Hippies advocating for Peace

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor

2/22/18

Through the devastation of war, it is time we consider the side of peace and love. As a society, we should agree to put down our weapons, open our mind and consider the side of the flower children.

By standing alongside the flower children, also currently regarded as “hippies,” you support the end of the Vietnam War, and much more.

No matter your age, gender, sexual orientation or class, this group of people is advocating for worldwide peace and equality for all.

They may have a love for the unconventional (rock and roll, folk music and mind-bending drugs), but ultimately their goal is to spread a message of love.

This movement is focused on free artistic expression and anti-capitalism. Because they stray from the norm, they are often shunned by society. The flower children hope to have the opposite affect in our efforts of peace and inclusivity.

It is not just hippies and college students who are fighting for peace, but it is also a lot of average American families and veterans themselves. Together we can work to take Washington by storm.

Marc Riboud / Magnum Photos

Too many young men have been deployed overseas. We should protest the crimes of President Lyndon B. Johnson by marching to the Pentagon. Let us demonstrate against the government who is willingly sending our children to die.

We are here to replace bullets with flowers, and to call for an end to the war.

Society has become enveloped by evil, and it is time people begin to look for the good within themselves. By standing with the flower children, you can truly understand what love and peace is about.

This is a call to action for people everywhere. Let us stand in solidarity.

Friendship during this time is indispensable. Hippies are calling for everyone to join, what they consider, their large family.

I am joining the life of the hippies, because I am convinced the only way to fight hate is with peace. I urge you all to do the same.

We will continue to carry signs that say “Make Love, Not War”, until this destruction has ceased.

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