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Investigate The History of Hippies, Great & Creative Movements that call Counter-Cultures

Investigate The History of Hippies, Great & Creative Movements that call Counter-Cultures

What is a Hippies (Hippy) ? 




A New Culture That Inspires Many Young People

Like the Title you can see above, Today Stoneeman will discuss one topic that is still related to a topic that Stoneeman has previously discussed regarding psychedelic.


Of course, in this session Stoneeman will explain in detail about a culture or culture that has existed since 1960, Like a time machine, this culture is certainly well known in various parts of the country because of its fairly progressive movement at that time.


    Hippy History


Before we get to know     more about  the  history of hippies at the beginning  of their movement, let's  first know  where  the  word hippie  began to be known  and known to many people  to date.  Generally Hippie is known as a  movement related to the  rejection of the war  that occurred in 1955  - 1975 for American involvement ( USA ) in the vietnam war  which became  a  triggering    the  hippie movement to the surface and becoming a culture that  even continues to be generations  today.


The Origin of The Term Hippie


The original of the   word hippie is taken from the term "hip" or "hep" used  by the beat  generation. Beat generation is a literary and social  movement started by  a group of young people in the  1950s through a  paper  that influences and explores culture   and  even politics  In  postwar America.



The Origin of  the Beginning of this Hippie  Movement Began


Of the few  or few people who already know about hippie or other names are hipsters, generally the hippies movement is  known and begins to  peak due to   several  incidents that  occur  as a result of the war that occurred at that  time   in  the  1940-1960s, but what  many people know is the  incident that occurred  in the  vietnam war when america interfered    In that war  and many  young people from the  American side who were victims of  the war.


  But the  vietnam war was   just one of   several  forms of  protests by  young Americans at the time, Other factors  were based on  several  other  important international events.  such as the  African-American  civil rights movement in the 1950s, the Korean War ( 1950-1953  ) and the Hydrogen bomb test    in   1954. 


Of the many events and incidents that occurred in  the dark era  , which became a factor to  underlie the  movement carried out by these hippies  to demand that   the American  government change the  system   - a zionist system  that harmed young people  as  well as civil society at the time.


 Massive Pioneers Referred to as Beat Generation


Beat Generation is said to  be a group that pioneered the  Hippies  movement around the world.


 This generation is referred to  as a group of  young people who work in the  form of  written works who voice their voices through writing to oppose  American culture  - culture and politics  at  that time is considered unsettling by young people.


This beat generation  consists of some wild  young people who take drugs for  their substance in criticizing the government. In his writings they included sexual elements  that at that time   It was very taboo for the   public to criticize the government at that time.


This Beat Generation  was originally only engaged in  literature and  the  social movement eventually expanded to other  fields such as music,  painting, etc.  following the development of protestors at that time. 



The Impact of the Movement Carried Out by Hippies


The Movement of Humanity, Anti-War, Free Love And  the formation of the term Peace Love and unity is a symbol of the  movement that hippies do when voicing their voices.   Not only that due to the  widespread community and  hippie participants,  the  Hippies Movement itself has also grown to be very large and even worthy of being said  to be a  culture that was created because  resistance to the  government  at that time  which was in  full swing in  the   fight against the communists in 1960 ( USA ).


Hippies themselves voiced their   voices  not only in the form of  social movements, They voiced   their form of protest  through various fields & media which were very impactful at that time   such as :

  • Art (Starting from Style & how to use, Painting, Hippies has its own motifs in it)
  • Music  
  • Film

From the much  information about hippies, surely you already know that these hippies  are counter-cullture ( or you could say the  founder of several sub-cultures that follow    the  development hippies  themselves ). Like Art, Music & Film, Hippies have their own  characteristics in  exploring media, especially art media,  so as to create new sub-genres   in each of the  fields  they use . 


Hippies are synonymous with ?


Hippies is a  new cultural movement that was flattened by  young people in the early  1960s  to  voice opposition to the  old-fashioned culture of  previous generations who were only concerned with  a  profit  from the  fruits of warfare,  (   Substantially from Psychedelic Drugs ) The movement made by young people  at that time was very  creative,  the Style and the way they protested   was very  democratic.  They use   unique properties  and the decorations they wear have a deep message  such as "Love is more colorfull without war", therefore  hippies are often classified as    flower generation ( Flower Generation ).


  And don't forget to characterize  hippies for men at that time  was long hair which declared a freedom of life without restrictions.


