July 8, 2016

In search of a Free Society.

Here's a list of 17 demands presented in a leaflet that was distributed at the protests outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, as reported by Norman Mailer in "Miami and the Siege of Chicago: An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968." Boldface mine:
1. An immediate end to the War in Vietnam….

2. Immediate freedom for Huey Newton of the Black Panthers and all other black people. Adoption of the community control concept in our ghetto areas….

3. The legalization of marihuana and all other psychedelic drugs….

4. A prison system based on the concept of rehabilitation rather than punishment.

5.…abolition of all laws related to crimes without victims. That is, retention only of laws relating to crimes in which there is an unwilling injured party, i.e. murder, rape, assault.

6. The total disarmament of all the people beginning with the police. This includes not only guns, but such brutal devices as tear gas, MACE, electric prods, blackjacks, billy clubs, and the like.

7. The Abolition of Money. The abolition of pay housing, pay media, pay transportation, pay food, pay education, pay clothing, pay medical help, and pay toilets.

8. A society which works toward and actively promotes the concept of “full unemployment.” A society in which people are free from the drudgery of work. Adoption of the concept “Let the Machines do it.”

9.…elimination of pollution from our air and water.

10.…incentives for the decentralization of our crowded cities…encourage rural living.

11.…free birth control information…abortions when desired.

12. A restructured educational system which provides the student power to determine his course of study and allows for student participation in over-all policy planning….

13. Open and free use of media…cable television as a method of increasing the selection of channels available to the viewer.

14. An end to all censorship. We are sick of a society which has no hesitation about showing people committing violence and refuses to show a couple fucking.

15. We believe that people should fuck all the time, anytime, whomever they wish. This is not a program to demand but a simple recognition of the reality around us.

16.…a national referendum system conducted via television or a telephone voting system…a decentralization of power and authority with many varied tribal groups. Groups in which people exist in a state of basic trust and are free to choose their tribe.

17. A program that encourages and promotes the arts. However, we feel that if the Free Society we envision were to be fought for and achieved, all of us would actualize the creativity within us. In a very real sense we would have a society in which every man would be an artist.
ADDED: Googling some text, I find testimony from Abbie Hoffman (at the Chicago 7 trial) claiming authorship of the list:
I will read it in the order that I wrote it. "Revolution toward a free society, Yippie, by A. Yippie.
There was a #18 on the list:
And eighteen was left blank for anybody to fill in what they wanted. "It was for these reasons that we had come to Chicago, it was for these reasons that many of us may fight and die here. We recognize this as the vision of the founders of this nation. We recognize that we are America; we recognize that we are free men. The present-day politicians and their armies of automatons have selfishly robbed us of our birthright. The evilness they stand for will go unchallenged no longer. Political pigs, your days are numbered. We are the second American Revolution. We shall win."

110 comments:

Birkel said...

The demands were that they be allowed to starve to death or be murdered by people who had not demanded societal suicide.

Good talk.

Bob said...

God, I f*cking hate hippies.

David Begley said...

Hillary would probably agree with all of it except number 7. She needs money in order to be bribed.

gspencer said...

"15. We believe that people should fuck all the time, anytime, whomever they wish."

Well, governments at all levels have certainly grasped onto that one with a vengeance.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Damn it's hard to be amused by socialist-loving Lefties, even when they should otherwise seem funny and good spirited. You always have to remember that these are the same people who supported Stalin, who supported Che, who supported the Viet Cong, you know?
I dunno, that brand of naivete should be cute, but it always seems to help out the very worst people--real monsters.

How are things in Venezuela, anyway? I haven't heard from Sean Penn lately.

mockturtle said...

I feel compelled to comment. While I was, in my naive youth, a part of The Movement, I don't recall such a ridiculous manifesto as that one. There were a lot of older Movement trolls who exploited the 'free sex and drugs' theme and more than a few communists, as David Horowitz recalls in his Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey. Good reasons all to indulge the young their protests but don't let them lead the country.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Speaking of Trump, though: why doesn't Trump make "decriminalize marijuana" a campaign theme? If he got there first it'd have to help, no?

mockturtle said...

It's already legal in the more enlightened states [sarcasm intended].

rhhardin said...

Non-negotiable demands are the best.

rhhardin said...

Think of them as non-negotiable requests.

jaydub said...

