Thank you Charlie, this is well thought and well written. …

Comment on 1968, when revolution was everybody’s business by Maya.

Thank you Charlie, this is well thought and well written. The spirit of the late 60s (May 1968) has affected me, you, and many others.
Songs, slogans, demos, “black is beautiful”, end of the Vietnam slaughter, but also “all the way with LBJ”. Did I see on TV our PM and the president of the USA shake hands in warm support and unshakable friendship?
Is the ’68 spirit still alive today, in a revolutionary sense? I wonder – within some of us no doubt, but it is not felt at the Federal level, nor at the community level.
I don’t think the revolution of 68 has changed the Aussie ways with the same depth as it did where the people had to fight for their liberty.
But today I shall raise my voice to say “NO FRACKING” and “Hands off Anzac Oval”.
This is no doubt my residual 1968 revolutionary approach.

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