Sunday, March 06, 2011

Pink Floyd's Waters: I'm not an anti-Semite, I simply support boycotting Jewish state until it disappears

Discordant chord.

He don't need no education. If you find yourself in need to explain at the end of your screed 'but I'm not an anti-Semite', perhaps you ought to review your entire statement.

There are far worse offenders of most human rights out there, most of them are actually those who BSD-bastards are supporting - Muslim Arabs. But hey, let's pick on the Jews, it's trendy and no longer taboo.

Roger Waters voices support for Israel boycott
Roger Waters, founding member, vocalist and bassist of the iconic rock band 'Pink Floyd' has voiced his support for a cultural boycott of Israel.

The British musician performed in Israel in 2005, ignoring calls from Palestinian rights advocates to cancel. While in Israel, Waters visited Jerusalem and Bethlehem. He was taken to the controversial separation fence in the West Bank, which he called "an appalling edifice to behold."

Waters said he was extremely affected by his tour of the West Bank, scrawling "We don’t need no thought control", lyrics from one of Pink Floyd's most popular songs, on the wall, and cancelling his performance in Tel Aviv. Instead, the British star held the concert in Neve Shalom, a cooperative village founded by Jews and Arabs.

In the letter Waters wrote announcing his support of a cultural boycott of Israel, he said that in his "view, the abhorrent and draconian control that Israel wields over the besieged Palestinians in Gaza, and the Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, coupled with its denial of the rights of refugees to return to their homes in Israel, demands that fair minded people around the world support the Palestinians in their civil, nonviolent resistance."

He concluded the letter, saying that he is joining the campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, until it satisfies three basic human rights he claims are demanded by international law.

He called on Israel to end the occupation of the West Bank and dismantle the separation fence, recognize the rights of Arab citizens of Israel and granting them full equality and allow all Palestinian refugees to return to their homes.

Waters stressed in his letter that he is not anti-Semitic, and his solidarity with the Palestinians stems from his belief that all people deserve basic human rights.


Human rights excluded by BDS supporters:
1. Women rights
2. Non Muslim rights in Muslim countries
3. Right of Jews to live without being murdered (remove fence?)
4. Rights of Arabs deemed 'refugees' 60 years ago living without rights in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan

That's what you get when you skip 'education' mister.

1 comment:

  1. Stick to your music, Roger. Preferably music David Gilmour helped you write.