Mudcat Café message #1574435 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #84959   Message #1574435
Posted By: GUEST
02-Oct-05 - 10:24 PM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Why the race and class issue matters? Because white boy liberals don't speak for "an entire generation". Nor did Bob Dylan. Sure he influenced a few black musicians. But that ain't the same as saying he wrote an anti-war anthem that kept them out of the draft or out of Vietnam, now is it?

White liberal males from middle class families, who loved Dylan, found ways to stay out of Vietnam though, didn't they? He did speak for them, I'm sure.

But did Dylan speak for an entire generation?

No way.

Thank god.