I attended a Steppenwolf concert and was hoping they would play this song. They did . . and afterward I heard a Bubba say, "I came to hear music, not this rail against America!" But he missed the point. Notice how the lyrics apply equally to the Vietnam war and today's wars. It is not "rail", it is reality. It is not anti-America, it is American people rise up and be the great people and actions that you are. "America where are you now?"