October 11, 2012, - 1:54 pm

Pink Floyd’s Nazi: Roger Waters Troubled by “Jewish Power” in America

By Debbie Schlussel

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd thinks Jews have too much power in America. If you are still a Pink Floyd fan–even after his anti-Israel activism and pro-Palestinian, pro-Islamic terrorism diatribes, as detailed on this site–then his new bigotry, not just against Israel, but specifically against Jews, might not bother you since we know that most Israel-haters are really just Jew-haters with a more “high-brow” pretense. Likewise, it’s no surprise that this aging friend of the jihad is now an admitted Jew-hater.

Jew-hater Roger Waters @ the Fence that Keeps (Some) Islamic Terrorists Out of Israel


Flier for Mock Trial Against Israel, Featuring Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, Roger Waters & Palestinian Terrorist Huwaida Arraf

Sohrab Ahmari, an Iranian-American, pro-Israel, conservative assistant editor for the Wall Street Journal (he does excellent work, except for his support of the Arab Spring BS) attended a mock trial against Israel (the “Russell Tribunal on Palestine”–the first Russell Tribunal was an anti-American tirade on the Vietnam War) put on by a motley gang of irrelevant, far left whack jobs, including Waters, Alice Walker (whose anti-Israel, pro-Muslim crap I’ve detailed on this site), crazy Cynthia McKinney a/k/a Jihad Cindy (more about her here), nutjob Noam Chomsky, and murderous Marxist Angela Davis. Ahmari attended the event and wrote about it in yesterday’s Journal in an excellent op-ed piece. Here are a few excerpts, including the anti-Semitic “gem” from Waters:

Mr. Waters of Pink Floyd fame spoke up. “Sitting here as we are New York City,” he said, “it’s hard to ignore the elephant in the room—this elephant being the unfathomable influence in the corridors of power of the Israeli and Jewish lobbies.”


Catching up with Mr. Waters later, I asked why the tribunal wasn’t hearing an Israeli perspective. “That’s not what it’s for,” he said. . . .

I asked Mr. Waters if he thought perhaps there ought to be a Russell Tribunal on Syria to hold the Assad regime to account for killing some 30,000 Syrian citizens? “I’m not part of the hierarchy of the Russell Tribunal,” Mr. Waters said, sounding annoyed at the question. “I’ve been invited to take part in the Russell Tribunal on Palestine as a juror, so there’s no way I can answer that question because I just do not know.”

(Emphasis added.)

If you buy a single download of a Pink Floyd song from iTunes, if you buy a Roger Waters concert ticket, if you spend a single penny on this aging cretin from the drug-induced ’70s, you are supporting his neo-Nazi bigotry against Jews in America. Hey, at least he’s honest about his hatred for Jews, since as we all know, the rest of those at this event and elsewhere in the anti-Israel crowd of thugs around the world are also vicious Jew-haters, but just won’t admit to it.

But, wait, there’s more psychobabble, this time from Angela Davis, whom Ahmari also interviewed.

I then asked Ms. Davis whether she opposes specific Israeli policies or, like many other attendees at the tribunal, is against the existence of the Jewish state. “We are considering this new notion called sociocide,” she said. “It’s close to genocide. It’s the breaking down of a particular society. It may not be genocide in the sense that all the people are killed or the biological-reproductive capacity of the people is assaulted, but rather the structures of society are so dismantled that it is impossible for the Palestinians to continue to exist as a people.”

HUH? Translation, please.

By the way, the mock trial found Israel guilty of all kinds of crimes against the Palestinians. Are you surprised?

Contrary to his most famous hit, it looks like Roger Waters needs an education and some thought control after all. His views are nothing more than the insane rantings of an anti-Semite.

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136 Responses

Sociocide? Does this mean that Angela Davis has renounced the Communist ideology that has been a part of her entire life? She has supported the atrocities of Communism, which included the ruin of numerous societies, ethnic groups, and their social structures, for her entire life, since her days in the Little Red Schoolhouse (sic).

She should have been put in jail for life or executed for her role in aiding cop-killers in the early 70s.

Little Al on October 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Whatever one thinks of Sohrab Ahmari misguided support for the Arab Spring – at least he’s principled. Debbie’s made a good case on her site that human rights and freedoms don’t work out the same everywhere and the Muslim World is an exception to the rule that every one wants dignity, freedom and justice.

    The Russell Tribunal drumhead judges and jurors do not believe its a universal concept. They condemn Israel for alleged crimes while the overlook the real crimes of Muslim despotisms and tyrannies. They’re hypocrites and frauds as well as bigots of a well-known type.

