Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford shared a call for violent protests, telling Leo Weekly:
“When I see protests, and nothing violent happens, I’m a little bummed.
“I want people to be violent.
“I don’t want white supremacists and getting run over, but I do want people protesting white supremacists to come with bats.
“That’s what I want. That’s the kind of protesting that makes things change.”
Tim noted during the rest of the interview:
“At the end of the day, it’s about having a voice and speaking up.
“I keep telling my sons that when you hear someone say something sexist, or racist, to speak up.
“I’m always going to use music for a point of view, whether you like it or not.”
Asked on what type of hate mail have Prophets of Rage been getting these days, Commerford replied:
“I really feel that a lot of the hate we’ve been getting has been directed at us because people think that we’re anti-Trump
“There’s a lot of people that are angry at us because they feel like we should be anti-Hillary as well.
“I see a lot of, just, racist hatred. It’s hatred for the point of view that we have and hatred for the ethnicity that’s in the band.
“Then, there’s those who just love Rage Against the Machine and they hate anything that’s not Rage Against the Machine.
“‘Bring Back Zach,’ ‘What about White Lives Matter?’, ‘You guys are libtards,’ shit like that.
“I actually get a kick out of the hatred. The hatred fuels me.
“So when I hear how these people say these racist, sexist, fucking horrible comments, it just fuels me to want to do it more. As far as I’m concerned, bring it!
“You know you’re doing something right when people hate you.”