When I was a college student in the 60's, I thought the left was totally batshit crazy. Thanks for reminding me why I came to that conclusion. You'll notice not much has changed.

Michael K said...

Hilarious. I like the " Adoption of the community control concept in our ghetto areas…."

Let the cops leave them to their own devices and kill each other.

Tommy Duncan said...

I appreciate a well thought out, coherent plan for America. I was born in 1951. This list is actually better than the "Like wow, man. Let's like get high, man" that was the mantra of many in Madison in that era.

For my own part:


In some of my songs I have casually mentioned
The fact that I like to drink beer
This little song is more to the point
Roll out the barrel and lend me your ears

I like beer it makes me a jolly good fellow
I like beer it helps me unwind
And sometimes it makes me feel mellow
(Makes him feel mellow)

Whiskey's too rough, champagne costs too much
Vodka puts my mouth in gear
This little refrain should help me explain
As a matter of fact I like beer
(He likes beer)

My wife often frowns when we're out on the town
And I'm wearing a suit and a tie
She's sipping vermouth and she thinks I'm uncouth
When I yell as the waiter goes by

I like beer it makes me a jolly good fellow
I like beer it helps me unwind
And sometimes it makes me feel mellow
(Makes him feel mellow)

Whiskey's too rough, champagne costs too much
Vodka puts my mouth in gear
Well this little refrain should help me explain
As a matter of fact I like beer
(He likes beer)

Last night I dreamed that I passed from the scene
And I went to a place so sublime
Oh, the water was clear and tasted like beer
Then they turned it all into wine

I like beer it makes me a jolly good fellow
I like beer it helps me unwind
Sometimes it makes me feel mellow
(Makes him feel mellow)

Whiskey's too rough, champagne costs too much
And vodka puts my mouth in gear
This little refrain should help me explain
As a matter of fact I like beer
(Yes he likes beer)


--Tom T. Hall

virgil xenophon said...

"You'll notice not much has changed."

Except for the fact the guano has gotten deeper...thanks to the left the worlds crops are in ABSOLUTELY no danger of lack of fertilization due to climate change..

Bay Area Guy said...

The Hippies were batshit crazy -- they wrecked a lotta lives. Not just many of their own - but look at their parents, wives and kids. Many of those family bonds were just destroyed. Timothy Leary's wife was driven to suicide by his "open" marriage, and William S Burroughs murdered his fiance.

Abbie Hoffman? suicide age 52.

Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison? drug OD's in their 20s.

They're music was good, and they had a few kernels of good ideas, sprinkled among their silliness, but ultimately it was self-destructive nonsense. They wanted sex, they wanted free stuff -- but most importantly they wanted to avoid any of the hard work, sacrifice, patience and tenacity that leads to those good things.

Quaestor said...

Let the cops leave them to their own devices and kill each other.

Not hilarious. This is exactly what's happening now in places like Baltimore and Chicago. Officers are resigning and not being replaced. Crime-prone neighborhoods are not being patrolled for fear of BLM reactions to violent confrontations with armed criminals.

mccullough said...

No wonder the GOP held the presidency for 20 of the next 24 years.

mccullough said...

You would think 18 year olds getting the right to vote and abolishing the draft would be on the list.

Paul Ciotti said...

I love the part about no labor. Let the machines do the work. The left never does any work anyway.

rehajm said...

You could use this as one of those troll the man in the street scripts and snag fair number of lefties.

AHL said...

#12 (restructured education), but #8 standards, should allow anyone who does not like school to not be in school and do #3, take advantage of #7 (which #7, #8, #11 depending on if you think hormones in water is pollution, and #13 conflict with #9), also keep this system in power by #16.

Looking at this makes me not even want to bother with learning. But wait, who would run the TVs, increase selection of channels, work the hospitals, build the houses, run the elections, run all the free things, be artists? Let the people who are intrinsically motivated work to let the others fuck and get free stuff!

This is one messed up utopia. Also, in a utopia, can artists actually produce meaningful art?

When I think of meaningful socialist/communist art, I think of Shostakovich 5. Disappearing artists create so much stress as to produce epic works of art out of the exceptionally talented. Go to school! Be an artist! Be a lemming!

coupe said...

Hey, Congress got rid of the middle-class and all the living-wage jobs. Why aren't those fuckers happy yet?