    I personally think Debbie should not have written this post because I think it gives Waters, Davis and Walter publicity and credibility they don’t deserve. I don’t think his words deserved to be disseminated. That’s just me – I don’t think there is anything redeeming about what these people do in ganging up on one of the most decent and civilized countries on the face of the earth.

    Israel will be still around long after the Russell Tribunal cranks have faded into the pages of history. There has never been a more discredited and irrelevant collection of cranks than those who presume to sit in judgment of the Jewish State. Let all their evil designs come to naught and they will have much to answer for in the next life.

    NormanF on October 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Those who hate Israel hate Jews!

They don’t just disagree with specific Israeli policies – they think that Jews have no right to their own opinion, to have their own country – and to live as a free people.

The Russell Tribunal revealed how fashionable anti-Semitism is in our time both from the Left and Islam.

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters isn’t the first and won’t be the last anti-Semite to reveal his true colors to the world.

NormanF on October 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I hate the policies of the Israeli goverment and so do most of the civilised world.This however does not make a person or a group Anti-Semetic.Also please stop calling people Anti-Semitic for valid Criticism this tatic does not work any more .

    Andrew Lusty on October 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm

It never ceases to amaze me that musicians, actors, and other self-proclaimed “elite” suddenly become shit-house experts on politics, societal ills, and workd governance. They should just stick to their chosen crafts and stay the hell out of the mix.

Regarding Angela Davis….she missed her date with the gas chamber.

IceNoMore on October 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm

never liked pink floyd any way but what surprises me is the rise of anti-jew with the arrival of ragheads into america.daves,the twatwaffel,should be in prison instead of corrupting our young students but a federal judge let her off on murder charges.then the federal judge said this commie traitor could continue to teach communism to our students.

BRUCE on October 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm

As for Roger Waters, to paraphrase a Pink Floyd song:

“All in all he’s just a
‘nother prick with no balls…”

IceNoMore on October 11, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I NEVER liked Pink Floyd when I was growing up or EVER, although they were grouped in with a lot of music that I did like. I always had a bad feeling about them even when I barely understood what Israel was. My gut feeling was that they were bad news. My gut feeling was right.

David on October 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm

not surprised waters is a jew hater, he has the physique of an aging lesbian.

kirche on October 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    The ‘ageing lesbian’ bit, while funny and not untrue really doesn’t help your argument. Likewise, further down in another post someone else talking about ‘ragheads’…. this is a post criticising a public figure for perceived anti-semitism, making similarly ill-informed comments about other races etc negates the argument.

    Terry Moore on October 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

“…the elephant in the room…” is Jews?! It’s not, umm, maybe muslims creeping their sharia into foreign lands and committing horrific terrorist acts continuously, *THAT* isn’t the “elephant” in the room that everyone is reluctant to talk about?

I guess all those decades of rock-star staples such as cocaine, syphilis and Jack Daniels finally took their toll on the brain of of Mr. Pink Floyd because he’s a decrepit, ignorant, dangerous, neo-Nazi.

DS_ROCKS! on October 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm

“… the structures of society are so dismantled that it is impossible for the Palestinians to continue to exist as a people.”

So how is the structure of the Palestinian society dismantled?

This is how “The Urban Dictionary” defines Sociocide:
“Generally determined to be a direct result of a lack of proper, responsible parental guidance during formative years”

I would say to Angela Davis,”You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

ebayer on October 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Unless Angela Davis is accusing Palestinians of raising their children to be anti-semites…then she would be correct in her usage.

    ebayer on October 11, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I have never liked their music. In fact I have always hated it and when my husband was listening to it, I closed the door or turned it lower. It’s just plain creepy like Roger Waters the creepy Jew-hater!

Karen on October 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

A couple of points…

1) As much as I am a fan of the Floyd, I am a bit upset that Waters had to play politico. Then again, his ego has somewhat inflated since The Wall (or was it Wish You Were Here). He should just shut the f— up and just be happy that he has made some bank over these years. Me, I’ll just get some “Astronomy Domine” before I head to work.

2) The Russell WHAT???

3) There is justice for Palestine. Palestine is by far the only Mid-East nation with entrenched democratic institutions, free speech, the right to criticize government policies that might cause injury to the citizenry without fear of arrest and torture, a vibrant free-market economy and equal rights for all.

Not to mention an armed forces that had owned, does own, and will always own its neighbouring enemies.

