04 Aug '11, 5pm

Building on ideas from @Grist & @drgrist, @bcmerchant says we should end "Hippie-Style environmental protests."

I can't think of anything that does less to capture the imagination of the modern American public than trotting out old hippie tropes. This is the sort of thing that the vast majority of 21st century youth will watch on TV and either roll their eyes or ignore it altogether. And frankly, I wouldn't blame them. Why, after all, do we continue to regurgitate the hippie protest model, a half century after its heyday? Can we come up with nothing better? Is our counterculture that stagnant? Before I continue, I want to make one thing clear -- I'm not trying to bash the hippie movement itself, or the folks who participated in this event. Those folks were showing their courage the way they best knew how, and it takes guts to stand up to armed police officers with peaceful protest of any kind. I'm asking that we collectively seek a newer, better vessel through which to channel that ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/end-hippy-style-e...

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