In the late 1960s, in West America, especially in the city of San Francisco in the state of California, there were massive protests of young people against all forms of being organized and hoping for social and political change. This protest movement, among others, led to the generation of the famous Hippies. Meanwhile, you can go to this hippie dating website if you’re looking for a lovely boyfriend or girlfriend among the hippies.
The 1960s movement that emerged on the west coast of the United States was famous for various forms of protest such as a.l .: Beatnik & the Social Protest Movement. Actually, the forerunner of the protest movement began among Bohemia artists living in communes in San Francisco, north of Los Angeles, Venice West & Greenwich in New York. This movement characterized by limited social and literary movements in the 1950s and claimed to be the ‘generation of beat’ which came to be known as Nik beatniks.
Beatniks was originally not political and only wanted to distinguish himself from the general public by withdrawing from the life of the general public. They practice free life by dressing casually and trying to free themselves from the world crisis through channels of music, art, vegetarian food, and psychedelic experiences with experiments on Buddhism Zen meditation and drugs.
The movement which was pioneered by the young generation then in the 1960s extends beyond their environment and they convey mass social protest, including among others the movement for political renewal including the anti-Vietnam movement which was then crowded, human rights, student movements, women’s movements, homosexual rights movements, and environmental conservation movements.
From the protest movement of the 1960s, there grew a group of Hippies who had characteristics, namely: popularizing the peace movement, being aware of the environment, and rejecting Western materialism. The movement that grew in the city of San Francisco was also named as “Flower Power” and “Flower Generation” because in the demonstrations they did they used to bring colorful flowers as a symbol of love and peace. They are counter-culture which tries to change the established culture in the materialistic society around them with the loose culture they want as a reaction attitude.