Comprised of members from Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cyprus Hill, the supergroup Prophets of Rage was formed in 2016 to oppose what was then the Donald Trump presidential campaign. Given the outcome of the 2016 election, their “Make America Rage Again” tour clearly didn’t accomplish its stated goal — nor did their album, The Party’s Over prophesize that end for the right party.
Now, in the aftermath of violence in Charlottesville, the prophets are out with a new music video — this one calling for violence against a handful of figures associated with the Right. The video for their song, “Radical Eyes,” begins by playing footage from the clashes in Charlottesville, before showing the images of their heroes; those with “radical eyes” — Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Maya Angelou, and even comedians George Carlin and Bill Hicks.
It’s when those on the Right are shown that you’ll notice something sinister is afoot. Barry Goldwater is the first person associated with the Right to appear, and the video shows his head violently exploding. Among the others depicted in the same way are conservative provocateurs Milo Yiannopoulos and Gavin McInnes, as well as Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, Steve Bannon, Steven Miller, Roger Stone, Chris Cantwell, Joe Arpaio, James Mattis, Betsy DeVos, Sarah Huckabee and James Allsup.
The video concludes with the image of Trump flashing a Hitler mustache — before he’s blown up, too.
You can watch the music video below. Fair warning for your ears’ sake — the band’s sound is just as ugly as their message:
The supergroup is among those calling for Confederate symbols to be removed in the aftermath of Charlottesville — which is ironic given that their lead guitarist’s (Tom Morello) main instrument bears the socialist hammer and sickle, representing an ideology that’s killed tens of millions.
Another guitar, a fender telecaster, bears a sticker reading “Sendero Luminoso,” or “Shining Path.” The Shining Path are a group of Peruvian communist guerrillas who’ve left plenty of blood in their path — between 40,000-60,000 innocent civilians, to be more specific.
Call me crazy, but it would seem like the band has no problem honoring those who’ve done much more damage than any of the conservatives they’re inciting violence against.