Roger Waters, a founding member of legendary British rock group Pink Floyd is drawing criticism over his recent comparison of Israel to Nazi Germany.
The 73-year-old made the comments during a Facebook chat when he referenced Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels to make his point that the Israeli government constantly lies to it’s people. The musician has frequently been an outspoken critic of Israel and an advocate for the Palestinians, especially the BDS boycott movement.
But it’s Waters’ political statement that he will be making domestically that will surely earn him the contempt of decent Americans.
He is in the midst of a U.S. tour and highlights of the show include the trademark inflatable Pink Floyd pig with President Trump’s face on it, video of Trump vomiting and images of the POTUS as Hitler among other bizarre psychedelia.
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According to The Wrap “Roger Waters Blasts ‘Buffoon’ POTUS With Neon Anti-Trump Images in Concert”:
If you’re looking for a conservative-leaning evening of progressive rock, former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters’ Us + Them tour may not be such a good idea.
As Waters plays “Pigs (Three Different Ones),” multiple unsavory images of Donald Trump are projected in neon lights in the background.
The images include giant florescent depictions of Trump wearing lipstick and eye shadow, firing a weapon and reclining in women’s lingerie. At one point, the words “Trump Is a Pig” stretch across the stage and, at another, a blimp crosses overhead with Trump’s face and his blackened eye covered with a dollar sign and, in a word bubble, “I won!”
Waters has always been a rather odd duck. Haunted by personal demons after he spat on a fan during a 1977 Montreal Stadium concert, the singer/bassist withdrew and produced The Wall, the quirky but classic concept album about alienation and mental illness that has become the band’s iconic work. But his eccentric personality soon rubbed bandmates the wrong way and the friction along with creative differences led to a split back in the mid-1980’s.
Without Waters, the band went on to record a number of albums and give stadium shows until the band retired in 2014. Waters never had much commercial success as a solo artist and has largely relied on tours performing The Wall as well as dabbling in international activism including the aforementioned anti-Israel diatribes.
Roger Waters is just another of those decadent rich British pigs who made their money selling albums and concert tickets to Americans and now feel free to take a shit all over the country.