Paul Ryan Loves Rage Against the Machine?
Among the people thinking that's an odd choice is Rage's guitarist Tom Morello. And in this piece he ponders what the radical right-wing, rich-favoring congressman/vice presidential candidate sees in the music of a radical left-wing, oppressed-favoring band?
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!
I'm sure Josh "The Empty Suit" Mandel will be singing right along.
Morella goes on to say,
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.
Ouch. Will Paul Ryan be taking Rage off his playlist? I'm sure the band would be delighted if he did.