In addition to the paramount cause of peace, the anti-state, counterculture movement of the 1960s placed a high emphasize on liberty. The movement was successful in removing legal sanctions depriving gays, blacks, women, and other historically oppressed groups of their natural rights. Yet the New Left also promoted moral relativism, bizarre "religious" practices, and dehumanizing cultural hedonism.
Today, the establishment left promotes the sexual revolution, plant-worship, and socialism full-throttle while treating peace and liberty as nothing more than slogans. Many liberals seem to think wearing tie-dye, watching "Ellen," and spewing wishy washy clichés is the only prerequisite to ride aboard "the peace train." These folks believe we must support Obama because he is a political correctite who wants health "reform," "equal pay for equal work," and other "progressive" initiatives. The brown infants he kills and maims are really not that relevant since Obama is a well-intentioned guy. Indeed, putting an end to this murder and mayhem is a distant priority for most of them.
Call me a conspiracist, but I don't think this dumbing down is coincidental. At the very least, it "conveniently" serves the interest of the ruling elite. For they can now manipulate the left to support all sort of pro-state, pro-war, endeavors under the veil of the progressive social causes. Code Pink, for example, has been convinced to rethink withdrawing from Afghanistan on the basis of "women's rights."