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Liberal Musician 'Rages' in Diatribe Aimed at Paul Ryan
NewsBusters.org ^ | August 18, 2012 | Ryan Robertson

Posted on 08/18/2012 7:15:56 PM PDT by Kaslin

Contrary to popular belief, 'Paul Ryan is not Freddy Kruger'. Mainstream media outlets wasted little time in their attempt to discredit the newly appointed vice presidential candidate, while practically ignoring every new gaffe committed by the current one. The constant and vicious attacks of his conservative views and budget proposals mirror the ordeal Sarah Palin endured, but the career congressman has dealt with it all before. 

Seemingly everyone has an unfavorable opinion that they're anxious to share, including musicians like Rage Against the Machine lead guitarist Tom Morello. In one of his many op-eds for Rolling Stone, the Nightwatchman called Ryan "the embodiment of the machine our music has been raging against for two decades." 

The inspiration for the rant was in response to a paragraph in a New York Times article that seemingly exposed some kind of philosophical contradiction. Ryan named Rage Against the Machine specifically as one of his favorite bands, despite their anti-corporate themed songs and public support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. He later clarified that he's always liked the way they sound.

This made Morello mad. How could some "fringe right wing nut job" be so complimentary of his life's work? "Charles Manson loved the Beatles, but didn't understand them," he wrote. "Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen, but doesn't understand him. And Paul Ryan is clueless about his favorite band, Rage Against the Machine."

Despite the dire state of affairs that have persisted in this country for several years now, Morello clearly thinks a change in leadership would make things a lot worse than they already are. Reiterating Obama's re-election campaign rhetoric, he warned women, immigrants, workers, gays and the poor of impending doom if they don't vote for the incumbent. The environment would deteriorate faster too apparently.

While Morello has clearly had plenty of his own financial success, he still passed judgment on the 'privileged elite' for allowing "millions of children in the U.S. to go to bed hungry every night." He likes to think he and his anarchist band mates have done a lot of good in the world by changing the hearts and minds of the people who actually listen to their songs.

He humorously added in all seriousness, "Many activists around the world, including organizers of the global occupy movement, were radicalized by Rage Against the Machine and now work tirelessly for a more humane and just planet."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: agitprop; boycotthollywood; commiesympathizer; defundtheleft; hollywoodreds; milliondollarmarxist; music; rageagainstsanity; usefulidiot
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1 posted on 08/18/2012 7:16:00 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

{yawn}


2 posted on 08/18/2012 7:19:59 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Kaslin

One of the things that never fail to amaze me is why anybody cares about anything an actor or a singer have to say about politics.


3 posted on 08/18/2012 7:21:48 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Calusa; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows; dfwgator

What was it to not understand about the Beatles? Or any other pop acts?


4 posted on 08/18/2012 7:24:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Kaslin

5 posted on 08/18/2012 7:25:48 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kaslin

His father was a Kenyan participant in the Mau Mau Uprising, and served as Kenya’s first ambassador to the United Nations. Morello’s paternal great-uncle, Jomo Kenyatta, was the first elected president in Kenyan history. His parents met in August 1963, while attending a pro-democracy protest in Nairobi, Kenya.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 7:29:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kaslin

First, I’m pretty sure Paul Ryan knows the deal with RATM. I’m pretty sure anybody who’s listened to any of their stuff long enough to hear vocals knows the deal with RATM.

Second, nothing says raging against the machine and struggling against The Man quite like drawing paychecks from Sony for twenty years.


7 posted on 08/18/2012 7:31:36 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Kaslin

Morello developed leftist political leanings early, and has described himself as having been “the only anarchist in a conservative high school”, and has since identified as a nonsectarian socialist.

Morello was raised solely by his mother in Libertyville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.


8 posted on 08/18/2012 7:32:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kaslin

Rage against the machine has become the machine-

reminds me of that bumper sticker liberals used to love so much “question authority”, of course when they become the authority questioning authority stops and anoyone who does it becomes the great satan.


9 posted on 08/18/2012 7:35:03 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (whites are 8 times more likely to be victimized by black criminals than blacks by white criminals)
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To: Kaslin

“In one of Morello’s many op-eds for Rolling Stone, the Nightwatchman called Ryan “the embodiment of the machine our music has been raging against for two decades.”

Maybe that’s why Ryan likes it. I enjoy it too when I’m kicking the ankle biters out of the way.


10 posted on 08/18/2012 7:35:46 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Cubs Fan
Rage against the machine has become the machine-

Pete Townshend said it best, "Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss."

11 posted on 08/18/2012 7:37:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

Hey Tom do you think that John Lennon’s killer should be released by the machine?


12 posted on 08/18/2012 7:38:11 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Kaslin

Fabulous guitarist, political and social moron.


13 posted on 08/18/2012 7:39:05 PM PDT by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: Kaslin

You notice he’s not enraged enough to divest himself of his filthy capitalist wealth and join the proletariat.


14 posted on 08/18/2012 7:43:28 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: Kaslin
How could some "fringe right wing nut job" be so complimentary of his life's work?

