(Taken from a Rolling Stone Article HERE)
First let me say.... Tom Morello is the MAN.
Last week, Mr. Romney picked Paul Ryan, the Republican architect of Congress's radical right-wing budget plan as his running mate. Ryan had previously cited Rage Against the Machine as one of his favorite bands. Rage guitarist Tom Morello responded in an exclusive op-ed printed in Rolling Stone:
"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 cluelss about his favorite band, Rage Against the Machine.
Ryan claims 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 band 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 we call the people to seize the means of productions. So many excellent choices to jam out to at a 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 things he is not raging against is the privileged elite he's groveling in front of for campaign contributions".
Read the rest of the piece by following the link above.