With their borders and boots, on top of us

from Rage Against the Machine – People of the Sun Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This is against Europeans in general based on the Cortez 1516 reference, not just the US fighting with Mexico. When he talks about borders and boots, it’s not the U.S. over Mexico, it’s Spain and European imperialism trampling the indigenous populations. The People of the Sun don’t speak Spanish. This is about pre-Colombian culture.

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