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To all the Uneducated Patriot Republicans | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/11/11
For Christs sake people, Vietnam WAS a pointless, useless war. Vietnam were fight Diem for a free REPUBLIC and the arrogant US saw that as Communist Expansion. Technically, under International Law they were not allowed to be in Nam and the US would never have won for 3 reasons:
1) They were fighting a guerilla war (Like Iraq and they can't win that either)
2) The US populations underwent a MASSIVE peace movement (Hippies were not the only people who wanted peace, look at the Kent State University and what happened there).
3) The Vietnamese hated Americans, and after the Tet offensive, The troops lost all morale.
America didnt want to even acknowledge the war in which the superpower lost to a third world country. It wasnt until mid to late 80s that any Vietnam soldier received any recognition. Stop waving your flag and realise that your soldiers died for nothing, your soldiers went bareback and got syphilis, your soldiers massacred more innocent mama-san and baby-san then VC and all because of the Republican power in America at the time.
The Truth | Reviewer: Matt | 1/10/11
Fortunate Son really makes a lot of sense to me. we should learn from our past. and who said Democrats are former hippies? I highly doubt that Barrack Obama was ever a hippy. I respect my country not my government.
A message for the ungrateful. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/28/10
For all you assholes who say that the war was "nonsense then and it's nonsense now." well before you shit on the sacrifice so many people have made for your pathetic asses, actually take time to think about what they have done for you so you can sit there, a free person, and type out your ass on the keyboard to shit on them. People like you make me sick. If you think what my brothers and sisters fight for is pathetic, nonsense, or a "waste", then please go live in another country you ungrateful, ignorant assholes. If you seriously don't like what others have done for you then shut the hell up and be grateful instead of calling their sacrifice a "waste", or the war(s) they, and their friends died in "nonsense".
and by the way, screw this stupid, unpatriotic song.
Maybe learn some more history? | Reviewer: Matthew | 6/5/10
Maybe you men should know what you are talking about before you go about being all proud for the Vietnam War. The two fighting sides we're fighting two different wars. The Americans we're fighting Communism, and the Vietnamese we're fighting for freedom. The only reason this war came about was because of the arrogant US refusing to help Vietnam, so they turned to the USSR, who would help them. They were fighting two different wars and the war was pointless, that's why we got out of it.
The Lessons that History teaches us | Reviewer: Chris | 12/11/09
Almost 40 years ago, when I first heard "FORTUNATE SON", I realized what a great R&R song that Fogarty had created. I hope millions of young people heard him sing it again at the 25th Anniversary of the R&R Hall of Fame show that's still playing on HBO. Our nation lost 58K loyal Americans in that loser war in Vietnam, with nothing to show for it, and some of those were friends of mine. Since that time, most Americans have forgotten that lesson, and have been lead by the politicians that do the bidding for the military/industrial establishment that Dwight Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell address, and have started unwinable wars with no just cause in Iraq and Afganistan. Thanks John Fogarty, for reminding us once more of our folly.
war is peace | Reviewer: henri_cervantes | 12/4/09
yes, it's too bad we tucked tail and ran out of vietnam and those bastard commies took over our country and we've been kissing mao's ass ever since.
[and then i woke up, and realized that china is now the biggest capitalist power ever. i think we "won".]
Working class heroes | Reviewer: JackDharma | 10/28/09
Working class kids still go to war for baseless reasons (the domino theory? weapons of mass destruction?)We don't learn from our history. No matter how much we can all agree that the last war had no purpose and cost too much in lives and lost opportunities, we believe that we must fight the next war to (pick one) make the world safe for democracy; protect our shores; prevent an even wider war; etc., etc. It was nonsense then; it's nonsense now.
Vietnam didn't invade us | Reviewer: denny | 10/27/09
The engineering student cited above never studied current events. Our fathers lied about their ages and joined the military to DEFEND our country against Pearl Harbor. There was no such rush during World War I. Nor was there during Vietnam. I lived through that. They didn't invade us. It wasn't cowardice. It was belief in George Washington's America: Avoid foreign entanglements, fight in self-defense, not as imperialists. "Fortunate son" was on target then, and remains so today.
antiwar | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/21/09
A most virulent anti-war song. It should be noted that, legend has it, that Fogerty's army reserve duty was done the day before he wrote this. This is what came out. The only other song with such anti-war impact was the Rolling Stones very few forays into politics, "Gimme Shelter". Both should be taken in the context of the Vietnam war.
Class Structure commentary | Reviewer: B Paine | 4/21/09
John Fogerty's chief message here is about the double standards of class structure in any society. England had the Lords & Dukes & Earls & other royals, which the American Revolution tried to break away from. Centuries later, America eventually replicated England's special privileges for different classes, but without the royals. It's not just about money either, more about "who you know" and who speaks on your behalf. Fogerty takes the side of the unconnected average Joe, because he "ain't no senator's son."
Hippies were cowards | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/15/09
Hippies were cowards then, and they have remained cowards to this very day. I am unsure if this is a result of far too many brain cells killed by excessive drug use or perhaps having parents that been through far worse and in an effort to make their kids lives better they simply gave them what ever the kid desired without question. Either way, former hippies/flower children are some of the most irresponsible human beings imaginable.
We know them as liberal democrats
fortunate son | Reviewer: ray zavala | 7/7/08
when i was in my late teens i just happen to be a us soldier in viet-nam. and believe me, i was in no way a fortunate son as were many of my buddies and now that i am in my sixties i suffer like you would not imagine. the same thing is happening in irag. so please, bring the boys home now.
Credence Was So Wrong | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/8/08
Yes. I too was in college in 69-71. Engineering.
I remember sitting on the front lawn of the boarding home I rented, studying my calculus while the "hippies" protested at the college administration building across the street. You folks were wrong then and you are still wrong. We are still paying dearly for our cowardly retreat from Vietnam.
My father's generation would lie about their age to join the military to fight for freedom and justice. My generation listened to Credence and became the first true generation of spineless traitors.
Our founding father's said "Give me Liberty or Give Me Death" Americans today say give me my cool old Credence songs and security and please don't ask for sacrifice.
You people are pathetic. But I don't care, because the chickens WILL come home to roost soon and when you have given away your freedom for comfort you will pay the price that George Orwell predicted.
"The future of mankind? Imagine this. A steel jackboot stomping on a human face......FOREVER.
I remember - and still true today! | Reviewer: Robert | 3/26/08
It's still the unfinished business of my generation! From '68-72 I was in college, at protests, writing letters, etc. I had hoped that what we all did then ended this type of issue... but some of my generation became 'Enron', 'the Bush Administration' and so on...
I remember the impact and boost this song (and others like "OHIO" and "CHICAGO") gave many of us - including VietNam Vets! Unfortunately, it's happening again. I'm a musician and our band has just decided to do this one. 'cause it's good. 'Cause it matters today!
Maybe we 'Boomers' need to get back and finish what we started in the '60's.
im am the fortunate one | Reviewer: Bob Dylan | 1/16/08
thanks having lyrics of senator son on your website Ineeded to copy it down on paper for my english class becuase my teacher needed songs about politics and something historical to right down on paper for a grade.
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