Bethel Woods Reflection
What resonated with me at Bethel Woods was how the participants went against mainstream culture so boldly. Back then, America was tighter than it is now. Tensions were high and people didn’t like differing ideas or opinions. The Vietnam war was a controversial topic, but many people were afraid to speak badly about the US/US military. What surprised me was how bold the people there were, they didn’t care what people thought of their ideals, they just did what they wanted. They protested the war, and went against the cultural norms at the time. They were inclusive, believed in free love, etc. I think it was good we went to Bethel Woods, it told the truth about Woodstock, discredited rumors and misinformation surrounding it. Before we went I thought it was a complete disaster, in reality it was a disaster, just not as large of a disaster as I previously thought.