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Peace Flower

This simple piece of graffiti is very powerful: it transported me back forty years in an instant! It also made me think about the reasons why such imagery was so prevelant then & why it's so much more relevant now: during the Sixties, Pacifists were largely regarded with suspicion, some kind of Hippy, Communist agitators. If we'd taken more notice then, the planet might not be in such a perilous state today.

 

Peace Flower

This simple piece of graffiti is very powerful: it transported me back forty years in an instant! It also made me think about the reasons why such imagery was so prevelant then & why it's so much more relevant now: during the Sixties, Pacifists were largely regarded with suspicion, some kind of Hippy, Communist agitators. If we'd taken more notice then, the planet might not be in such a perilous state today.

 

comments (3)

Me too Dave ... I spent a couple of Easters back in the early 60's doing my bit against Nuclear weapons on the Aldermaston marches.

richard
Dave Carrington: According to my Mum, so did I: in a pushchair, although I don't actually remember! It clearly had a profound effect on my future alliances, though...! smile
Wasn't Tony Blair a member of CND at one time?
Dave Carrington: Fat lot of use that was, then smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jul 2009, 18:41
I agree: it's good old nostalgic stuff
Dave Carrington: Indeed, Chris. It would be good to see more of this now...

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