Eustace Chilke said...

I'm against pay toilets and in favor of fucking. Count me in.

mccullough said...

This is the White Privilege wish list

rcocean said...

Yeah I like that idea whereby the Police disarm and THEN everyone else does. I'm sure Lenin would've approved.

mccullough said...

I'll take BLM over the SDS any day

rcocean said...

The abolition of money.

Haha.

In other words, give us free stuff while you work.

rcocean said...

BLM just killed 5 Policeman.

Fuck them.

YoungHegelian said...

However, we feel that if the Free Society we envision were to be fought for and achieved, all of us would actualize the creativity within us. In a very real sense we would have a society in which every man would be an artist.

Classic Marxist view of society after the "state has withered away". The New Left Yippies just didn't think that there ever needed to be a dictatorship of the proletariat to get to that withered state.

When you look at that list you see why the Old Commie & hard socialist Left loathed the New Left, especially in its Yippie/Counterculture manifestations, & vice versa. Lenin would not have been pleased with most of that list.

rcocean said...

Just like all commie/socialist propaganda - boob bait.

Convince the suckers you'll do this or that. Give them Utopia.

Hope they don't look at the fine print.

Tommy Duncan said...

You could use this as one of those troll the man in the street scripts and snag fair number of lefties.

This closely resembles Bernie's campaign platform.

It might resemble Hillary's platform if she had one.

It certain resembles Bill Clinton's current view of life.

mccullough said...

I think The Machines is a metaphor for the middle class

Quaestor said...

The Hippies were batshit crazy -- they wrecked a lotta lives.

Many of them continue to wreck lives. They control the humanities departments of many universities where they hammer their bullshit into the ill-educated brains of far too many students.

Hippie culture is the bastard child of fascism and communism, and like those twin blights on Western civilization, continues to be taught and idolized in spite of errant nonsense that is its foundation. And like its parents continues to do damage and ruin lives in spite of being discredited at every turn. Aristotle thought that evil derived from ignorance, that an enlightened person would naturally seek the Good because the Good is demonstrably in his interest. The fly in that ointment is the teacher who in order to uphold his own sense of moral superiority teaches falsehoods to the young and impressionable.

mockturtle said...

Many of them continue to wreck lives.

True, but there are many of us who saw the light and I think we understand the darkness all the better for having seen it up close.

Marc Puckett said...

'Many varied tribal groups', sure, sure. That's what is needed for a functioning society of three hundred fifty million souls. What insanity! I remember 1968, as a child of 11 remembers, anyway, and wondering, based on the news coverage, whether the violence &c of the Chicago events would happen in the little Ohio university town I was growing up in.

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Big Mike said...

Isn't it amazing how the Lefties imagine that if only they didn't have (gasp!) work for a living they could be so-o-o-o-o creative. Looking at the resident trolls, creativity is something they absolutely, positively, utterly lack.

David Begley said...

Marc

We are the same age. The lunacy of the Left in 1968 eventually lead me to become a conservative in adulthood. Hillary is the last gasp of the Class of '68.

Sebastian said...

Even in ideology, history repeats itself, the first time -- etc.

mikee said...

I'd be happy just winning the Mega Millions Lottery this weekend.

The odds on that are only 1:258,890,850 against, which makes me much more likely to get what I want than these idiots to get their demands met.

chickelit said...

Arbiters mock "free"

Jack Wayne said...

What I notice is that these are Acts dressed up as Rights. Which explains how those folks turned to violence during the Convention. Nearly everything they proposed amounted to "Gimme".

Fernandinande said...

"Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance ..."

chickelit said...

However, we feel that if the Free Society we envision were to be fought for and achieved, all of us would actualize the creativity within us. In a very real sense we would have a society in which every man would be an artist.

To my ear, that rhymes with something Nancy Pelosi said a while back.

Carol said...

A society in which people are free from the drudgery of work. Adoption of the concept “Let the Machines do it.”

Boy they won that battle, didn't they? I remember how appalled the leftist intelligentsia had been at all factory work - how horrible to work in such places, a fate worse than death! Raze them all!

Let 'em eat opioids.

chickelit said...

@Ferdinande: Exactly!

pm317 said...
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chickelit said...

8. A society which works toward and actively promotes the concept of 'full unemployment.' A society in which people are free from the drudgery of work. Adoption of the concept 'Let the Machines do it.'

