23 August

We will fuck on the beaches! ... We demand the Politics of Ecstasy! ... Abandon the Creeping Meatball! _ Yippie statements at the Democratic Party Convention, Chicago 1968

August 23, 2009 · 1 min read

Pigasus the Immortal, the Yippie candidate for the US Presidency was arrested on this day in 1968, at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Coinciding with the Yippie Festival of Life, a six day festival, blending of pot and politics into a political grass leaves movement – a cross-fertilisation of the hippie and New Left philosophies. Did I mention Pegasus was a pig?


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