in revolt, 1964


je serija spektakularnih fotografija Michael Rougier iz Life-ove arhive, od kojih je samo jedna objavljena u članku “Teenage Wasteland” iz septembra 1964-te godine.  Moj izbor je pao na one sa ženskim protagonistima, zbog toga što deluju kao kadrovi iz filma nekog japanskog Godard-a.

Uvek kad pomislim na šezdesete, setim se Hunter Thompson-a, tačnije njegovog “Wave” govora iz “Paranoje u Las Vegasu”. Čini mi se da ništa bitnije i suštastvenije nije rečeno na ovu temu.

History is hard to know,
because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of "history" it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time—and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened.

There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. And there was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning ....

And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting—on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave…

- Hunter S. Thompson, "The Wave Speech",
  from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.




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