The sixties were such a halcyon time: no stupid wars to serve the economic desires of the military-industrial complex; no social and civil injustice to drive people into the streets to protest their mistreatment,; everyone just being happy and trying to, in the words of the recently deceased Rodney King, “just get along.”
Ah, good times.
As we all know, the above is a load of crap. The sixties were a violent, turbulent decade where a lot of terrific people spoke truth to power and paid a high price for their honesty – like getting shot, for instance. Continue reading