Saturday, 24 June 2017
VIDEO: BBC4'S HOW HIPPIES CHANGED THE WORLD, PART 1
Here’s a Youtube link to this show (details below,) which will enable folk outside of the UK to view it, rather that being restricted by the BBC iPlayer. (It’s full of damned annoying ad breaks, but it’s worth sticking with.)
It was 50 years ago today...
In which regard, BBC4 broadcast a quite fascinating look at the LSD-drenched 1967 Summer of Love and the hippie influence on the counter-culture last week. Very thorough in parts with mentions of Aleister Crowley, Ken Kesey, Owlsley Stanley, Aldous Huxley and the Esalen Institute. Let's see... did they forget anything? Oh yes, darnit, it seems to have slipped their mind to mention that that ENTIRE scene was the construct of the CIA and a military-intelligence exercise in generational social engineering from start to finish. Ah well, it's easily done. We'll see if they pick up the slack in the next episode.