I like Rage Against the Machine. In a mu…

I like Rage Against the Machine. In a musical way. There’s something about the unique use of guitars and the rap vocals that gets me every time. I know I’m alone in this around here.

But what we (three) can agree on is that they have some rather… interesting politics. Wikipedia charitably characterizes them as “revolutionary”. As in “we’re done with this, get your guns” revolutionary. “Militantly leftist” would probably be my characterization.

But, whatever. I just gloss over that. But I decided to check out RATM guitarist Tom Morello’s Twitter feed after his tribute to Les Paul sounded remarkably like a tweet. Sure enough, it was.

Further down the page?

“Tom Paine was the Che Guevera of his time.”

Ouch. Just… ouch.