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Pink Floyd Founders Call on Rolling Stones to Drop Israel Concert
JC.com ^ | May 2, 2014

Posted on 05/04/2014 2:10:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Two founders of the Pink Floyd rock band have called on the Rolling Stones to cancel a concert in Israel in an op-ed for news website Salon.com.

In the article, titled “Why the Rolling Stones shouldn’t play in Israel”, Roger Waters and Nick Mason wrote: “Playing Israel now is the moral equivalent of playing Sun City at the height of South African apartheid.”

The aging rockers added that the Rolling Stones’ Israel concert comes at “a critical time in the global struggle for Palestinian freedom and equal rights.”

The Stones are due to perform on June 4 at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park.

Roger Waters is a longtime backer of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. Over the past year, he has come under criticism from several Jewish groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, which accused him of antisemitism – an accusation he denies.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; antizionism; apartheid; bds; boycottnickmason; boycottpinkfloyd; boycottrogerwaters; crs; israel; judeophobes; judeophobia; nickmason; rogerwaters; rollingstones; southafrica; suncity; undertalentedmorons
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Pink Floyd's Yiddishe Mama March 10, 2014

Rock star Nick Mason, drummer of Pink Floyd, remarked in a Sunday Times feature about why men were taking up cooking, “There’s a Jewish mother inside every man waiting to come out.” Could that even be so for his erstwhile colleague and bass player from the now disbanded band, the Israel-boycotting Roger Waters?

1 posted on 05/04/2014 2:10:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I hope Keith Richards kicks Rogers’ ass.


2 posted on 05/04/2014 2:11:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Speaking as a Musician,They S*CK!!Speaking as a supporter of The State of Israel,They S*CK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 05/04/2014 2:12:32 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: nickcarraway

Well in that case, Waters should never go back to England again, since that was the ancient home of the Celtic Britons, right? him being Anglo-Saxon and all?

Keep promoting the utter lies of the “Palestinians”, Waters. See where that gets you.


4 posted on 05/04/2014 2:13:03 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: nickcarraway
"Pink Floyd Founders Call on Rolling Stones to Drop Israel Concert"

Hey Roger Waters - It's What God Wants.

5 posted on 05/04/2014 2:13:54 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: nickcarraway

Pink Floyd is “Comfortably Dumb”.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 2:14:23 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: dfwgator

Let’s hope it would not come to that. Keith is doing good to stand and play guitar much less fight. He would be slaughtered by just about anyone.


7 posted on 05/04/2014 2:15:16 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: nickcarraway

When it comes to morality and politics, Roger Waters is an excellent musician.


8 posted on 05/04/2014 2:16:27 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: nickcarraway

EVERY.

DAMN.

MUSICIAN.

HAS.

TO.

RUIN.

THEIR.

MUSIC.

FOR.

ME.

W.

T.

F.


9 posted on 05/04/2014 2:17:12 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: nickcarraway

Roger Waters and Nick Mason wrote: “Playing Israel now is the moral equivalent of playing Sun City at the height of South African apartheid.”

So we’ve finally discovered who John Kerry’s foreign policy advisors are!


10 posted on 05/04/2014 2:18:21 PM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: nickcarraway

But the aging dopers desperately need the money for their relocation to Colorado.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 2:18:31 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Use of Planned Parenthood is hazardous to unborn black fetuses.)
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To: nickcarraway
Two founders of the Pink Floyd rock band have called on the Rolling Stones to cancel a concert in Israel...

I knew Waters would be one of the names. Glad to see Gilmour isn't the other.

Then again, David Gilmour wasn't really a founding member of Pink Floyd, was he? And the only other founding members, Syd Barrett and Richard Wright are dead.

12 posted on 05/04/2014 2:19:24 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Lazamataz

I eagerly await the opinions of the foreign policy experts at Pink Floyd regarding what should be done in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Detroit and Chicago.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 2:20:48 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Lazamataz

I feel your pain Laz, same for me. I’m pretty much listening to Johnny Cash only now lol.


