Dellinger, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, John Froines, Lee Weiner and Bobby Seale). But soon afterward, these leaders and the movement they created dwindled and pretty much evaporated without making as much of an impact as they would have enjoyed.
The Original Chicago 8
Take Wall Street is going through the same thing. They set out to topple the status quo and have hardly any to demonstrate by way of positive impacts. The hippie movement disappeared over the years too, but they created a heritage that’s felt and discussed to this very day. Their achievements in regions of civil rights and the Vietnam War had a significant impact on America. They also had a clear impact on the artwork in all its various facets. Their ideals are echoing still now in music, artwork, and in regular life.
What I am essentially trying to say is that while fury and rage are strong motivators, Love has staying power. Young Naturists America is not about taking away, it is about building on what now exists and trying to correct much of the social problems that plague society today. We are not leeching off of others’ success, we’re developing a subculture that is completely separate and distinct.
Make Love Not War