The withering away of the Yippies
meant sharp turns in different political directions.
YOUNG Irish professionals - Yippies
- are adopting cocaine as their drug of choice.
Underlying it all, however, would seem to be an impatience and irritation on Morgen's part with his own generation, and the one yet younger than himself, for not engaging the establishment today the way the Yippies
did four decades ago.
Surely, it enhances our understanding of the period to recognize that even as the Yippies
were trying to stop the Vietnam War by levitating the Pentagon, right-wing suburbanites in Orange County were girding themselves to fight the centuries-old Illuminati conspiracy.
And the relentless '90s soundtrack is baffling: Why play a Rage Against the Machine song as the backdrop for cops clubbing yippies
when a little Jimi Hendrix would have done the trick?
Quinn was not always confident about the young Hanchette's news judgment, based on his earlier suggestion that an interview with Allen Ginsberg (or the Yippies
nominating Pigasus the Pig for president) should play prominently on the GNS wire.
Gambone demonstrates, as Eryk Martin has done ("The Blurred Boundaries of Anarchism and Punk in Vancouver, 1970-1983, Labour/Le Travail, 75, Spring 2015), that former Yippies
became an important force in Vancouver's punk scene, which itself brought a new energy to anarchism in the city.
Protesters against the Vietnam War, members of the Youth International Party (Yippies
), representatives of the Students for a Democratic Society, and others came to Chicago and defied Mayor Richard J.
The first deschoolers, he told me, were 'dropouts from contemporary society--hippies, yippies
, that sort of thing.'"
The book addresses the impact of Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, how they formed the group known as the Yippies
, and conducted raids on the pay phone system in the 1960s.
Run, Run, Run: The Lives of Abbie Hoffman by Jack Hoffman, Abbie's brother, and Daniel Simon, co-founder and co-publisher of Four Walls Eight Windows, traces Abbie's life from his youth through his founding of die Yippies
!, the Chicago Seven trial, his life underground after a coke bust, and his later resurfacing as Barry Freed, a spectacular and successful community organizer.
Today we have Queer Nation and the Lesbian Avengers instead of Yippies
, Log Cabin instead of Mattachine, drag queens doing Cher instead of Judy, young lesbians in chic grunge instead of anti-couture lumberjack plaid.