In the 1960s, a simply “stunning” cultural movement emerged that carried millions of people sympathetic to the suffering planet – the Hippie SVG youth movement. This subculture could not pass without a trace, and, undoubtedly, remained forever in the memory of mankind. Further in this article you will learn the history of the hippie movement and other nuances associated with these events.
The first wave of Hippie SVG movement in the U.S. came between 1964 and 1972, when America was at war in Vietnam. This was the first war in the history of the country to oppose the Americans themselves. This situation led to the spread of pacifist sentiment, which was the beginning of the hippie movement. The subculture included young people who had strong personal convictions in the injustice of social rules. Wealth and richness, lack of spirituality in everyday life, bourgeois boredom – all this has led to the emergence of a hippie movement among rebellious youth.
The first use of the word “hippie” dates back to April 22, 1964. It was the text from one of New York City’s TV channels. This word was used to describe a group of young people with long hair in T-shirts and jeans who were protesting the Vietnamese war. At that time, a slang expression was considered popular among young people, which meant Russian “to be hip”.
The main slogan of the subculture was pacifism. The values of the hippie movement included the following: peacefulness and non-violence, protest against warfare, and conscientious objection to military service. Initially pacifism was aimed at fighting the war in Vietnam, but only later it moved to all spheres of human life. Hippies are characterized by protests against the “rules” imposed by “people in ties”, against the order and grey boredom of everyday life, and their departure from the formal institutions of society. Reminds me of a kind of peaceful anarchy.
Supporters of the Hippie SVG movement refused to be part of the existing system and created their own alternative system, which would not be based on social hierarchy. The representatives of this subculture are inherently apolitical. The common aspiration of supporters is to change the world through creativity, not military coups. In their opinion, the revolution should take place first of all in the consciousness, but not in the society. Instead of material values, the hippie movement promoted spiritual values, and instead of building a career, self-improvement and creativity.