Friday, October 2, 2015

Telegraph 1960's sayings

Since long before I can remember, Telegraph Avenue has supported irreverence, radical politics, tolerance, civil rights, free thinking, free speech, utopian visions, spiritual awareness, ecology projects, anti-war, Black Power, and women’s movements, musical, artistic, and poetic expression, multicultural understanding, economic, political, and racial diversity and literacy.

These passions, causes, ideas, and values reflect the city of Berkeley and all that people have brought here from all over the world. But the most pronounced of these values would be artistic, personal, and political freedom.

Can you think of any sayings that might better represent Telegraph Avenue than "how smelly"? I am working on a project to promote what was good about the 60's. This is what I've got so far…

yoga/spirituality  “Be Here Now” “We're all just walking each other home.” Ram Dass 

beat poetry “I am waiting for a new rebirth of wonder” Lawrence Ferlinghetti 
“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by 
madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,...” Allen Ginsberg

“We’re really groovin' tonight!”
Peter Max?
Keep On Truckin
“go with the flow”
“fight the system”

Free Speech  
   "Free Speech means the right to shout "theater" in a crowded fire." - Abbie Hoffman
   "Free speech is the whole things, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself" - Salmon Rushdie
   "To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker - Frederick Douglass’
   “There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you sick at heart, that you can’t take part ...and you’ve got to make it stop.” Mario Savio, Berkeley, 1964
Tom Hayden?
‘Radical simply means "grasping things at the root.’ We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.’ Angela Davis 
    “Don’t trust anyone over thirty” Jerry Rubin 
    “Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.” “If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.” Noam Chomsky

Social Justice Dick Gregory Eldrige Cleaver, Peace and Freedom Party?

Black Power/Black Panthers
    "We are revolutionaries." "There is a higher law than that of the government. That's the law of conscience." "no man can give anybody is freedom" "We are aware of the fact that death walks hand and hand with struggle." - Stokely Carmichael
     "If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything"  "Stumbling is not falling" "truth is on the side of the oppresed"  "Show me a capitalist, and I'll show you a blood sucker."  Malcolm X

Women's Movement 
   "A women without a man is like a fish without a bicycle." "Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry" "The future depends entirely on what each of us does everyday; A movement is only people moving"  Gloria Steinem
   "Man is not the enemy here, but the fellow victim" "The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive." - Betty Friedan
   “respect” Aretha franklin 1967
Anti -War                     
"make love not war" “give peace a chance” John Lennon "Girls say yes to boys that say no"
utopian/commons/hippy/people's park     "everyone gets a blister"
environmental movement   "we won't have a society if we destroy the environment" -margaret mead “The earth needs all the friends it can get.” David Brower, president of the sierra club. Ralph Nader?

reagan  "A tree is a tree. How many more do you need to look at?" "Facts are stubborn things" "People do not make war; governments do." calling of the national guard in 1969 intensified conflict initiated a policy of brutalizing demonstrators. A hippy as defined by Ronald Reagan is someone who “dresses like Tarzan, has hair like jane, and smells like cheetah.”

   "Excuse me while I kiss the sky" "Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens." "music is my religion" "You have to give people something to dream on" "If it was up to me there would be no such thing as establishment." "you have to go and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven."  Jimmy Hendrix
Beach Boys? Grateful Dead “freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose”

health food "First wealth is health"  - Ralph Waldo Emerson (I'd like to find something clever from the health-food craze [Gypsy Boots Energy bar?/Sprouts?]) “Bare feet and good things to eat.”

Where did all the sprouts go?


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