Tom Morello to Paul Ryan: Thanks, But No Thanks

Adan Salazar
August 17, 2012 
Tom Morello to Paul Ryan: Thanks, But No Thanks
After the NY Times revealed Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s favorite music act as Rage Against the Machine, guitarist Tom Morello, in turn, revealed he wasn’t too enthusiastic about the endorsement.

In a piece penned in yesterday’s Rolling Stone, Morello, 48, who is never one to shy away from controversy, stated that politicians like Ryan were “the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for decades.”

 Hopefully this means Tom Morello, The Nightwatchman, finally woke up to the fact that 99.9% of politicians are worthless.  He did support Obama, so only time will tell.

“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,” Morello wrote.

Indeed, the anger and frustration embedded in Rage’s lyrics and music has catapulted them to legendary fame earning them multi-platinum status and sell-out crowds around the world. Their lyrics confront truths and injustices few artists venture to point out, and engage millions who would otherwise be withdrawn or indifferent.

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