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I’m reminded of what happened in the 1970s when the hippies — bruised and bloodied from the culture wars of the ‘60s — retreated into self-help, wellness, and personal development, as Adam Curtis documents in his series The Century of Self. While they turned inward, the winners of the ‘60s culture wars took society’s reins. A focus on personal wellness created an unintended side effect: a retreat from the public arena, and a shift in the distribution of power ever since.

onezero.medium.com/the-dark-fo

unbounded gazing inward on the individual produces social destruction. Whether this is lefty "wellness" or righty gun grabbing.

@pnathan
Some of us got more political and less cultural in the 1970's...

@bhaugen sure, some....

not going to lie, standing as someone born in the 80s, the left and liberals chief flourishing has been to relax religious, sexual, and gender mores. I see Reagan and Pat Robertson having won the vast enormity of the wars.

"So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark—that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.”"

a darker wave came in.

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