“Hippie Anthems” – The Music We Grew Up To!
By | November 17, 2017
During the 1960’s and 1970’s, America’s young people were fed up with all of the ugly, political violence. They were in search of a more accepting, loving and peaceful world. At the height of the counterculture era, (young) people were questioning authority, both political and in general. The majority of people that identified with the “peace movement” were generally and typically classified as hippies. At the time, hippies were not highly thought of by mainstream America because their thought process challenged all that was known to be pure and wholesome. They were thought to be rebels of the “American way.” Little did conservative America know… “The times, they [were] a-changing...”
Young people of the hippie generation and mindset were growing tired of rigid social expectations, war and the intolerance that was taking over American civilization. They were devastated that war and cultural politics were claiming the innocent lives of young men and women. It seemed so needless. The hippie mantra was, “Why can’t we all just get along?” It is hard to argue that that wasn’t a valid question.