Draft Resister: The Vietnam Draft
"Heed the threat and awesome power of the mighty Pentagon"
"Here's to all the draft resisters who will fight for sanity"
"An American deserter who found peace on Swedish ground"
The beginning of the song tells of an average young American man, drafted into a war he doesn't want to fight. The story fades after the first few lines, but it powerfully represents te majority of those who resisted the draft.
The song talks of a draftee fleeing to another country. This is just how Tim O'Brien in The Things they Carried had almost fled to Canada when he had the chance. To escape the war. This was a popular way of escaping the draft for those who didn't believe in the war.
"Don't forget the Draft Resisters and their silent, lonely plea.
When they march them off to prison, they will go for you and me"
"Shame, disgrace and all dishonor, wrongly placed upon all their heads.
Will not rob them of the courage which betrays the innocent."
Don't forget their sacrifice
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