Jimi Hendrix Just Kid Speech Analysis

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The 1960’s onto the early 1970’s was an era of the psychedelic counterculture (drug underground), otherwise referred to as the “Summer of Love.” In this essay, I explain the counter against the American Dream. The American Dream during this era was given to citizens to achieve successful opportunities equally; they have a chance to pursue their American dream. Jimi Hendrix was one of the three people during this time fighting against the American Dream. Hendrix was a black musician who transformed the national anthem into a song of his own, which later became one of the symbols of the race and a revolutionary dream; he used his psychedelic creations through his music. The influential ideologies by Malcolm X on guerilla (warfare) anti-colonial problems around the globe cast a light on the creation of relevant groups called the Weather Underground and the Black Panther party. In “Just Kids,” Patti Smith narrates the…show more content…
In Detroit of 1964, “The Ballot or the Bullet” speech was given by Malcolm X. He wanted to create a political consciousness; raising to stop people from being unconscious, to take responsibility, to show a performance of black manhood, morally inflected with a religious understanding of the black-Muslim ideals. Anti-colonial struggles in Africa, North Vietnam, and the United States was used to display more violence occurring around the world. Many felt that the Uncle Tom approach was too compromising. Gandhi’s success in India to where he takes on a protest that Martin Luther King wanted to pursue, but the wars around the world mattered because of the black nationalism movement in the U.S. Guerilla warfare, which Malcolm eludes to in his speech. Anti-colonialism started to make more sense in the U.S. because of what was happening abroad. “Bring the war home” was a call to end the war with
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