Like it or not, the band are having their very own Black Friday sale, offering 25 percent off all merch until the beginning of next week. You can outfit yourself with threads that bear Che Guevara's face or a molotov-toting Lady Liberty.
What's more, you can earn yourself a discount when you use the promo code "MOLOTOV," truly demonstrating the power of words. In the rhetorical words of Zack de la Rocha, "What better place than here? What better time than now?"
In fairness to the band, it isn't the first time they've been questioned on how their politics align with their standing as major label musicians, while various Twitter users pointed out that the band's label Sony is likely behind the promo.
Guitarist Tom Morello addressed their seemingly hypocritical position back in 2007 as follows:
When you live in a capitalistic society, the currency of the dissemination of information goes through capitalistic channels. Would Noam Chomsky object to his works being sold at Barnes & Noble? No, because that's where people buy their books. We're not interested in preaching to just the converted. It's great to play abandoned squats run by anarchists, but it's also great to be able to reach people with a revolutionary message, people from Granada Hills to Stuttgart.
You can find the band's store here should you wish to take part in some Black Friday spending, but we'd also recommend logging off and going outside.
Rage Against The Machine are having a Black Friday sale. pic.twitter.com/SF2ZLbmQVh— James O'Malley (@Psythor) November 24, 2017
Rage Against the MSRP— matt, from chicago (@mateodechicago) November 24, 2017
This fills me with unutterable sadness— timhollo (@timhollo) November 24, 2017
killing in the name of deeply discounted items— portland driver (@MrCahalan) November 24, 2017
The similarities between the Rage star logo and Walmart star logo don't seem so odd. pic.twitter.com/u7Ovnn2Zxq— Jack Condren (@jack_condren) November 24, 2017
I had to see if this was taking the piss but the Molotov voucher code is legit :( pic.twitter.com/hQwgLjUSAZ— Sorry, this tweet is for premium members only. (@posty) November 24, 2017
Correction: Sony Music is using Rage as branding for their black Friday sale.— Nice of the princess to invite us over for a picni (@vulpinetaco) November 24, 2017
Fuck you, I won't buy what you sell me— Obama chuckled. 'You mean the Chaos Emeralds?' (@WaldorfSixpence) November 24, 2017