Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Subcultures within subcultures...


In the 1950s, the Beatniks were a youth subculture.

Bob Denver plays a Beatnik HERE

Within the transition from the Beatnik subculture to the Hippie Subculture (e.g. the 1960s), popularized SF Zen emerged. Zen, in the N.Y.C. area had arrived a decade or so earlier. That is/was the Alan Watts, D.T. Suzuki wave of Zen.

SF Zen Center was part of the Haight Ashbury Scene in San Francisco.

Another factor during that time was the "free love" movement

and, to a lessor degree, wife swapping.

FInal Scene...

So, to say that Richard Baker was "sleeping around" was only to say that Richard Baker did not divorce himself from the Scene in San Francisco - especially around the Haight.

What I am saying is that Rickard Baker was not evil. He simply did not detach himself from the world of hedonism that surrounded Zen Center. That was, at worst, a weakness on his part.

Hedonism's motto was: "Find your pleasures and maximize them." Drugs, sex, and rock and roll.

Do not make artificial distinctions based upon ignorance. Either educate yourself or withdraw from the useless activity of condemning others for that which you do not understand - or can not understand.

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