I've pretty much reached the gag point on this week's media glorification of Woodstock. What was Woodstock? Was it a "love-in?" Was it an awakening for a generation? Nope. It was simply a mass assembly of dopers and folks who gathered in place to diss their parents; The Greatest Generation who weathered The Great Depression and fought a war to preserve the liberties of billions world-wide.
What did the Woodstock Generation contribute? They introduced America to dope on a massive scale, said it was okay to refuse to serve in the armed forces, and fornicate with abandon, disregarding the epidemic of sexually transmitted disease and relegating the term "father" to just a line on a birth certificate.
Then, once they got too old to collect an allowance from Mom and Pop, they formulated a society hell bound on our national destruction. Many of that generation went into teaching, and indoctrinating the next generations into a "everyone gets a blue ribbon", Dr. Spock/It Takes A Village mindset that birthed at least two generations of "safe space-seeking" snowflakes. Others, ironically, went to Wall Street and created the Great Recession with their CDO's.....in pursuit of three car garages and luxury goods.......material goods they once criticized their parents for.
Thank god I didn't burn my draft card in exchange for a piece of ass. Thank god I was in uniform and fighting a war when Woodstock took place. Thank god that I embraced the work ethic and moral principles of a Greatest Generation mother.
So, no. I don't see any "heroes" in that Woodstock crowd. I don't even see Woodstock as something novel. Nero's Roman orgies and the crowds at Sodom and Gomorrah were pretty much Woodstock's brethren.
I'm done. Now take your tie-die and stick it where the sun don't shine.