Woodstock stands tall in American pop culture. It was a time when the greatest musicians of the 1960s came together on one stage. A collection of the best musical talent that the nation had to offer. At the same time, and perhaps more significantly, the audience was “feeling it.” They had a transcendental experience, brought on by drugs like LSD.
What’s interesting about Woodstock is not the concert: it’s the left-wing media’s reverence of it. They elevated the gathering to legendary status. But since 1969, we’ve had many concerts. And a lot of these musical events were well attended. In particular, millions of Christian concerts have taken place.
So why does the media give more weight to Woodstock? Why do they feel it was more important? I’ll go ahead and take a shot at this…
Woodstock was celebrated by the media because they want to undermine American values; in particular, they want to denigrate the Church, destroy the American youth, and propagate the philosophy of Cultural Marxism.
Woodstock Promoted Feelings Over Rules
A concert is a place to “feel” things. You lose yourself in the music, sing along to your favorite songs, etc. It’s a way to blow off steam from the week. And that’s great…I support the idea. There’s a time and place for everything.
However, religion is about more than “feeling” things. You look for advice, you search for guidance, etc. You listen to a set of rules. You realize that chaos is pain and that you need guidance. You need structure for your children, marriage and community. Religion has always provided a social order.
The promotion of Woodstock was an attempt to replace rules with feelings. By making the two things equal, they were able to denigrate the Church. Why go to Sunday service when you can take LSD on a Saturday night? They’re both religious feelings, right? On a certain level yes…but there’s a major difference. An organized religion provides you with rules – a rock concert does not.
Without a set of rules, society devolves into chaos. As G.K. Chesterton said, “Don’t ever take down a fence until you know the reason why it was put up.”
Woodstock Promoted Drugs Over Sobriety
Acid was the drug of choice at Woodstock. Apparently, it was selling for as cheap as one dollar. Now, I don’t want to be a hypocrite here. When I was a teenager, I took acid several times. And I do believe it helped me in some regards. But let’s not mince words; acid is a VERY heavy drug and it does more harm than good. For example, I don’t want my daughter to experiment with it.
Acid promotes a false sense of spirituality. You see and feel things that don’t exist; they’re a byproduct of the drug. So it’s a faux spirituality. It’s easy for a young person to confuse this artificial epiphany with a sober one. They believe that they have ascended to some higher plane, climbed some existential mountain. But this is false. Most spirituality comes after a difficult struggle: a divorce, a health scare, etc. It doesn’t come from spending a buck on LSD in a dirty parking lot.
The media promoted drug abuse by praising Woodstock. By continually fawning over the event, they encouraged future generations (such as those growing up in the 1980s and 1990s) to seek a similar experience. I was one of those individuals. By taking acid at concerts in 1990/1991, I believed that I was ascending to a spiritual plateau. In reality, I was just getting high at a concert. Looking back, I realize that I was just another useful idiot: another pawn in the media’s “order-through-chaos” campaign. Thankfully, I was able to survive my experimental phase (unlike some of my friends).
Woodstock Promoted an Anti-American Sentiment
Woodstock occurred during the height of the Vietnam War, and a host of songs were played that criticized the conflict. It was a complex time. Many arguments exist as why the war was unjust and quite a few are valid.
However, the media promoted Woodstock BEYOND the 1960s for a specific reason – to promote hatred against the United States. Celebrating Woodstock was a way to keep the protest alive. This was especially true during the 1980s, when the Reagan administration brought a conservative spirit to the country.
Note that the left-wing media is culturally Marxist; they promote the idea of the oppressor vs. oppressed in every aspect of society. America then becomes the “oppressor” and the rest of the world becomes the “oppressed.” Seen through this light, we can note that Woodstock set the groundwork for the current migrant invasion in Western nations. Supposedly, America has the obligation to take in the world’s worst people, because we caused their “oppression.” This is the fallacious thinking of Cultural Marxism.
What’s noteworthy is not the Woodstock concert; rather, it’s the media’s adoration of it. By promoting the concert, the media was able to advance the ideologies of Cultural Marxism. Also, they were able to encourage the American youth down a wayward path – seeking drug-induced “feelings” over the sober realities of a happy, healthy family.