The Yippies! In
One of the
Yippies! founders, Abbie Hoffman, describes the goals of the Yippies! and the
plans for demonstrations in
December  a group of us in
accomplish these tasks required the construction of a vast myth, for through
the notion of myth large numbers of people could get turned on and, in that
process of getting turned on, begin to participate in Yippie! and start to
“We will burn
“We will fuck on the beaches!”
“We demand the Politics of Ecstasy!”
“Acid for all!”
“Abandon the Creeping Meatball!”
And all the time: “Yippie!
Reporters would play their preconceived roles: “What is the difference between a hippie and a Yippie?” A hundred different answers would fly out, forcing the reporter to make up his own answers; to distort. And distortion became the life-blood of the Yippies. Yippie! was in the eye of the beholder . . . .
A Constitutional Convention is being planned. A convention of visionary mind-benders who will for five long days and nights address themselves to the task of formulating the goals and means of the New Society.
It will be a blend of technologists and poets, of artists and community organizers, of anyone who has a vision. We will try to develop a Community of Consciousness.
will be a huge rock-folk festival for free.
Contrary to rumor, no groups originally committed to
Theater groups from all over the country are pledged to come. They are an integral part of the activities, and a large amount of funds raised from here on in will go for the transportation of street theater groups.
Workshops in a variety of subjects such as draft resistance, drugs, commune development, guerrilla theater and underground media will be set up. The workshops will be oriented around problem-solving while the Constitutional Convention works to develop the overall philosophical framework.
There will probably be a huge march across town to haunt the Democrats.
are negotiating, with the
The possibility of violence will be greatly reduced. There is no guarantee that it will be entirely eliminated.
This is the
matter of a permit is a cat-and-mouse game. The
It is not our wish to take on superior armed troops who outnumber us on unfamiliar enemy territory. It is not their wish to have a Democrat nominated amidst a major bloodbath. The treaty will work for both sides . . . .
Prepare a street theater skit or bring something to distribute, such as food, poems or music. Get sleeping bags and other camping equipment . . . .
point is, you can use
can help the other, and
To read a short poem by Yippies! founder Jerry Rubin, click here.