I used to have a friend who would argue with me about this song, saying it was “ironic” and meant to ridicule pacifists. I told him he was full of shit. He was kind of a conservative asshole and getting worse. The final straw that ended our friendship was when he ridiculed me for saying America was slipping into fascism under George Bush. I hear he’s found Evangelical Jesus and plays in a church band now. Figures.