Boomer Anthems: "Fortunate Son"

"When I wrote "Fortunate Son" ... I was twenty-three years old, I think."
That says it all.

I bet his kids are spoon-fed and feather-pillowed. They are fortunate.

Posted by chasmatic at March 3, 2015 6:04 AM

Nixon...There just seemed to be this trickle down to the offspring of people like him.

People like him, John? You mean poor kids who made their own way through law school without any help? Are those the "people like him" you're referring to?

Swallowed that old Marxist canard hook, line and sinker, didn't you?

Posted by Rob De Witt at March 3, 2015 8:12 AM

Fogerty was 23 when he wrote Fortunate Son...I was 23 and humping in the bush in a unit of the 101st. There could be nothing else that would so differentiate us. The boomer critical thinking skills of Fogerty and his fellow travelers would be confused as to why every institution in this country is face down in the moral gutter. All thanks to the influence of his fellow progressive boomers on the culture they helped create.

Posted by indyjonesouthere at March 3, 2015 11:11 AM

I think Fogerty was the Fortunate One. He spent time hanging out in the Coast Guard.

Posted by Scott M at March 3, 2015 6:25 PM