The Daily Caller: Opinion: Eric Owens: Most Leftist Politically Correct Colleges For Dirty Hippies
This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger
I have a lot of respect for the first hippie movement and generation from the 1960s and early 1970s. The Baby Boomers because they were truly about freedom and personal choice and going against the conservative establishment as far as what it meant to be an American and instead charted their own course in life. And were a big part of the anti-war movement in the 1960s and even the civil rights movement of the 1960s as well. To go along with the environmental movement. And if you look at the Baby Boom Generation they've become a very productive generation for America and have done very well.
The modern hippie movement people who I call bed-wetting leftists (not Liberals) are a bit different. They are called bed-wetting because they love to complain, make the perfect the enemy of the good. Seem to be more happy when there's something negative or bad going on. Like negative news and stories more than good news and positive stories. They are the sons and daughters of the New Left socialist-anarchist movement from the 1960s and 70s who were a militant faction of the hippie movement, but who weren't about peace and love. But overthrowing what they saw as an immoral establishment regime in America.
Back in the 1960s the New Left were Students For a Democratic Society, factions of the Communist Party USA and other groups. Today their sons and daughters are Occupy Wall Street who represent a modern socialist-anarchist movement. Who are definitely socialist when it comes to economic and foreign policy, but even when it comes to some key social issues as it relates to free speech. They believe Freedom of Speech shouldn't protect people's right to offend. In other words that free speech doesn't protect hate speech the whole political correctness as well as self-esteem movement in the country.
So when you see students at these colleges and take California Berkley to use as an example trying to block people who they disagree with whether it is Anne Coulter or someone else someone who I don't have much if any respect for myself, keep in mind that is not Liberals doing these things. But leftist fascists who believe they are God or something (even though they tend to be Atheist) that knows exactly what everyone else should and needs to hear. Instead of Americans being able to make those decisions for themselves. The modern hippie may look like a hippie from the 1960s as far as lifestyle and personal style. But ideologically they are way to the left of those people and are the modern New Left in America.