Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Subcultures within subcultures...
CONTEXT 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 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.
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