one of the ways you can see a total shift in the American mindset is the music produced around Vietnam was very widely against the war, the music and culture produced around Iraq and Afghanistan is about jingoism and nationalism. Fortunate Son is potentially the most quintessential Vietnam era song anyone can think of, it's about being a poor fuck who doesn't have the privileged that some rich bastard has

@CornishRepublicanArmy "Born in the U.S.A." keeps getting misinterpreted as a patriotic tune but it's about a guy who gets involuntarily sent to fight in Vietnam, sees a bunch of terrible things, then can't find a decent job when he returns home.


I bet some US Music Historian could make an accurate timeline showing when Country music was stolen by big money, rock music was stolen by big money, and rap music was stolen by big money.

If their exists enough of a market to try to make money off of it they'll try to get their hands on it.

@CornishRepublicanArmy War Pigs remains one of the most relevant and gut-punching songs I've ever heard. It hasn't aged a damned day.

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