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All That Remains’ Phil Labonte: “Tom Morello Is A Communist And A Fool”

All That Remains frontman kept it short and sweet with his assessment of Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello. Speaking on Morello‘s recent scathing op-ed piece regarding Republican Vice Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan, Labonte, a staunch libertarian himself, stated:

Tom Morello is a communist and a fool. He’s also had the wool pulled over his eyes by the system.”

Labonte and God Forbid guitarist Doc Coyle eventually wound up discussing the subject on Twitter. That conversation saw Labonte later clarify his statement, offering:

“I’m not saying he’s dumb, I’m saying he’s a fool for the statist perspective that our government is good w a democrat is in office.”

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    • Right about now I’d rather be forced to listen to the album by that idiotic-looking band being advertised at the top of the page than have to hear Labonte and his bullshit.

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      • In his defense, the abundance of book smarts doesn’t mean you possess common sense and reasoning. I have a friend that is a smart motherfucker and works for NASA but the dude has zero common sense. It’s weird. However, I don’t doubt Morello is all around smarter than Labonte.

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        • Stereotypical Evil Archer     August 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm

          Wurst, I disagree. Morello is a class-act and has a more worldly view.

          Having a Harvard degree doesn’t mean you’re smart, but Morello definitely seems to be far more intelligent (book-smart and street-smart) than Labonte.

          Watch past interviews. Morello is no stranger to political talk shows.

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        • I disagree with your reading comprehension skills, bro. Everything you just said is essentially what I said.

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      • TattooPanda     August 22, 2012 at 7:01 am

        Going to Harvard does not make one “smart”. It just means he dot indoctrinated into a left-wing world view that is complete horseshit. Lebonte has the ability to think for himself and knows Morello is an idiot.

        Rage’s message has never been anything more than comedic gold.

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        • BlueBalls     August 22, 2012 at 7:28 am

          Romney has two degrees from Harvard, so there goes that retarded conservative meme. The people who make these ridiculous claims are usually people incapable of higher learning and envious of those who are. Sometimes republican politicians echo this line of “thought”, but they are simply pandering to the dumb vote–which unfortunately is a huge chunk of the population.

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        • UhMilhouse     August 22, 2012 at 10:24 am

          I love this. Being intelligent enough to go to Harvard means one has been “indoctrinated” with a “left-wing world view.”
          Maybe that’s because there’s no such thing as a “right-wing world view.” It’s a perfect example of that Isaac Asimov quote about people believing intellectualism is somehow a bad thing so they take to the side of ignorance.

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    • Guys, this only sounds bad because Phil said it without running it through Melodyne. Once they put some studio magic on that shit, it will soar to the highest heights, like the great American bald eagles.

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    • Anyways, lets get back to the real topic. Whats up with this Twilight band on top? They look sooooooo scary and bad ass, they must shit rainbows.

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    • Stereotypical Evil Archer     August 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      Wow, Phil Labonte is very ignorant. Does his band sell girly t-shirts with pink realtree camouflage yet?

      What the fuck is wrong with communism? It usually fails, but there’s some merits to the ideology.

      Phil Lobonte needs to read some Slavoj Zizek.

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    • mad_hiddy     August 21, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      oh for fucks sake. Morello’s been talking about the same stuff since before Labonte was even born. Rage Against the Machine has been the soundtrack of two generations. All That Remains is the soundtrack of a Hot Topic. Someone please tell the new breed of “metal” to shut their fucking mouths until they have something interesting/intelligent to say.

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    • Jenkem Dealer     August 22, 2012 at 12:33 am

      Is Phil fucking SHOCKED that Tom Morello is no fan of Republicans?

      Tom Morello not being a fan is Republicans is the most EXPECTED THING IN THE WORLD. Being mad about that is like being mad at Mitt Romney loving money.

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    • “I’m not saying he’s dumb, I’m saying he’s a fool for the statist perspective that our government is good w a democrat is in office.”

      OK, what evidence does Phil have knowing Tom is fan of our current government. Also they raged against Clinton. Hell, RATM played outside of the DNC in 2000 in protest! Phil is angry when someone uses their freedom of speech to express their opinion. But Phil thinks the first amendment only applies to him. Phil should just move to Alabama where his true colors will fit in properly. I’m ashamed as an New Englander to have a jack ass like Phil Labonte hail from New England. We already have a Ted Nugent, we don’t need another.

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    • Well the “lefties” aren’t going around telling people to hate gays, women, hispanics, blacks, atheists, education…Hell, I could list things for days.

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    • CaptainCream     August 22, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      Dammit, if we’re going to be all political, can’t it be at least against some shitty third world government, not our own?
      #witapocketfulloshells

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        • it’s just a twit reflex response according to the wiki on twitter zombie’s..he should be o.k. after refreshing his boner…browser (sorry after it freezes and retracts to reset mode.

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