Ronald Reagan Hated Hippies

  • Published on Mar 12, 2019
  • To support my efforts to create more clips please donate to me at Every politician at the time made fun of the hippies. They were a large target for sure. Ronald Reagan kept pointing them out as there were many hippies presenting themselves at various kinds of political events in California while he was governor. #ronaldreagan
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  • Magnum P.I.
    Magnum P.I. 3 days ago +1

    Does anyone know where and when this was said?

  • VirtuousGlean
    VirtuousGlean 3 months ago

    I don't approve of Reagan, but good on him for those remarks. The Hippie movement had nothing to do with the original sentiment of the anti-Vietnam War protests. The Hippie movement hijacked it and that's how Progressives would be painted for the next 40 years. The Hippie movement is not your friend.

  • sabbracadabra
    sabbracadabra 6 months ago

    They walked like a girl! HAHAHAHA! GIRLZ R STUPIDZ!!! - Ronny age 73.

  • ARgmail
    ARgmail 8 months ago +3

    Most Americans hated Hippies, it's a myth that the hippie movement was a large movement.

  • Carlos
    Carlos 8 months ago +2

    Better actor than presudent...and he was one lousy actor!

  • Ryoki Nor
    Ryoki Nor 9 months ago +6

    You have to admit we wouldn't be where we are today with out him.
    “All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.”
    -Ronald Reagan 1980
    “It’s silly talking about how many years we will have to spend in the jungles of Vietnam when we could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it and still be home by Christmas.”
    -Ronald Reagan 1965

  • Tony Griego
    Tony Griego 9 months ago +2


  • Blind dude
    Blind dude 9 months ago


  • martin prince
    martin prince 9 months ago +6


  • Casper Skitzo
    Casper Skitzo 9 months ago

    Him and I are in agreement . ..33 yo here from canada that used to be into rap and baggy pants .
    The 60s indirectly did more harm than good by far , I find it comical and hypocritical when former hippies (boomers) critisize things like baggy pants and irresponsible millenials who cant grow up that you on acid, "saying fuck the man" , half naked gyrating in a pool of mud back , having group sex in your day ?...But yeah
    we wore baggy pants 😂....this is why the right wing are coming back , people of my generation (30s) see a very obvious and clear wrong path sociaty took in the 60s and 70s and while some good came out of that time it set the scene that allowed the social degradation and and moral decline of today's youth and indirectly caused that baggy pants fashion (thst you all hate sooo much)to even come about . If things had stayed morally the same way as the 50s and before overall ...we woukd all be MUCH better off in both the family unit and in general civic and personal responsibility . The 60s and 70s ruined the western world, it's ok we will clean up your mess , why couldent you have been like your know the ones that literally won ww2 and ww2 put TVs in homes and a car in the driveway over almost every westerner and created the social reforms that allowed free education(for a while..which you boomers exploited and then now turn around and say to us that need to pay 40 grand to go to school to "get a job"..cant blame you .."free ride" right?"
    Hope you enjoyed Jimi Hendrix ..cause we are now screwed out of owning homes or raising children properly ..and it will take decades to recover if thats even possible.
    800 years building Europe and western society...only took 20 to irreversibly screw it up . 👏👏👏🙄

  • plunderpunk2
    plunderpunk2 9 months ago +3

    Pot shots at low hanging fruit from the man that would go on to helm the most criminal presidential administrations in the countries history. Look it up. Both Reagan and the hippies turned out to be *frauds*.

  • Refiner Similitude
    Refiner Similitude 9 months ago +5

    Hate is a strong word. In this short clip, he's showing disdain for a specific hippie's abuse of government aid, likely implying this was a common perspective among hippies, and certainly having a bit of fun at their expense. I don't know, is he on record as having said he hated them? This is a great clip, thank you.

    • dylan alvarez
      dylan alvarez 9 months ago

      But alll he things said are what you should expect, despite the government taking all of your tax dollar, that doesn't guarantee you will get social security as a recompense

  • coc0s
    coc0s 9 months ago +3

    Well, there you go again!

  • Kos Mos
    Kos Mos 9 months ago +1

    That's some good stand up

  • TheHornet79
    TheHornet79 9 months ago +7

    I don’t like hippie culture either. Good on you Reagan.

  • Swetty Spaghtti
    Swetty Spaghtti 9 months ago +3

    Cheetahs don't smell bad

    • Nixon78
      Nixon78 7 months ago

      "Cheetah" was Tarzan's pet chimp

  • Delling Conley
    Delling Conley 9 months ago +9

    Funny how many exhippies loved Reagan. What was in those jellybeans anyways?

  • Sandy
    Sandy 9 months ago +6

    We didn't like him either.... LOL. Just saying.

