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Someone please get Roger Waters a new hobby. May I suggest knitting or macramé? Something that keeps him busy and takes his attention away from offending Jews.
At a recent concert, Waters released an inflatable pig with a Magen David (Star of David) painted on it. A “pig-drone” of sorts. The song was “Run like Hell”. Now far be it for me to drone on (pun very much intended) but displaying a sacred religious symbol next to fascist symbols like the hammer and sickle that represent communism smacks of something far more nasty.
Now we know Roger is the poster child for BDS and has a penchant for walls and kangaroos (excuse my very lateral reference to the Russel Tribunal!) and would balk at any allegations that would insinuate that he is anti-Semitic. Isn’t he just an artist exploring his creativity?
No Rog, you aren’t. Your politics are well known. While you have the right to spout your anti-Israel, BDS drivel, however misguided it may be, you have crossed the line. This time you are not making loaded statements about Israeli policy, this time you are taking a holy symbol and aligning it with the most hated forms of political governance. Straight out of the Goebbels propaganda handbook.
The preferred tactics of the anti-Israel brigade is to disguise their intentions under the cover of concern for the Palestinians of other minority groups in Israel. It is a thinly veiled disguise. I think we should ask Waters where is the pig with the Ahmadinejad head? Where are the effigies spray painted with the likes of the most heinous human rights abusers? If you are at a loss, we have a whole neighbourhood full of them in the Middle East. Some throw opponents off the top of buildings, some throw acid on young girls in attempted honour killings, hell some even call for the destruction of a whole country!
With rising levels of anti- Semitism around the world, this kind of action is not only offensive, it is irresponsible and alarming. It is just not kosher for a variety of reasons. This does not make you a creative and lyrical genius, all it show is that you have completely lost the plot.
Roger may I suggest you run like hell. Run yourself along to a much needed reality check.