A machine just did the dirty and dangerous job of terminating a loser criminal in Dallas. They should have filmed it and sent it to his admirers in Twitter.

Gahrie said...

SOME OF YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELVES WHY THE PHRASE "BLACK LIVES MATTER" BOTHERS YOU SO MUCH!

Because it's racist.

Rob said...

Getting rid of pay toilets is essential if you want a successful movement.

Sebastian said...

Boy, 1968 was such a hoot, let's bring it back. L'imagination au pouvoir!

No assassinations of leaders yet, but there's time.

Too bad the 2016 version of Wallace ran as a Republican rather than a Democrat. Who knew Nixon nostalgia could become a thing?

Gahrie said...

Arbiters mock "free"

I saw what you did there....

narciso said...

because somelives matter, only concerns itself with criminals, not law abiding persons for the most part, they began with the dream defenders, that forced the resignation of the police chief in sanford, so that the crump/julian narrative would be consolidated, everyone from charles blow to frances robles who got that story wrong, is practicing category error now,

for one person, the ties go back quite a ways.

http://veritasetparatus.blogspot.com/2008/11/hillary-clinton-and-black-panthers.html

tim in vermont said...

"A job will be guaranteed, but not mandatory."

I think that is in one of Bernie Sanders' position papers.

chickelit said...

SOME OF YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELVES WHY THE PHRASE "BLACK LIVES MATTER" BOTHERS YOU SO MUCH!

It bothers me because it puts black lives above others' lives. This question was even posed at a Dem primary debate early on: "Which is it, Black lives matter or All lives matter?" Hillary insisted that "Black Lives Matter" trumps "All Lives Matter." A more stupid, polarizing question could not have been framed.

A much better question -- one which would be the difference between acceptance and rejection would be "Black Lives Matter Too"

bagoh20 said...

I thought the pot got much stronger in recent years, but this clearly shows that they were finding some damned powerful shit back then. It explains a lot knowing that this generation has been in charge for decades now. They actually did surprisingly well surviving with such a mindset, which really proves they knew it was all bulshit from the day their parents stopped paying the bills. Now they are raising a new generation of tender snowflakes who really can't beat the boomers' level of delusion. Though they try very hard, all their whining is purely derivative, just like the music.

bagoh20 said...

Just try carrying around a sign with "White lives matter!".

Now tell me why does that bother you so much? Do you hate white people or what?

mockturtle said...

@Rob: Getting rid of pay toilets is essential if you want a successful movement.

:-D Yep.

dbp said...

It seems leftists haven't changed much, with one glaring exception:

"10.…incentives for the decentralization of our crowded cities…encourage rural living."

Progressives are all for incentives to get people to live in cities now. I think they wised-up to the concept that rural people slowly drift toward conservatism, can't have that happening.

bagoh20 said...

Imagine if us white princes of the patriarchy had a list of demands, and people had to take it serious. "Topless this", and "bottomless that", and male only remote controls, and half the budget devoted to war and free penis enlargements, and guns, and drones, yea lots of drones. Imagine all the support that would get, and it would have a lot better arguments to support it than this list of soggy toast.

traditionalguy said...

#1 was the only one they were serious about. Totally serious. The next 16 were chaff inserted to make the list seem more attractive.

EMD said...

“Let the Machines do it.”

They misspelled Mexicans.

Marc Puckett said...

David Begley, I managed to make it through the mine field (good teachers, good mentors more than any native good sense) by the mid-70s (by the time I was in college), Deo gratias.

Chickelit, Priceless! Arbiters, 'guardians', statists, totalitarians-- they none of them know freedom, so they can only mock.

eric said...

I am resolved.

When I win the 500 million this weekend (Which will actually be more like 200 million after taxes and one time pay out) I'm going to build a community on an island somewhere and invite all of these people to come and live there.

You can thank me later.

Big Mike said...

I started wondering whatever happened to some of the hippies of '68. I knew that Jerry Rubin had gotten a haircut, put on a coat and tie, and gotten filthy rich as a stockbroker. And I knew that Tom Hayden went into politics and married Jane Fonda. Turns out Rubin died jaywalking across Wilshire Blvd (six lanes) in front of his penthouse apartment. Wikipedia says Hayden now ekes out a living (/snark) writing books and teaching at second tier schools like Harvard and UCLA.

