Skip to comments.Anti-Military Anthem Played at ´Concert for Valor´
Posted on 11/11/2014 6:16:39 PM PST by Nachum
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 songCreedence Clearwater´s famously anti-war anthem Fortunate Sonat 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
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And it was written in the context that all war was wrong/evil. Which is the problem. It was an anthem of that mindset.
If I was a liberal Democrat in 2014, I’d be laughing and $h!tt!ng on everyone too.
No one anywhere is stopping them. :)
My thought exactly.
I always thought Springsteen was an a-hole.
“Fortunate Son was about Al Gore, Jr. His dad was a Senator who had him pulled from reporting on the Viet Nam war because the enemy was getting too close. Jr was a JOURNALIST. Not in a combat role, but only spent 5 months in country. That song was making fun of politicians who sent others sons to war.”
Unless John Fogerty had a Time Machine, Fortunate Son cannot be about Al Gore.
ignore these a-holes , don’t buy their music , don’t attend their concerts and throw away their/your old CDs .
or better yet , use them for targets on your range and film that
All they know is that it is in the soundtracks for just about every Vietnam war movie. So it must be cool, right?
I saw an interview on CNN today with an Applebees manager about their free meal today for Vets. The CNN guy actually said there was a 93 year old vet there from the Afrika Corps.
I nearly spit out my lunch. These guys have no sense of history.
Unless there was actually someone there from the Wehrmacht.
I listen to music of all kinds and have done so for at least 4 decades. I have yet to find any redeeming value to a single tune produced or performed by Bruce Springsteen and the G-String Band. I am beside myself as to how he garners so much hype. He, or some union types, must be forking over a ton of payola just to get his sorry voice out there.
I haven’t heard much out of them recently but 3 Doors Down showed actual respect for our Military.
I was one of those military sons mentioned in the lyrics. My father and I both served in Vietnam and I was privileged to command American infantrymen in combat. As draftees, they identified with this song and loved it. It told their story. It wasn’t a protest in their minds, just a statement of fact.
These draftees served their country well, did their jobs in spades, earned their Combat Infantryman’s Badge many times over. They certainly deserve to have their valor and sacrifices recognized on the Mall, and I don’t see why this song doesn’t do just that.
It can be looked at in a different way.
Our enemies from WWII have now been converted into some of our best allies. Two totalitarian regimes have been converted into democracies with free market economies that are a boon to the world.
Take the Time--The Shangri-Las (1967)
Blame John Fogherty and Creedence Clearwater Revival. John’s a real good guy though.
EU is not free market
His songs sucked, the band sucked, he sucked. Still does. POS.
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