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Rage Against the Machine | Bullet in the Head

I was watching videos on youtube of recent police killings, and then perusing comments on one of the videos.

Big mistake. Reading through youtube comments typically makes for an incredibly cringe-worthy and even depressing exercise, and this case was certainly no exception. The overwhelming sentiment expressed was this:

If you react to police with anything other than utter, limp submission to their physical and verbal assaults, then you got exactly what you deserve if you wind up dead.

And the line from Rage Against the Machine’s track Bullet in the Head started swelling in my ears: “They say ‘jump!’ and you say ‘how high?’ You’re brain-dead, you’ve got a fuckin’ bullet in your head!”

From their 1992 self-titled album.

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