There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part; you can’t even passively take part and you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus and you’ve got to make it stop.
Mario Savio, a Berkeley student radical in the 1960s. Berkeley University, California, was one of the centers of student radicalism
Come mothers and fathers throughout the land. And don’t criticize what you can’t understand. Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command. Your old road is rapidly aging. Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend a hand, for the times they are a-changin’.
From the Song ‘The Times They Are A-changin’ by Bob Dylan, written in 1963
And it’s one, two, three, what are we fighting for? Don’t ask me I don’t give a damn. Next stop is Vietnam. And it’s five, six, seven, open up the pearly gates. Well, I ain’t got time to wonder why. Whoopie! We all gonna die!
Country Jo and the Fish singing at the Woodstock Festival in 1968