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Old 08-10-2019, 05:48 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
If that was your viewpoint I won't claim you wrong.


So I guess you saw it on TV or where did you get all these impressions from your previous post?
I watched it on television, I talked to people who were there, I listened to every report that mentioned it for a LONG time ... Hey, I was 17 and it was the biggest happening EVER as far as we were concerned. Also, while some adults were cool (May, I lucked out when I picked my parents) it drove a lot of adults just bonkers! How could we not want to know EVERYTHING! How could we not absorb every reaction to us from everyone around us.

How could we not WISH we had been there.
 
Old 08-10-2019, 10:42 AM   #17
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teckk,
1969 was a very good year (tho my memory is a bit fuzzy ;-) )
I would've said " !INTENSE! " in place of "good". Some world shaking Good did take place like Woodstock, DarpaNet, and Apollo 11, but as wonderful and hope creating as those events were there was also monumental Bad, too. From my POV the Bad outweighed the Good. It's hard to gauge how much the Manson Murders affected US Presidential elections but it is not a stretch to conclude that, since Fear is such a powerful force, it had at least something to do with a US event that utterly changed all the world and not at all for the better - the election of Richard (Tricky Dick) Nixon to the most powerful office in the world. As the curtain was coming down on 1969, Altamont seems an appropriate Final Act for what started with The Summer of Love.

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Originally Posted by James Taylor "Fire and Rain"
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground
I really would prefer to not be That Guy that brings everybody down but '69 bummed me out... so much so I began planning to move away from Washington DC to a remote area in The Rockies to avoid "a world gone mad" and the worldwide holocaust that seemed at the time inevitable.

Thankfully, I was apparently overly paranoid, but '69 still looks a major turning point, a shift in direction that grew ever more polarized.

However there is much we all, including me, have forgotten. This list is quite eye-opening and a bit more hopeful =====>>

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969

Enjoy

Last edited by enorbet; 08-10-2019 at 04:16 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2019, 02:00 PM   #18
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However there is much we all, including me, have forgotten. This list is quite eye-opening and a bit more hopeful =====>>

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969
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Summer – Invention of Unix under the potential name "Unics" (after Multics).[12]
I've always considered 1969 the year when UNIX history starts although it was officially announced in 1970-something.

And that:
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Monty Python's Flying Circus first airs on BBC One.
makes it at a REALLY good year!

Last edited by average_user; 08-10-2019 at 02:01 PM.
 
Old 08-11-2019, 07:00 AM   #19
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Nothing wrong with 1969.
I think I just don't like mass (media) spectacles.
 
  


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