The 60's Democrat held different viewpoints according to geography. Hippies were a counterculture movement and as you say, they were to the left of Democrats no matter how you slice it...(unless you ask chuckleheads like YaA or Buck Crick, which is >the origin and crux< of this discussion) They opposed "the Establishment" represented by both parties.<quoted text>Most sixties hippies were to the left of the average democrat. So even if the government was as a democrat, it was still to the right of Jesus and his communism encouraging ways.
We agree that Jesus was far to the left of both '60's and current Democrats, but that doesn't make him analogous to thousands of flower children.
Case in point: Growing long hair and wearing peace signs in '69 didn't make you a pioneering free spirit non-conformist individual when all of your peers were doing the exact. same. thing.