For those who don’t know, Palestine IS Israel. The End.

The Reverend Jacques on October 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I am amazed that he did not dredge up the Rothschilds. Mr. Waters is a maniac attempting to get attention. Pink Floyd’s established audience is gradually disappearing. It is heading into the regions where Lawrence Welk used to be 35-40 years ago. He managed to cater to audiences who missed the Big Band Era, which had ceased to be mainstream music after the early 1950’s. The Lawrence Welk Show ran from 1951-1982. In the end, his audience base became too old or dead to satisfy sponsors. Mr. Waters is and will be running into the same problem. Frankly, Pink Floyd’s passing will be far less regretable than Mr. Welk’s.

Worry01 on October 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Get real. Even with David Gilmour at the helm, Pink Floyd still can sell out an arena — or a stadium, for that matter — faster than virtually any musical act in the world. As for Lawrence Welk as an alternative, there isn’t a sane, cultured individual of any age who would listen to that dreck.

    Pink Floyd, the reprehensible views of Roger Waters aside (he hasn’t been on an album by the band since 1982’s “The Final Cut”), isn’t about to go the way of the dodo bird. They didn’t “miss out” on anything. Nice try.

    Seek on October 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm

      Seek, do you even read what people write? Lawrence Welk died out when his audience died out. Also, that program was on ABC Prime Time from 1955-1971. After that, it went into syndication and was broadcast until 1982. It was hardly unsuccessful drek in its day. Also, who put up Lawrence Welk as an alternative? He served an audience that is all but dead now, and was dying off when he retired. If I mentioned that the Andrews Sisters were an important singing trio during the Second World War, would you claim that I was advocating that. Why not do what Janis Joplin, since she seems to be your sort of sane and cultured person.

      Worry01 on October 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Worry, I get your apt comparison and I must admit that I would rather listen to Lawrence Welk music (with champagne bubbles!) than Pink Floyd music (except “Have A Cigar”…I really dig that song…).

    Worry, I once read a fun tome by a weirdo ex-punk rocker stripper who was obsessed with “The Lawrence Welk Show”. I must admit that portion of her book was so fun and silly. She went on about what a task-master he was and how he fired one of the “wholesome” girls on the show because she was not up to snuff (or not so wholesome…I forget…). She even baked him blueberry muffins (which he enjoyed!) but he still fired her ass. I just thought that was soooo funny.

    So, there! To those of you who don’t think Lawrence Welk can be cool!

    Skunky on October 11, 2012 at 5:57 pm

People people people…I love Debbie and I’m as pro-Israel as can be but sometimes Debbie goes a little dramatic (lol “a little”). And check out how quickly everyone runs to attack Pink Floyd, one of the best bands of all time. If it came out that Ringo was a palestinian sympathizer, would you be ripping The Beatles apart? Lets keep our eye on the ball. This is ONE guy that USED TO BE in Pink Floyd. THIRTY years ago.

Roger Waters has some sick and twisted ideas but he’s been a rock legend mega-star for the last 40 years…of course he’s sick and twisted. These super stars feel they are above the rest of us. Their every whim is catered to, so its only natural they would feel so powerful. I remember once reading that Waters is an atheist and is very anti-religion in general. I dont agree with his politics but I understand that he’s entitled to his opinion. Just like you people bashing Floyd are entitled to not buy their music. (And the person comparing them to Lawrence Welk, that’s the best laugh I’ve had in a while. Lawrence Welk…lol, knucklehead.)

And speaking of sick and twisted, check out Water’s amazingly awesome album, “The pro’s and con’s of hitchhiking.” Its pretty fantastic…and he got my money for the album about 25 years ago…am I allowed to keep it and listen to it occasionally? Or should I burn it in effigy?

One lyric in particular comes to mind…
“There were Arabs with Knives
At the foot of the bed
Right at the foot of the bed
Oh my God how did they get in here?”

alex on October 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Apt comparison if you actually read the entry. It was not a comparison of music, but of audience longevity. As I mentioned to Seek, reading comprehension helps. Also, a group like Pink Floyd that was founded in 1965 is approaching its fiftieth birthday. The Big Band Era went from the end of the First World War to roughly the end of the Korean War. That was the core audience Lawrence Welk tapped. He kept costs down by only paying the minimum scale.

