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GUEST,Richard Are anti-war songs a thing of the past? (30) RE: Are anti-war songs a thing of the past? 12 Sep 14


When we were growing up in our youth we had many folk singers singing, writing songs or speaking out against the Vietnam war. Joan Baez, Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary, Phil Ochs, Buffy St. Marie, Donovan to name just a few. Today, we don't have that in the sense that folk music (particularly protest songs) are not known of amongst the masses like it was in the 60's. Young people today seem more patriotic and do support their countries political views and seem to believe that signing up for military is the right thing to do.

I was in a restaurant recently and a table of college aged
students were seated nearby. I could hear their conversation. The guys were saying something like, "Yeah, in the 60's they were protesting the war everywhere. My uncle was a big protestor. I think
they did not support our country in those days."
One guy saying, "Right, most people we know do support our military."
I can't imagine protesting against the war like they did back then."
One girl saying "Do you know anyone who joins protests?" Another guy said, "Are you kidding, no way. I believe in fighting for your country and defending it" or something like that.


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