This song has a relative meaning to America in the 1960s, specifically the Vietman War. This was an anti-war song by listening closely to the lyrics. The audience listening to this song may have a different perspective on the war after hearing this. They may become against the Vietnam war because she says “how can they spend a million on a rocket head….when there is a million people in need of bread”.
She finds the facts about the war to be hard to believe. She is conveying a message to the public that there should be peace on earth. The idea of social protest and equality is defined in this song because it shows how people were allowed to make songs that showed their opinion about the war.