    And he did quite well in the ratings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lawrence_Welk_Show#Nielsen_Ratings

    Worry01 on October 11, 2012 at 5:44 pm

“Alex” you are a fraud and need to sickningly gush about sicko “rock stars” you love because you need to show everyone your lil hard-on. Have some dignity and STFU. Go lick your Pink Floyd rekkids for all I care. You are a disgrace.

I can’t stand this Jew-Hating bastard. In that “now” snap he looks like Richard Gere’s uglier and retarded brother (where’s the gerbil??). He’s an angry SOB who pours all his self-hatred on Jooooooooos. He’s a profoundly ugly bore.

No one (but silly, geeked-out Pink Floyd fans) cares about that cretin Roger Waters. How many years did that human stain give the other boys in Pink Floyd problems? Oh, he’s such a caring, sweet, giving, tolerant LIBERAL. They are all hypocrites.

Eff Roger Waters. I’d prolly be the biggest David Gilmour fan but I know he sides somewhat with Wacko Waters and that kills it all for me. So disappointing. I am not that into Pink Floyd (but liked Gilmour’s solo work) and can’t be because Waters is such an unsavory mutation (and the music isn’t that great).

He prolly hated Gilmour at their height because David Gilmour was wicked handsome and got all the girls. Always thought that. Eff ‘em both if they hate the Jews!

Skunky on October 11, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Worry, get over yourself. I think your assumptions are just plain wrong. You can nitpick about reading comprehension but you are referencing Lawrence freaking Welk. It seemed a bit…out of touch. And I honestly wasn’t trying to be mean. I called you a knucklehead not an MFer. And as for the specifics of comparing audiences (not music) I think a more realistic comparison would have been Elvis Presley and Pink Floyd. Or even better, how about a Floyd contemporary like The Who or The Rolling Stones? (both of whom are at the 50+ year mark) Their audiences don’t seem to be dwindling, actually quite the opposite.

And then you call Waters a “maniac” looking for attention, what evidence did you use to draw that conclusion?

And as for Skunky, what the f*ck are you talking about? I’m a fraud? In what way am I a fraud? And I’m gushing to show my hard on? I literally don’t even understand what point you are trying to make. So f*cking angry with me because I like the guy’s music? And f*ck you for your xenophobia, your bashing the mentally disabled (with your retarded crack), and the gay bashing (the gerbil comment). You truly are from my fathers generation. I think YOU are the disgrace.

alex on October 11, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    No “Alex”, you wouldn’t see it because your wee hard-on for Roger Waters is blocking your eyes to the TRUTH.

    Go re-read your fawning and drooling apologia for Herr Waters (away from your Pink Floyd rekkids, please…don’t want your wee thing blocking your view…) and maybe then you can see that you care more about crappy music than taking a stand against pure, Nazi, Jew hatred.

    Oh, and I don’t think gays put gerbils up their tuchis (just Richard Gere and his retarded look brother…neither who are gay BTW) so nice try. Shows how much YOU think of gays.

    Where’s the xenophobia? Because I don’t support the Palestinian cause? You’re damn skippy I don’t. And proud of it. FAIL!

    And I know others here know you’re a vile Jew hater. Your handle, the picture of Judd Hirsch you use and your pukey words give it alllllllll away.

    Get stuffed, Jew hater!

    Skunky on October 11, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    “And I honestly wasn’t trying to be mean. I called you a knucklehead not an MFer.”

    Spare me the favors Alex. They are as worthwhile as your reasoning.

    Worry01 on October 11, 2012 at 7:19 pm

And before you respond with some vitriol Skunky, here’s some freebie ammunition for you: I’m 100% pro-Israel, Pro-Romney, Pro-Military, Pro-Debbie Schlussel and Pro-America. I believe in a two state solution or possibly a one-state solution if that one state is ISrael and her borders encompass all of the middle east. F Iran and F Obama. Go to work oh mighty defender of the Jews.

alex on October 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    “Alex”…FAIL.

    If you were all those things you wouldn’t give a toss about ANY dislike I have of ugly Roger Waters and his crap music.

    But instead you can’t handle someone disliking the music you crack a fat to. BUSTED!!! More offended by that than Roger Waters and his vile anti-Semitism and legion Jew hatred.

    You’re a fraud. Get lost!

    Skunky on October 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I didn’t bash your dislike of waters. YOU came in and called me a fraud and started attacking me for not instantly hating someone because debbie wrote an article about it.

I’m jewish you idiot. Why would I pretend to not be? I think you are losing it old man. Just because I dont instantly join the pitch-fork and torch crowd, I’m a f*cking fraud?

