Free Love – Get on the Love Train!
By | September 18, 2017
When remembering the counterculture of the 1960’s and 1970’s, many things come to mind. First and foremost, was the mindset among the hippy population who was actively seeking to disassociate itself from any connection to social conformity. Obviously, pushing the envelope with fashion was widespread as was the growing popularity of groovy slang, which took on a life of its own. Ultimately, the concept of free love was soon to follow! A new and radical movement was about to take off! Movies starring, Mike Myers, as Austin Powers, was an amusing tale of an inept spy who embraced these concepts, in every sense, from his funky wardrobe to his manner of speaking to his free-for-all love fests!
Free love was a social movement based on the premise that, “the man,” meaning the government and religious leaders, had no business governing what consenting adults did in the privacy of their own bedrooms. As you know, a bedroom is not the only place people have sex, but you get the idea! Not surprisingly, it didn’t take long for that concept to gain popularity. Free love was widely associated with promiscuity during the 1960’s and 1970’s, which is pretty much exactly what it was! A common mantra of this era was, “love the one you’re with!”