Protest is not always in the form of picketing outside a private property. Some include picketing, rioting, mass gatherings, strikes, and petitions.
The difference between this and using music as a form of protest, aside from violence, is that music can be done in a way that almost everyone can appreciate. In fact, music is something that almost every human being in the world likes.
As Veterans Ensemble Theatre Company founder Tom Bird explained: If America is going to make something of that war, if we are going to grow from it, then we cannot run from Vietnam and everything about it. This essay examines a unique collection of popular songs of the 1980s which deal with the Vietnam war, and, in particular, the plight of the Vietnam veteran.
We have to face it creatively, and that means through the arts . Unlike many of the protest songs of the 1960s and early 1970s, which generally functioned to denounce American militarism, these songs explored the psychological and moral dilemmas facing the Vietnam veteran.
The artist will keep on performing while the word of him and his music will spread from person to person.
Conformity will ultimately bring people together on the same viewpoint until eventually, there are thousands of people there with the artist to protest.
The popular song has become a most revealing index to American life in general.
It sums up the ethics, the habits, the slang, the intimate character of every generation, and it will tell as much to future students of current civilization as any histories, biographies, or newspapers of the time.
In an August address before the veterans of foreign wars, Reagan said: We dishonor the memory of 50,000 young Americans who died in that cause when we give way to feelings of guilt as if we were doing something shameful, and we have been shabby in our treatment of those who returned.
They fought as well and as bravely as any Americans have ever fought in any war.