Tuesday, August 21st 2012
News: Rage Against The Machine
(In)Decision 2012 is upon us, which means the country is of course focused on everything but politics. From appearance to musical preference, no superficial stone has been left unturned or scrutinized.
Who’s in the spotlight acting a fool now? Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan, whose love of Rage Against the Machine prompted outspoken guitarist Tom Morello to write an entire op-ed calling Ryan out. Morello’s previous ire towards Rush Limbaugh’s use of Rage song Sleep Now In The Fire only got a tweet!
While chastising Ryan’s idiocy, Morello cites other famous assclowns who “just didn’t get it”. To summarize with an SAT-style analogy: Charles Manson is to the Beatles as Chris Christie is to Bruce Springsteen. Check out Tom Morello’s full rant via Rolling Stone, which includes this gem: “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?
My guess is that Paul Ryan’s more a Fistful of Steel kinda guy.