Country Joe McDonald, "Feel Like I'm Fixing To Die" & Buffalo Springield, "For What It's Worth"
Saturday, Jul 16, 2011
Editor's Comment: Yeah, I know (sigh), it's just that old, has-been hippie music again, Woodstock and times past. But when many hear it today they hear Vietnam all over again in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Palestine and whoever is next in Washington's crosshairs. The question is whether or not new wars and messages like these, set to new music, will galvanize youth into mass movements against war like they did then. The masters of deceit have learned that drafting the youth to be maimed, kill and die in their bloody wars wrought revolt among them in the 60's and early 70's. Their new methods are more sophisticated - driving down wages and creating unemployment gives them a supply of young people desperate enough to seek "employment" in the U.S. military, perhaps eliminating rebellion or perhaps ... only delaying it. - LMB
Country Joe McDonald
"Feel Like I'm Fixing To Die" - Woodstock
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