Turns out that Abby Hoffman committed suicide by swallowing phenobarbital tablets washed down with booze. He was living in an apartment that had been built from a turkey coop.

David Dellinger was a relatively old man of 53 in '68. As near as I can tell the Chicago 7 trial was the high water mark of his social activism. Ditto Rennie Davis, except that Davis was only in his twenties in '68.

John Froines and Lee Weiner snuck off into academia after the trial. It didn't provide much of a refuge for Weiner, who managed to get himself fired from Rutgers after a remark about starting a Communist party on campus. After the trial Froines taught chemistry at Goddard College, then took a position as Director for the Office of Toxic Substances at OSHA, then to the faculty of UCLA.

Bobby Seale went to jail and later was put on trial for murder. He beat that rap.

Huey Newton was already in jail in '68, after being found guilty of murdering a cop. Like Seale he appears to have continued to embrace violence and later went on trial for murdering a woman who called him by a hated childhood nickname. After an assassination attempt on a critical witness, the witness developed a convenient case of amnesia about the events of the events in question and he walked. Newton eventually received a Ph.D. from UC Santa Barbara but he would die from gunshot wounds due to a violent split between the Panthers and another Black gang.

Molly said...

EMD at 7:51. Ha Ha.

mockturtle said...

Progressives are all for incentives to get people to live in cities now. I think they wised-up to the concept that rural people slowly drift toward conservatism, can't have that happening.

But the main reason is that it's hard to control people when they're spread out in the hinterlands.

Rob said...

Bobby Seale went into the barbecue business. You can't be more helpful to society than to turn out good barbecue.

pm317 said...

SOME OF YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELVES WHY THE PHRASE "BLACK LIVES MATTER" BOTHERS YOU SO MUCH!


This was the tweet I saw elsewhere. I deleted my original comment above to edit it but didn't feel like posting it back where I said why that phrase bothers me. I see some of you commented on it.

Did anybody watch Kelly file? She had the rally organizer from Dallas protests, some white dude, calls himself Rev Jeff Hood. She showed a clip of him before the shooting, inciting the crowd with his rhetoric and he said 'let me invoke our favorite preacher' and whom do you think he was referring to? I waited for Martin Luther King but he said (wait for it) Jeremiah Wright and repeated that guy's famous Goddamn white America and he went on like that for a few minutes talking to the crowd. Kelly challenged him but not strongly enough and he changed his tone and reframed what he said at the rally as being only opposed to white domination, blah, blah. Who is funding this motherfucker, I want to know. This BLM nonsense is organized, well funded and it does not bode well for the country. I see these thugs on TV running it and it is quite scary because these people will do anything for money and notoriety. They are professional protesters among other things. They are not problem solvers by any stretch of the imagination.

mockturtle said...

@Molli: EMD at 7:51. Ha Ha.

Ditto!

Josephbleau said...

In Heinlien's posthumous book "For Us the Living" (can't underline must quote.) Well adjusted citizens must fuck any and all comers which creates a better society by eliminating jealousy and rapish desire. Not saying he was wrong at all. So I give one to the hippies.

mockturtle said...

I knew there was some reason I never bothered to read Heinlein.

Unknown said...

Eh, those dumb hippies didn't know how to create the perfect society, but this guy does! He's much more sophisticated than those dirty hippies.

https://gma.yahoo.com/donald-trump-says-hell-protect-constitutions-article-xii-065706692--abc-news-topstories.html

For Donald Trump the Constitution is yuge...and a lot bigger than it actually is.

Trump told House Republicans Thursday he will make sure to protect the Constitution if he becomes president -- including a non-existent Article XII.

The presumptive GOP nominee, who was on Capitol Hill Thursday to charm rank-and-file Republicans and build party unity, told members he would be the "best constitutional president ever," according to Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Wisconsin, a Trump skeptic.

Fabi said...

Soros was funding parts of BLM at its inception, pm317. I'm not sure if he continues to do so, but I assume that he does. They are paid, organized and coordinated in a completely professional manner. It's worth a RICO investigation from the next republican administration.

pm317 said...

