Quoteage: Drifting on the Outer Limits of Fatalism

Posted: 26 August, 2011 in Uncategorized
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The [Hell’s Angels] movement was born, they say in the late 1940’s when most Ex GI’s wanted to get back to an orderly pattern… But not everybody felt that way:

Like the drifters who rode west after Appomattox, there were thousands of veterans in 1945 who flatly rejected the idea of going back to their prewar pattern. They didn’t want order, but privacy – and time to figure things. out it was a nervous, downhill feeling, a mean kind of Angst that always comes out of wars… a compressed sense of time on the outer limits of fatalism. They wanted more action and one of the ways to look for it was on a big motorcycle.

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