'Hippies' are often associated with a removal from 'the real world'. They're blissed out, unaware of the true realities of how our society actually functions. It's all planting trees, doing sun salutations and blowing bubbles.
Often times their points of view are far left, viewing economic and political freedom as an evil -- seeing it as the source of most of the world's problems. The corporate drones must be stopped. Unrestricted wealth pollutes absolutely.