Funny, 30 years ago when I first came to this country, I was thinking what a sophisticated electorate and democracy and now.. it went downhill very fast, even in just the last 8 years and that Bush was no winner either. Obama could not do much for Black America despite benefiting from their vote and his skin color, so he goes back to his community organizing roots, and revs up the activists.

pm317 said...

@Fabi, no doubt,, these are Dem fuckers and mostly the Soros/Obama crowd. The tell (as if we need one) was that Dallas rally organizer invoking Jeremiah Wright.

Scott M said...

"Every man would be an artist."

Since the left doesn't mind judging the past by today's standards re gender equality...

Scott Gustafson said...

When they said "Abolish Money" what they really meant was make lots of stuff free. Money in commodity form has been around for about 10,000 years or more. Even where "money" is banned, in fairly short order other things become money. It is far to useful to do without.

Unknown said...

Soros contributed at least $8M to Clinton's super pacs. He has Clinton stink all over him.

Josephbleau said...

"@Fabi, no doubt,, these are Dem fuckers and mostly the Soros/Obama crowd. The tell (as if we need one) was that Dallas rally organizer invoking Jeremiah Wright." And the the 90 year old wwII vet stood to the mic and said, "Yea but dem Fokkers was Messerschmitts!" I'm here all week folks.

Scott M said...

Progressives are all for incentives to get people to live in cities now. I think they wised-up to the concept that rural people slowly drift toward conservatism, can't have that happening.

Rural residents have to do a lot more for themselves. This requires life skills and pays in self-confidence. Cities, on the other hand, are social-services-tastic.

TWW said...

Except the fucking, it was all bullshit. I thought so then too.


pm317 said...

@josephbleau, explain yourself for us non natives.

Josephbleau said...

A World War II pilot is reminiscing before school children about his days in the air force. (Joke best delivered with a good thick accent)

"In 1942," he says, "the situation was really tough. The Germans had a very strong air force. I remember, " he continues, "one day I was protecting the bombers and suddenly, out of the clouds, these fokkers appeared.

(At this point, several of the children giggle.)

I looked up, and right above me was one of them. I aimed at him and shot him down. They were swarming. I immediately realized that there was another fokker behind me."

At this instant the girls in the auditorium start to giggle and boys start to laugh. The teacher stands up and says, "I think I should point out that 'Fokker' was the name of the German-Dutch aircraft company"

"That's true," says the pilot, "but these fokkers were flying Messerschmidts."


Mr. pm317, I had the comment, I was above the hard deck, so I took it. ( Top Gun, 1986)

I could not let the statement "Dem Fuckers" go without referencing it's cultural heritage.

Fernandinande said...

Scott Gustafson said...
Money in commodity form has been around for about 10,000 years or more.


Actual money - coins - started about 3,000 years ago in China and 500 years later in the Mideast.

pm317 said...

Lol. And it is Ms. pm317..

Paul Snively said...

Quaestor: Hippie culture is the bastard child of fascism and communism, and like those twin blights on Western civilization, continues to be taught and idolized in spite of errant nonsense that is its foundation.

I hate to be That Guy, but: arrant nonsense.

Josephbleau said...

zis pm317 of course! my microagression.

n.n said...

Sex, drugs, and abortion. The babies are traditional scapegoats of liberalism.

pm317 said...

zis? Micro aggression or stereotype?

n.n said...

Replace currency and credit with chickens. Big chickens. Little chickens. And eggs.

Fuck and be fucked. Everyone a slave unto the other. Redistributive change to keep the elite fat and appointed. To everyone a beachfront estate in Hawaii (Chicago?)... right next to Obama et al.

Decentralization is actually a good idea. High density population centers are preferred organization schemes by rulers. However, people need space to live, work, and play.

Freeman Hunt said...

Paleo politics?

Josephbleau said...

zis? Micro aggression or stereotype? How about I buy you a drink somewhere and we can talk about it? eH?

Ambrose said...

By my count, 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 . and 15 have all happened.

pm317 said...

Alright I will shut up...

Paul said...

Tell the little leftist shitbirds they can move to Venezuela.

I here it's a leftist paradise there.

Joe said...

Sounds like a prank a college student would dream up (in a hazy room.)

William said...

The tragedy of the commons is nowhere so manifest as in free, public bathrooms......,.,,Some of the self indulgent stuff has come to pass. You can smoke marijuana, see pubic hair (where grown), and fuck endlessly on Orgy Island. That last is only open to progressive pols with the right connections, but the thing is that it can be done. Back in '68 only show biz people on the Playboy estate could do such things, so there's been definite progress.

