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Once Again, Rage Against The Machine Fans Are Distraught After Finding Out The Band Is Political

"WHAT DID YOU THINK THE MACHINE WAS - a f**king washer dryer??"

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This is really going to become the new ”Torn’ Is A Cover’ discourse, isn’t it? Once again, ‘fans’ of famously political band Rage Against The Machine are losing their shit after finding out the band is famously political.

Last week, the band voiced their support for the Palestinian people in the wake of the violence which erupted in Sheikh Jarrah and Gaza. At the time of writing, 197 people have been killed in the region, including 58 children — 10 Israelis have been killed, including two children.

“The violence and atrocities we are witnessing in Sheikh Jarrah, the Al-Aqsa compound and Gaza are a continuation of decades of Israel’s brutal apartheid and violent occupation of Palestine,” the band wrote last week. “We stand with the Palestinian people as they resist this colonial terror in all its forms. #FreePalestine.”

Like clockwork, people began hurling ridiculous comments at them on their socials, a heap of classics like ‘stay out of politics’ and ‘good tunes, shitty politics’, — once again indicating there are really people out there that listen to RATM and yet not actually listen to RATM. Strongly reminiscent of the time John Howard said he liked Bob Dylan.

“You guys should try and stay relevant with your music, and keep your grossly unbalanced and uninformed opinions to your woke selves,” someone wrote under their Facebook post. “Tom you are the biggest goof of them all.”

“Stick to making songs that all have the same formula and sound the same,” read another.

But perhaps the only thing better than seeing dickheads losing their mind over RATM’s apparently sudden political enlightenment is seeing them getting absolutely roasted. And boy, did the internet deliver.

This isn’t the first, or even the second, time this has happened to the band that made their name for songs that tore apart police brutality, the military-industrial complex, capitalism, and systemic racism. Last year, Morello dunked on idiots who were appalled about his stance on Black Lives Matter, leading to this gem of an exchange:

Later in the year, he slammed a group of Trump supporters for using ‘Killing In The Name’:

I assume sometime next year we’ll be hearing about this again.