1968 - Ginsberg the activist
Among those he campaigned for were Lenny Bruce (arrested for obscenity) and Timothy Leary (LSD trials). He gave unceasing support on stage and off to Anti-Vietnam War rallies and to Black Power.
Birth Of The Cool discusses with a more enlightened discrimination how Jack Kerouac was too much the Zen Patriot to ever fall for any of Allen Ginsberg's political causes and crusades.
"Kiss Ass" was for Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka). Allen Ginsberg also rallied for Bobby Seale and the Black Panthers.