He had a good ride anyway.
Ok trips over, this is real
The 60's in Context with today
The 60's didn't end in the sixties. many of the same things are still being persued: Can you trust your government? Civil Rights, Secret government agendas, Bombing Cambodia,Violence in the streets, Revolutionaries, Lies, lies, and damned lies in the news. We used to read crazy stuff in the Berkley Barb. I thought it was a great put-on. Imagine my surprise .., here is a nice page with some good info on the 60's
The attempts to crush dissent have taken 40 years to bear fruit but are 99% successful at this time.
Things don't seem to be improving very fast either. The Right Wing has succeded in circumventing the rule of law in the United States, and is working on the rest of the world.
Not even the Geneva Convention treaty is adhered to.
Among the first things the current administration did upon being apointed (NOT elected), was to repudiate treaties which were not to the liking of the appointed administration, withdraw from the peace process in the Middle east (arguably a trigger point for the Sep. terrorist attacks, see Pearl Harbor), and begin to punish the states which led the vote against the appointed party (see Enron, Calif. Energy Crisis). Enron was reported as Bushes largest contributor according to some sources, by the way.
I thought at the time that it was all very healthy because it appeared that a moral concience evolving. Unfortunately, moving on was all to easy.
( hey look -- Henry Kissinger was in the news again, where do I know him from again?)
It's all History, baby
|Students for a democratic society SDS|
CIA Director Allen Dulles - Strange indeed!
The LSD Experiments - The 1994 Rockefeller Report
|The roots of the Labor movement Law
Civil Rights - SNCC 'SNIK'
The Free Speech Movement
FBI "The court also noted that it was determined after appellate argument that the F. B. I, with the knowledge and complicity of Judge Hoffman and prosecutors, had bugged the offices of the Chicago defense attorneys." Law
The FBI Files on Abbie Hoffman! 4100 pages
Martin Luther King A 1977
report by a Department of Justice task force summarizing the FBI's
Martin Luther King, Jr., security and assassination investigations. 221
Abbie Hoffman - all they learned from his antics, Performance Art or 'trivializing social commentary'
The Chicago Seven The Trial
Things haven't changed much
"Well, first they murdered peaceful separatists,
but I wasn't a separatist. Then they
the new players get together with the Old Guard
The Path to Then
(1) Some of The Secrets of the Universe
"Richard Alpert, a Harvard renegade, an obviously unbalanced man who had gone off the deep end of his
life, now appeared before me as somebody I identified with strongly.... But there was a further implication. Alpert, now Ram Dass ..." Once picked me up and gave me a lift to Big Sur. Seemed a little strange and kind of straight as I recall. circa 1968 R.K.
BOOKS BY ABBIE HOFFMAN
Steal This Book
originally published by Pirate Editions, Inc., New York
currently published by Four Walls Eight Windows, New York
distributed by Grove Press, Inc., New York
by Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and Ed Sanders
Published by Warner Paperback Library, New York
Revolution for the Hell of It
Published by Dial Press, Inc.
Pocket Book Edition published 1970
with intro Chicago: Two Years After
Woodstock Nation: A Talk-Rock Album
Published by Random House, New York
To America with Love: Letters from the Underground
by Abbie Hoffman and Anita Hoffman
Published by Stonehill Publishing, Inc.
Introduction by Anita Hoffman
Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
Published by Berkley Books, New York
Introduction by Norman Mailer
Square Dancing in the Ice Age
Published by South End Press, Boston
Steal this Urine Test
by Abbie Hoffman and Jonathan Silvers
Published by Penguin Books, New York