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Libertarians Of All Kinds Are Unhelpful People

I’ve been reading Coast Of Dreams: California on the Edge, 1990-2003, by Kevin Starr.

Starr writes about the migration of some Californians to remote northern counties in that state. He says:

Beginning in the 1960’s, the top tier of California had become increasingly the refuge of those fleeing the cities. First it had been the hippies and the marijuana growers; now it was the larger and larger number of whites escaping the racial complexity and perceived dangers of the cities….”  

One wonders how really different the personalities and ideological leanings were and are between the marijuana growers and the white-flight types.

The so-called counterculture of 1960’s always seemed to me as libertarian as anything else. Regardless of what might at first appear to be political differences, aging hippies and younger white-flight families leaving cities have plenty in common.

One of the things they have in common is taking to the hills instead of trying to help make our cities and our society better.

September 12, 2006 Posted by | Books, Lousy People | 2 Comments