10/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Baby Boomers and Hippies Were Not the Same

This is a minor response to Chez Pazienza--the Guitar Hero with feet of claymation--and his post, "What a Long, Strange, Thoroughly Obnoxious Trip It's Been," a delusionally subjective, condescending blog, filled with hostile generalizations and a million exaggerations.

These days--despite the wingnuts media binge and the major disappointments of the Obama administration--there also seems to be a mass awakening in process, comparable to the evolutionary jump in consciousness that took place during the '60s, enhanced by technology.

It gives me a sense of hope, as well as a sense of continuity, that countercultural values have "infiltrated" mainstream awareness, such as the peace movement, organic food, animal rights, protecting rainforests, environmental sustainability, growing hemp, anti-pollution, recycling waste, racial equality, feminism, renewable energy, alternative healthcare, and diversified spiritual practices.