This may surprise you, but back in the day (in the late 60s and early 70s), I was a hippie. I had long hair, wore tie-died shirts, bell-bottom jeans, and sandals. I was proud to let my freak flag fly. Some of my friends said that I looked like a hippie Jesus. I’m not making that up!
But while I was a hippie, I was not a flower child-like pacifist hippie. I was a political activist. After all, this was at the height of the Vietnam war, and our country was almost as divided back then as it is today. Almost.
I participated in a lot of public protests and marches against the war. I also protested against specter of the re-election of Richard Nixon and campaigned for the peace candidate, George McGovern. To no avail, as Nixon won in a landslide.
The good news for our country is that, in a rare display of political partnership, Republicans and Democrats came together and Nixon was forced to resign the presidency.
Written for the following one-word prompt: Ragtag Daily Prompt (flag), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (public), Word of the Day Challenge (specter), Your Daily Word Prompt (enchant), and Daily Addictions (reinforce).