Why Paul Ryan and Tom Morello are NOT making mad passionate monkey noises together in the back of a roach coach is beyond me. Maybe they are, actually.
They are the perfect marriage. Political allies of the most curious kind, bound to one another by hypocrisy like big government foot-stink.
I’ll bet the conversation went something like this:
Agent: “Hey Tom, guess what? Your band has a fan!”
Tom: “A whole fan? Really?! Oh please tell me who!”
Agent: “Paul Ryan.”
Tom: “Um. I don’t know what that means.”
It means a bromance made in heaven. I don’t know if that’s how it went down, but I know he eventually came to his senses and attacked Paul Ryan anyway. It seems to be quite popular.
And God bless Mr. Morello for his passion. He’s placed his rage in all the right places. Definitely. It’s good to have a powerful man worth $60 million going after the embodiment of the 1%, because…
Oh wait a minute. $8.4 million, that’s the threshold for the 1%, right? (shhhh… don’t tell Tom he’s in the 1%…)
Anyways, it’s good to experience such brilliant anti-establishment art as the music of Rage Against the Machine. I just love that they donated their time and energy to those so-called Warner brothers who are just like you and me. That indie film – oh what was it called?
The Matrix. That’s right.
And it just warms my heart that they’ve decided to stick with an indie label, too. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of Epic Records? Probably not. That’s because…
Oh. Owned by one of the “Big Four”? You don’t say.
Well, it’s no matter. At the end of the day, I just prefer my rock idols to be really really angry. Doesn’t really matter why, just as long as it’s directed at the right people. And I don’t care how much they make. I know in the end they really care about me. Like all the folk that also write for that newsletter that published his article. Small newsletter called Rolling Stone. You may have heard of it?
But I know he wouldn’t just try to capitalize on people’s hatred of Paul Ryan, because he has every reason to love Paul. Paul Ryan is Tom’s representative in Congress. I mean, surely he sees that.
Paul Ryan does hate things. And if the system Tom’s group has raged against was to be changed into a system of the very kind of rage that fuels his own, it would come in the form of someone like the Congressman. So be proud of your Congressman, Tom. He’s got your back.
Or, to put it another way: They would go down with the ship together in honor. The women and children would still go first, then the real men. Then, the people like you and the Congressman would stay. Because douchebags go down with the ship, and they feverishly play “Fight The Iceberg” on the cello while those who know how to save themselves fail to care.
“Fist in the air in the land of hypocrisy,” you once raged.
I agree completely.