I have no problem enjoying the artistic work of communists, socialists, and other liberal types. They can serve us with their arts as we see fit, and we can laugh at their vanity at the same time. It's a win-win.

15 posted on 08/18/2012 7:43:35 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: kcvl
“the only anarchist in a conservative high school”, and has since identified as a nonsectarian socialist.

Well, shows his stupidity. On the freedom scale, an anarchist is to the right of a conservative - no laws, no government. He's never been an anarchist, and would pee his panties were there true anarchy.

16 posted on 08/18/2012 7:47:20 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: Kaslin

Take it from an old (40 + years playing) rock guitarist....Morello is a highly overrated hack. He was born with a silver spoon dipped in Socialism in his mouth. Little tattooed pissant needs to keep his mouth shut and keep taking money from adolescent head bangers.


17 posted on 08/18/2012 7:47:37 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RichInOC

Yeah, raging right into the machine’s arms, or sumfin like that.


18 posted on 08/18/2012 7:49:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Kaslin

I can hardly think of a more over-rated “band” than Rage, and their “guitarist” absolutely stinks - - you will NEVER see his name on any reputable “Top 500” lists. Good grief... and Ryan “likes the way they sound”?


19 posted on 08/18/2012 7:50:30 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: IYAS9YAS

To be anywhere from left to right in the conventional game is to be playing the game — anarchists do not want to play the game.


20 posted on 08/18/2012 7:50:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To be hated by Tom Morello, the Communist, should be the goal of every Liberty minded soul.


21 posted on 08/18/2012 7:51:45 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Lancey Howard

What’s the saying? “There is no accounting for taste?” And so what if Ryan thinks lousy music is entertaining. I think the way the band gets its panties in a wad at the notion is so, so funny.


22 posted on 08/18/2012 7:53:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Kaslin

Like Obama — Morello is just a another waste product of Harvard University


23 posted on 08/18/2012 7:57:02 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Kaslin

Typical hypocritical leftist mouth-breather.


24 posted on 08/18/2012 8:13:48 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Kaslin

Who? Never heard of him and don’t care to hear about him now.


25 posted on 08/18/2012 8:16:37 PM PDT by proudofthesouth (Democratic Party - The party of genocide.)
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To: dennisw

yes a social studies major who described himself as unemployable working menial labor and as an exotic male dancer...

Mommy got married after she was pregnant and when he was 16 months old his Kenyan Daddy disavowed paternity and left to Kenya..same old story...no wonder his politics is like Obama’s all screwed up.


26 posted on 08/18/2012 8:17:38 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Lancey Howard

The good news is Romney adorers fixated on income are demanding his tax returns. Oh wait...
18 Aug

https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/tmorello


27 posted on 08/18/2012 8:18:58 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Kenyatta had the Constitution amended to expand his powers. He made the Kikuyu-led KANU practically the only political party of Kenya. He consolidated his power greatly, and placed several of his Kikuyu tribesmen in most of the powerful state and security offices and posts. State security forces harassed dissident.

In the 1969 elections, Kenyatta banned the only other party, KPU (formed and led by his former vice president, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga who had been forced to quit KANU along with his left leaning allies), detained its leaders, and called elections in which only KANU was allowed to participate.

On 29 January 1970 he was sworn in as President for a further term. For the remainder of his presidency, Kenya was effectively a one-party state, and Kenyatta made use of detention, appeals to ethnic loyalties, and careful appointment of government jobs to maintain his commanding position in Kenya’s political system.

The Kenyan way and the Chicago way...sure seem a lot alike.


28 posted on 08/18/2012 8:35:02 PM PDT by mak5
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To: Kaslin
Tom Morello.....you ignorant $!#+....the machine is the Mytery Babylon pagan whore with humanist cosmetics overlaid upon her visage, holding forth the wine cup of promise that is socialism, alluring the masses into a comfortably numb hell....got it?

He's such a punk!

29 posted on 08/18/2012 8:36:34 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Kaslin

He is part of the 1%. When he gives up his wealth, maybe someone will take him seriously.


30 posted on 08/18/2012 8:40:11 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: kcvl
Morello developed leftist political leanings early, and has described himself as having been “the only anarchist in a conservative high school”, and has since identified as a nonsectarian socialist

I always love a good armchair anarchist. Can you be an anarchist when you've grown up in the U.S.? I mean, sure, you can agree with the tenets of anarchy, or whatever, but it's a little hard to practice your kickass anarchy when you've never lived in an anarchistic society. How do you know you like it? You might get dropped into an anarchistic society one day and say to yourself, "Gee, this anarchy thing sort of sucks. And it turns out I SUCK as an anarchist."

Easy to call yourself an anarchist when you've never lived it, lol.

31 posted on 08/18/2012 8:49:21 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: Kaslin
Someone needs to rage against Rage Against the Machine. The only thing I know about them is this:

I'll Sue Ya
32 posted on 08/18/2012 8:51:03 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: Puckster

“Mytery”

Eeeerr....Mystery....there, perfect.


33 posted on 08/18/2012 8:51:33 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Kaslin
I'm very worried about this.

Tom Morello is a very important person.

And deep.