A widespread movement  to form a Culture that  is modeled by other Countries ?!

Starting from  famous musicians such as The Beatles,Gratefull Dead,Croshby Still & Nash,  The Who,Creedence Clearwater revival, Santana, Jimmi Hendrix, Janis joplin,Jefferson Airplane And Notables -  famous figures like Jack Nicholson,Jim  Carrey, Andy Warhol who joined the  vibe when the hippies  movement peaked in  1967.



Due to the  Hippies  Fever which became increasingly popular and known as a new style  that was popular at that  time  was finally noticed by musicians  - musicians and  big figures  joined the peak  atmosphere from  1967 to 1969 with the music performance of  the Woodstock festival in Bethel,New York ( 1969 ). 


Because of the huge impact made by hippies and great figures and     musicians who participated in enlivening the peak vibes of hippies  fever at that time, it inspired many young people  from countries Another  to  follow the  hippies  ' style of voicing a voice to the government.


List of Musicians - musicians who participated  in the hippies movement :

  • The Beatles
  • janis joplin
  • Gratefull Dead
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • The Who
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • Santana
  • Jimmi Hendrix
  • Canned Heat
  • Jefferson Airplane

 Hippies Culture & Style spread  to  several Europe & Asia countries, moreover  Indonesia.


 Hippies Style  Fight Form in Indonesia


From several countries that followed the  development of hippies culture  in  the 1960s, young  people in  Indonesia in  the 1970s were also  influenced by new  cultures originating from America.


Although in Indonesia only adopted a handful of  some hippies cultures such as long hair and followed fashion trends that were quite unique at that time.


The form of resistance voiced by  young  people in the country at that time was  about the  government system being too tough and taking  for  granted the long-haired young people  in  the  1970s, Child -     Young Indonesians at that time voiced a nepotist and anti-criticism  government system.  


At that time  even though the youth  in Indonesia only adopted hippies as  a  fashion  style, the Indonesian government in that era  considered long hair  a serious problem.  Young people with  long hair at that time  were not ignored by  the government as it is today, Because  the indonesian government system  at that time was authoritarian, the Government established a Coordinating  Board   Eradication of Long Hair  ( Bakorperagon ). The institution, which is also cooperated by  military officials tasked  with  cutting hair-  the hair of  young men who  are long on the  grounds that they are judged to be 'inconsistent   with the  identity of the  nation.


In the New  Order Era  , the young man with long and  long hair  was attached to the stigma of being declared a  criminal & rebel of the country.




Art media is the purest medium  in voicing the  voice of hippies youth at that time, it can be said that  the  hippies  movement  is the most creative   movement because it  uses art & music as  a medium They are  to explore in voicing their resistance.


From the results of ex-ploarsi and  collaboration between american artists, artists  & musicians at that time, Hippies was further divided  into several fields and groupings of each    in  each  medium they channeled. Hippie itself is a counter culture (  Counterculture  ) which has derivatives that are identical to: Psychedelic Art, Psychedelic  Music, Even Psychedelic  Movies.


I've previously discussed 'What is  Psychedelic?!' You can read the article   below  :

What Is Psychedelic Mean ? 


 Meanwhile, along with the development of the  Hippies  fever in 1960-1969  , there were several film directors who participated in  enlivening the hippies  fever at that time  by making  hippies films that were  averagely packed with the  Drama Musical Movies genre which was identical to   the elements of  its psychedelic.


The Development of  Hippies  Culture From the Golden Period to the Present


Starting from Art, Music and Even Film,  Hippies Culture evolved into a  broader  substance  'There are even some hippies  culturalists in the USA who  really understand the substance as  hippies  ,after they  passed through the golden age  of that era- until  now  they still adopted and made it a way to live.



Personal Understanding and Interpretation of the Hippie  Movement


The Hippies  movement itself is known as one  of the  Counter-Culture  movements that developed in the United States, this movement was born because of several underlying factors, namely freedom and way of  thinking.   The previous generation was very tough and obedient  to a  system that was contrary to the  norms of humanity at that time. 


 Historically,  this movement was founded by a group of  young people referred  to as Beat Generations, to fight against the previous generation  Beat Generations was born  as the antithesis of  the  previous  generation  who were in  value is too authoritarian and old-fashioned, as a result of the  radical thinking of  previous generations  blinded  by the ambition of  conquest, war and Power !     Hippies formed a movement known as the new Left   movement.




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