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Pig Balloon at Roger Waters Concert Features Star of David...(VIDEO)
The Algermeiner ^ | July 24, 2013

Posted on 07/25/2013 10:37:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Jewish human rights group, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has taken the hammer to British rock musician and anti-Israel activist Roger Waters after a giant pig shaped balloon emblazoned with a Star of David was released into the sky at a July 18th concert in Belgium.

“With this disgusting display Roger Waters has made it crystal clear. Forget Israel, never mind ‘limited boycotts promoting Middle East Peace.’ Waters  is an open hater of Jews,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the center in an email to The Algemeiner.

“The video is beyond shocking. The only books this bigot should be getting should be with the Mullahs in Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood,” Cooper added.

“I came to the concert because I really like his music, without any connection to his political stance toward Israel,” Alon Onfus Asif, an Israeli living in Belgium told Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot. “And I had a lot of fun, until I noticed the Star of David, on the inflatable pig. That was the only religious-national symbol which appeared among other symbols for fascism, dictatorships and oppression of people. Waters crossed the line and gave expression to an anti-Semitic message, beyond all his messages of anti-militancy.”

(Excerpt) Read more at algemeiner.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; napl; rogerwaters; scumbag; unitedkingdom; waronterror; waters
“This is the same thing he’s been doing for years,” said Todd Gutnick, Director of Media Relations. “We believe there’s no anti-Semitic intent here in the use of the Star of David symbol.”

Note that he admits that it's a Star of David.

[Thank you Gefn for this story.]

1 posted on 07/25/2013 10:37:49 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

he can’t sing worth a $hit either.


2 posted on 07/25/2013 10:38:41 AM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Drugs are bad, m'kay?


3 posted on 07/25/2013 10:39:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Are there any queers in the theater tonight?
Get them up against the wall!
There’s one in the spotlight, he don’t look right to me,
Get him up against the wall!
That one looks Jewish!
And that one’s a coon!
Who let all of this riff-raff into the room?
There’s one smoking a joint,
And another with spots!
If I had my way,
I’d have all of you shot!


4 posted on 07/25/2013 10:39:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

What, no Islamic crescent? < /sarc >


5 posted on 07/25/2013 10:39:29 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: wordsofearnest

Jooooos stole his talent!


6 posted on 07/25/2013 10:39:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JimRed
What, no Islamic crescent? < /sarc >

Never a good idea to be provocative with people who can actually be provoked.

7 posted on 07/25/2013 10:41:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

I’ve been saying it since 2008 when he turned the pig into a scapegoat. HE and his concerts have become the fascist HATE rallies depicted in The Wall. “Are there any Jews/Conservatives/Christians/Anyone voting against Obama... in the room tonight? Get them up against the wall!”


8 posted on 07/25/2013 10:47:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: dfwgator
Thanks for posting the lyrics ...

That sort of explains the whole business.

Whiners should STFU.

9 posted on 07/25/2013 10:49:10 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

The Pig has nothing to do with “The Wall” though, it’s taken from “Animals”, where the pigs represent the ruling class.

Perhaps even back then, Waters was projecting himself in that role.....he based the Wall character on how he felt during that Animals tour, and how angry he actually became towards the audience.


10 posted on 07/25/2013 10:52:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

When American jews stop voting in a-holes like obama and Bloomberg I might give a rat’s butt. Yea, I said it. Did you get that down NSA?


11 posted on 07/25/2013 10:52:52 AM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: subterfuge
When American jews stop voting in a-holes like obama and Bloomberg I might give a rat’s butt.

Absolutely agree!

12 posted on 07/25/2013 10:55:08 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I wonder if the Star was there during his US shows? He probably added it in Europe, thinking the audience there would be more supportive.


13 posted on 07/25/2013 10:56:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JimRed
If Jews believed in Jihad and slow Beheading the Star would not be there either.
He's a coward and a punk.
14 posted on 07/25/2013 10:56:55 AM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Waters grew up to be what his father died fighting.


15 posted on 07/25/2013 10:58:14 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: dfwgator

I always had the impression that “The Wall” character with those lyrics was presented for diapproval.

Maybe I had that backwards.

If so ... he seems to be (or have been) a general-purpose hater.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 10:58:33 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

His dad was a Commie, who only was enthusiastic to fight the Germans because they invaded the Soviet Union.


17 posted on 07/25/2013 10:59:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

Rogers is a lunatic, no doubt about it.

I do enjoy his work with Pink Floyd though.


18 posted on 07/25/2013 11:01:54 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

He pissed on Rick Wright during The Wall sessions....For me, Floyd is Gilmour and Wright dueting on “Echoes”.


19 posted on 07/25/2013 11:03:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: chris37

And it was Gilmour, who wasn’t even in the band at the time, who wound up making sure that Syd Barrett was well taken care of.


20 posted on 07/25/2013 11:04:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows
When I saw him do "Darkside of the Moon" a decade or so ago in NYC, the pig had "Impeach Bush" scrawled on his ass.

If you really want your message to be taken seriously, perhaps the ass of a giant floating pig with glowing red demon eyes is not the appropriate medium.

21 posted on 07/25/2013 11:05:44 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dfwgator

Well I’m not trying to defend him. He was obviously the jerk of the group, and no doubt that led to the split, and since then he has become even more of a jerk at an exponential rate.

