Aug 15, 2006

The Quote Shelf

book shelf A frequent feature on this site; feel free to comment on the quote or to supply a competing quote.

Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses.
--Rage Against the Machine


asdfj24972 said...

historymike is a kike.

Name withheld to protect the guilty said...

Ah, more illuminating discussion.

RATM has always had lyrics that, to me, are kind of opaque, if not outright pointless. Looking up the context of this quote doesn't help...I can't even determine whether "work" is a noun or verb in this illiterate sentence fragment. Honestly, Mike, this is your first quote selection that I really question: it sounds like it's trying to say something deep, but it comes across more like something written by an English-as-a-Second-Language flunkout.

historymike said...

It's a dig at racists on police forces, NWTPG.

Rage is definitely an acquired taste, but they had moments of angry brilliance that rivalled the MC5.

Name withheld to protect the guilty said...

OK, so it's missing two words, as in "some of those that work [on police] forces." Not Rage at their best....