14 posted on 05/04/2014 2:22:06 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Lazamataz
W.T.F.

C'mon, now. The Rolex-wearing, sports car-driving multi millionaire Roger Waters has been an unapologetic socialist for the past 30+ years.

At least David Gilmour gave his fortune away to charity.

15 posted on 05/04/2014 2:22:47 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Lazamataz

Bunch of dang PINOs.....Picts in name only.


16 posted on 05/04/2014 2:24:05 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m very disappointed in Nick Mason.


17 posted on 05/04/2014 2:24:33 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: nickcarraway
Pink Floyd...because shut up...if you want to boycott Israel, fine but really it is the same as playing in Sun City during Apartheid? Pink Floyd, read the Bible, it will tell you Israel been there a long time.

Pink Floyd can't hold a candle to the Stones.

19 posted on 05/04/2014 2:24:49 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Bulwyf; Lazamataz
The only good musician is a dead musician./s
20 posted on 05/04/2014 2:26:27 PM PDT by eldoradude (How many democrats does it take to change a light bulb?)
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To: nickcarraway

Guess they’re convinced by John Effin.


21 posted on 05/04/2014 2:27:42 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Lazamataz; Drew68

I used to love music by Pink Floyd. I listened to their work all the time.

Back in 2004, I went to a Roger Waters concert. I was in a large group of 10-15 people, all good friends.

In retrospect, I should have seen what was coming, but...I didn’t.

It turned into a 3 hour political audiovisual tirade against Bush, neocons, conservatives and Israel, with some music mixed in. It looked like Code Pink put together the slide and video shows they had going on.

I didn’t want to ruin the evening for the people I went with, but I was steaming mad. I grit my teeth and sat there. At the end of the “concert”, they released a 40 foot high ballon of a pig with “F*ck Bush” on one side and “Vote Democrat” on the other.

I have been unable to listen to any Pink Floyd music since then. It STILL pisses me off.


22 posted on 05/04/2014 2:29:30 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: nickcarraway

We don’t need no education...
From the likes of you.


23 posted on 05/04/2014 2:29:36 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: bandleader

“Speaking as a Musician,They S*CK!!Speaking as a supporter of The State of Israel,They S*CK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Also speaking as a musician, I wholeheartedly agree!


24 posted on 05/04/2014 2:33:38 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: nickcarraway

Roger Waters has always been a goofball.


25 posted on 05/04/2014 2:33:56 PM PDT by mylife
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To: plain talk

” He would be slaughtered by just about anyone”

Ah! But Keef has his shiv!


26 posted on 05/04/2014 2:34:31 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: dfwgator

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71CUVJLCGgc


27 posted on 05/04/2014 2:35:52 PM PDT by mylife
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To: nickcarraway

I will never understand the radical progressive left. “There can be no peace in the Mideast until the Arabs love their children more than they hate the Jews”.


28 posted on 05/04/2014 2:38:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: nickcarraway

Mr Waters is, at best, foolish. There is no Apartheid in Isreal, Isreali Arabs have political rights,they vote, serve in the Knesset, on the Supreme Court, and are well represented in the civil service. Mr Waters doesn’t understand what Apartheid is. The Stones better not cancel. I grow weary of lurid stupid analogies.


29 posted on 05/04/2014 2:41:44 PM PDT by ronnieb
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To: nickcarraway

“which accused him of antisemitism – an accusation he denies.”

“And that ones a Jew...who let all this riff raff into the room!”


30 posted on 05/04/2014 2:45:14 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: nickcarraway

Why do such fortunate people turn into such rabid Nazis (and liars)?

They could continue to enjoy a very privileged life ... without smearing themselves and their country trying to invent and throw such rotten filth at innocent people thousands of miles away

Satan is alive and active in the world (at least through his many agents here, even if he is bound up for awhile elsewhere, ha!)


