No. Just no.
You took the flag. You took Christianity. You took family values. But by God you will NOT take the counterculture. You are NOT hippies.
Being a hippie is about a set of values. It’s about being anti-war, pro-peace, pro-liberation, anti-establishment. It’s about expanding your consciousness, embracing your neighbor, being open to the alternative--any alternative.
Being a hippie is not about eating organic vegetables or wearing Birkenstocks. This is so typical of conservatives, who always confuse the outward trappings--the costume if you will--with the ideology.
And you, Mr. National Review, anti-Islamic, fear-mongering, pro-Iraq War, homeschooling global warming apologist: you are just bourgeois. Learn the difference.
Don’t even try it, buddy. From my cold, dead hands.