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From <a href="http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/05/02/915/" target="_blank">Common Dreams</a>:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">There is but one conclusion you can draw from the astonishing (albeit fitful, bittersweet) pro-environment sea change now happening in the culture and (reluctantly, nervously) in the halls of power in D.C., one thing we must all acknowledge in our wary, jaded, globally warmed universe: The hippies had it right all along. Oh yes they did.</td>
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There's not much new here, but I enjoyed this piece. A little public vindication is good for the soul! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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All of those hippies are in charge now!<br><br>
Unfortunately many of them have grown very materialistic and greedy, but not all of them.<br><br>
Not me.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Right on!
 

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And to think the term "hippy" is used negatively at times.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>applejuice</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/8121688"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
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All of those hippies are in charge now!<br><br>
Unfortunately many of them have grown very materialistic and greedy, but not all of them.<br><br>
Not me.</div>
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We're still fighting the good fight! They can call me crazy (and people do!), but we (me, my DH and kids, my sister and parents, my church community) believe in peace and love, and those two beliefs lead us to care deeply about the environment, among other things (poverty, violence, the -isms). Finally, after all these years, some people are starting to understand that we don't just do these things because of money. (Though the money savings of a green lifestyle are hard to deny!) My ILs gave us two huge packs of sposies when DS was a baby because they felt sorry for me that I had to wash diapers. I donated those diapers to a local shelter (because if life is that hard, and you're maybe even homeless, sposies make sense) and kept right on putting cotton on my baby's bottom. That's when they finally began to understand.<br><br>
I think when people see that we hold the environment in such high regard that we're willing to do a little extra work, that maybe makes a bit of an impact, that maybe they see it really matters (course, for some, it's just more proof that we're crazy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">). Everyone in my world has learned to live w/o paper towels after visiting our house and seeing how simple it is to use something re-usable. So I see that as my tiny contribution, and maybe what happened to me will happen to some of those other people: you make a change, and find out it's easy (and maybe even better), and they make another little change, and another, and the snowball rolls!
 

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"I came upon a child of God<br>
he was walkin' along the road<br>
so I asked him<br>
tell me where are you goin?<br>
yes he told me.....<br><br>
said<br>
'Im goin' down to Yasger's farm<br>
gonna join in a rock n roll band....<br><br>
got to get back to the land,<br><br>
set my soul free......'<br><br>
"<span><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><i>we are stopless,....we are golden.........</i></span></b></span>"<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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