It’s easy to see why Rage Against the Machine is still relevant today. They haven’t released any new music in a while, but their sound has only become more crucial than ever before.
In their first-ever performance together in 11 years, Zach De La Rocha and the band sang all the hits, however, kept their most inflaming messages for a video screen onstage, like a direct prod at the latest overturn of Roe v. Wade: “Abort the Supreme Court.”
The band Rage Against the Machine put on an incredible performance at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin on July 9, performing music along with videos of their eschew speeches for some influential imagery.
“Forced birth in a country that is the only wealthy country in the world without any guaranteed paid parental leave at the national level,” written in the caption flashed on the screen.
“Forced birth in a country where Black birth-givers experience mental mortality two to three times higher than that of white birth-givers. Force birth in a country where gun violence is the number one cause of death among children and teenagers.”
The captions built up in the urge to “abort” SCOTUS, in all caps.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said other clips displayed included “a border patrol agent posing menacingly with a barking German Shepherd; an El Paso police van burning in slow motion; a boy with a ski mask kneeling in front of a bull; and a boy with a blindfold busting open in piñata that looked like an ICE agent.”
Rage Against the Machine have donated almost a half a million dollars from ticket proceeds to reproductive rights organizations in Wisconsin and Illinois.
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