Happily Hippie: Meet a Modern Ethnicity
by Paul Dougan
Page Count: 104
Happily Hippie: Meet a Modern Ethnicity rethinks "hippies." Hippiedom didn't die; rather, as with other outgroups, it became socially invisible. Happily Hippie argues that the Counterculture is a 50-year-old ethnicity and explains Hippiedom's ethnogenesis. We'll learn how anti-Hippie demagoguery has warped American politics, how the War on Drugs is largely about persecuting Hippie-America and how today's legalization movement is really about Hippie-America fighting for social equality. Happily Hippie documents the Counterculture's many accomplishments, including inventing the Personal Computer; it estimates over 30 million Hippie-Americans and shows readers crude demographic maps of Hippie-America. We look at Hippies in philanthropy, Hollywood, sports, various arts, new medicine, the natural-foods industry, the Green movement and around the globe. We'll see how stereotypes of Hippies echo those of other minorities, explore Hippie self-esteem issues, look at Hippie generational transfer and do some fun media analysis. We'll also consider the need for a Hippie-American Ethnic Organization and how we might begin one. If you're Hippie, if you've ever been Hippie, read this book. It will change your head; it can change this world.
About the Author
Paul Dougan is a Hippie-American living in Boulder, Colorado. He is looking for people interested in becoming endorsers for and participants in a Hippie-American ethnic organization, a civil-rights organization for Counterculturistists. Please visit HappilyHippie.net.