Archive for the ‘Roger Waters’ Category
British cartoonist Gerard Scarfe wouldn’t be known if not for the fact he did the animation for Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Like Roger Waters, Scarfe is one of those leftist who believes what he believes without any intellectual honesty whatsoever. It’s really an anti-Western type of ideology. Despite the fact Scarfe lives in the all the luxuries that western civilization offers, his ideology dictates that he must hate all things western, i.e. democratic and support all things despotic and anti-humanist. He’s in the news because of a political cartoon featuring Benyamin Netanyahu building a wall using the blood of Palestinians for mortar. And not coincidentally, the cartoon was published on Holocaust Memorial Day. This will provoke some outrage and get Scarfe some media attention he can lap up and use to score points with despots and act morally superior. I’m sure Anonymous has already nominated him for sainthood.
But as readers of this blog know, I’m a free speech absolutist, so I have no objection to him doing this cartoon. What I object to is the hypocrisy. Shed yourself of the comforts of the West, Gerard, and then we’ll talk.
I went to see a Roger Waters concert this past weekend. I always knew the former front-man for Pink Floyd was very much to the Left, but I guess going in I was in denial about him flaunting the fact. Practically every song was turned into an anti-Bush screed, and you’d think a legendary control freak like Waters (who used to criticize David Gilmour for having session musicians do most of the work at Pink Floyd concerts) would at least sing more than a couple of songs during the Dark Side of the Moon set. That tends to be the problem with these old rockers; once they get into their 50s and sometimes 60s, they become tribute bands to themselves. The Rolling Stones are probably the best example of this.
Anywho, I said to my friend as we left the concert that we should go see Ted Nugent to get some balance. Then today I see a link on Drudge to a column written by The Nuge where he goes off on Paul McCartney’s anti-meat hiring and firing practices, communist actor Danny Glover and the Left in general. Music to my ears.