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Pink Floyd Rocker Roger Waters Shows his Hypocrisy with Israel “Boycott”
NewsReal ^ | March 17, 2011 | Sammy Levine

Posted on 03/17/2011 12:02:10 PM PDT by TheHawksNest

Everyone knows that Israel is currently threatened by terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah — both supported by the virulently anti-Israel Iranian regime. But what many do not know is that Israel is also under attack in a cultural war which seeks to destroy her by way of boycotts and divestments. The freest state in the Middle East is under attack from “peace activists,” pro-Palestinian organizations, professors and others who seek to starve Israel economically. But perhaps the most troubling trend in recent months is the popular entertainers who are refusing to perform in the only Jewish country in the world.

Roger Waters, former front man of Pink Floyd and one of the most critically acclaimed artists of all-time, has formally joined the BDS campaign against Israel. In an open letter a few days ago he wrote:

“For me it means declaring my intention to stand in solidarity, not only with the people of Palestine, but also with the many thousands of Israelis who disagree with their governments racist and colonial policies, by joining a campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, until it satisfies three basic human rights demanded in international law. 1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands [occupied since 1967] and dismantling the Wall; 2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and 3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.”

It is important to note Mr. Waters’ third demand, the right of return, which would demographically destroy Israel and transform it into another Muslim-dominated country in the Middle-East (just what the world needs!)

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; pinkfloyd; shutupandsing; waters
This takedown of musicians who boycott Israel near the end of the article is a great argument. I plan to use it to make lefty heads explode! (Apologies for the "violent rhetoric.")

I would like to ask these musicians: Do you support America’s war in Iraq? (Of course, they do not.) Then why don’t you refuse to play in America? The obvious answer is they cannot afford to boycott America or they would be out of business. So basically, they can boycott tiny Israel–the only country in the world constantly threatened with annihilation from racist, genocidal armies–because it won’t negatively affect their income. How Courageous!

1 posted on 03/17/2011 12:02:13 PM PDT by TheHawksNest
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To: TheHawksNest

Well said. My admiration for Israel is boundless.


2 posted on 03/17/2011 12:08:20 PM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: TheHawksNest

Dangit I used to like Pink Floyd. I wish folks would just shut up and sing/ just sayin.


3 posted on 03/17/2011 12:08:23 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: TheHawksNest
Waters was always angry about everything.

Now that he's old he's just a bore.

4 posted on 03/17/2011 12:11:45 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: TheHawksNest
Roger Waters is a dingbat. I saw him in concert a few years ago, and he started ranting about how America's rightwing Christians are bombing Lebanon! I think he has brain damage.

Then he had a pig float over the crowd with "Impeach Bush" written on his ass. Nothing screams "important political message!" like writing your thoughts on the ass of a giant flying pig with red flashing eyes.

Saw him do The Wall recently though, and it was a mind-blowing experience. Good music, awesome technology, small brain.

5 posted on 03/17/2011 12:13:09 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TheHawksNest

Sounds like The lunatic is in the hall.


6 posted on 03/17/2011 12:13:24 PM PDT by Rufii
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To: Rufii
Sounds like The lunatic is in the hall.
Well played.
7 posted on 03/17/2011 12:17:45 PM PDT by TheHawksNest
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To: TheHawksNest

I’m convinced that talented musicians that are far left-wing have the part of their brain that controls logic function sacrificed for the sake of musicianship.


8 posted on 03/17/2011 12:18:20 PM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: GoCards
Dangit I used to like Pink Floyd. I wish folks would just shut up and sing/ just sayin.

Waters left PF a long time ago. Of course, PF ended quite some time ago as well, and after the reunion concert at that "charity" concert a few years ago (I can't remember the name... "Something-8"), Waters wanted to get the band together again. David Gilmour had the attitude "been there, done that."

Mark

9 posted on 03/17/2011 12:20:43 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: frogjerk

And you thought Syd was the crazy one!

...there is no Palestine.....


10 posted on 03/17/2011 12:22:05 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: TheHawksNest

Where can I find a current list of all ‘so called’ Entertainers who are against Israel? I could not find one in the article.
Thank you.


11 posted on 03/17/2011 12:22:33 PM PDT by wmileo
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To: TheHawksNest

sounds like his brain has become comfortably numb


12 posted on 03/17/2011 12:24:07 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: frogjerk

They are known for making music, not for original thinking. They are more like parrots than songbirds


13 posted on 03/17/2011 12:24:40 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: TheHawksNest

Dear Mr. Waters:

Shut up and play!


14 posted on 03/17/2011 12:29:34 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: dead
Then he had a pig float over the crowd with "Impeach Bush" written on his ass.

After suffering through his leftist rants, that is the point when my wife and I walked out of the concert.

When I was a teenager I had a large DSOTM Prism painted on the trunk of my car. I still love the music of Pink Floyd, but that stupid POS will never get another dime from me.

I'll happily go see David Gilmore again, though.

