It occurred to me this morning that at the same time (approximately) that the US government was helping thousands of Nazi war criminals relocate to the states, they were doing their best to prevent the Rolling Stones from ever setting foot here again.
Because- you know- rock and roll.
And sex and drugs.
People who'd done horrible experiments on children resulting in their deaths were fine and dandy but a group of long-haired musicians were absolutely not to be tolerated.
And of course, John Lennon, that well-known pacifist? God knows he wasn't the sort we needed here.
It's not so hard to see why hippies became hippies.