I first heard the song "Freedom" on MTV. At first I didnt like it, but
I also didn't notice the words running across the bottom of the
screen. The second time I saw it, I read the words, and I realized the
video was about Indians killing FBI agents, at that point I realized
that this was the greatest video ever.
A few years later I saw a friend of mine sing "Killing in the name of"
in a small club.
All I wanted to do when I was a kid was join the military and go to
war and die.
I finally saw through that bullshit just in time. I became a common
criminal and did drugs. Maybe it wasnt the best choice to make, but
looking at the alternative now, I think I made the right decision.
Rage Against the Machine has been the only sound voice when I think of
education today. School is pushed on the youth so hard, so I quote
"The teacher stands in front of the class but the lesson plan he cant
recall, the students perceive the lies bouncing off every fucking
wall..." Look at life now, people graduate from that college, and
they work for Burger King?! But if you know how to play video games
reallly good, you can get a good paying job (from an American point of
I gave up my life years ago, but I crawled out of a hole, what keeps
me going is knowing that I can break at least one law a day. That I
am still alive and still standing, I will keep trying, I will keep
fighting. If I was dead, in prison, or a police officer, or in the
military, what good would I be doing? Must seize the day, because I
know if I was on Death Row because I wasn't given a fair trial, I
would be thinking about if I was free, all the shit I wish would do to
the system and the corporations. I think Rage Against the Machine is
on the right path because they know that our minds can break down