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Making sense of the 60s

I have never seen this series before, but this clip intrigued me so I thought I’d share. As our society continues to decay, it’s natural to ask where it all went wrong. Politically it was well before the 60s, but socially the decline has been precipitous. Often the stereotypes is all we pass on through mainstream history to our children, so I always like to investigate the counterculture of the time or ‘alternative facts’ in the parlance of our times. Besides the punchline known as Goldwater, conservatives did not have an identity or face until Ronald Reagan in the mid 70s. The Nixon strawman is mainline history’s explanation for conservatism’s answer to the hippie culture during the time period. Interesting topic that is worth discussing.