Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on June 22nd, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

A Boomer For All Seasons


I’m one of the most significant baby boomer personalities in history. But am I a household name? Life’s not always fair. Karma is. More on that later.

Anyone who knows anything about 1960s New Left boomer politics knows I was a BIG player, always in the front ranks of the Revolution. A founder of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society). Organizer for the historic anti-war protests at the ’68 Chicago Democratic convention. The media called me a “charismatic firebrand” and I won an inciting-to-riot defendant’s seat at the Chicago 7 trial.

I was the cutting edge of baby boomer change. When radical politics morphed into spiritualism, there I stood, waiting for the pack to follow. During the early 70s, I wore beautiful flowing robes and became the American spokesperson for 16-year-old Guru Maharaj Ji. He was a true prophet, but I may have gone a tad over the top when I proclaimed “the Lord is on the planet, he’s in a human body and he’s about to usher in the greatest change in the history of civilization.”

In  step with changing boomer times, I re-invented myself. The best always do. Look at Moses and Madonna. I began my venture capital business in the 1990s. I took a long sabbatical in remote Western deserts and returned with a revolutionary insight that led to the Foundation for a New Humanity. This vision will lead to a quantum shift in Collective Consciousness. Among the items available for purchase on my website is a peace crystal, a unique technology that when turned on by your mind can broadcast to millions your internal experience of Peace.

Foundation For A New Humanity

“Summoning Your Magnificent SelfCourse

You will learn who you are and experience over and over the ecstatic magnificence of your own authentic Self

Recently, I’ve appeared on Larry King Live, Barbara Walters and other network programs. Money is a mental construct. Think money and it will come to you. I think money all the time. Fortune 500 companies knock down my door for visionary business models.

I’ve always been attuned to the changing cultural flow. In that sense, I’m the quintessential baby boomer. Whatever else you may think of me, at least I never had to work for a living. Answer at end of post.

Baby Boomer Trivia Questions

What was the new left group that organized specifically to do “guerrilla street theater” at the 1968 Democratic National Convention?

Mothers of Invention
Merry Pranksters
San Francisco Mime Troupe

Madonna embraced what religion later in her life?

Falon Gong

What’s the next line of this hit?

So I turned myself to face me
But I’ve never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
I’m much too fast to take that test…

Answers at End of Post


Boomer Bon Mots

“Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed.”  ~Irene Peter, actress

“If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry it’ll change.”  ~John A. Simone, Sr., literary critic

“I put a dollar in one of those change machines. Nothing changed.”  ~George Carlin

“People don’t change. Only their costumes do”.  ~Gene Moore, window dresser


A Boomer for All Seasons: Rennie Davis

Chicago 7

My Sweet Lord

Reincarnated/Reinvented/ Reimbursed

The Yippies were conceived by Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman to go to the Chicago Democratic Convention and perform anti-war/anti-capitalism theater in the streets.

Madonna follows Kabbalah, a mystical form of Judaism.

Boomer Song Game

So I turned myself to face me
But I’ve never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
I’m much too fast to take that test…

Changes, David Bowie

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