He's in a band, you know...

34 posted on 08/18/2012 8:54:32 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Kaslin

More-jello’s “sane” and “just” world? Gee whiz, I think maybe they tried that in 1917 and 1949. Something like 100 million dead under socialism. Shot, beaten, starved to death... socialism sure worked wonders. (snicker)


35 posted on 08/18/2012 8:56:11 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: TXBlair

February 22, 2011

While reporters like Adam Nagourney “worry” out loud that the Wisconsin Republicans are going to look too extreme, AP somehow left out Morello’s truly appalling and extremist stands, like speaking fondly of Philadelphia cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal and the Maoist Shining Path terrorists in Peru. If that didn’t seem pro-violence enough, then there’s Morello praying for the drowning of President Bush in 2007, as reported in the Washington Post:

Onstage, when the Nightwatchman [Morello] sang, “I pray that God himself will come and drown the president if the levees break again,” the Jammin’ Java crowd’s attitude was chilling. People were praying.

http://newsbusters.org/category/people/tom-morello#ixzz23xcEc8x6


36 posted on 08/18/2012 8:56:25 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kaslin

Another one of the “usual suspects”. Perhaps he feels so compelled to support Obozo because he shares his fondness for hard drugs.


37 posted on 08/18/2012 9:21:46 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Kaslin

The thing that always used to crack me up about RATM was the way that Morello, and sometimes others in the band, would wear this silly little beret with the word “guerrilla” written on it. If you have to advertise you’re a guerrilla, chances are you’re not, LOL.

I was always less amused at their vocal support for Mumia and other assorted scumbags.


38 posted on 08/18/2012 10:02:17 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: Kaslin
Here is a great vid by a creative guy who chants a satirical line from Rage Against The Machine:
"Everything for everyone and Nothing for ourselves - Rage Against The Machine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmXdq6qYJ2A Rage Against The Machine doesn't even know that they unwittingly made the BEST line of argument against Obamacare. The singer is an idiot if he opposes Paul Ryan.

39 posted on 08/18/2012 10:10:43 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

I highly recommend this youtube video!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmXdq6qYJ2A

Please pass it around because they guy infiltrates a Leftist Obamacare rally and chants “What do we want now? FREE STUFF” and “Everything for everyone and nothing for ourselves.”

The liberal swine don’t know how to deal with the stark truth. I’m truly surprised the video only has 20K views so far.


40 posted on 08/18/2012 10:13:43 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: RichInOC

Exactly. He’s a typical pampered leftist hypocrite. His condescending claim that Ryan doesn’t understand the band is of course BS. It’s not like RATM’s run of the mill leftist message is complicated. Ryan just likes to work out to the sound of their music, which indeed is perfect for working out to. Morello just needs to come to terms with the fact that his music is nothing high energy muzak for most people.


41 posted on 08/18/2012 10:18:33 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Fester Chugabrew
I have no problem enjoying the artistic work of communists, socialists, and other liberal types. They can serve us with their arts as we see fit, and we can laugh at their vanity at the same time. It's a win-win.

lol -- well put.

42 posted on 08/18/2012 10:20:42 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Cubs Fan
reminds me of that bumper sticker liberals used to love so much “question authority”, of course when they become the authority questioning authority stops and anoyone who does it becomes the great satan.

Here, try this one instead.

Question-Authenticity

Cheers!

43 posted on 08/18/2012 11:12:42 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Free in Texas
"You notice he’s not enraged enough to divest himself of his filthy capitalist wealth and join the proletariat."

Hahaha!  Oh yeah man, you nailed it. 

You just know that it's supremely important that HE keep his wealth in order to keep up the fight for the proletariat!

 

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44 posted on 08/18/2012 11:27:36 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom doesn't promise safety and security, freedom only promises freedom.)
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To: kcvl

Morello is just another “Usefull Idiot of the Marxists...

A Brainwashed, “TOOL”

They should be called “Rage against using a washing machine”

Just Spoiled Children.


45 posted on 08/18/2012 11:50:58 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: CaptainKrunch
"You just know that it's supremely important that HE keep his wealth in order to keep up the fight for the proletariat!"

Exactly. Good tagline, by the way.

46 posted on 08/19/2012 1:10:33 AM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: RichInOC
I’m pretty sure anybody who’s listened to any of their stuff long enough to hear vocals knows the deal with RATM.

Depends on whether they've sat for 20 years under their teachings...

47 posted on 08/19/2012 4:31:42 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: dfwgator

almost Jerebosm snd Reheboam


48 posted on 08/19/2012 4:32:53 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Free in Texas

Good homepage BTW!

Glad you made it out ok.


49 posted on 08/19/2012 4:44:49 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Kaslin
Maybe we are being too hard on him.

After all; JESUS raged against the machine.

Later Martin Luther did the same.

Colonial American chose to rage against King George.

And then a fellow from New York came along, raged, and got a lot of other folks to follow him.

Together; raging like crazy; they are now PART of the Machine and set to beCOME the Head Gear.


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/backroom/2917406/posts?page=4299#4299
 

50 posted on 08/19/2012 4:50:06 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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