We brag on having bread, but none of us are bakers
This line begins the song’s minor Marxian theme of labor and value. Involving a dual meaning of “bread,” (money and actual bread) Mike poses the central Marxian predicament: how do those who only have their labor to sell (wage and salary workers) hope to achieve security and prosperity when those who own the means of production possess the only real power?
Rage Against the Machine’s Zach de la Rocha echoes the notion: “Fuck the G ride, I want the machines that are making ‘em.”
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