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FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH

For Stephen Stills.

I made the mistake of opening my Big Mouth over on YOUTUBE....

4 million people have tuned in to listen to this GREAT tune.

MOST believe that the song is about the VIETNAM WAR and nothing else.

I explained that the song is actually about COPS breaking the HEADS of peaceful STUDENTS.

Shouldn't have DONE that.

People HATE to admit that they were wrong. just because this is the knee-jerk song of nearly EVERY VIETNAM movie ever made....

Slow cut and fade of men jumping from helicopters and running into JUNGLES...

NO.

The students WERE protesting the VIETNAM WAR, yes, TRUE, but that is not all that was happening in this country in those days.

Students and youth in general felt betrayed and disillusioned by all the extreme police activity against them...

I mistakenly mentioned Kent State, which had not yet happened at the time the song was written, but, in my opinion, "For What it's Worth" PREDICTED Kent State and all the deaths and ruined lives that followed...

Someone at YOUTUBE removed most of what I had to say, so I am saying it here....

I rarely, if EVER go to WIKIPEDIA for my facts, I just go there for photos of other planets, they have THE BEST.

But it is funny to me that everyone that comments says EXACTLY what is said at WIKIPEDIA.

I don't need WIKIPEDIA in this instance.

I was THERE at the time...

We lived this song with scarcely a thought about Vietnam in our heads...

The RIOT on the Sunset Strip, what really caused Stills to write the tune, had NOTHING to do with the war....

Cops were beating kids up and ARRESTING them to keep the Sunset Strip clear for MERCHANT traffic...

Police were out of control in those days...

Forget about Vietnam and HUEYS.

Go back and look at the bad scene at the Democratic Convention in Chicago, the riot on the strip, people being hit with water cannons, DOGS, Night Sticks and tear gas, then listen to the tune...



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