Monday, June 7, 2010

Roger Waters releases a video in support of the people of Gaza

Comment: I consider Roger Waters as the biggest musical genius of the entire Rock music movement. I began listening to Pink Floyd at age 10 and I have listening to Roger Water's amazing music ever since. This latest video is most definitely not his best recording, but that is not what counts here. What is important is that Roger Waters is most definitely a "fashion-setter", a high visibility person whose influence on the musical scene is still undeniable. To have the author of the Rock opera The Wall now openly pointing his musical finger at the Apartheid Wall in occupied Palestine is yet another sign that opposing Israel is now becoming a fashion statement, alongside the Kufiyyeh and the "Free Gaza" slogan. There is nothing wrong with that: make no mistake about that - all political movements are fueled by the fuel of fashion. From the ubiquitous "Free Tibet" bumper sticker to idiotic "change we can believe in" of the Obama campaign - fashions and fads can be used as a powerful political weapon.

It is absolutely fantastic news that being anti-Israeli is now fashionable. The "Leon Uris" days of Israel worship are now over and everything Israeli is now greeted with quasi-universal disgust, as it should be.

The writing is on the wall for the last racist state on the planet.