If you’ve ever listened to any Rage Against the Machine song you’ve probably noticed they’re a tad political, right? No? Is it not obvious? To some fans, still apparently not. Tom Morello thinks it’s pretty clear.
When a fan tweeted that he he didn’t want to hear “political bs’ when listening to music and that he used to be a fan of Rage Against the Machine until Morello’s political opinions came out, Morello was quick to clarify.
Scott!! What music of mine were you a fan of that DIDN’T contain “political BS”? I need to know so I can delete it from the catalog. https://t.co/AMpmjx6540
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) June 9, 2020
It seems that other RATM fans were equally as puzzled at the Tweet that has since been deleted.
i too enjoy the band Rage Alongside The Machine
— Sean Gentille (@seangentille) June 9, 2020
What… machine did you think you were raging against? The busted up toaster? A faulty dryer? Did the printer run outta toner?
— Crimdogmillionaire (@CrimBradley777) June 9, 2020
i do miss RATM music when it was all about partying, highschool crushes and candies. pic.twitter.com/GikUuKC348
— Casual On Everything 💭 (@wckdjei) June 9, 2020
This isn’t the first time Morello’s been called out by trolls on politics, so sometimes he just has to reiterate.
Like shooting fish in a barrel: pic.twitter.com/hxvZ6GgoH5
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) June 6, 2020
And for further proof that this didn’t all start at Rage Against the Machine and obviously didn’t end there, his mother continues to still rage by his side.
My 96 yr old mom has been a tireless advocate for Black Lives and a ruthless critic of racism her whole life. Proud, as always, to stand with her today. pic.twitter.com/xPZ9Yutryy
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) June 8, 2020
Rage Against the Machine will see you in Buffalo July 29, 2021.