'Prime Green' looks at the sixties with hindsight, nostalgia|
Robert Stone's memior pulls no punches when evaluating the dawning of the Age of Aquarius
"Those of us who cared most deeply about the changes, those who gave their lives to them, were, I think, the most deceived. Curved, finned, corporate Tomorrowland, as presented at the 1964 world's fair, was over before it began, and we were borne along with it into a future that no one would have recognized, a world that no one could have wanted. Sex, drugs and death were demystified. The LSD we took as a tonic of psychic liberation turned out to
have been developed by CIA researchers as a weapon of the cold war. We had gone to a party in La Honda in 1963 that followed us out the door and into the street and filled the world with funny colors. But the prank was on us."
Tags : hippies sixties LSD
Posted on: 2007-01-18 11:28:43