When Peace and Love was Cool

Anti-war was everything and peace was cool. I was just a kid back in the 60’s but the coolness of peace and love lasted all the way into the 80’s. The Vietnam war had changed the sensibilities of a generation. Peace and love was cool and everybody was into it.

Along comes the Rabbit Hole known as Project Mocking Bird

Project Mockingbird was a wiretapping operation initiated by United States President John F. Kennedy to identify the sources of government leaks by eavesdropping on the communications of journalists. Operation Mockingbird is an alleged large-scale program of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that began in the early years of the Cold War and attempted to manipulate domestic American news media organizations for propaganda purposes, towards war.

As cool of a concept peace and love actually is… it’s no match for chaos and war. Humans have a proclivity towards self-destruction and history shows that we tend to repeat the same mistakes, over and over again.

Very surprising though, that there aren’t more Peace Activists, Peace Marches and Peace Protests. It was once the domain of Artists, Singers and Musicians to be leading the movements. Aside, from Roger Waters speech to the United Nations there’s been no champion for Peace, all there is are remnants of the Rock era like Sting and a few others.

Antifa made a mockery of civil protests by burning down buildings and trashing everything in their path. Then in an Orwellian twist, T.W. Jurgens, a staff lawyer for Southern Poverty Law Center ‘anti-hate’ grifters, arrested as part of violent Antifa attack on police training facility.

Russia had to rescue ethnic Russian people

The war began in 2014, in two regions in eastern Ukraine. Government and separatist forces have been fighting since 2014, then local towns were hit by more than 1,400 explosions on February 19, 2022. Monitors for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said, pointing to a surge in shelling from Ukraine on Ukraine, before Russia invaded.

Talking heads on Fake News continue to report manufactured stories about how Ukraine is saving Democracy. More taxpayers money being spent on war is causing some outrage but the “show must go on” seems to be the consensus. There just is not any rhetoric or even sentiment about peace.

Before peace and love were cool, we had to see bodies in caskets. We had to see images of Napalm burning children in far-away places. We had to learn truth about the human toll of war before peace became a protest. Once upon a time the human consciousness needed to be shocked to it’s core, to stand-up against war.

When Peace and Love was Cool, the world was filled with Hope and Joy. The music was great too…

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