Friday, September 10, 2010

Born in the USA - by Bruce Springsteen

At the recent Teabagger convention at the Lincoln Memorial, they had this song blaring from the speakers (I was told - I was not there). This song is an anti-war and anti-US policies song. It records how young men got sent to Vietnam and killed for nothing, and how there was nothing for our veterans when they came home. It is weird that this song was played at the Teabagger convention - but even more weird, I heard this at Gage Park in Hamilton Ontario once on Canada Day. That is the day they celebrate their founding as a country. Of course, there was a sizable group of ex-pat Americans living there, due to the Vietnam war. So maybe they played it for them.

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