David said...

My two favorites are the abolition of money and full employment.

The hippies had a sense of humor.

tim in vermont said...

I hate to be That Guy, but: arrant nonsense.

Brilliant rebuttal! Short, to the point, yet still freighted with sufficient logic and supporting fact to carry the day!

But still, I am a little slow, would you mind explaining yourself again? It sure sounds like a lot of end state communist anarchy to me.

Bruce Hayden said...

I found interesting the demand for decentralization. As others above have pointed out, the left now demands centralization. I was thinking that BLM and the increasing inner city violence makes living in a more rural environment that much more attractive. And the obvious problem with letting the community police itself is that in some of them (probably a lot of the inner city Black communities right now), the most violent would rule, maintaining power through threats and intimidation. Who is going to protect the old women and the children?

tim in vermont said...

New York - Hillary Clinton disputed a scathing assessment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that she was "extremely careless" with classified government secrets, saying on Friday she relied on the judgement of her subordinates at the U.S. State Department. - Reuters

The "Smartest Woman in the World" is doubling down on stupidity. She ordered the classification headers stripped at least once.

Bruce Hayden said...

15. We believe that people should fuck all the time, anytime, whomever they wish. This is not a program to demand but a simple recognition of the reality around us.

I think that this is an indication that the list was made up primarily by guys. Or that the women involved were stoned all the time. This gets to the basic differences between males and females, and esp in their sexual strategies. And a lot of that revolves around the big differences between the resources invested in having babies. The males expend a quarter ounce or so of fluid that they can rapidly replace and maybe 15 minutes of work, while the females spend nine months hauling the developing baby around in their bellies, then nursing them after birth. Males have been known to have had over a thousand offspring, while the outer limit for females is maybe 20 over their lifetimes. So, it pays females much more in evolutionary terms to be selective with whom they have sex.

Taking this demand to its logical conclusion, it would mean that the guys would be lined up to have sex with the hottest gals, keeping them busy in bed 24/7. And, since contraception isn't 100% effective, that would mean that the females wouldn't have any control over who the fathers of their children were. What about STDs? This was before the AIDS, so this aspect of having too much indiscriminate sex was not as evident as it is (hopefully) today. Still, you can't kill all STDs with antibiotics, and you are stuck with some of them for life. Can you refuse sex because the other party has an STD? Or has had sex with enough skanky women (or men) that are likely to?

damikesc said...

Their goals haven't really changed much. Well, except for 10, 14, and 17. Sad how much the Leftist radical activists thoroughly run the DNC.

Let the cops leave them to their own devices and kill each other.

I can appreciate that mentality, but there would be a lot of innocents in those shitty ghettos who don't want that.

Many of them continue to wreck lives. They control the humanities departments of many universities where they hammer their bullshit into the ill-educated brains of far too many students.

They also block anybody not of the far Left from employment as a professor and make tenure impossible for conservatives, who actually might need the protection for their "unpopular" (amongst the intelligentsia, not the populace) research.

When I win the 500 million this weekend (Which will actually be more like 200 million after taxes and one time pay out) I'm going to build a community on an island somewhere and invite all of these people to come and live there.

Lump-sum --- you'd get about 1/3 after taxes.

Still, $166M ain't too bad.

TheThinMan said...

This was a year before the women's lib and gay rights movements got going, and the invention of the "Hispanic," all of which would see the dudes who wrote this as their oppressors. Like the French Revolution, everyone was eventually led to the guillotine.

mockturtle said...

Like the French Revolution, everyone was eventually led to the guillotine.

Exactly! And we still are.

JaimeRoberto said...

How did anyone take these people seriously? Who did they think was going to provide all this free stuff?

mockturtle said...

Without having to read Mailer's book, I would like to know the authorship of the leaflet. While some of the points were definitely part of the demands of the Movement, others were not. Can anyone here enlighten me?

mockturtle said...

I just read the addendum stating that Abbie Hoffman was the author. While Hoffman was a darling of the media, he was nothing more than an anti-establishment clown and not a real revolutionary.

American Liberal Elite said...

I was 15 then and likely agreed with every item on that list. Hell, maybe I wrote it.