Roger Waters Loves "JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass"
Some people took exception to my post that Oliver Stone's so-called documentary, JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass, has been a flop. According to James DiEugenio, people "in high places" are noticing the film:
Imagine the excitement that Rogers Waters noticed JFK Revisited. Does he qualify as a person "in high places?"
Here is his tweet:
Should we be impressed?
Now I should add that Putin is not Hitler; there was only one Hitler and it's always inappropriate use Nazism as the comparison. But I understand the sentiment.
Roger Waters: So, obviously if you never put a single shilling into public education, you cannot expect people to become educated, particularly if you're bombarding them with propaganda through the mainstream media of 24/7, you know every single second of their lives, you're telling them lies, like all this bullshit about Russia preparing to invade Ukraine which anybody with an IQ above room temperature knows it's nonsense. It's complete fucking ... but they've got lots of tanks near the bo[rder] ... hang on a minute, hang on a minute, they've got lots of tanks in Russia, in their own co[ountry.] Could you imagine if people were building bloody military bases in Mexico and El Salvador and Honduras all pointing guns at the United States, you don't think there'd be a few American tanks on that there, bloody well would be, just to sit there and say if you fucking, if you, there's a bloody nose waiting ...
You have to love how Waters attacks Americans as being supremely ignorant (as he lives more-than-comfortably in the US), while insinuating that anyone who believes what is truly going on with Russia has an IQ below room temperature.
He has called Israel an “apartheid state,” accused its government of using “Nazi propaganda efforts,” and labeled Israel as “the worst human rights offender in the world” while conveniently ignoring the rest of the world. Almost every prominent musician who intends to perform in Israel is publicly “exposed” by Waters who routinely urges them to cancel their planned trips. Waters explains his fixation on Israel by his “deep care for human rights” although his voice had not been heard much regarding other lingering geopolitical, religious or ethnic crises.
Increasingly, anti-Semitic discourse is also seeping into the arts and academia. Consider the anti-Israel and anti-Jewish bigotry of former Pink Floyd front man, Roger Waters. A staunch supporter of the so-called BDS movement, Waters has said about the Palestinians that "parallels with what went on in the 30's in Germany are so crushingly obvious." He also had a pig-shaped balloon with a Star of David on it at one of his concerts. And when asked about his aggressive effort to recruit people to join the BDS, Waters blamed "the Jewish lobby," which he explained is "extraordinary powerful here and particularly in the industry that I work in, the music industry." In 2013, the ADL declared that "anti-Semitic conspiracy theories" had "seeped into the totality" of Waters' views.
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