I recall the 60s and 70s with 4 different factions. There were the Flower People, or most of us. Non-violent and "Love for fellow humans" is the answer. Then there were 2 groups of Radicals, though the Flower people were radical in a different way (appearance and behavior). There were Radicals that supported the overthrow of the government by violence, like SDS, Panthers, etc. Then there were the "Hair" inspired radicals. They would do student revolts, and bluff. Not saying what they would do if their demands were not met, which would have been nothing, or cry. Kind of a Flower Child Activist. But this could lead to things like Kent State. The 4th group of course, were the Straight People, who still embraced the Establishment. My country, right or wrong type of Patriotism.
My take on it, is that the Flower People were the most intelligent and mature and carried the most weight to win over a Nation in opposition to a war that was a huge blunder.
So with no draft today (so far), we are left with only this to be upset about. America is still invading countries and killing people. It is orchestrated to appease and gain acceptance in the eyes of the US and the World. So do we adopt Paul McCartney's song "Live and Let Die". Seems so. The horrors are kept out of the news. The public is duped. The media and Political Correctness are fanatical. Kill kill kill in the name of God.
The Flower Children never won over half the young people. There will always be a large portion of the young who will flock to war. So Live and Let die is the answer. Do your own thing. But it still bothers me that we invade countries and kill people. I'm not opposed to a good air-strike if absolutely necessary (I like to stay alive), and don't mind a few nuclear armed cruise missiles watching my back while I'm building my fortune. I just hate these damaging staged puppet gov wars, that do so much mental damage to our vets, and our designated enemy of the day.
We have to keep pushing the end of war, starts with yourself, non-violence, love for other humans message, but how? Another revolution of peace, even though the hallucinogens and cannabis are illegal (make them legal).
Where have all the young men gone? Long time passing
Where have all the young men gone? Long time ago
Where have all the young men gone? Gone for soldiers every one
When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?