1054. I don’t wanna be a soldier

Imagine was the big deal John Lennon song of the moment (all that pie-in-the-sky god-free utoptianism). But I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier was selling a harder, louder 1971 truth.  The Vietnam war was still dragging on, and even if it was going to end soon, everybody knew there’d soon be another one coming along to keep all the young boys busy tearing each other apart, so they wouldn’t have time to wise up, turn on the old men who kept conjuring the evil things.

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