I'm a hippie. A good friend and an acquaintance have both pointed out that that was then and now is now. The acquaintance went on to say something like, "The pot and sex were good, but that's over." He went on to outline some neo-conservative shit, and imply that I'd sign on to it too, if I were intellectually honest and courageous.
Here are two hippie sources, Stewart Brand, founder of the Whole Earth brand, and Paul Krassner...uh, gadfly. The hip odd couple.
I'm interested in practical solutions for an empire and a world that face declining fossil-fuel wealth. Peace and justice may become more elusive as oil becomes dearer. Stability, and what E. F. Schumacher called "a becoming life," will require an economy that operates on its solar income.
At age sixty, I'm beginning to learn how.