Thursday, June 22, 2006

That's right, Roger. No thought control.

Trying to sustain a wheezing career, Roger Waters of the former Pink Floyd has shaken the cobwebs out on Israelis trying to protect themselves from Palestinian snipers, by spray painting on ‘the ApartheidNaziZionistWall,’ 95 percent of which is actually a fence.

Wall? Fence? Getit? Hu-huh-he-huh!

Much like Hamas, Waters made a living helping adolescents channel their darkest, most suicidal thoughts. Unlike the Berlin Wall whose ‘hu-huh!’ allusion in The Wall provided him with a meal ticket purpose is to keep people OUT – not IN.
If there ever was a ‘yeah, whatever’ aura to another washed-up entertainment figure trying to say something they find meaningful about the Israelis protecting themselves from snipers and infiltrating bombers, this is it – the reason world traveling entertainers are coming to Israel this summer after years of staying away is because it’s safer now. The ‘ApartheidNaziZionistWall’ appears to be doing a fine job of protecting Waters and all the other little darlings who always seem to know better than anyone else about how we mere plebes and proles should comport ourselves.

A look again at the solipsism of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” tells you everything you need to know about what’s behind this stunt – the movie was ginned up by Waters about himself, and wallowing in his lost years in an emotional wilderness caused and conducted only by him. It’s the perfect example of what presently passes for the arts in large part at the moment: self-absorption with no real point other than a self-therapeutic display which the artist expects us to pay for solely because of their ceremonial position and title of artist.

"I've seen pictures of it, I've heard a lot about it but without being here you can't imagine how extraordinarily oppressive it is and how sad it is to see these people coming through these little holes," he added. "It's craziness."
He’s right – it is horrific that people are trying to get through in order to kill the likes of Waters. Does he ask himself why they’re coming through at all? For their freedom from the misery created by the Palistinians in the West Bank, maybe? Probably not, since he cant imagine that it keeps people OUT, not IN, and that it might be there for reasons he might just understand:
Roger Waters was inspired to create the album during a 1977 concert tour for Animals, dubbed Pink Floyd — In the Flesh. In Montreal, a fan's disruptive behaviour resulted in Waters spitting in the fan's face. Waters was immediately disgusted with himself, and his alienation from his fans urged him to build a wall between himself and the audience, an idea which later evolved into the album
Roger, imagine that that fan had a bomb belt packed with metal flechettes like hooks, screws, ball bearings, and other objects foreign to the human body that the fence itends to keep out. Imagine he had a firearm that “society’s betters” in your native Britain have banned.

The purpose of the fence is to disengage Palestinian killers from the Israeli civilians – to prevent fighting by limiting contact. The likes of Waters don’t have the depth to understand that the Palestinian terror militants don’t want the fence so that they can continue to pick off Israeli civilians. It DOES form a border – one between reasoned though and barbarism. It permits Israel to have a boundary that lets Hamas, the PFLP, and Fatah to imagine an Israel not violently thrown into the sea, and the fact that Waters feels safe enough to travel to Israel is proof of that.

Were the misapplied and cryptic allusions to Orwell's Animal Farm, that great work that Waters was trying to ride the coat-tails of in "Animals" entirely lost on him? When every detached celeb (who knows what to say to be heard) parrots the same line, there are reasons to complain about thought control.

The celebrity set has indeed become a class – they have evolved into the Pigs in Orwell’s Animal Farm – trying to convince us of their commonality to their paying customers while showing that they are more equal than others.

The fuse is lit!

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