All That Remains singer explains Tom Morello TweetThursday, August 23, 2012 6:30 PM PT / 6,025 views
Tom Morello, like most liberals, is a misguided hypocrite. Maybe he means well, who knows. But he demonizes the "1%" (a ridiculous term in itself) and "the system, man" while sitting there in his million dollar mansion.
And also, the "Right or Left" mentality is fcking everything up too. I love guns and think gov't should stay the fck out of private business. I also think weed should be legal, gays should do whatever the hell they want, and women should get abortions if they want. I must be a fringe nutjob.
I don't like ATR, but fck this guy can articulate well. Props, your stance is highly agreeable.
/me fartsssssss. and then goes to work and stops listening to tom/singer of shitty band.
Hmmm not an ATR fan either, but everything he said above is true. Rockstars, Movie Directors, Athletes and any other highly popular public figures all love to "bash the system" and speak out against it, yet without it they don't exist and don't have what they have.
I'm not defending the way the Government is currently run as there is plenty to improve upon at all times, but Christ every time I hear a rockstar say we'd be better off with a communist government, I always wonder, "What the fck would you being doing then? You damn sure would not be playing music." Props to Phil for defending his point intelligently and pointing out fundamental flaws in the opposing argument. Oh yea, TLNR
Hurrrr...Durrrr...I'm a libertarian!!!! Well, the Free Market has all your music on torrents. So, I'm rock out to your tracks and never gonna give you a fcking penny--you racist scum.
By trying to sound intelligent, he ended his last paragraph of the essay with, "In closing." Anyone intelligent knows better.
How many commenters are going to make the moronic 'you operate within the system and therefore can't criticize the system' point in the next 10 mins?
Also, a large part of Phil's case seems to be based on the idea that Morello is calling for violence with his 'seizing the means of production' statement. I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume that Morello wasn't suggesting people throw corporate big wigs out their windows and steal their companies out from beneath them. RATM and Morello have never to my knowledge called for a violent uprising, so much as protest and political action. Eliminating corporate personhood being a damn good start.
This is some real scholarly stuff to be on Lambgoat. If it's not about Johnny Craig or a vanflip nobody seems to care, but seriously who are these people with their correctly spelled and intelligent responses? Is it just Phil posting replies to himself?
LoydChristmas1 hour ago Tom Morello, like most liberals, is a misguided hypocrite. Maybe he means well, who knows. But he demonizes the "1%" (a ridiculous term in itself) and "the system, man" while sitting there in his million dollar mansion. lol I highly doubt he has a million dollar mansion.
anonymous 8 hours ago lol I highly doubt he has a million dollar mansion. Figure of speech. I guarantee you Tom Morello is the opposite of poor.
More sanctimonious clowns with a forum to speak their bullshit opinions because they can write a memorable riff (or whatever Phil does). Come on, it's a bullshit. Do what I do: Turn on Rush and O'Reilly and listen to the TRUTH.
RATM get 1 million € for a euro-festival gig, just sayin...
LoydChristmas3 hours ago anonymous 8 hours ago lol I highly doubt he has a million dollar mansion. Figure of speech. I guarantee you Tom Morello is the opposite of poor. No mansion, but it certainly isn't cheap. http://virtualglobetrottin g.com/map/tom-morellos-hou se/
most people who think they are the 99% are actually in the 1&. that argument is pointless. in the overall population of the world, the 99% make less than $34,000 us a year. so if you make that or more, YOU ARE THE 1%!!!!
Let us not forget that RATM were on Epic, owned by Sony... real fckin grass roots eh Tom?
Phil is well spoken, but uninformed on the issues. If an entity employs power and influence to have laws rewritten such that their seizure of property is considered legal and just, then the legality of actions perpetrated against them are irrelevant. Such is the burden under which the America system must live.
hey look, another jerk libertarian with opinions
lol. Phil Labonte is a just another politically retarded Paultard. Abolish the FED, bro!
lol. state = force = immoral, bro. What is funny is that people like Phil here have no answers of how to (seemingly) abolish the state. What a joke.
Phil asks: "Is aggression and theft justice?" Well that is was his precious Capitalism has been been built off of for over six hundred years now. He may disagree with that but he has no answers on how to solve that. Including the fact that his White, European ass sits comfortably on stolen land. And he calls Tom Morello a hypocrite.... ha!
^^^^^ THANK YOU. i was scrolling through these posts and waiting if someone was going to speak some sense or if i was going to have to do it.
i can guarantee he has multiple houses. they got big when bands could sell 20-30 million albums, he has invested wisely im sure. he went on tour with that crappy stuff he was doing that nobody cared about and he is just fine financially. anyway im done caring right n