This morning I noticed a student wearing a black t-shirt sporting the cover for Rage Against the Machine's album Evil Empire, and that reminded me a status update from one of my FB friends a week or so ago that linked a short article by Tom Morello's about Paul Ryan reportedly liking Rage's music.
I suspect Mr. Ryan has not been listening closely to Rage's lyrics. So here's a few songs that contrast Ryan's ideas and positions.
"Take the Power Back" is a rhetorical hand grenade against Eurocentrism and Eurocentric curricula.
Here's more of that with a revolutionary tinge in "Know Your Enemy."
A stanza of note:
Yes, I know my enemies.
They're the teachers who taught me to fight me.
Yeah compromise, conformity, assimilation,
Submission, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite.
Here's the video for "Freedom," which is self-explanatory.
And to close, here's "People of the Sun."