31 posted on 05/04/2014 2:46:52 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe that is why today Netanyahu posted on Facebook that the reasons Jews are called Jews is because they are from Judea.


32 posted on 05/04/2014 2:54:02 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: nickcarraway

And Floyd Freepers basically threw a hissy fit when I told them Pink Floyd sucked in a couple of threads...

Where are these fools now??


33 posted on 05/04/2014 2:56:42 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: rlmorel

See my post. That’s why I always made sure to piss off the Floyd Freepers before who tried to run me out of the rock threads. But that was just secondary...

I really never got into their shitty music. I’d rather listen to the Stones which is faster music for me.


34 posted on 05/04/2014 2:59:24 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: nickcarraway

“Hello, hello, hello, is there anybody in there, just nod if you can hear me, is there anyone at home.”


35 posted on 05/04/2014 3:05:40 PM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: nickcarraway

Time for Pig Floyd to just disappear.


36 posted on 05/04/2014 3:09:40 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Hugin
>> "...Roger Waters is an excellent musician Organ sucker" <<
37 posted on 05/04/2014 3:12:44 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: nickcarraway

The display if stoned stupidity is embarrassing, man.


38 posted on 05/04/2014 3:15:09 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: dfwgator

I like that idea LOL!

Yeah I think Keith could do it even he is extra for series Walking dead LOL!


39 posted on 05/04/2014 3:16:33 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Lazamataz

I keep Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton on rotation.


40 posted on 05/04/2014 3:16:58 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Lazamataz

Be honest last Pink Floyd album I like was the Wall


41 posted on 05/04/2014 3:17:33 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: nickcarraway

Waters’ well known daddy issues manifest themselves in a lot of ways.

Some one should ask him if the root cause of his Israel hate is Brits dying while defending the Jews in WW2.


42 posted on 05/04/2014 3:22:45 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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43 posted on 05/04/2014 3:26:27 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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My opinion of Roger Waters and some other Floyd members is very low, now that I am aware of their rabid hatred of Jews. That said, though, what makes you say that Pink Floyd ‘sucks’ musically? I cannot ready music, and am not trained. What? Did they have “Small Palate Syndrome”, did they repeat the same few formulaic constructions of music over and over? Or were you never a fan of Progressive Rock anyway, not even through other bands of that time, like King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Traffic, Frank Zappa, Funkadelics or Todd Rundgren? It’s not for everybody. Some considered the Psychedeilc era too crazy, too indulgent.


44 posted on 05/04/2014 3:28:32 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Norm Lenhart

That may be, but didn’t Britain also have to defend itself from Germany?


45 posted on 05/04/2014 3:29:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Sure. But Waters, if you look at his interviews and his lyrics is/are all about placing blame.

His entire life is one big tantrum. It’s all there in his very words. Hell the guy couldn’t even stick with a legendary band because of his ‘all about me and my needs’ crap.


46 posted on 05/04/2014 3:33:07 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yeah Pink Floyd Wall album really talk about absent father who died during Battle of Bulge


47 posted on 05/04/2014 3:41:10 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

Final Cut went into it also.


48 posted on 05/04/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Drew68

Most musicians are liberals and I would be surprised if Gilmour is a conservative. However he doesn’t shove it in our faces. Also in many interviews it is clear he doesn’t share Roger’s views and seems more interested in music than politics.

Actually I wish musicians would shut up about politics. I don’t care about their views. I just want to chill out and listen to music and not be subjected to some limp wristed lecture. In addition Roger and Nick exposed themselves as pretty shallow on this particular subject. If Israel is SA than what does that make the palestines - NK?


49 posted on 05/04/2014 4:02:54 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Junk Silver

The left wants Israel to be the next South Africa. Soon they’ll be calling for sanctions against Israel.


50 posted on 05/04/2014 4:08:29 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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