I was raised in a conservative home. I was bar mitzvahed. My grandmother used to teach me yiddish words that we would hear on the Three Stooges. I’ve been keeping a semi-kosher home for the last year (since my finace moved in). I’m having my auf ruf in about 3 weeks. You are an idiot.

I specifically said the people in here have the right to not buy the guys music, so yes, I can handle someone disliking my music. In fact, I dont care what you like or dislike. YOU attacked me, not the other way around.

alex on October 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    I am an old man, “Alex”? LOL! You don’t even know my proper gender.

    Also, if you think I am impressed that you’re “Jewish” you really don’t read this site that much. The biggest anti-Jews are Liberal Jews themselves. (Price Is Right losing horn for YOU!)

    I will let others re-read your verbal viagra on your loverboy Roger Waters and decide for themselves if they buy the sh** you are slinging.

    I am not. You’re offended by those who dislike the music of Roger Waters….waaaaaaaahhh. Like a pimply 16 year old boy on daddy’s viagra and cialis. LOLOL!

    Skunky on October 11, 2012 at 7:19 pm

The most famous of Waters’ compositions, “Money” (originally from Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” LP) may’ve influenced an answer song, written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and performed by the O’Jays on their “Ship Ahoy” album in 1973, “For the Love of Money.” (And in the “birds of a feather…” department: A few years after this song, Gamble converted to Islam, also goes by the name Luqman Abdul Haqq, has worked to build a Muslim-only enclave in Philadelphia, and has ties from every Muslim extremist group from HAMAS-CAIR and down the list, as well as the likes of Louis Farrakhan and Jamil Al-Amin [ex H. Rap Brown] – in short, Waters is not the only Jew-hater to pollute the entertainment industry, but to be fair neither is [apparently] Gamble.)

ConcernedPatriot on October 11, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    Concerned Patriot your post was so interesting. I am glad you posted it. I didn’t know that about Gambill.

    I went to beautiful Philadelphia last year at this time and one of the things I was so rapt about seeing was TSOP location. I love the music of Gambill & Huff…and I had NO IDEA about the conversion. That’s so sad. (DISAPPOINTED!)

    And I love the O’Jay’s “For The Love Of Money” way more than Pink Floyd’s crappy “Money”. Always did.

    Skunky on October 11, 2012 at 7:26 pm

      ConcernedPatriot, I had known of Kenny Gamble’s conversion to Islam, but I hadn’t known about the connection between “Money” and “For the Love of Money.” Interesting.

      Gamble still gets news in Philadelphia, where he originally formed his base, but not so much nationally anymore. For some of the things that Gamble’s been involved in the last few years, here’s an interesting article by Daniels Pipes (Not that he’s a ideal watchdog against Anti-Semitism or anti-Israel stances–a caveat that, unfortunately, I have to use a lot.) http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2007/11/is-kenny-gamble-building-a-muslim-only.

      Note that music is no longer really a part of his life. And even if he no longer has any genuine music talent–which is likely, given the conversion to Islam–he could at least help OTHERS with real talent. But no. Instead, he’s emerged as a conman and a political player.

      Ralph Adamo on October 11, 2012 at 8:53 pm

“…and when your head’s chopped off by some jihadist loons,
I’ll see you on the dark side of the (crescent) Moon”.

CornCoLeo on October 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm

“…they raise the blade, you lose your head,
they cut your throat until you’re dead”!

CornCoLeo on October 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Well at least I’m not a f*cking fraud any more. Now I’m a lib. LOL. You’re an idiot. Re-read what I wrote, I didnt apologize for his actions. In fact, I called him sick and twisted.

I just wrote a long explanation and deleted it because I realized it doesn’t matter what I write. I’ll just leave it with, you got this one wrong from all sides. You are an asshole for attacking me.

alex on October 11, 2012 at 7:41 pm

LOLOL “Alex”. Looks like you lost your you-know-what due to your own premature articulation.

Here is what you (big, proud, pro-Jew Jew said to Worry)…

“And then you call Waters a “maniac” looking for attention, what evidence did you use to draw that conclusion?”

Really? You are more into that dumb question (who cares!!!!) than your loverboy Roger Waters being a ragin’ anti-Semite? FAIL!

No, I am an a-hole because I sussed you out, Pink Floyd Loverboy. Don’t forget that.

Have your shack-up honey kiss your boo-boo to make it better, little boy.

Skunky on October 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Why doesn’t Waters join his good friend, Yusuf Islam (aka Demetre Georgiou; aka Cat Stevens)? Might as well make the transformation complete, so he can stop pretending to be a real musician and engage in his true passion.

