Paul Ryan: Loves Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine thinks Paul Ryan is a tool

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    Paul Ryan: Loves Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine thinks Paul Ryan is a tool

    Last week, Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan, the Republican architect of Congress's radical right-wing budget plan, as his running mate. Ryan has previously cited Rage Against the Machine as one of his favorite bands. Rage guitarist Tom Morello responds in this exclusive op-ed.



    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. Charles Manson loved the Beatles but didn't understand them. Governor Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen but doesn't understand him.

    And Paul Ryan is clueless about his favorite band, Rage Against the Machine.

    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 "*uck 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.

    You see, the super rich must rationalize having more than they could ever spend while millions of children in the U.S. go to bed hungry every night. So, when they look themselves in the mirror, they convince themselves that "Those people are undeserving. They're . . . lesser." Some of these guys on the extreme right are more cynical than Paul Ryan, but he seems to really believe in this stuff. This unbridled rage against those who have the least is a cornerstone of the Romney-Ryan ticket.

    But Rage's music affects people in different ways. Some tune out what the band stands for and concentrate on the moshing and throwing elbows in the pit. For others, Rage has changed their minds and their lives. Many activists around the world, including organizers of the global occupy movement, were radicalized by Rage Against the Machine and work tirelessly for a more humane and just planet. Perhaps Paul Ryan was moshing when he should have been listening.

    My hope is that maybe Paul Ryan is a mole. Maybe Rage did plant some sensible ideas in this extreme fringe right wing nut job. Maybe if elected, he'll pardon Leonard Peltier.  Maybe he'll throw U.S. military support behind the Zapatistas. Maybe he'll fill Guantanamo Bay with the corporate criminals that are funding his campaign – and then torture them with Rage music 24/7. That's one possibility. But I'm not betting on it.



    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-morello-paul-ryan-is-the-embodiment-of-the-machine-our-music-rages-against-20120816#ixzz23p6F72nv
     
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    Re: Paul Ryan: Loves Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine thinks Paul Ryan is a tool

    In Response to Paul Ryan: Loves Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine thinks Paul Ryan is a tool:
    [QUOTE]Last week, Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan, the Republican architect of Congress's radical right-wing budget plan, as his running mate. Ryan has previously cited Rage Against the Machine as one of his favorite bands. Rage guitarist Tom Morello responds in this exclusive op-ed. 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. Charles Manson loved the Beatles but didn't understand them. Governor Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen but doesn't understand him. And Paul Ryan is clueless about his favorite band, Rage Against the Machine. 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 "*uck 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. You see, the super rich must rationalize having more than they could ever spend while millions of children in the U.S. go to bed hungry every night. So, when they look themselves in the mirror, they convince themselves that "Those people are undeserving. They're . . . lesser." Some of these guys on the extreme right are more cynical than Paul Ryan, but he seems to really believe in this stuff. This unbridled rage against those who have the least is a cornerstone of the Romney-Ryan ticket. But Rage's music affects people in different ways. Some tune out what the band stands for and concentrate on the moshing and throwing elbows in the pit. For others, Rage has changed their minds and their lives. Many activists around the world, including organizers of the global occupy movement, were radicalized by Rage Against the Machine and work tirelessly for a more humane and just planet. Perhaps Paul Ryan was moshing when he should have been listening. My hope is that maybe Paul Ryan is a mole. Maybe Rage did plant some sensible ideas in this extreme fringe right wing nut job. Maybe if elected, he'll pardon Leonard Peltier.  Maybe he'll throw U.S. military support behind the Zapatistas. Maybe he'll fill Guantanamo Bay with the corporate criminals that are funding his campaign – and then torture them with Rage music 24/7. That's one possibility. But I'm not betting on it. Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-morello-paul-ryan-is-the-embodiment-of-the-machine-our-music-rages-against-20120816#ixzz23p6F72nv
    Posted by DamainAllen[/QUOTE]

    Gettign your political analysis from a bunch of avowed anti capitalist musicians? Yah, that'll work out well.

    Still smart about how poorly the occupy movement worked for you?
     
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    Re: Paul Ryan: Loves Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine thinks Paul Ryan is a tool

    Anti capitalist musicians Rage Against the Machine have sold 16 million albums and done quite well under capitalism...
    Tom Morello is fabulously wealthy, part of the "1%" and owns a huge mansion in LA....all "while millions of children in the U.S. go to bed hungry every night"!

    Bet he has an army of tax lawyers....did he release his tax returns to see what tax loopholes he uses and what percentage he ends up paying?
     
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    Re: Paul Ryan: Loves Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine thinks Paul Ryan is a tool

    Ryan is such a load of cr*p. He has no idea what Rage is. It's like when Ronnie Rayguns clueless henchmen picked Springstein for their music. What a joke.
     
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    Re: Paul Ryan: Loves Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine thinks Paul Ryan is a tool

    In Response to Re: Paul Ryan: Loves Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine thinks Paul Ryan is a tool:
    [QUOTE]Ryan is such a load of cr*p. He has no idea what Rage is. It's like when Ronnie Rayguns clueless henchmen picked Springstein for their music. What a joke.
    Posted by BilltheKat[/QUOTE]


    I love it when musicians get all p!ssy about Republicans using their music.  Show how shallow and out of touch they really are.
     
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    Re: Paul Ryan: Loves Rage Against the Machine, Rage Against the Machine thinks Paul Ryan is a tool

    Wow, could you miss that point more?

    Republicans apparently don't know the music they claim to know. I never would have said they don't before, but they keep showing up with this ignorance. Trying to coddle the kids.

    It's called making a fool of oneself. And your party is doing that again.

    Oh sh!t, here comes November.

     

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