I would not go see one of his concerts, but I would definitely love to see Gilmour. However, he does sing well, he does scream well, and his voice was very suitable for certain songs, two of my favorites being Mother and Hey You.

I don’t really know what to see about the man. He seems pointlessly angry like many leftists. In fact he seems consumed by anger. Sad. I have enjoyed some of his work greatly despite that.


22 posted on 07/25/2013 11:10:25 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

I do agree, it had that Lennon-McCartney dynamic, where Gilmour would provide the softer, sweeter vocals, and Waters could counter with the angrier, darker vocals.

But all you have to do is listen to Pigs(Three Different Ones) to see that Waters has always been consumed with bitter anger.


23 posted on 07/25/2013 11:13:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“He pissed on Rick Wright during The Wall sessions....For me, Floyd is Gilmour and Wright dueting on “Echoes”.”

Agreed. I never got into “The Wall” and “Dark Side of the Moon” as much as I did “Meddle” and “UmmaGumma.” I don’t like being preached to by a millionaire rock star. That’s why I gave up on Neil Young as well. I agree that it was Rick Wright’s keyboard work and Gilmour’s guitar licks that defined PF’s sound.


24 posted on 07/25/2013 11:16:08 AM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, clearly he’s got problems. Anger is such a heavy burden to carry in this world. It seems like as he gets older he shoulders more and more of it.

I can only imagine that he must be miserable to be around, and I suspect that he is miserable in his own skin.

I don’t know a lot of things compared to others, I can be pretty damn dense sometimes in fact, but one thing I have learned during my time on this rock is that love is the only thing that matters.

In the end, love is all you ever had, and it is the only thing that you can take with you when you go.

I certainly hope that Roger has some of this somewhere in his life.


25 posted on 07/25/2013 11:21:32 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dfwgator

That’s nice to hear. Personally I find the music to be insufferable past the Syd days.


26 posted on 07/25/2013 11:23:14 AM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: Puppage

Thanks for that Puppage.


27 posted on 07/25/2013 11:23:59 AM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: subterfuge
I have always said "if NY Jews don't care about their Israeli counterparts, why should I?" For the life of me, I can find no reason why they continue to vote D.

I am not trying to be flippant, I really would like to know.

28 posted on 07/25/2013 11:34:48 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: wordsofearnest

Guess it’s a good thing I’ve never heard of the guy.


29 posted on 07/25/2013 11:39:44 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Just another prick with no balls.


30 posted on 07/25/2013 11:44:01 AM PDT by edwinland
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To: ArrogantBustard

Well, it does, and it doesn’t. Those lyrics were originally meant to be a sarcastic portrayal of neo-fascists. He was lampooning people like that, not endorsing them. So, it’s ironic that, after many years, he has become the type of guy he was making fun of.


31 posted on 07/25/2013 11:49:28 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

I Ike Floyd. When The band split and Gilmour had Floyd,they became a better band.

Careful with that axe, Eugene.


32 posted on 07/25/2013 12:09:39 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Puppage
Roger that. Ive defended and supported Jewish peoples more times than I can count, but no more until they stop being more supportive of communists than they are of Christians. Not holding my breath though.
33 posted on 07/25/2013 12:21:33 PM PDT by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: chris37

—He seems pointlessly angry like many leftists. In fact he seems consumed by anger. —

His daddy was killed by the Nazis in WW2 and somehow it’s the fault of the English upper class and the English private school system, or so I gathered from watching the Wall a zillion years ago.

This from the product of a socialist school teacher and the Cambridge milieu of academic loonies.


34 posted on 07/25/2013 12:39:09 PM PDT by JoeTheGeorgian
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To: chris37
Yeah, clearly he’s got problems. Anger is such a heavy burden to carry in this world. It seems like as he gets older he shoulders more and more of it.

I can only imagine that he must be miserable to be around, and I suspect that he is miserable in his own skin.

I don’t know a lot of things compared to others, I can be pretty damn dense sometimes in fact, but one thing I have learned during my time on this rock is that love is the only thing that matters.

In the end, love is all you ever had, and it is the only thing that you can take with you when you go.

I certainly hope that Roger has some of this somewhere in his life.

Very well said. It deserves a repeat.

35 posted on 07/25/2013 2:42:58 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: chris37

I think Roger has recently found a young squeeze.


36 posted on 07/25/2013 2:45:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

Has excrement stopped stinking? - It ain’t going to happen.

Those that attend his exhibitions are his brothers.


37 posted on 07/25/2013 3:00:23 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: FreedomOfExpression

Thank you kindly, FreedomOfExpression.


38 posted on 07/25/2013 6:13:32 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Slings and Arrows.
"...Waters crossed the line and gave expression to an anti-Semitic message, beyond all his messages of anti-militancy."
All in all, Roger Waters is just a pro-jihadist bigot and asshole.


39 posted on 07/25/2013 8:35:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
If I only listened to musicians that I agreed with politically.....
No Patti Smith, no Clash, no Neil Young, no Bonnie Raitt, etc.
So I'm left with Charlie Daniels and Ted Nugent and....Pat Boone?
40 posted on 07/26/2013 7:14:07 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: SunkenCiv

bttt


41 posted on 07/26/2013 7:25:35 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat dream: An America for everyone but Americans... freeper molson209)
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To: Psalm 73

I understand your point, but there are degrees of depravity.


42 posted on 07/26/2013 10:37:20 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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