Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gaskin, was born on February 16, in the year ...

1935 Stephen Gaskin, hippie commune leader (of The Farm, Tennessee, USA); he received the first Right Livelihood Award from the Right Livelihood Foundation, 1980, "... for caring, sharing and acting with and on behalf of those in need at home and abroad".
Stephen Gaskin"Stephen gave a kind of impromptu service after the Sunday meal while we were there. Marijuana was part of the service, but instead of enhancing his image as a mystical leader, Gaskin's ramblings and self-aggrandizement made me think more of Charles Manson than an entheogen-promoting Holy Man. These people were being subjected to classical cult-brainwashing techniques, and he was living high-on-the-hog off of their hard work."
Down on The Farm – a dissident voice


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