I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, I just never got around to it, but I had a little free time on lunch so I’m cranking this one out while I can.
Its no surprise having spent the majority of my formative years in the 90’s that I grew up listening to Rage Against The Machine. Hell, if you’ve ever been in a vehicle with me it shouldn’t be a surprise, since usually I have it playing obnoxiously loud at some point. This band definitely played a massive role in why I turned out the way I did. Why when other kids were content to conform to the aeropostle style of living, I was reading up on wars and history. Why when my peers wore golden crosses on necklaces, I wore a pewter anarchy symbol (misguided as it was at the time, as now I see that anarchy is just more of a mess than the current state).
Rage Against The Machine helped to open my eyes to the problems of the world. The real issues, like wrongful imprisonment, violations of amendments and corruption of officials to name a few things. Socialist as some of their lyrics may seem, it was a view to me to return power to the working man. For there to be jobs where they are needed, for corruption to be rooted out and officials to be removed from their positions in those cases. To provide equal rights and be indifferent to the things that are fed to us by the media groups. To stand up for what is right. Ultimately, they showed me to look at what is really going on, not just what you are expected to see.
All and all, Rage Against The Machine is the reason for any of the government watch lists I’m on.