I'd love if we could discuss and if I could be given any good reading on the subject as to whether Marxism influenced/inspired/fueled the 1960s Countercultural movement, and the 1950s Beatnik movement. I just find it odd that SO MANY facets of American culture (dress, values, mores, traditions, etc etc) could change so radiclly in just ten years. I think there has to be some component to it.
Given there were radical Leftist inspired revolutionary movements like the Weather Underground, I've got to wonder if the Counter Culture overall--Not just the Anti-War movement or radical elements--were unknowingly used and twisted by Marxist thought. Not even the Marchers, but even the kids who were dressing in jeans and t-shirts--the WORKERS attire--and listening to the music, and so on.
The Cultural Revolution of the 1960s in terms of clothes, sexual attitudes, social mores, values and sentiment totally transformed America in just a single decade, and every single victory they gained in the '60s is still with us today, and the cultural left even still is gaining ground with Multiculturalism and the like.
Consider that in 1950 and for decades prior, most Americans dressed the same way (dress shirt and slacks or the like), had traditional values towards a lot of aspects of life, generally believed in God or if they didn't, had decency towards those who did, believed in American exceptionalism, etc etc. The American culture--Americana. And all of that changed in just a decade into the lack of common decency, informally dressed (Jeans and T-Shirt) multicultural and culturally relativist society of today.