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    Anti-Military Anthem Played at 'Concert for Valor'

    Who would have thought that that Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Zac Brown, accomplished musicians all, would be so, well, tone-deaf? But how else to explain their choice of song—Creedence Clearwater's famously anti-war anthem “Fortunate Son”—at the ostensibly pro-military “Concert for Valor” this evening on the National Mall?

    The song, not to put too fine a point on it, is an anti-war screed, taking shots at "the red white and blue." It was a particularly terrible choice given that Fortunate Son is, moreover, an anti-draft song, and this concert was largely organized to honor those who volunteered to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    On a musical level, “Fortunate Song” is not a bad song—that's one hell of a riff. But the “Concert for Valor,” a Veterans Day event sponsored by HBO and Starbucks, in front of the Capitol Building, was not the place for it.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/anti-military-anthem-played-concert-valor_818921.html
     
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    I am OK with fortunate son and it is hardly anti-military. It was an song about how the rich get out of war, and it was very popular in the ranks and at home in 1969 (as were all CCR tunes). The military at that time was just as anti-war as back home. Its not that we were against the war, we were against the stupid chicken-hawk-shit lib pols that hamstrung the military through their deadly rules-of-engagement. A year earlier, an Army company lit up a village, that was considered hostile (it was), and the rest is history...My Lai massacre. Pictures of dead women and kids dont sell well. That was the straw that broke the camels back for our involvement in Viet Nam. 1968-69 the USA averaged 300 killed in action every week shown in brilliant Technicolor on new tech...color tvs back home. That's not even including wounded. The sad part is the people of the US blamed the troops for the war, and the stigma and anger lasted until the welcome home parade in NYC a decade later. I never put my military service on a job app back when I used to apply for jobs.

    Bruce springsteen however...

    http://articles.latimes.com/1985-05-07/news/mn-11129_1_vietnam-veterans


    Fortunate Son
    Some folks are born, made to wave the flag
    Ooo, their red, white and blue
    And when the band plays "Hail to the Chief"
    Ooo, they point the cannon at you, Lord

    It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son
    It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no

    Some folks are born, silver spoon in hand
    Lord, don't they help themselves, y'all
    But when the taxman comes to the door
    Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yeah

    It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no, no
    It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no

    Yeah, yeah
    Some folks inherit star spangled eyes
    Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
    And when you ask 'em, "How much should we give?"
    Ooh, they only answer "More! More! More!", y'all

    It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son
    It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, one
    It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no, no, no
    It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate son, no, no, no
     
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    Great insight and I agree.

    I despise those chicken-shit war-hawks taking advantage of noble servicemen and women.
     
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    So eminen started things off with " Happy mofo Veterans Day"?? Classy....
     
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    This was a popular jukebox song in the working class bar I hung out in, in my youth. :thumbup2:
     
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    I agree it was horrible the way vietnam vets were treated, but the very basis of the war was a lie. We could never force the Vietnamese to accept a fiction. South Vietnam was complete bullshit. To most Vietnamese, North and South, they were fighting an invading force that was trying to continue the emprialism that the French started and we continued.