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Thu, 7 May 1998 03:50:01 -0400


From: "Steve Haas" <Steveh@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: RE: Now we know it's dead OR scariest product of 1998

It's an important point, this business of cooptation. The bell-bottoms
and such were only superficial symbols that people latched onto as
BEING the counter-culture. Those who were actually involved moved on
from those symbols very quickly, but the rest of the country,
including the masses of 'weekend hippies' kept those symbols and
engrained them in the psyche of the country. As you said, Harlan, what
was important was what was in the MIND, and what was being created.



From: <TONYW@siucvmb.siu.edu>
Subject: Re: Now we know it's dead OR scariest product of 1998

To Harlan and Krista,
For a purely cinematic perspective, remember that Andy Robinson's Scorpio in
DIRTY HARRY wears a peace symbol. This may not be viewed entirely according to
the politics of either Don Siegel or Clint Eastwood but a recognition as early
as 1971 of how counter-cultural items were co-opted even then.
Tony Williams