The Roman method of controlling a wealthy but powerless populace.
The hippy movement began with Christ. One of the biggest got out of control for a while, at least Nero tried but failed, but Jesus was eventually marshalled into the mainstream.
A reinvention was started by TPTB in Laurel Canyon.
This is designed to appeal to those who need drugs music and very non mainstream, not to function. Not to function. TPTB even takes care of them too!