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.

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

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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