Live in Meblourne, AUstralia, a great song written by Tom Paxton. This was over 50 years ago. Not much has changed when it comes to forced compulsory schooling and boys going to war.
The whole point of this song is not just about war, though it makes a good point. Rather that schools, the media, and pblic institutions al sing the same tune viz that we should conform to those belief systems that keep society as it is with rich men running the show. Anyone? who propoese anything different is first laughed at and called naive and foolish, and if this doesn’t silence them called subversive, and unpatriotic, and lastly a traitor and sent to jail. Sadly people conform.