My thoughts on Paul Ryan's love of Rage Against the Machine: bit.ly/StCVza—
Tom Morello (@tmorello) August 17, 2012
Aww, poor little rich “revolutionary” boy Tom Morello is in a snit because Paul Ryan likes his music. Oddly enough, this is the first lapse in judgment we’ve seen from Ryan.
Mr. Morello took to Rolling Stone (seriously, it still exists) to throw his snit fit.
It’s not very revolutionary to whine, dude. Sort of embarrassing, really.
Here is the start of the “article”; the first paragraph is the editorial note from Rolling Stone:
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.
We weren’t aware that only “the right kind” of people, who get “nuance” and stuff, were allowed to like Rage Against The Machine. Perhaps only his BFFs in the “99 percent” are allowed. All those 1 percenters who pad Mr. Morello’s own 1 percent-y coffers? Need. Not. Apply.
Perhaps he should give back their icky and “tainted” money?
It gets even more hilarious, as unbelievable as that seems. He blathers on about how Ryan actually is totally rage-y, but not in the super cool way: “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.”
Oh, honey. Deluded, much? Or are you just that much of a reprehensible Liar McLiarPants? The entire op-ed shows only one thing: That Mr. Morello has become his own self-parody. Twitter users are at the ready to call out the RATM guitarist for his hypocrisy and his idiocy. His sanctimony? It scorches.
Indeed. People who actually value liberty and individualism? They are on Team Romney/Ryan. Perhaps they will also stop buying RATM albums as well. Surely Mr. Morello doesn’t want any other fans who don’t “get” the music and who aren’t the right kind of people.