It Ain’t Me

Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Fortunate Son”, written by John Fogerty has a lot to do with  the Vietnam war . It talks about how people are born with a “silver spoon in their hand”. This refers to the upper class. Because someone was rich,and had money they could afford to go to college and be able to stay out of the war. The draft was also biased toward people,of power such as  a “Senators son”.  Since the “Unfortunate ones” are not born into wealth or power,they are most likely the ones being drafted and sent to war. It also seems he implies that the fathers of the “Fortunate Ones”,are the ones who started the involvement in the war. While they are the ones sitting at home watching it on TV.

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