But at least Waters is finally admitting what he is. In the past, the has-been Waters has made public denials of being anti-Semitic. He had been called on that by the ADL and Abraham Foxman before on his anti-Jewish “messages” many years ago, and he then denied that he had any such intent. (Not that the ADL and Foxman are the ideal watchdogs against anti-Semitism.) http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2010/10/11/roger_waters_removes_antisemitic_image

Ralph Adamo on October 11, 2012 at 7:59 pm

“Don’t forget that” LOL.

The quotes were in the wrong place, it was a question of, why is Worry saying Waters is looking for attention. That didn’t seem like a reasonable reason for him to participate in a hate fest.

And you didn’t suss anything out you twit. You made up a bunch of stuff in your head, accused me of a bunch of things that are not true and ultimately hurled some insults.

You are a very small person.

alex on October 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Not as small as the wee thing of yours that goes “schwing” for vile, anti-Semite Roger Waters. LOLOL!

    Skunky on October 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      Skunky,it is similar to the Penn State Syndrome. I am sure that you can recall the reaction of those fans when the hammer fell.

      Worry on October 11, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      Besides Skunky, there is always going beyond Lawrence Welk:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTkogViYHX4&noredirect=1

      Worry on October 11, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Debbie, Roger Waters is just a product of his environment. In the UK it’s common knowledge that Jews are Shylocks, Israel is causing everyone trouble and denouncing Israel and Jews is morally courageous. The good news is we don’t live in the UK, talk is cheap and the Jews are gaining in strength as we always do absent pogroms. The other good news is I’m thinking of inviting you to make a guest appearance. I’m thinking you can give a nice d’var Torah on Friday night and then I will host you for a Shabbbat of board games and other tznius pursuits.

A1 on October 11, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Are the detectives still investigating A1 for touching those eight year olds?

    skzion on October 12, 2012 at 10:15 am

The only spot I’m going to take issue with this Waters fellow is that Jews aren’t nearly as big a problem as Muslims seem to be. Is there a conflict in the world where Muslims are not involved?

It’s a bit shallow and silly to assert that the influence of Jew “elephants in the room” is dangerous enough to warrant concern… while it’s the Muslims in the room looking to stab, mutilate, or annihilate you.

Other than that; I’ll say what I always say when some celeb decides to use his/her spotlight to pontificate on matters political- shut the fk up and entertain.

PitandPen on October 11, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Yes, Jews do seem to be an especially consistent problem in totalitarian regimes don’t they A1. I’m sure Hitler and Goebbels found them just as annoying you do. Saddam Hussein once said ‘If there is a person, then there is a problem. If there is no person, then there is no problem.’ It doesn’t take much imagination to see the road you’d like to go down A1, the only problem is most people with half a brain don’t want to go anywhere near there. Go post your comments on sites where people are stupid and self loathing enough to pay them serious consideration.

If you were just some neo-nazi creep I wouldn’t bother responding to you but as you’ve probably sensed there are a lot of people on the left today who share your wish fulfillment philosophy. While they could never positively wish Israel any harm, at least publicly, they also could also never positively support any measures that would allow her to defend herself as a nation state. Israel has become a massive problem for the left. One gets the feeling that they only wish to maintain a kind of plausible deniability. You see they’ll always be able to say, they never knew just how bad the situation was.

Frankz on October 11, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Roger Waters has nothing to do with Pink Floyd. Dont put them in the same sentence. He quit a long time ago.

Ed Kraz on October 12, 2012 at 12:09 am

but rather the structures of society are so dismantled that it is impossible for the Palestinians to continue to exist as a people.”

The “Palestinians” never really existed as a people. They are Arabs, and Arab society is advancing all over the world. Israel allows the Palestinians to consider themselves a separate people, even though they are, historically Arabs. I bet that if you go back to Ms. Davis’s writings from the ’60s, you’ll find her calling them that. “Palestinian” propaganda is published by Israeli universities. The Israelis keep offering the now-so-called “Palestinians” a SECOND autonomous homeland, if they’ll just agree to quit killing Jews for five minutes. It’s the Israelis who make it possible for the “Palestinians” to exist as a people. They never considered themselves a separate people when they were rotting in the refugee camps in Jordan, before the Black September massacre, and nobody said a word then about giving them an autonomous homeland.

Miranda Rose Smith on October 12, 2012 at 4:00 am

Yeah it’s just more of the same from Waters.

