Friday, May 31, 2013
ROGER WATERS HITS A WALL, CALLED ANTI-SEMITISM
By Simon Fischler
Who, you might ask, is Roger Waters?
Roger Waters is the British co-founder and main songwriter of the original Pink Floyd Band.
Roger Waters is also the disgruntled Englishman who left his homeland when they passed the Hunting Act of 2004 (which was actually anti-hunting legislation to do away with the controversial practice of fox-hunting).
Mind you, Waters says it didn’t matter whether he approved of fox-hunting, but he would “defend to the hilt their right to take part in it.”
Interesting, that the great-grandson of a coal miner and son of a Labor Party mucky-muck should get all worked up about the rights of a few aristocrats to tally-ho around the countryside on horses, with hordes of dogs ... just to kill a little fox.
For Ol'Rog it must have signaled the end of democracy in Ye Olde England.
Roger Waters is also the British bassist/songwriter/lyricist/composer who has publicly backed the anti-Semitic group, BDS (which stands for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions).
Since Waters is largely famous these days for “The Wall,” which began as an enormous concert in Berlin right after the infamous Berlin Wall fell, it’s only to be expected that a big reason Waters is allying with BDS is because of a wall -- in this case Israel’s WALL OF LIFE which divides Israel from the Israeli provinces of Judea and Samaria.
Waters adds that his decision actually goes all the way back to 2006, when he visited the Israeli Wall of Life.
“Nothing could have prepared me for what I saw that day. The Wall is an appalling edifice to behold. It is policed by young Israeli soldiers who treated me, a casual observer from another world, with disdainful aggression. If it could be like that for me ... imagine what it must be like for the Palestinians.”
All of this leaves me with a few questions for the allegedly noble-minded Mr. Waters.
Do you really expect anyone to believe you were just a casual observer? A casual Observer does not go to see the Wall of Life. How dumb do think the public is?
Do you really expect Israeli soldiers (many of them the children of working class and poor Israelis who love their country dearly), whose lives are on the line on a daily basis, to roll out a red carpet for you?
You really though these boys and girls who are protecting the citizens of their country with their lives (something your tender skin has never had to endure) to embrace an aristocratic, colonialist, jaded, millionaire, European, Englishmen who is their to cause them problems? All just so you can fill your 60's era kicks and pretend your fighting for freedom when you're really fighting for the worst Arab/colonialist/anti-Semites there are?
If this is the case then your English, colonial arrogance far exceeds your stupidity!
Roger, are you aware that the Israel did not start construction on the Wall of Life until 2004 and it was only in response to the War (War, Roger) declared by Yasser Arafat in September 2000?
Are you aware that thousands of Israeli civilians were blown into tiny pieces by the mindless massacres of suicide bombers, that is, until the wall was finished?
Are you aware that not one Israeli life has been lost to suicide bombing since that “appalling” wall went up?
How could you possibly, in any way shape or form, compare the Berlin Wall, built to keep millions from escaping to freedom, to the Israeli Wall of Life, built to keep Arab/Muslim suicide bombers from getting in to slaughter civilians?
Tell you what, Roger, why don’t you go up in the English countryside and protest Hadrian’s Wall instead? I know, Hadrian’s Wall is part of your Wall series ... but did you ever actively protest it? After all, the Roman Emperor Hadrian began the wall in AD 122 mostly to keep all of you Celts, Picts and Jutes out!
Or even better why don't you hand Northern Ireland back to the Irish?
As for “racism” practiced by Israel, Roger, are you aware that Israeli Arabs have more rights, privileges and benefits than ANY OTHER ARAB NATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST? There is no segregation in Israel. In fact, one of the BDS’ prime leaders, Omar Barghoutti attended and received his degree from Tel Aviv University and still speaks out vociferously for the destruction of the Jewish State.
So where’s the racism?
I’ll tell you where it is, Roger; it’s in the hands of the Oil Baron Arabs, where several of their highest leaders have stated unequivocally and absolutely that “when the Palestinian State is real, there will not be a single Jew living there.”
And how about “colonialism?” Maybe I should remind you, Roger, that what is called the West Bank today was known as Judea and Samaria -- part of the ancient kingdom of Israel.
Roger, I guess your drug induced memory problems have also made you forget that Israeli Prime Ministers Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert both offered the Arab leadership that is occupying Judea and Samaria 97% of that land, all of the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem as a Palestinian State.
Roger, who rejected that offer? The Arabs rejected the state that they supposedly wanted so much, not the Israelis?
Why did they do this Roger? Because it was not enough, that Arab colonialist mentality, similar to your British colonialist mentality still called for the destruction of Israel.
Maybe you have forgotten this too, Israel also withdrew from the Sinai (which she had also taken in 1967) and gave it to Egypt for peace. Then in 2005 Ariel Sharon yanked all the Jewish settlers out of Gaza. Is this colonialism?
How did the Arabs of Gaza respond to the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza by the way?Rockets Roger, tens of thousands of rockets! That's a crime against humanity, but that does not bother you because it is Jews who are suffering!
Roger Waters you made the asinine statement that you are not an anti-Semite, of course you are. Just by making that statement alone you are acknowledging that your actions speak differently, and BOY THEY DO!
Your rapid focus on Israel, the nation that has made endless comprises for peace, while totally ignoring the hostile Arab leadership that still denies the Jewish Nations right to self-determination and still calls for the destruction of Israel is example enough of your flagrant bias and ant-Semitism.
But we can add on to that.
You seem to have no problem with the fact that it is illegal under the laws of the Palestinian Authority to sell land to a Jew. What is the punishment for this crime? The death penalty.
You ignore the fact that it is illegal for Jews to own land in Jordan. Not to mention Jordan is 75% percent "Palestinian" and most of these Arabs have no rights and are lorded over by an English installed Hashemite King.
You also seem to think it it is more important to focus your hatred on the Jewish State, while a minority, Alawite, Apartheid regime in Syria has mass murdered more than one hundred thousand of its own citizens, and is continuing with the killings!
But what can you expect from a colonialist, Brit who wants to let the peerage continue to slaughter foxes?