January 19, 2022
The hippie movement, whose members were called hippies, hippies, hippies, children of flowers or children of LSD (hippie, -s; to be hip - live up to date, today) - a counter-culture of the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s. Of the twentieth century. It was a revolution proclaiming a revolt of young people against the world of adults (do not believe anyone in their thirties) and its institutions: family, church, school, workplace, bosses, competition, money, army, war, norms, constraints, prohibitions (it is forbidden to prohibit), hypocrisy, dress conventions, private property (living in communes). A manifestation of a counterculture that rejects social norms based on consumption, competition and materialism. The institutions and structures they opposed were labeled by the hippies as the establishment. Despite the emphasis of this movement on combating the applicable dress conventions, he also created a specific fashion genre. Thanks to the dissemination by newly established TV programs devoted exclusively to specific youth music, the phenomenon spread to almost the entire Western world. Apart from a group of professed followers of the hippie ideology, this movement has become a kind of fashion among young people who took over only music and external attributes from hippies. The hippie movement was considered proof of the success of the market economy and welfare society. All previous utopias, such as the idea of phalansters, had to deal with the sources of income themselves. Here it turned out that society is able to support people who do not want to work because they prefer to live their own way. The consequences of the existence of this movement were the expansion of pacifist movements and ecological ideologies, interest in the spirituality of the East, criticism of the so-called the rat race, conformism and all consumerism. This movement contributed to the spread of psychoactive substances, in particular marijuana. He was one of the links contributing to the so-called the sexual revolution. He was also one of the indirect sources of the New Age movement.