Kevin Recommends: “Killing in the Name” by Rage Against the Machine

Look, I know the standard demographic for Rage fans is Monster-Energy-Drink-Swilling, Confederate-Flag-Waving Truckbro — at least, that was the demographic in my hometown — but seriously, those idiots never got the message that Rage was sending. Rage exists to critique those morons, while energizing and galvanizing those of us who are outraged by every single old, selfish white man in power who would stop at nothing to strip you of your rights and agency if it meant more profit for them.

If you, like me, abhor the turn our country has taken, don’t let these corrupt, self-serving, sexual-abuse-enabling pieces of shit dictate your life to you. Repeat after Zach de la Rocha and me: “Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me,” and then take action.

Call your representatives and senators to remind them of whom they serve, especially if you’re in a state that can flip (come thru, Texas—no one likes self-serving Ted “Human Blobfish” Cruz, while Beto “Friends with the Guys from At the Drive-In” O’Rourke is way cooler and committed to you).

If you can donate to campaigns for those who actually possess empathy for their fellow humans, do so (Florida, take a look at Andrew Gillum and how great he is — health care is a good thing).

But most importantly, register to vote and then actually go out and VOTE.

Evil prevails through our inaction and apathy. That’s how they control you. Send a message that we’re not going to sit idly by and do what they tell us because they think it’s best.

Get heated and do something.

(Song recommendation by Kevin D. Woodall)

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