Note: Tom Joad is the protagonist of John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath.
“Fixin’ to Die Rag” is one of the best anti-war songs of the period. It’s sad, but we seem to have forgotten all the lessons of the Viet Nam War, and we’re right back where we started–doing it again in Iraq and Afghanistan and Libya and places we don’t even know about because the “national security state” doesn’t tell us. Our job is just to pay for covert action, not ask questions.
History could be so valuable if we would only learn from it, but we never do. Like Country Joe says, Give me an “F…., etc”!
Like Joe, that’s about all I can say to sum up these issues.