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Re: the USA has been a Socialist since 1776

Postby HawkBowler on Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:28 pm

Moe Gibbs wrote:
It's been almost 50 years since I have seen her..but that's her.
Her bio skips past her early life in Marin County...as my arch-nemesis in Art Class.


Ah... you're one of those former hippies from California. Explains a lot. :-)
 
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Re: the USA has been a Socialist since 1776

Postby Moe Gibbs on Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:50 pm

HawkBowler wrote:
Ah... you're one of those former hippies from California. Explains a lot. :-)


My Dad would never allow it..!
He even monitored the length of my sideburns.
After High School, Uncle Sam wouldn't allow me to become a Hippy either.
By the time I left the service I was balding and nothing looks creepier than a balding hippy [think of the long haired balding guy in "Dog Day Afternoon"]..so becoming a Hippy was just not meant to be. [Maybe THAT's my problem... :?: ]
Our HS had 2 campuses. The old original campus was used for the kids who considered themselves "Serious Hippies" but it was also home to the misfits, drop outs, hoodlums etc.
The classes were called Tribes and the teachers were called by their 1st names. Students could sign themselves in the attendance sheet, then spend the rest of the period sleeping on the lawn, smoking under the bridge..just not stray off campus and get caught. Students could also grade themselves in some classes. Varsity sports were "4 square", Frisbee and "Hackysack"
The newer [much larger] campus was for the rest of the "normal" kids who wanted the whole traditional HS experience..even though we had some Hippies and hoodlums too.
 
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Re: the USA has been a Socialist since 1776

Postby HawkBowler on Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:30 pm

Our HS had 2 campuses. The old original campus was used for the kids who considered themselves "Serious Hippies" but it was also home to the misfits, drop outs, hoodlums etc.
The classes were called Tribes and the teachers were called by their 1st names. Students could sign themselves in the attendance sheet, then spend the rest of the period sleeping on the lawn, smoking under the bridge..just not stray off campus and get caught. Students could also grade themselves in some classes. Varsity sports were "4 square", Frisbee and "Hackysack"


Ha! That sounds more liberal than any high school that exists now. Are you joking?

My high school was divided by jock, stoner or preppy.

I played sports all the time so I was in the jock category, but I also had cross over with the stoners and preps. Hippies were only something we saw on TV or at a Grateful Dead concert.

We had no gay students back then because no gay student would dare come out of the closet, especially boys. I remember regularly joking with my friends calling each other fags and what not. Saying you liked Michael Jackson at the time, which every body did, was likely to get you labelled as a queer lover.

We had like two black students. Both were really popular and neither was oppressed in the least. Our only questions were why couldn't they rap or play basketball?
 
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Re: the USA has been a Socialist since 1776

Postby Moe Gibbs on Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:10 pm

HawkBowler wrote:
Our HS had 2 campuses. The old original campus was used for the kids who considered themselves "Serious Hippies" but it was also home to the misfits, drop outs, hoodlums etc.
The classes were called Tribes and the teachers were called by their 1st names. Students could sign themselves in the attendance sheet, then spend the rest of the period sleeping on the lawn, smoking under the bridge..just not stray off campus and get caught. Students could also grade themselves in some classes. Varsity sports were "4 square", Frisbee and "Hackysack"


Ha! That sounds more liberal than any high school that exists now. Are you joking?

My high school was divided by jock, stoner or preppy.

I played sports all the time so I was in the jock category, but I also had cross over with the stoners and preps. Hippies were only something we saw on TV or at a Grateful Dead concert.

We had no gay students back then because no gay student would dare come out of the closet, especially boys. I remember regularly joking with my friends calling each other fags and what not. Saying you liked Michael Jackson at the time, which every body did, was likely to get you labelled as a queer lover.

We had like two black students. Both were really popular and neither was oppressed in the least. Our only questions were why couldn't they rap or play basketball?


When I used to say [often] that I had as liberal an education as anyone at this forum...I wasn't kidding.
White Guilt was at an all time high....but for some reason the Liberals who lived in Marin County [mid 1960s] needed to talk Willie Mays out of living next to them. Willie mentioned he wanted to live with a view of "Mount Timpo-pious"..[Mount Tamalpais], but for some reason the wealthy "diversity loving" Liberals did not practice what they preach when it was their property values at stake.
 
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Re: the USA has been a Socialist since 1776

Postby HawkBowler on Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:32 am

When I used to say [often] that I had as liberal an education as anyone at this forum...I wasn't kidding.


No, you weren't kidding. You might have the most liberal education. Obviously, it had a negative effect on you. :-)
 
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