Last week, Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan as his Vice President candidate. If you are unfamiliar with Ryan, he is in control of Congress’ right-wing budget plan. He has also previously mentioned that Rage Against The Machine was one of his favorite bands. This bit of information was amusing to Rage guitarist Tom Morello, who responds to his claim with an op-ed over at Rolling Stone.
In it, Morello ponders on what Ryan’s favorite Rage songs, his stances on issues such as immigrants, the poor, and gays, and if he really understands Rage’s lyrics and their effect on people. Morello definitely has a point here and if you agree, let us know in the comments below.
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. He can like whatever bands he wants, but his guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to the 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 "Fuck 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.
[via Rolling Stone]