Monday, March 15, 2010

Whoops . . .

Glenn Beck, truly one of my favorite half-wits--in fact, he may even be my most favorite--has done it again. He's discovered that Bruce Springsteen's huge hit song from the '80s, "Born in the USA," is "propaganda". It's about a beat-down Vietnam vet. (If Beck knew anything about Springsteen, he'd know that not many of his songs could be described as patriotic.) So Beck is warning everybody out there about this latest danger. The song is "anti-American," he says. He's going to have to change the minds of lots of people. Virtually all the yahoos, including the all-time yahoo demigod, that turkey-necked, grinning nitwit Ronald Reagan, who disgraced the White House for two terms and who wanted to use the song in his 1984 campaign (The Boss said hell, no.), well, virtually all of them thought the song was the last word in patriotic ditties. Think again. You really have to shake your head. These people are really clueless.


Born in the USA

Born down in a dead man's town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
You end up like a dog that's been beat too much
'Til you spend half your life just covering up

[chorus:]
Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.

I got in a little hometown jam
And so they put a rifle in my hands
Sent me off to Vietnam
To go and kill the yellow man

[chorus]

Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man says "Son if it was up to me"
I go down to see the V.A. man
He said "Son don't you understand"

[chorus]

I had a buddy at Khe Sahn
Fighting off the Viet Cong
They're still there, he's all gone
He had a little girl in Saigon
I got a picture of him in her arms

Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
I'm ten years down the road
Nowhere to run, ain't got nowhere to go

I'm a long gone Daddy in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
I'm a cool rocking Daddy in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A. 
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