“Fortunate Son”, Creedence Clearwater Revival

Enjoy this reblog from 2012!

What I Like Is Sounds

This song is as spot on today as it was in 1969.  It makes me angry, but in this case that’s a good thing.  It’s good to be pissed off that poor kids are usually the ones sent off to die in wars.  It’s good to be pissed off that rich politicians who claim to be patriots dodged the draft during Vietnam.  It’s good to be pissed off that this shit is still happening.  When I heard this song as a kid I understood exactly what it meant.  I fancied myself quite the hippy at my junior high school in Reagan’s 1980s America.  Iran-contra was going on, we were always on the verge of war with someone like Russia, Iran, or Libya, and people were suffering in the streets of our country.  But the rich kept getting richer, the poor kept going poorer, and I was taking it all very…

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