“Violence is inevitable! To establish Socialism rivers of blood must flow. The victory of Socialism is well worth millions of atomic [human beings] victims!” Che Guevara
By Humberto Fontova – FrontPageMag.Com – August 21, 2012
Paul Ryan claims fondness for the music of Rage Against the Machine, a hard-left, union-backing and “peace-marching,” grunge group. Ryan specified that the music — rather than lyrics — forms the attraction. For this, the band’s outraged lead guitarist, Harvard-graduate Tom Morello, recently took to the pages of Rolling Stone magazine to denounce Ryan as “clueless.”
“Ryan is the embodiment of the Machine our music Rages against!” raved an ungrateful Morello, proving that for leftists it’s “politics über alles.” (Can you imagine Ted Nugent or Trace Adkins insulting their customers?) “Paul Ryan’s love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing,” continued the scandalized Morello. “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.”
Rage Against the Machine honors Che Guevara as their icon and “fifth band member.” “We’ve considered Che a fifth band member for a long time now,” gushed (Harvard-graduate) Tom Morello, “for the simple reason that he exemplifies the integrity and revolutionary ideals to which we aspire.” The Stalinist mass-murderer’s image features prominently on RATM’s amps and album covers.
Let’s consider the two issues and determine who’s genuinely “clueless” here.
A Rock group (RATM) boasts that the central inspiration of their “irreverent” music and “anti-authority” image is the co-founder of a totalitarian regime that outlawed Rock Music, Graffiti and “disrespect to authorities” — all under penalty of forced labor, torture and firing squad.
“Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates,” commanded Che Guevara in a famous speech in 1961 where he denounced the very “spirit of rebellion” as “reprehensible.” “Youth must dedicate themselves to study, work and military service. Youth must learn to think and act as a mass…it is criminal to think of individuals!” Continue reading