Fortunate Son Credence Clearwater Revival Analysis

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The United States saw in 1945 World War II, the Holocaust, atomic bombs, and the beginning of the Cold War. America was being unified against a “common” enemy. The country was a “somebody” on the world stage that had power. At home however, women and Blacks were fighting for gender and race equality. Racism was still imbedded in the government. The “nobodies” or individuals labeled as expendable by the government were not being taken care of properly. Equality was being stressed across all relations soon calling for reform. Racism started to fall into class divisions. Higher social, political, and economic classes needs were being taken care of by the state government all while lower income neighborhoods were given less funding. Now, there …show more content…

Reagan’s philosophies of globalization played a huge role in what countries would have democracy or communism. To connect this war with Flint, is to show that the military itself was made up of the societal “nobodies” of America. These individuals could not evade the draft as the upper-class could with deferrals. The song “Fortunate Son” by Credence Clearwater Revival outlines many parts of how the lower-class was taken advantage of. For the fortunate ones are, "born with silver spoon in hand," and have a superior lifestyle. They are sheltered by certain class freedoms and a biased military draft procedure that preferred the prosperous and sophisticated stay at home. “Fortunate sons” have the privilege of watching the Vietnam war on television and encourage the war without having to attend the war themselves. The Vietnam War deflated the American’s “bighead syndrome” after losing the war to the Vietnamese in 1975. As soldiers were being captured in Vietnam, prisoners of war (POWs) were fearful that the United States would leave them behind and thought of them as expendable troops. This made them feel for the longest time that they were a “nobody” in the eyes of America. As Families rallied behind the POWs movement, the government had no choice but to intervene on the matter (Townley). More movement at home perspired as the government failed to progress on people’s new

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