(Speaking only for myself, as usual): I am a friend of the band Blowback, not a member, and I did not see the performance broadcast on c-span. However, I have a copy of the band's cd, I've listened to it, and I've read the lyrics. Though I do not agree with everything in the lyrics (how many people agree with anyone 100%?), I did not find anything in them that I would consider "anti-American." Anti-war, yes, but anti-American, no.To answer your question about joining the armed forces: when I turned 18, I registered with the Selective Service as required by law. I was never drafted, and it would be fair to say that I never volunteered to become a paid, professional soldier in peacetime and also that, since the time I reached adulthood, the U.S. has not been involved in a war I supported. (I did not support the first Gulf War.) However, I would have volunteered in WWII. So does that make me unpatriotic...or worse, un-American?Now, please answer your own question: have YOU ever volunteered for the armed forces?