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Thawed from Suspended Animation

A living, breathing sixties hippie responds to my column today:

Well thank you Jonah, for yet another ignorant screed against the 60′s hippie/activist generation. It is certainly interesting to learn that we were a bunch of disease infested filthy anarchists who wouldn’t know a bar of soap from a bar of music.

Funny, I don’t remember it that way at all, and unlike you I was actually there.

Well, you should be happy anyway. Those who were opposed to us eventually won the day, and many of my compatriots sold out as well. And what a fine, upstanding, moral world they have molded — death and destruction everywhere, financed by our tax dollars; erosion of our constitutional rights; the extreme concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a few venal and corrupt oligarchs served by sycophantic patsies such as yourself. Yes this is just great. It’s a new tradition of greed and gluttony.

the mange, the grunge, the itch, the twitch, the thrush, the rot” — I believe this describes your own so-called political moral philosophy. Do us all a favor and flush yourself down the toilet.

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