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The Atrocious Side of Roger Waters Documented

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As palpable animus for the sovereign Jewish state of Israel continues to flourish in the unholy alliance between the radical political left and their Muslim supporters, it appears that the movement dedicated to fostering the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) receives it perpetual stamina through celebrity endorsements.

For a number of years now, (and for some inexplicable reason) Roger Waters, the front man for the iconic rock group “Pink Floyd” has led the international charge in vociferously condemning Israel as both an “oppressor” and “occupier” and has made it his raison d’etre to rally entertainers of all stripes in boycotting Israeli performances as well as lobbying businesses, academics and others to do the same.

Until this juncture, Waters and his circumspect agenda have never been publicly scrutinized, but thanks to one intrepid documentarian, the proverbial lens has now shifted to the motives that drive the influential performer.

Enter Ian Halperin, a Canadian filmmaker whose other works focus on such larger than life celebrities as Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Kurt Cobain. In his recent film “Wish You Weren’t Here” Halperin shines a brash and truthful spotlight on the purported distinctions between assuming an anti-Israel posture and being a blatant anti-Semite.

Judging from the impressive litany of interviewees he assembled for the film including World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder, renowned Harvard law school professor and civil libertarian Alan Dershowitz, Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky, various Hollywood insiders, assorted rock idols and even PLO terrorist Leila Khaled to represent the “other side”, one can safely assume that Halperin not only did his homework but has prodigiously produced an explosive film that will virtually blow the lid off of the seething fount of Jew hatred that is at the very core of Roger Waters’ existence.

The viewer of this film will see Waters railing against Israel and positing himself as a proponent of Palestinian rights and even as an apologist for terrorism as he submits personal testimony before a UN committee. If that were not egregious enough, we also recoil in horror as we witness the propaganda-like visual images and anti-Semitic tropes that he proudly passes on to his unwitting fans at his concerts.

When former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is queried about Waters’ agenda by Halperin at a symposium in Rome on the subject of anti-Semitism, Blair readily admits that Waters’ messages are replete with anti-Semitic vitriol.

The tentacles of the pernicious BDS movement that Waters has championed have insidiously made an indelible imprint on college and university campuses around the globe. Fascism, say the people in Halperin’s film, comes in all forms and in this time and in this place it is has manifested its ugly head in the form of vindictive boycotts, led by such malevolent personalities as Waters.

There is no question that this film deserves to be aired in mammoth venues in every major city, town and hamlet in the world. Its message is not only vital but strikes at the heart of our existential survival as a society grounded in morals and civility. “Wish You Weren’t Here” is now available on Vimeo on Demand. Make it your priority to watch it today!!

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28 Comments

28 Comments

  1. herman

    05/02/2018 at 2:20 pm

    I’m not at all an anti semite but a better film would be “The atrocious side of Benjamin Netanyahu” the true villain!

    • shloime

      05/03/2018 at 12:26 pm

      “not at all”? are you sure? i’d say you’re not being honest even with yourself.

    • ShrinkDave

      05/11/2018 at 7:22 pm

      Not at all. Ha!

    • Ronnie

      05/28/2018 at 7:12 pm

      Oh yes, let’s ignore Asaad, Kim Jung Un, and the rest of the world’s fascistic despots. Let’s pick the Israeli Prime Minister. Are you Roger’s buddy herman?

  2. Kevin

    05/03/2018 at 1:31 am

    Throuout history the Jews have been ridiculed, persecuted and murdered en mass.
    So it is somewhat shocking to a non Jew such as myself to see them ridicule, persecute and murder others of a different race and faith than themselves when they have the whip hand. This proves that the Jews are the same as everybody else, nothing special.
    Sadly Typically Human.

    • shloime

      05/03/2018 at 12:27 pm

      could you provide an example of this? because you’re sounding like a typical joo-hater…

    • Ronnie

      05/28/2018 at 7:14 pm

      Take a break from the Kool-Aid Kevin.

  3. Nonyobuisness

    05/03/2018 at 2:36 am

    The man is how old now? And you don’t think he would have slipped up over the years, if he was an anti Semite..

    This is a trash article written by some offended snowflake, who should spend their time more wisely; and try better the world somehow other than this.

    I bet that film is incredibly boring, and tailors to a select few other snowflakes.. Get a real job. Cheers.

    • shloime

      05/03/2018 at 12:32 pm

      he has, “slipped up”, to use your logic. he’s just another hater in the hall.

      https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000huikg.oxfWs/s/850/850/20120507-rwaters-315.jpg

      • Simon Warren

        05/05/2018 at 7:53 am

        The occupation of Palestine is a genocidal exploit as a Jew I understand that the holy Land is holy no matter who controls it as stated in the Torah. Anyone who claims the BDS movement is anti-Semitic is either uninformed or complicit in the genocide of the Palestinian people, wake the f#ck up and learn to read.

