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"Before long even the signature yellow 'dot' of 'Sunshine' LSD was beginning to appear, stripped of its drug connections, as the happy face emblem of American feel-good culture."
hardly. the yellow smiley face was invented in 1963, in Worcester, Massachusetts, probably the most polar opposite city to San Francisco as you can get. http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a4_031.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs) 16:31, 27 July 2004 (UTC)
Is it really accurate to call the Haight-Ashbury hippies 'rather non-political'? They were anti-war, enviromentalist, and pro-civil rights. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Flower exile (talk • contribs) 04:02, 3 June 2007 (UTC)
Allen Cohen and Michael Bowen
About the roles of Allen Cohen and Michael Bowen in the event: there's a user User:Jjpancake who deleted a paragraph I'd added about Michael Bowen, and also downplayed Cohen's role from "major instigator" to "participant". (And I note that a while back, an anonymous user at 126.96.36.199 added a jibe about Micahel Bowen's self-promotional tendencies.) Ever account of the event that I've read at least has Cohen listed as a "co-organizer", and I see that Bruce Brugman (the publisher of the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and a guy who was around at the time) calls him the "major organizer":
This is Allen Cohen's own account, which includes some links to scans of organizational letters (I gather his centrality to the event has been challenged before...):
It would appear that Cohen and Bowen were indeed some of the major players, and someone who wants to argue otherwise really should put up some supporting references. -- Doom 01:53, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
The Diggers; Why Aren't they Mentioned in this Article?
After watching a documentary on the History Channel about this event I'm curious why a very important factor of this event was left out of the article. The Diggers, who were an organization that was involved with LSD. Matter of fact, the Human Be-In event, the Diggers added LSD into the free sandwiches that they were giving away at this event.