Did Woodstock change America? Did Woodstock Change America? In the summer of ,hundreds of thousands of young Americans converged on a farm inupstate New York for the now legendary Woodstock Music and Arts Fair.
PinIt Instapaper Pocket Email Print Keith Humphreys writes about how the legalization of marijuana might impact Americans' cultural relationship with the drug: The peculiar result is a largely left-wing movement fighting hard alongside some corporate billionaires to create a multinational corporation and a largely conservative movement fighting to stop the advance of capitalism and the private sector.
Cannabis would seen as a product to be marketed and sold just as is tobacco.
Transcript of What Social Impact Did Woodstock Have on the United States i. What Social Impact Did Woodstock Have on the United States in the 's and 's? By: Allison Johnson Woodstock Lasting Effects "Now its worse then it was in the sixties. The prejudice nowadays is way beyond what it was in sixties." - Bonnie Parkin. May 31, · On this day in , the grooviest event in music history–the Woodstock Music Festival–draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll in. Today, Woodstock’s impact continues to reverberate with fans and musicians alike, as befits a marathon music fete that featured such budding legends as Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin.
People in the marijuana industry would wear suits, work in offices, donate to the Club for Growth and work with the tobacco industry to lobby against clean air restrictions. The plant would be grown on big corporate farms, perhaps supported with unneeded federal subsidies and occasionally marred by scandals regarding exploitation of undocumented immigrant farm workers.
The liberal grandchildren of legalization advocates will grumble about the soulless marijuana corporations and the conservative grandchildren of anti-legalization activists will play golf at the country club with marijuana inc.
When Big Cannabis is marketing its product, it will take the path of far less resistance: Pot will be sold as a vehicle of youthfulness and rebellion, a now totally legal! After all, for almost a half-century that's the way they've been marketing almost everything to us, from cars to soft-drinks to computers.
Why should marijuana be any different? The prospect of a full-fledged, commercialized marijuana industry with the web of influence that could come with it is one of the reasons I prefer decriminalization to full legalization -- and I certainly don't think that anyone using marijuana for medical reasons should be subject to legal sanction.
But I disagree with Waldman that our cultural understanding of marijuana would not change. We already have something of a prior example with alcohol and prohibition. The Temperance movement was mostly made up of Protestant denominations, whose opposition to alcohol consumption was laden with racist, anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant stereotypes.
A hundred years later, alcohol consumption is no longer associated with unruly Negroes and their white ethnic enablers. Alcohol is entirely respectable, even as the industry still exploits a sense of youthful rebellion still associated with consumption.
The president can hold a "beer summit. While the idea of a future president lighting up a j while hammering a budget deal is somewhat amusing, it doesn't really alleviate all of my other concerns about the commercialization of marijuana.
But cultural change associated with the drug is inevitable -- after all, it's not even legal yet, and our views of marijuana and who consumes it have already changed.Woodstock had both positive and negative effects on the rock groups of the time.
Both Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, two of the most famous Counterculture musicians, both died of drug complications within a year of Woodstock, perhaps because they knew that their fame had peaked at Woodstock. Apr 10, · Woodstock is a symbol of the social change that occurred in America during the 's.
It can be argued to have been a generation-defining event. For people today, it exemplifies the power and momentum of an underground music/cultural urbanagricultureinitiative.com: Resolved.
Woodstock Overview and Cultural Influence. Woodstock defined an entire generation and its effects on music and American culture can still be felt today. Woodstock ’69 featured one of the most prolific musical lineups in history including such icons as Jimi Hendrix.
Statement on the Historical and Cultural Significance of the Woodstock Festival Site September 25, had earlier agreed to set up a free food service and staff a tent for the treatment of those suffering the effects of bad drug trips.) Hugh Romney, a/k/a "Wavy Gravy," first among the commune's equals, entertained journalists.
May 31, · On this day in , the grooviest event in music history–the Woodstock Music Festival–draws to a close after three days of peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll in.
The Effect of Woodstock. Woodstock's massive attendance had both immediate and lasting effects on the local community; it caused traffic for miles in every direction.
Traffic was at a stand-still, and thousands of people abandoned their cars to walk the last few miles to the Woodstock festival.