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For me the point is that nostalgia doesn't rectify 40+ years our culture demonstrating none of the hippie ideals that were touted during that unique time. Not only is our country more materialistic and consumerist than ever, there are very very few enclaves where communion, brotherhood, sisterhood, reverence for nature and childlike curiosity are demonstrated. I have been to a dozen rainbow gatherings and meetings, attended bread and puppet in northern vermont, lived in the national forest, traveled by backpack and bus to Costa Rica and back with a 6yr old, 4yr old, and a 2yr old. I have only had glimpses of communion; there is no enduring legacy. Something faded and the country turned hard right.