  • coffeeinthemorning
    coffeeinthemorning 9 months ago +3

    Ha. I’ve seen this clip before. Won 44 states against an incumbent in 1980 and followed it up with 49 states in 1984 after polls in 1982 and parts of 1983 showed him getting beat. One of the greats

    • FakeMoonRocks
      FakeMoonRocks 8 months ago

      But he got shot just over two months into his presidency, knew the score after that, and had his handlers running the show...
      Then you had a voting public that didn't have a clue. Now we have voting machines, just in case people don't vote the way they're supposed to.

  • dayender
    dayender 9 months ago +6

    Well I’ve lived it. But hey after the draft they cut my hair.

    • Your Brother
      Your Brother 9 months ago +1

      Ambivalent giraffes, buying Commun-ex, putting young men's lives on the counter tryna save paper.

  • Gabriel de oliveira
    Gabriel de oliveira 9 months ago

    Reagan was kind of an asshole when he was Governor of California

  • Art Hripco
    Art Hripco 9 months ago +9

    Hated hippies and rightfully so

  • Donna Libby
    Donna Libby 9 months ago +14

    At least the hippies did something besides sit on the couch and look at their phone. Lol

    • Michael Meyer
      Michael Meyer 9 months ago

      @Donna Libby Turn off the computer! A computer is a session. The phone is a break. Go outside and enjoy the air! Don't worry about people pointing out hypocrisies.

    • Donna Libby
      Donna Libby 9 months ago

      Michael Meyers I am not on my phone. I am typing on my computer. I had been on my computer for the last couple of hours doing volunteer work for my local Planning Board when I decided I needed a short break from my work so I watched this short video. So yes, there is much more to life!

    • Michael Meyer
      Michael Meyer 9 months ago

      @Donna Libby Why are you still typing on your phone? Do you not know what other things you can do? There is so much more to life that you're missing out on!

    • Donna Libby
      Donna Libby 9 months ago

      Why are people asking me what I am writing my post on?

    • missee doodle
      missee doodle 9 months ago +1


  • Al Storm
    Al Storm 9 months ago +56

    Who doesn't make fun of them? Most of them are frauds anyway

    • Randy R
      Randy R 8 months ago

      Yes a few of them were weekend Hippies, or just going along with the flow. We had an awakening in Los Angeles during the 80's an were having Love In's an many of us were campaigning for change. After spending 5 Years being apathetic, I woke up after they murdered one of my biggest inspirations, John Lennon. I Became an activist an still today consider myself an aging hippie. No it is not about the drugs or sex.. We were aware of what was going on an wanted to help our fellow humans an help save this fragile planet.. Can be responsible an still believe in the dream. I recently made a video about 'Woodstock What happened to the dream?

    • Gil Lopez
      Gil Lopez 9 months ago

      Casper Skitzo very true. Strong people of integrity

    • Casper Skitzo
      Casper Skitzo 9 months ago +4

      Ya they lived off the backs of their parents GREAT generation know the one that won ww1 and 2 and worked harder than any other?
      Ya they had it easy ,very cheap education (free in the UK and other places) jobs everywhere, little to no education requirements ( my mom got a full time job in the government in the early 70s without a college education at 23 yo because she could type "70 words per minute"...lasted 35 years, home , cottage , vacations ...70 words or minute ..lmfao the idea of this is like a far flung dream to us younger people ) and the degradation of sexual we have 12 yo .who dont even know if.they are boys or girls let alone.what non existent carrear path they want to take ,twerking with men at gay pride events.that look like the village people on really bad acid, like some kind of S&M nightmare parade and /of being prescribed depression and anxiety meds because they dont know whats up or down, right or wrong.. and wind up so.scrwed in the head they end up shooting up a school,hanging themselves or overdosing using prescription pills.they probably.have been put on since everyone is on something .. at unpdesidented rates. Great work.hippies aka boomers aka.traitors to.western civilization and imo and many others opinion deserving of a traitors justice ...yup I mean that . Bastards .

    • Gil Lopez
      Gil Lopez 9 months ago

      VividElites - RGH Modding Say more please? That’s a good point to be fair

    • Gil Lopez
      Gil Lopez 9 months ago

      Al Storm factsss 😂😂

  • Amateur Professional
    Amateur Professional 9 months ago +3

    Never liked Ronald Reagan but he does have a point here. You only have about 44 years to look after yourself and make the best of it.

    • ArchEnema 67
      ArchEnema 67 9 months ago

      @Amateur Professional Look closely at my username. I'll be 122 and still kickin' it.

    • Amateur Professional
      Amateur Professional 9 months ago

      @ArchEnema 67 Well depends. Some don't even get to live to 65. And who knows what the world will look like by 2050. Also what the hell 2089? I'll be long dead by then.

    • ArchEnema 67
      ArchEnema 67 9 months ago

      You plan on giving up at 65? I'll put flowers on your headstone in 2089.

  • B. Levin
    B. Levin 9 months ago +5

    This was actually pretty funny to listen too. Great descriptors.

