RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's Tom Morello Speaks out Against Fan Paul Ryan
Published: August 20, 2012 - 1:17pm
The Rage Against The Machine guitarist has spoken out over recently announced Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan's claims of being a fan of the band's music. Check out Tom Morello's thoughts and candid opinion of the congressman.
Alternative metal band Rage Against The Machine are notorious for their political activism that bleeds into their heavy and thought provoking lyrics. Paul Ryan has claimed that he is a fan of the band's sound but not necessarily their lyrics. "Ryan claims that he likes Rage's sound, but not the lyrics. Well, I don't care for Paul Ryan's sound or his lyrics," said Morello. "Paul Ryan's love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades."
"I wonder what Ryan's favorite Rage song is? Is it the one where we condemn the genocide of Native Americans? The one lambasting American imperialism? Our cover of "F*** the Police"? Or is it the one where we call on the people to seize the means of production? So many excellent choices to jam out to at Young Republican meetings!
Don't mistake me, I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta "rage" in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically the only thing he's not raging against is the privileged elite he's groveling in front of for campaign contributions."
Read Morello's entire editorial at Rollingstone.com