Our opposition to society's norms and government policy shook the racist foundations of voter suppression and the military-industrial complex's exploitation of anti-communism. Our resistance to the status quo contributed to the rise of second-wave feminism, environmentalism, the introduction of minority studies and across-the-board social, political, and cultural reform.
The corporate and governmental power structure, including the media, reacted to the effectiveness of our resistance by trying to diminish the power of the resistance movement. By the time Generation X came of age, many Americans thought that the resistance movements had been populated as one Gen Xer put it, "a bunch of hippies who just hung out, smoked a lot of dope, and got laid."
I wrote the Resistance Trilogy pictured above, in an attempt to set the record straight about the resistance movements of the 1960s. I lived through the 1960s as a radical artist and social activist, but want the generations that followed to have an idea of how exciting, terrifying, ingenious, dangerous, hilarious, serious, and sexy the sixties really were. So...
I am always excited when someone like Jane Witten @bookandbeveragereview sits down with one of the volumes of the Resistance Trilogy. Here is Jane's YouTube review of Volume I of the Resistance Trilogy, Gates of Eden.