For us old farts born in the 50s, who remember this song as a kid?for it's lyrics are relevant today as they were in 1966 during the Vietnam protests. The hypocrisy was the fact that poor kids were sent to war while the affluent kept their love one well hidden from the process, Donald J. Trump being one of those privileged individual. We're in a festering environment that will soon come to a head when we are seeing our current administration commit the same acts that attempted to send previous administrations to jail, now all we hear is "well he/she did it" Question, if it was wrong for Hillary or Obama, why is it suddenly proper and appropriate today?
I remember it well Mac. An eye-opener to these once younger eyes. It's relevance today should not be understated or ignored.
Let's hope we never need a updated version of the later anthem "Ohio", written and composed by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970.
"Two days after the official invasion of Cambodia, 900 national guardsmen amassed on the Kent State campus. M-1 rifles were raised, and within 13 seconds, 61 shots were fired on unarmed students – four were dead, nine wounded. It was, the official presidential commission on campus unrest later found, "a nation driven to use the weapons of war upon its youth".
The outright murder of white college students engaged in peaceful protest at Kent State University, and the lesser-recognized but equally tragic murder of black unarmed college students at Jackson State university that same week, were shocking although forewarned. Nixon and the political class had denounced students as thugs and subversives for their resistance to the pervasive US war crimes in Vietnam, the secret wars against Laos and Cambodia, the flagrant arming and supporting of tyrants throughout Latin America, and the lavish funding of apartheid and colonialism in Africa."Kent State, 40 years on: the shredding of constitutional liberty still goes on https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/may/04/protest-race