Never mind that Waters quit Pink Floyd decades ago, one needs to distinguish between the man and his art. Pink Floyd are very popular in Israel (and I mean the old stuff, when Waters was in the band and after he left) and will remain popular. Their music is good (not all of it, sure), some of it is simply excellent. Somebody can be a complete bigot, Jew-hater but still be a great musician, painter, writer, filmmaker etc.

Do you know how many award winning writers are anti-Semitic? I include Jewish writers, and they have less excuse than anti-Semitic gentiles. And plenty of them are good writers, I wouldn’t say don’t read ‘em because they are Jew-haters. Dostoyevsky was an anti-Semite, still a great writer. Same with the French writer Celine. Voltaire was horribly anti-Semitic, still a philosopher worth reading even if he’s not to your taste. I could go on and on. Even if Shakespeare wasn’t anti-Semitic (debatable), his Merchant of Venice surely is. Are we then going to say Shakespeare was crap? I think not. Same with Cervantes, there is a fair bit of anti-Semitism in Don Quixote (think of the time and place Cervantes was living in!). It’s still a great novel. There is some anti-Semitism in Hemingway’s ‘The Sun also rises’. Hemingway was still a great writer (yes I know he married the Jewish Martha Gellhorn, so).

Are we going to go through all the classics composers to see who was and wasn’t a Jew-hater, and categorize their music as good or bad accordingly? Of course not. Wagner’s music doesn’t really appeal to me, but it has nothing to do with the fact that he was anti-Semitic.

My point is don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, as others point out above. Waters is a liberal Englishman, who fancies himself an intellectual. The MAJORITY of such types are anti-Semitic. Just look at the BBC, the BBC is a symptom of a deeper rot in British society.

Larry in Tel Aviv on October 12, 2012 at 4:04 am

Dear Larry:

There is some anti-Semitism in Hemingway’s ‘The Sun also rises’.

Where?

Miranda Rose Smith on October 12, 2012 at 5:23 am

off on a tangent: this reminds me of a discussion i had recently where we talked about the music and songs and bands and artists we “worshipped” during the 60’s thru the 80’s… and how now i hear songs i just loved back in my youth, and i finally listen to the lyrics, the message of the lyrics, with my infinitely wiser ears, and i’m just sickened. and now this roger water’s jew hating kook has destroyed the first 70’s album i’d ever listened to with headphones on… dark side of the moon was so great… now i want to vomit. i’m sickened because hearing the evil and ugliness and perversion of what i used to consider light-hearted lyrics- or lyrics that were not truly serious but just written to for the rock star shock value- i now know better that it was all quite serious and deliberate. it all takes the shine and magic off of the soundtrack and memories of my youth.

kirche on October 12, 2012 at 9:10 am

Is anyone surprised at the goofiness from Waters, who penned “We don’t need no education”, from The Wall?

People going back and forth over Waters/Pink Floyd relevance.

Yes, they were a great band, wayyyy back in the 80s. Yes, they can probably still sell many tickets, just like U2, Springsteen, and a million other 80s acts. It doesn’t mean they are relevant. These concerts are greatest hits nostalgia acts. Quick, name a new song by Waters or Pink Floyd in the last 20 years….no, didn’t think so.

As much as I hate the new so called music, at least I am glad these lefty pinkos like Waters and Springsteen are slowly fading to the dustbin where they belong. Yes, they can sell tickets to a bunch of now middle age yuppies, but it’s just nostalgia and the lack of true rock music acts.

Jeff_W on October 12, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Jeff W,

    Springsteen, although I don’t agree with his politics, is still relevant. He recently released his 19th (?) studio album, Wrecking Ball, with what’s left of the E Street Band. He is a Woody Guthrie leftist, but that does not detract from his music. No he is not relevant to the modern “great” music by the likes of P Diddy, Lil Kim, and K. West, all of whom will be forgotten long before Bruce.

    WilliamMunny on October 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    U2, Springsteen are “80s acts?” What planet have you been living on? Each released a CD of new material within the past year. More importantly, when you see their fans’ ferocious loyalty to their music, believe it, bud, it isn’t “nostalgia” that moves them. It’s something far deeper. But there is no point explaining. You wouldn’t understand.

    rocker on October 15, 2012 at 12:22 am

Goethe summed it up best when he stated, “There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”

herbster on October 12, 2012 at 9:59 am

Very illuminating, but can you tell me how popular those writers are in the rest of the middle east Larry? I mean apart from their anti-semitic passages.