        • Ronnie

          05/28/2018 at 7:23 pm

          As a Jew? You think that speaking ‘as a Jew’ gives your lies some kind of credibility? Genocidal exploit, eh? How would you explain the exponential demographic rise of the Palestinians. Israelis must be terrible at genocide. BDS is anti-Semitic without a doubt. Maybe instead of reading all the lies and propaganda, you might be better served by going to Israel and seeing for yourself.

  4. Daniel Cole

    05/03/2018 at 2:45 am

    Your article is obnoxiously stupid and actually says very little about Waters at all. You didn’t even provide the readers with a quote from the man to prove your assertions against him. Just many, many modifiers. You laid it on a little thick there. I’ve seen many interviews and speeches from Waters and haven’t seen any evidence of antisemitism. In his Stay Human speech he didn’t say the word Israel or mention the Jewish region at all, if I remember correctly. He only spoke of the death he witnessed while visiting Gaza, the murdered children, the destroyed hospitals, etcetera. Calling Waters a fascist is truly ignorant and an obvious attempt to prey upon readers who may be unaware of this man’s history. Waters’ father gave his life liberating Europe from fascism in the second world war… I’m pretty sure if he hates anything, it’s fascism.

    • shloime

      05/03/2018 at 12:33 pm

      • Daniel Cole

        05/03/2018 at 5:49 pm

        Fake.
        Israel isn’t a Jew. It’s a government. Being unable to criticize a government is the essence of fascism. The Jews are just pawns in their game. Now go kiss the wahabbist Saudi arabians and wonder how that makes sense.

    • shloime

      05/03/2018 at 12:38 pm

      all you need do is google waters and hatred.

      http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/07/21/roger-waters-compares-israel-to-nazis-while-performing-in-china-turkey-and-venezuela/

      you really need to get out more. or maybe just open your eyes.

      • Daniel Cole

        05/03/2018 at 5:53 pm

        Any country aligned with the United States and Saudi Arabia is an enemy of humanity. Just Western bandwagoners who didn’t realize the ship was taking on water when they got on board.

      • Simon Warren

        05/05/2018 at 8:06 am

        China Turkey and Venezuela oh my! Explain how any of these countries are at all comparable to Nazis. My ancestors were massacred by Nazis and you have the nerve to say that China Turkey and Venezuela somehow equate to Nazi Germany?!

    • Ronnie

      05/28/2018 at 7:29 pm

      Waters’ father did die in WWII and he has hated the Jews ever since. Plenty of anti-Semitic rants have been reported by roadies who worked with him over the years. While in Gaza, did Waters ever call out Hamas for their use of human shields, the fact that they kill political dissenters, their murder of innocent Gazans, their misogyny, oppression of gays, their stealing of millions of dollars of international aid, their building of terror tunnels by young boys who die while digging, their systematic child abuse, their payments to terrorists, their lack of elections in over a decade, etc.? He is a classic anti-Semite hiding under anti-Zionist cover.

  5. Robyn

    05/03/2018 at 5:09 am

    Waters is clearly an anti-Semite. Israel is the most democratic country in the middle east. Please watch this compelling, sensitive film available here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/wishyouwerenthere

  6. Robert

    05/03/2018 at 9:18 am

    Fuck Roger Waters & Fuck Ted Nugent’s. Fucking limey and draft dodger

  7. Ron Barringer

    05/03/2018 at 1:40 pm

    I’m a huge fan of Water’s music but his anti-Semitism makes me ill. Count me as a Christian for Israel.

    • Simon Warren

      05/05/2018 at 7:56 am

      Explain how he is anti-Semitic, the state of Israel is not the embodiment of Judaism in fact it is the opposite. Unlike you I am actually Jewish and there is simply no reason for your inconsiderate and racist support of an oppressive state regardless of your religious preferences. Leave religion out of this, you clearly hate Palestinians or you are uninformed.

  8. Andrew Goloskof

    05/03/2018 at 4:33 pm

    Another hypocritical multi millionaire who thinks he is a philosopher! Goodbye forever Roger, I followed you since 1968, now our paths must take separate routes. May you burn in hell for eternity, death is too good for you!

    • Simon Warren

      05/05/2018 at 8:01 am

      Reasoning? Apparently you have no capacity for it. I genuinely do not understand how you think he’s anti-Semitic. My people were massacred in WW2 and you chose to disrespect another oppressed group to supposedly support them? As a literate Jew I understand that the Israeli occupation of Palestine is immoral and oppressive. You are on the wrong side of history.

  9. BR

    05/05/2018 at 4:23 am

    Not an antisemitic, he just has white saviour complex.

  10. Simon Warren

    05/05/2018 at 8:03 am

    This article is hate speech! If you cannot see that you are an ignorant racist. Anyone who wants to debate me can try. I am Jewish and the state of Israel does not embody the values of my faith.

    • Phyllis

      05/11/2018 at 3:26 pm

      You’re just another self hateing Jew. Something I will never understand. I know of no other group who condemn their own as easily as people like you.

      • Ronnie

        05/28/2018 at 7:32 pm

        This Simon Warren is no Jew. He loves to throw that around and no Jew would go around doing that. He’s pathetic.

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