Presumptive GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan says his favorite band is Rage Against the Machine, although he qualifies the remark by saying he likes their sound, not their lyrics.
That’s a little like saying you like Van Gogh’s sunflowers, but not the way he painted them.
Tom Morello, Rage’s frontman, responded, “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.”
In honor of Paul Ryan, here’s Tom Morello playing at Occupy Wall St., in a video distributed by Rolling Stone.