The Vietnam era...the 1960's...was a transitional phase from one standard of values within the US to another standard of values. One value-Believing in the US Government, dres…sing properly, hair cuts, clean shaven, no profanity, respect for the law, serving one's country, patriotism, beer commercials, cigarette commercials, car racing, high level productivity in housing construction (clear cutting of forests/lumber mills and lumber jacks/today called tree "harvesting")...VERSES; The other value-Not trusting the US Government, dressing over casually (barefoot/sandals/jean cut-offs, etc.), long un-kept hair, beards, lots of profanity, riots/no respect for the law (nick names of policeman during the '60's: "Pigs", the "Man", the "Heat", etc.), dodging the draft, carrying and promoting the Viet Cong Flag (red and blue with a yellow star in the middle), beer/cigarette commercials replaced by power of suggestion commercials, e.g. Diabetes, Cancer, Varicose Veins, Arthritis, Osteociasis Diseases, Eye Diseases, Foot Diseases, Heart Diseases, Hair Diseases, Teeth Diseases, Gum Diseases, Finger Nail Diseases, etc.; ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAWS banning certain car engines, fuels, trees, flowers, mountains, dirt roads, rivers, bays, lakes, beaches, forests, deserts from being utilized by the public, with the exceptions of certain permits and restrictions..
The only constant in life, is change. ( Full Answer )