15 posted on 03/17/2011 12:37:21 PM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: TheHawksNest

*Just take a little off the right Floyd. We don't wash, cut or even ask questions about the left.

*Oh - OK Andy, say who's that new kid in town with the guitar?

16 posted on 03/17/2011 12:37:30 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: dead

Then he had a pig float over the crowd with “Impeach Bush” written on his ass. Nothing screams “important political message!” like writing your thoughts on the ass of a giant flying pig with red flashing eyes.

When my brother’s girlfriend went to see him he had Obama 2008 on the pig’s ass. Looking back on it it’s kind of funny. lol


17 posted on 03/17/2011 12:39:37 PM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: TheHawksNest

18 posted on 03/17/2011 12:42:23 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: skeeter

You nailed him. Sort of the John Lennon element of PF.


19 posted on 03/17/2011 12:44:10 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: JoeProBono

“Careful with that axe, Eugene”.


20 posted on 03/17/2011 12:45:40 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Le Parti du The'. Ne marchez pas sur moi!)
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To: TheHawksNest

Roger Waters....great musician and a stupid socialist, until it comes to his own wealth. I’ll listen to my Floyd CD’s, but have no need for commentary from the man, just like the other 95% of performers these days.


21 posted on 03/17/2011 12:47:12 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: rfp1234

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMpGdG27K9o


22 posted on 03/17/2011 12:50:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: TheHawksNest
by joining a campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel

Apparantly BDS is everywhere (Bush Derangement Syndrome).

23 posted on 03/17/2011 12:50:11 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: TheHawksNest

“Roger Waters, former front man of Pink Floyd and one of the most critically acclaimed artists of all-time,”

Really?


24 posted on 03/17/2011 12:51:45 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (The pendulum is swinging back.)
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To: TheHawksNest

“...And if I go insane, please don’t put your wires in my brain...”


25 posted on 03/17/2011 12:56:58 PM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: Rennes Templar

Waters was horrible towards Gilmour, Rick Wright (RIP) and Nick Mason. He zeroed in on Wright cause he was a pretty gentle soul. Even Gilmour said that Waters destroyed Mason and Wright’s confidence. Gilmour actually stood up to Waters.


26 posted on 03/17/2011 1:02:09 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: GoCards

Can’t you still just listen to their music? How does it matter if you know how they think politically or not? Before you knew this about him, you liked their music, now you won’t listen to it? I don’t understand that.


27 posted on 03/17/2011 1:17:14 PM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Frantzie

Indeed he did. And when Gilmore brought the band back together for a few more albums and concert tours, he did so without Waters. From the things I heard in interviews and such, Gilmore had had enough of Waters and wanted him nowhere around Wright and Mason (who quit the band until Waters left).

Waters sued the band for using the name Pink Floyd but he lost in court and Gilmore, Wright and Mason got to use Pink Floyd. That had to piss Waters off big time.

I saw the post Waters Floyd in concert twice and both times it was great. I didn’t have to put up with his political rants either. Just sweet sweet music.

Don’t know if Floyd will continue since they lost Wright, but if they do so without Waters they will still find a fan in me.


28 posted on 03/17/2011 1:29:18 PM PDT by RickB444 (Worry about and distrust anyone who fears a lawful person owning a gun.)
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To: GoCards

I like Floyd after they kicked Waters out. Delicate Sounds of Thunder is a great live album.


29 posted on 03/17/2011 1:29:55 PM PDT by Crcl1
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To: RickB444

Looks like he’s participating in the “Turning Away ...”


30 posted on 03/17/2011 1:30:20 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: RickB444

Bob Geldof got them to reunite for Live 8 a few years ago. Gilmour did not really want to do it.

Waters actually appears to have been very happy during and after the concert and talked about maybe reuniting.

Before Rick Wright died, Gilmour said that it would never happen. In public, David said he let go of the grudges. I don’t believe he wants to have anything to do with Waters.


31 posted on 03/17/2011 1:34:33 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Frantzie

I agree with Gilmore on that. I don’t want to have anything to do with Waters either. lol


32 posted on 03/17/2011 1:41:41 PM PDT by RickB444 (Worry about and distrust anyone who fears a lawful person owning a gun.)
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To: TheHawksNest

Good. Now I know why I’ve always hated this band.


33 posted on 03/17/2011 1:42:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat!
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To: JoeProBono

34 posted on 03/17/2011 1:59:57 PM PDT by Revolting cat!
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To: GoCards

There is always Pink Floyd Australia they don’t seem to be political.


35 posted on 03/17/2011 2:02:23 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks TheHawksNest.


36 posted on 03/17/2011 3:29:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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You've Seen It Now The Dark Side of a Loon.


37 posted on 03/17/2011 3:30:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: TheHawksNest

Roger. Your lips move but I can’t hear what you are saying.


38 posted on 03/18/2011 2:23:37 AM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: TheHawksNest

Waters is against all wars because he never got over the death of his father in war. War to him is the enemy while he supports evil to rise in this world. Roger needs to get over his personal selfishness.


39 posted on 03/18/2011 2:26:46 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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