Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tom Morello wonders what Rage Against the Machine song goes best with regressive Paul Ryan policies

Republicans try to be hip, but they just can't seem to find the right soundtrack to go with their regressive policies.

In Rolling Stone, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine writes about Republican Veep candidate Paul Ryan's supposed Rage fandom, something that Ryan has bragged about in the past.

Rage Against the Machine writes songs that ferociously advocate unions, fair wages, immigrants and social justice. In other words, what Rage is for, Ryan is clearly against. And lest you think that Rage is only angry at Republicans, remember that the band put on a huge concert at the Denver Coliseum during the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and then -- with Iraq Veterans Against the War -- staged an antiwar march to the convention center. I hope that Morello and the band plans similar events in Charlotte and Tampa this year.

A few thoughts by Morello from Rolling Stone:
"He [Ryan] can like whatever bands he wants, but his guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to one percent is antithetical to the message of Rage.

"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."

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