The Hippie Peace Movement was now in full force, and a new culture of peace and love was now being encouraged.

The Hippie Peace Movement was now in full force, and a new culture of peace and love was now being encouraged.

The 1960’s brought once again, another war. The Hippie Peace Movement was now in full force, and a new culture of peace and love was now being encouraged. With a war being fought in South East Asia, young people in the United States were being drafted into a war they did not wish to fight. Many of them fled to Canada, where a similar peace movement grew and gained Support. The 1960’s were seen as an immoral time, both for teenagers, and for governments. With an unjust war being fought, and the immoral behaviour of sex, drugs and lust being used by people all over the continent, the 1960’s were by far one of the most controversial times this century. The controversy extended itself beyond the family life, and the society which expected its children to lead moral lives, join the army, was now coming under threat from the Government, and from the children themselves. The Hippie Peace Movement brought a message that said it was okay for people to do drugs, have sex and disobey their government, in an act of defiance against war. Though, drugs, sex and disobedience may not have been encouraged, the message came loud and clear, and the people the message was reaching out to, were acting upon it. That very hippie peace movement, lasted throughout the 60’s and today we look back on it as an act of pacifism, maybe not in the most ethically moral sense, but the affects of anti-war that were brought up 40 years ago are still very strong today. The hippie movement affects us in the way that disobedience to one’s government, may put an end to a war, but the means of this very disobedience may challenge the morals of your society, and culture. …


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