Festive Left Friday Blogging: In which one fine-ass dude disses a smarmy git

This is Tom Morello. Like Barack Obama, he’s part Kenyan. Unlike him, he’s a bona-fide, actual Marxist. And he takes hilarious exception to a certain vice-presidential candidate who is clearly missing something in the sense-of-irony department:

I wonder what Ryan’s favorite Rage song is? Is it the one where we condemn the genocide of Native Americans? The one lambasting American imperialism? Our cover of “Fuck the Police”? Or is it the one where we call on the people to seize the means of production? So many excellent choices to jam out to at Young Republican meetings!

Don’t mistake me, I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta “rage” in him: A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment. Basically the only thing he’s not raging against is the privileged elite he’s groveling in front of for campaign contributions.

There you have it, folks. Quote of the day. And a gentle reminder to pay attention to those lyric sheets that come with your CDs.

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