1967

lunatic lunatic
ne bir smashing pumpkins şarkısıdır ne de bir george orwell romanı...gerçeğin ta kendisidir 1967...kimi insanın özenerek baktığı kimisinin ise pis hippi işte ne olacak deyip geçiştirdiği yıldır bu yıl...kısıtlamalar içinde özgürlük tadılmıştır hiç bir bariyer önüne koymadan sonsuz bir özgürlük vaad edilip yaşanmıştır...sonrasında ele yüze bulaşmıştır ama ocak ayından hippilerin öldürülmeye başlandığı eylül ayına kadar yaşanan yaşanmış,savaşla büyüyen bir neslin evlatları çoğu babasını kaydetmiş binlerce genç savaşa karşı çıkmış kendi mottolarını yaratmışlardır...savaşmayın sevişin 1967 ütopyaların bir nebzede olsa gerçekleşeceğini göstermiştir...bir rüyayı yaşatmıştır orda olanlara 67 de nefes alıp verenlere...lsd kimilerine göre asit işin başlangıç noktası olmuştur bu özgürlükte insanların bilinçaltlarını canlandırmıştır..kimi zamanda binlerin katıldığı asit partilerine yüzlerce ambulans gitmiştir...o yıl müziğe ise psychedelic kavramını kazandırmıştır...o yıl çıkan yüzlerce albüm bu akımdan etkilenmiştir...ilk pink floyd albümü the piper gate at the gates of dawn'ın da yayınlandığı bu yılda en önemli albüm rock tarihinide değiştiren albüm olan the beatles'ın sgt pepper s lonely hearts club band'dır...jimi hendrix'in are you experienced albümü, the doors'un the doors ve strange days albümleri, the rolling stones'un between the buttons, james brown'ın cold sweat'i, jefferson airplane'in surrealistic pillow, bob dylan'ın jon wesley harding albümü hep bu yılda yayınlanmıştır...greteful dead, the velvet underground, arlo guthrie,aretha franklin, big brother and the holding company gibi isimlerde bu yıl içersinde albümlerini çıkarmışlardır...1967'nin en yoğun yaşandığı şehir ise san francisco'ydu... merry pranksterlar, haight ashbury, grateful dead ve binlerce hippinin şehre akını o yılda gerçekleşmişti...los angeles ise sunset strip te bütün yoğunluk vardı...new york ise diğer şehirlere oranla daha sakin olup andy warhol bu yıla damgasını vurmuştu hippilerin arasından sıyrılarak nicolu ve lou reedli velvet underground ı ile...ingiltere de ise londra odaklı bir yoğunluk vardı...the beatles,the rolling stones ve yeni yeni yeşeren pink floyd etrafında...
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bertrand russell 'ın (1872-1970) ölümünden önce yazdığı son eseri olduğu söylenen ve adı olmayıp "1967" diye bilinen makalesi... ingilizce metin aşağıdadır;

this is bertrand russell's last manuscript. untitled, it was annotated "1967" by
russell, at the age of 95, two or three years before he died. ray monk
published it first in the independent of london on the 25th anniversary of the
russell archives. the essay's politics are uncannily prescient.

the time has come to review my life as a whole, and to ask whether it has
served any useful purpose or has been wholly concerned in futility.
unfortunately, no answer is possible for anyone who does not know the future.
modern weapons make it practically certain that the next serious war will
exterminate the human race. this is admitted by all competent authorities, and i
shall not waste time in proving it. any man who cares what the future may
have in store therefore has to choose between nothingness and conciliation, not
once, but throughout future ages until the sun grows cold.
unfortunately, our politicians are not accustomed to such a choice. however
hard they try, their minds inevitably slide back to the courtroom and the
criminal world. if, out of kindness, the last man foresees the murder of the last
man but one, the whole law-enforcement campaign imagines all the apparatus
of police, scotland yard, judges and wigs ready to catch and punish him. but
this is not how the scene will be. there will be first the death of nearly all the
inhabitants of new york or london or peking or tokyo, then a gradual
extension of deaths to the country, then famine due to failure of trade, and at
last gasping, horrifying lonely death in the mountains, and then eternal silence.
if the great powers continue their present policies, some such end as this is
inevitable. when two or more powers disagree, what can they do? a can yield
to b, or b can yield to a, or they can reach a compromise, or they can fight. if
either yields, it is thought pusillanimous: either it loses caste, or, next time, it
must fight; or it must secure an ally. since the number of states is finite, this
process must soon come to an end. we have seen all the steps in this
development since the end of the second war. consider what happened in the
cuba crisis. both sides were willing to fight, but at the last possible moment
khrushchev's nerve failed and he allowed the world to live till the next crisis.
but it turned out that russia would have preferred death, and khrushchev fell.
can we count on this always happening?
what is the present system?
when there is a quarrel, a conference is summoned, each side debates, they
reach two compromises, one favoured by one side, the other by the other. if
each contains disarmament clauses, each is aware that they may be infringed.
each considers the tiniest chance of infringement a greater misfortune than the
end of the human race. and so nothing is done. the powers must learn that
peace is the paramount interest of everybody. to cause this to be realized by
governments should be the supreme aim.
what has been achieved towards this end, and what have i personally
contributed?
publicly, in the relations between states, very little, but still something. russia
has expressed willingness to transform nato by joining it; but china is a new
threat. the vietnam war seems likely to end in negotiation. generally, the
powers (except the u.s.) show a reluctance to go to war. france is uncertain,
but leaves room for hope. at any rate, the stark opposition of communist and
non-communist is breaking down. if peace can be preserved for the next 10
years, it will be possible to hope.
what can private persons do meanwhile? they can agitate, by pointing out the
effects of modern war and the danger of the extinction of man. they can teach
men not to hate peoples other than their own, or to cause themselves to be
hated. they can value, and cause others to value, what man has achieved in art
and science. they can emphasize the superiority of co-operation to
competition.
finally, have i done anything to further such ends?
something perhaps, but sadly little in view of the magnitude of the evil. some
few people in england and the u.s.a. i have encouraged in the expression of
liberal views, or have terrified with the knowledge of what modern weapons
can do. it is not much, but if everybody did as much this earth would soon be a
paradise. consider for a moment what our planet is and what it might be. at
present, for most, there is toil and hunger, constant danger, more hatred than
love. there could be a happy world, where co-operation was more in evidence
than competition, and monotonous work is done by machines, where what is
lovely in nature is not destroyed to make room for hideous machines whose
sole business is to kill, and where to promote joy is more respected than to
produce mountains of corpses. do not say this is impossible: it is not. it waits
only for men to desire it more than the infliction of torture.
there is an artist imprisoned in each one of us. let him loose to spread joy
everywhere.