Rage Against the Machine - Took their fair share

Los Angeles, California is the base of the hard rock and funk metal band Rage Against the Machine. 

Rage Against the Machine band name origins - Marx and Engels - Communist ManifestoTo find a name the band is said to have taken their fair share of the Manifesto of the Communist Party (Communist Manifesto), written in 1847 by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

That manifest mentions machines and machinery in several places, sometimes with a literal meaning, sometimes in a metaphorical sense as well: in that case 'machine' must be understood as 'government' or 'employer'. 

This paragraph articulates the phrase 'rage against the machine' (English translation of the German original): 

At first the contest is carried on by individual labourers, then by the workpeople of a factory, then by the operative of one trade, in one locality, against the individual bourgeois who directly exploits them. They direct their attacks not against the bourgeois conditions of production, but against the instruments of production themselves; they destroy imported wares that compete with their labour, they smash to pieces machinery, they set factories ablaze, they seek to restore by force the vanished status of the workman of the Middle Ages.

Active:  1991-2000; 2007-present, USA

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