Frankz on October 12, 2012 at 10:10 am

Waters’ position in the US is far more to the left than it is in Britain. As we have seen, Jew hatred is mainstream in the UK and in Europe, among the cultural and political elite, and on down.

adam on October 12, 2012 at 10:24 am

Roger Waters sucks, has always sucked, and will continue to suck hard. I admit I used to be a Pink Floyd fan in the 80s and saw Pink Floyd and Roger Waters solo {Pros and Cons} and I must say that over the years Rogers brain melted, his songs went downhill fast, and now I have disposed or destroyed all of his CDs I had in my possession. I now hate him and his inflated ego with a passion, and I call on all Israel supporters to destroy his albums with zeal. There is nothing worth saving from this delusional idiot. Let him rot in hell with hitler for all I care…

muman613 on October 12, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I supported myself while in college as a rock musician. I listen to and watch anything/everything from Klezmer to even Bobby & Cissy on Lawrence Welk. I even have a photo of me with the assembled ‘Floyd’ as a kid circa 1975 at the old Sports Arena in LA (I had more hair then). My fellow band mate was absolutely apeshit for the group. Sorry but I never got them collectively or individually. Who gives a rat’s ass what some 67-year old has to say about anything? I admit I am still intrigued by Zimmerman though..

#1 Vato on October 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Unlike a lot of people, I do believe in boycotts. Not just because the other side does them all the time, and threatens them all the time. I really can’t see giving money to somebody I don’t like. Period. Screw that bunch of has beens. HOw many times do we get “treated” to another rehash of “The Wall”. Nothing worthwhile in at least 20 years. Little hateful bastard.

samurai on October 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Roger Waters is a major douchebag, but he did put on an amazing show in New York City this summer. I don’t agree with his warped views. During “The Wall” Live concert at Yankee Stadium his production team built a wall on the stage throughout the show. On the wall, Video of an Israeli boy is shown clapping his hands (probably some sort of legal violation, I doubt he has a signed model release to use the image of this Israeli). Later in the concert Roger Waters released a pig which floated over the audience. It was painted with a red Star of David, and on the belly had the writing “If I had my way, I’d have all of them shot.”. I have pictures and video of both.

Craig on October 16, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Sheesh Craig, I think your memory’s a little selective. Those weren’t the only symbols on the pig. You’re putting two and two together and coming up with at least five, possibly more.

    Woz the Wise on October 23, 2012 at 3:00 am

Well done Roger Waters you said what needed to be said at least this side of the pond we can have a rationial discussion about such things and not be called an anti-semite.

Andrew Lusty on October 17, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Roger said that…because it’s freaking true.
The fact that anyone can deny it…is quite frankly amazing.

Greg on October 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Roger Waters is so absolutely correct.

george on October 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Grief! All you people hating on someone you’re accusing of hate. Surely there’s somebody else here can see the irony…

Woz the Wise on October 23, 2012 at 2:57 am

What a disgusting web site. Hang your head in shame.

I Love Jews on October 27, 2012 at 9:00 am

This is such a sad waste of energy (this website), all that you are achieving is spreading more negative energy and hatred. In this day and age it is unthinkable that there are still hungry children on our planet and this is not important?

Greg Peake on October 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm

An ad hominem attack makes for a poor argument.

There are many, many Jews opposed to the apartheid policies of Israel. Are they therefore ‘anti-semites’, too?

Equating disgust with the policies of a GOVERNMENT with hatred of a RACE is a non-sequitor.

Perhaps it was indelicately worded by Waters, but to deny the dispropotionate influence of AIPAC on America’s bellicose foreign policy would be absurd.

Is Waters a Nazi? Does Waters hate Jews? Perhaps you should produce some EVIDENCE instead of blurting out an inference with the shrill horns of race baiting and political correctness.

troy on November 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

I am a fan of Roger Waters. I hate too jews because they are genociders and liars. Fucking bastards of jews !

roger on November 21, 2012 at 2:45 am

I rather support men like Waters than pure jewish nutjobs like you. :)

Richard Harwood on November 22, 2012 at 7:22 am

So it is forbidden to critisize the obvious jewish influence in politics, finance and culture? This is an influence that is not to the benefit of americans or europeans but only to jews and israel.

How can it be that critisism of sionism or jewism is instantly compared to nazism?

Ok, got to go and buy all Pink Floyd and Roger Waters music I can find.

chainmail on November 22, 2012 at 9:53 am

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