The eagerly anticipated (and briefly leaked) third season of House of Cards is premiering this Friday on Netflix. To get you primed and righteously indignant for Shyamalen-scale twists and shameless subterfuge, here’s a playlist containing some of the best political opinions ever put to tape.
Yes, there’s plenty of punk and Vietnam-era ranting. Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The U.S.A.” was obligatory, and no political playlist is complete without Rage Against The Machine. And even though the average musician tends liberal, not all of the songs on here are anti-government – take Toby Keith’s infamous post-9/11 “Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue.”
But most are negative, cynical, furious commentaries on war, capitalism, or race relations. Arcade Fire even show up to lay down a subtle look at imperialism. And as The Clash and Sex Pistols prove, political dissatisfaction is a big-time worldwide issue. So without further ado, get your activism (or, you know, Netflix binging) on.
Though originally from Virginia, Kelsey recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a cavalcade of neat degrees. She's written for other sites like Wide Open Country, Half Past, Seeing Trees Music, The Cropper, InfUSion Magazine, and Blurt. Kelsey’s greatest weakness is a large bowl of pho, and though she doesn’t know it yet, her friends will soon host a soup intervention for her. In her spare time she enjoys exploring abandoned buildings, crafting dad-humor puns, collecting vintage key chains, writing long lists that utilize the Oxford comma, and acting like Larry David.