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Hell No! Country Joe Still Won't Go!


To Vietnam, that is. The Washington Times reports:

American singer Country Joe McDonald, whose satirical "Fixin' to Die" anthem condemned the U.S. war in Vietnam, said he will not go to Hanoi to receive a World Peace Music Award…..
"As a hippie protest songwriter, I could not exist in Vietnam today," said Mr. McDonald, lead singer of the psychedelic band Country Joe and the Fish.
"Communism tends to be totalitarian, and I am not supportive of that," Mr. McDonald said…."My parents were American Communists for some time, but they left the party because of a lack of democratic positions by the party."
The snazzy chorus of Country Joe and the Fish's "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" reflected the mood of many Americans with its ricocheting rhyme: "One, two, three, what are we fighting for? Don't ask me, I don't give a damn. Next stop is Vietnam."

[Link via Rational Review.]