  • Bassmangotdbluz
    Bassmangotdbluz 9 months ago +6

    You gotta love good ol' Ronald RayGunz; after all, he was "The Great Communicator" and a great American President. The short introduction flower child footage really took me some place.
    My older brother looked like those kids, smelled like those kids, acted like those kids and turned on like those kids but he grew up and his life has turned out great. He always referred to himself in those days as a "Heep-Eye". Lol.

    • ArchEnema 67
      ArchEnema 67 9 months ago +1

      Naked Raygun was a fun band. Saw them live a coupla times.

  • sonoki82
    sonoki82 9 months ago +8

    lol! 5/5

  • Randy R
    Randy R 9 months ago +11

    Did not like it as Governor an even less as the big cheese. Today we are having a repeat. He was a Square as Governor an became a right wing yuppie when it became President.

  • Blackbird
    Blackbird 9 months ago +21

    I wasn't around for the whole Reagan era, thing.. some of what he said and did, made sense (from a post perspective). Remember guys, politics are more than a one man show, many things slip right through the presidents fingers.. anyways, I mainly like the guy because he had that comedic wit that you don't often see today.

    • Randy R
      Randy R 8 months ago

      You are in It now with our second acting President. So many things are the same.

    • Misfortune Follows
      Misfortune Follows 9 months ago

      Most people with common sense know this. Those who don't won't listen to reason, so save your breathe.

  • VictrolaJazz
    VictrolaJazz 9 months ago +7

    Loved the Gipper!

    • VictrolaJazz
      VictrolaJazz 9 months ago

      @staatsfeindlich I always admired both Thatcher and Reagan. My parents, born in 1898 and 1902, said there's only one right way to do something and if you don't do it like that you don't deserve to thrive and prosper. My father said you shouldn't make waves and rock the boat but pull yourself up by your own bootstraps. My mother lived to be 94 and in the last full year she lived, 1996, she had a retirement income of $39,000 which was comfortable. She said the most important thing is life is being comfortable and satisfied with what you have. If you're not comfortable with what you have, you're not going to be comfortable with what you get.

    • VictrolaJazz
      VictrolaJazz 9 months ago

      @staatsfeindlich He was optimistic and believed in the American people. So nice after ten years of double digit inflation, shortages, hostages and malaise. You're probably not old enough to remember him? And he remembered the 1920's!

  • cheesy wheeler
    cheesy wheeler 9 months ago +43

    Terrible president unless you were rich. In 8yrs he kill the textile industry, family farms, and education

    • tyvek05
      tyvek05 7 months ago

      Cheesy wheeler, you obviously have no idea what you are talking about. Regan was the best president this country has had since the 1930's. nobody has improved the life of the american people as much as he did. rich or poor, he made everybodys life better while he was in office.

    • DR Zoidberg
      DR Zoidberg 9 months ago

      @cheesy wheeler Its very simple open a Laundromat or a Ice Cream truck if you steal the supplies to start (e.g. soap, or cones) And you pay almost no taxes you can become very wealthy like my uncle did in the early 80's

    • greezooo
      greezooo 9 months ago

      MisterTwister what did I prove? That a grown man with a family and an income-producing real estate business can still poke fun at someone who's way too stiff for his own good? Loosen up pal. Have some more fiber.

    • MisterTwister
      MisterTwister 9 months ago +1

      greezooo Thanks for proving my point 👍

    • greezooo
      greezooo 9 months ago

      MisterTwister old fart alert! Did someone forget to take their Metamucil this morning? 🤣

  • stephine paul
    stephine paul 9 months ago +6

    Well,the Man WAS RIGHT. They DID smell.

  • Lesson learner
    Lesson learner 9 months ago +22

    Oh Ronald Regan what else in the world are you capable of saying?

    • leo alex
      leo alex 8 months ago

      "If you've seen one redwood, you've seen them all.

  • MisterTwister
    MisterTwister 9 months ago +4

    Miss you Dutch

  • ArchEnema 67
    ArchEnema 67 9 months ago +24

    Hey! I resemble that remark.

    • Honest_Bishop
      Honest_Bishop 7 months ago

      The only thing you resemble is an idiot.

  • jdinicola
    jdinicola 9 months ago +3

    Lol he’s funny

  • Idk •••
    Idk ••• 9 months ago +85

    As much as I like the hippie movement many of them unfortunately didn’t practice what they preached, and ended up becoming what they loathed. Yuppies.

    • Billy Hughes
      Billy Hughes 9 months ago +3

      @Xoxocube Most find jobs that they maintain, get married, start a family, etc. When I say "most" I mean over 50%.

    • Xoxocube
      Xoxocube 9 months ago

      @Billy Hughes how so?

    • Billy Hughes
      Billy Hughes 9 months ago +5

      Most end up conforming,...regardless of the generation.

    • Brian Smith
      Brian Smith 9 months ago +5

      Hippies hated him as governer. Punks hated him as president. There was a lot to dislike.

    • Walden Jance
      Walden Jance 9 months ago

      Yeah me too