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THE DEATH
OF HIPPIE


October 1967
Published anonymously

OCTOBER SIXTH NINETEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY SEVEN

MEDIA CREATED THE HIPPIE WITH YOUR HUNGRY CONSENT. BE SOMEBODY. CAREERS ARE TO BE HAD FOR THE ENTERPRISING HIPPIE. The media cast nets, create bags for the identity-hungry to climb in. Your face on TV, your style immortalized without soul in the captions of the Chronicle. NBC says you exist, ergo I am. Narcissism, plebeian vanity. The victim immortalized. Black power, its transcendent threat of white massacre the creation of media-whore obsequious bowers to the public mind which they recreate because they too have nothing to create and the reflections run in perpetual anal circuits and the FREE MAN vomits his images and laughs in the clouds because he is the great evader, the animal who haunts the jungles of image and sees no shadow, only the hunter's gun and knows sahib is too slow and he flexes his strong loins of FREE and is gone again from the nets. They fall on empty air and waft helplessly to the grass.

DEATH OF HIPPY END/FINISHED HIPPYEE GONE GOODBYE HEHPPEEEE DEATH DEATH HHIPPEE

death 1. the act or fact of dying; permanent ending of all life in a person, animal, or plant. 2. (D-), the personification of death, usually pictured as a skeleton in a black robe, holding a scythe. 3. the state of being dead. 4. any ending resembling dying: as, the death of fascism. 5. any condition or experience thought of as like dying or being dead: as, it was death for her to have to see him again. 6. the cause of death: as, the atomic bomb was death to thousands. 7. murder or bloodshed. 8. (Obs.), pestilence: as, the Black Death.

EXORCISE HAIGHT/ASHBURY CIRCLE THE HASBURY FREE THE BOUNDARIES

OPEN EXORCISE

exorcise 1. to drive (a supposed evil spirit or spirits) out or away by ritual charms or incantation. 2. to summon or command (such spirit or spirits) 3. to free from such a spirit or spirits.

YOU ARE FREE. WE ARE FREE. DO NOT BE RECREATED. BELIEVE ONLY YOUR OWN INCARNATE SPIRIT. Create, Be.... Do not be created. This is your land, your city. No one can portion it out to you. The H/Ashbury was portioned to us by Media-Police and the tourists came to the Zoo to see the captive animals and we growled fiercely behind the bars we accepted and now we are no longer hippies and never were and the City is ours to create from, to be in. It is our tool, part of the first creation which the FREE MAN creates his new world from.

BIRTH OF FREE MAN FREE SAN FRANCISCO INDEPENDENCE FREE AMERICANS BIRTH birth 1. the act of bringing forth offspring. 2. a person or thing born or produced. 3. the act of being born; nativity. 4. descent or origin. 5. descent from nobility. 6. the beginning of anything as, the birth of a nation. 7. an inherited or natural inclination to act in certain ways: as, an actor by birth.

DO NOT BE BOUGHT WITH A PICTURE, A PHRASE.... DO NOT BE CAPTURED IN WORDS. THE CITY IS OURS. YOU ARE ARE ARE. TAKE WHAT IS YOURS.... TAKE WHAT IS YOURS

THE BOUNDARIES ARE DOWN SAN FRANCISCO IS FREE NOW FREE THE TRUTH IS OUT OUT OUT truth 1. the quality or state of being true; specifically, a) formerly, loyalty; trustworthiness. b)) sincerity; genuineness; honesty. c) the quality of being in accordance with experience, facts, or reality; conformity with fact. d) reality; actual existence. e) agreement with a standard, rule, etc.; correctness; accuracy. 2. that which is true; statement, etc., which accords with fact or reality 3. an established or verified fact, principle, etc.

WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT, THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

October 6,1967








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