One wonderful summernight about two years ago I came home with two CDs by a
group that I had never heard before, but my friend that lend them to me said
they were great.
"We'll just have to see about that!", I thought, and sat down and listened
to the CD with the burning monk. I listened to the first song...and were
caught. My smile just widened and widened for each song and each lyrical
assault. These were guys with the exact same opinions I had!
I had always been a bit left-wing, interested in Marx and that sort of
thing. Alas, there were still plenty of ignorance needed to be breached, and
RATM managed to do that. I started to study subjects that were presented in
the songs and my political stance changed accordingly. Today, I am active in
a socialist youth organization, and I feel that I have gotten a quite clear
view on how the world is like, a view pretty much different from the one I
had before listening to RATM.
To me, RATM isn't just about funky rhymes and groovy guitar sounds, it's a
movement, a hip hoping political tank encouraging people to think for
themselves instead of letting themselves being indoctrinated by the
As you can imagine, RATM has had a significant role in changing my view of
the world. Thanks.