Re: [sixties-l] Re: new ground: The Sixties and the Right

From: William M Mandel (
Date: 10/06/00

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    Your initial post did not leave the impression that our net
    impact was positive. That's why I responded as I did. I'm
    not even sure that your examples of negative activities
    would stand up to careful examination. Males doing physical
    labor today often wear beards. They most definitely did not
    before the Sixties. They smoke pot, which they did not
    previously. They largely turned to the music which the
    activists liked. They sure as hell ate up Country Joe's,
    "Gimme an F--".
    Bill Mandel
    Marty Jezer wrote:
    >  I don't quite understand the arugment here, Bill.  I
    > agree with you that things are better today, at least in
    > this country, in the areas of civil rights, human rights,
    > and issues of personal freedom (which is not to say that
    > they're great).  But we, in the sixties, did do stuff that
    > fueled the backlash and, IMHO, made it a lot more severe
    > than it needed to be.
    > Marty Jezer
    > At 07:30 PM 10/4/2000 -0700, you wrote:
    >> The fact remains that nothing won in the field of civil
    >> rights has been lost, that gay rights are at this moment
    >> in better shape than ever before, and that, considering
    >> all the multifarious criteria for measuring the status
    >> of women, the same probably obtains there as well.
    >> Consider the latest: the legalization of the at-home
    >> abortion pill.
    >>     This does not mean that cops don't engage in racial
    >> profiling. T
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