September 30, 2010, - 12:05 pm
File this under “Shut Up & Sing” . . . or Gerontological Studies in Aging, Over-drugged Rock Stars.
I was never a fan of Pink Floyd or Roger Waters. Way overrated, in my opinion, and “entertainment” for potheads in acid-washed jeans (which were in style–why?–for two minutes in 1983). And, now, my opinion that the band and its members are talentless hacks is affirmed, as Roger Waters continues his “The Wall Live” tour. In this case, the “wall” Waters is referring to isn’t the famous Pink Floyd song Waters helped make famous, it’s Israel’s security fence, which the country was forced to erect to protect its innocent civilians from terrorist attacks–that’s what Waters has a big problem with.
Yup, an aging, irrelevant rock star actually has a whole rock tour to protest Israel’s right to keep its people from being blown to bits at pizza shops. And he’s using anti-Semitic imagery–bombs disguised as Jewish stars/Stars of David falling from the sky followed by dollar signs. Get it? The JOOOS are rich people who bomb those poor defenseless Palestinian terrorists. But, hey, that’s not a stereotype, right?
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Monday criticized rock music icon Roger Waters for using imagery long associated with stereotypes about Jews and money as part of a segment of his 2010-2011 “The Wall Live” Tour that takes aim at Israel’s West Bank security fence.
During his performances of “Goodbye Blue Sky,” an animated scene projects images of planes dropping bombs in the shape of Jewish Stars of David followed by dollar signs, according to an interview in the September 30 issue of Rolling Stone.
Waters, 67, is a known left-wing activist who has spoken against Israel’s policy in the territories. “It’s a horrific edifice, this thing,” he told reporters in 2006 as he stood beside a section of the separation fence in Bethlehem.
In other imagery used in his concert about the wall, he apparently compares Jews to oversexed half-female/half-creatures and monsters. Waters began with his BS message during a 2007 concert in Israel. He was upset that it didn’t go over well, even with his leftist Israeli fans (see video, below). So he decided to make a BS documentary (second video, below) in 2009 and compare the Jews to Nazis, using Warsaw Ghetto references, and protesting that those evil, nasty, vermin Jews actually build homes on their own land. How dare they.
Message for Roger Waters: We don’t need no “education.” Not your version of it, anyway. All in all, you and you’re misinformed, anti-Semitic political opinions are just another brick in the wall . . . and just as relevant.
Tags: anti-Semitic, Islamic Terrorism, Israel, Jewish Stars, Palestinians, Pink Floyd, Rogert Waters, Stars of David, The Wall, The Wall Live Tour