It’s ironically frequent that conservatives will demand that known activists Rage Against The Machine stop getting involved in politics and stick to music. Luckily bandleader Tom Morello always has witty responses to them. Today (June 1), there’s some more awkward misunderstandings being made on social media (because where else?).
Morello shared a post to Twitter that read: “German saying: If 9 people sit down at a table with 1 Nazi without protest, there are 10 Nazis at the table.” This quite obviously means that acting complicit in the midst of hateful behavior makes you as bad as them. It’s a similar sentiment to the famous Desmond Tutu quote: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
Unfortunately, many are misinterpreting what Morello shared. Journalist and self-proclaimed “disaffected liberal” Tim Pool responded: “wow, i didnt expect Tom Morello to come out as a fascist,” he wrote, adding, “kinda sucks.”
wow, i didnt expect Tom Morello to come out as a fascist
kinda sucks https://t.co/PBIRoCSdMi
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) June 1, 2023
Many users are sharing reactions. “Saw a guy whining that Tom Morello is intolerent of Nazis,” one tweet read, “‘because it used to be ‘f*ck you, I won’t do what you tell me’ and now it ‘f*ck you, do what they tell you.” My dude, I don’t know when you thought Rage was pro-Nazi, but the answer is never.”
The whole situation caused such a stir that Morello is a trending topic on Twitter as of this post.
Saw a guy whining that Tom Morello is intolerent of Nazis, “because it used to be ‘fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me’ and now it ‘fuck you, do what they tell you.’” My dude, I don’t know when you thought Rage was pro-Nazi, but the answer is never.
— Keith Stanley (@KTS_Stories) June 1, 2023
Listening to rage against the machine for 20 years thinking they’re mad at the government for making small business owners pay a minimum wage pic.twitter.com/mK7gFgSNr4
— eve6 (@Eve6) June 1, 2023
Tom Morello: makes the most explicit anti-fascist statement possible
This fucking dipshit: https://t.co/00mS3yA74s
— Cursin Daily 🗯️ (@CursinDaily) June 1, 2023
All the fascists getting pissed at Tom Morello for correctly pointing them out as fascists lol
— geebeebee (@leftygrove) June 1, 2023