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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Self-Important Rocker Walks Into A Bar...

There's an old joke from the Cold War: an American and a Cuban are arguing about who has the better system."In America we have freedom of speech," says the American. "Any American can stand on any Washington D.C. street corner in broad daylight and openly ridicule the President Of The United States."

"Big deal," shrugs the Cuban. "We can do the same thing. Any Cuban can stand on any Havana street corner in broad daylight and openly ridicule the President Of The United States..."

Recently Tom Morello, guitarist for the godawful commie-rock band Rage Against The Machine (and more recently the just-plain godawful band Audioslave) co-started a website for something called "The Axis Of Justice."

It's basically a place where Morello and his pals can politically enlighten the great unwashed. Pretty hilarious stuff, especially the following excerpt from a linked MTV puff piece about Audioslave's recent concert in Havana:


...the billboards the Cubans have erected in front of it give new meaning to in-your-face defiance. "Señores Imperialistas, no los tenemos absolutamente ningún miedo!" (Mr. Imperialists, we have absolutely no fear of you!). Scenes of Abu Ghraib, captioned simply "Fascistas." And just behind the stage, "Venceremos!" (We will win!).


Guess the joke is on them...

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