Boomer Counterculture Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on May 28th, 2015 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Counterculture/New Age,New Left,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

 

A Boomer For All Seasons

 

I’m one of the most significant 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 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. Check out the index of any history of the era–I occupy a big chuck.

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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 donned Eastern 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.”

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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.

 

My Declaration:

Foundation For A New Humanity

“Summoning Your Magnificent Self” Course

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

 

I’ve appeared on Larry King LiveBarbara 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.

 

 Answer at end of post

 

 Trivia Questions

 

 

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

Yippies

Mothers of Invention

Merry Pranksters

San Francisco Mime Troupe

 

Madonna embraced what religion later in her life?

Wicca

Baha’i

Kabbalah

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

 

 

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLES

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

 

Answers

 

 

A Boomer for All Seasons: Rennie Davis

Bottom row middle

 

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…

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

Changes, David Bowie

 


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