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Hippies and Liberty
“Die Hippie Die” (2005) Hippie “infestation” College Know-It-All Hippies Lifestyle hippie Hippie stereotype? Cartman. . . ? “We don't need corporations, man” Parody of hippy ideology Hippies as extremists? Paradox of tolerance?
Woodstock 1969 “Hippie Music Jam Festival”
Disaster Movies Parody
The Counterculture Movement(s) Beat Generation: 1950 s authors/artists Anti-establishment, rejecting materialism and conformity, sex/drug experimentation, anticonformity Counter-hegemony Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters: late 50 smid-60 s Civil Rights, Free Speech, and New Left movements in 1960 s Much of the counterculture movement originated on college campuses
Hippie Ideology “hipsters”; youth movement/subculture Opposed middle class values, war, and large institutions Sexual revolution, drug experiments, cultural diversity, back to earth, social revolution, community Influence on music, art, and literature rejection of their parents generation Social group; global Style as individual rights
Cannabis Prohibition In US Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 first U. S. national law making cannabis possession illegal • growers/retailers taxed excessively A series of federal/state acts passed in food and medicinal regulation by governments 1906 -1920 s Racist laws? Nationalist? Mexican immigrants in the 20 s/30 s 1972, the US Congress places in Schedule I: no accepted medical use, abuse, safety of use Medical in 29 US states and DC (2018)
Medicinal/Recreational Marijuana Pro Safe and effective treatment Peer-reviewed studies Worldly historical use Revenues Organized Crime Law enforcement resources/prison Opponents Dangerous to use No FDA-approval Other drugs you can take Addictive gateway drug Fertility Impairs driving ability
“Medicinal Fried Chicken” (2010) Government regulation of things “bad” for us 1) fast food 2) marijuana, m'kay At time, Colorado was considering bills for both Commentary against both type of laws Cartman is an addict; addiction in general Ban of fast food in low income areas Scarface parody or allusion? Just legalize it; KFC keeping them healthy Black market, death, violence, health issues
Social Satire? • On extreme of debate of legalization • On length people go to get medicinal marijuana • Why not legalize?
Placement or Integration?
16, I, Community, and Medical Addictive habits of Americans Healthy eating encouraged by regulating fast food “Medicinal Fried Chicken” shows tension between community standards and individual rights John Stuart Mill liberty principle: well being of the whole of society depends on freedom of its citizens How does this apply in 2018? Can we trust
Is the Body Private Property? Libertarianism values only individual rights NOT groups, communities, societies Libertarian philosophy only looks at force, NOT media, ads, class, stereotype, white privilege “Libertarians don't trust governments. . . but they also fail to realize that we are the government. ” (Decker p. 206)
17, Anti-Paternalism Paternalism: government infringement on individual sovereignty Allow gov. authorities interfere with a person's life to advance someone else's interest Paternalistic societies = total control South Park is anti-paternalistic Does coercive gov. power prevent addiction? Libertarians think legalization will get rid of black markets, crime, violence. . . tobacco? Can't force individuals to change behavior; present them with info/reason and let them be
Anti-paternalism in South Park