Funny and Stupid Ideas: Comfortably Dumb
decide they want to live in peace.
Entertainers. Can any waft of logic pierce the overpowering scent of narcissicism in their deviated septums? Looking to succeed where Jason Alexander, Danny DeVito, Rhea Pearlman, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and Edward Norton (Death To Smoochy) failed, Roger Waters thinks his tortured vocals and now decades long musical impotence will tear down the wall that has helped save Israelis from Palestinian suicide bombers that rained the Intifada on every pizza parlor and Seder supper.
Succumbing to pleas from his Hamas co-conspirators after they threatened boycotting his “peace” concert from being held in Tel Aviv, Waters helped put it all in perspective in the manner that’s kept him so culturally relevant since embarking on his solo career:
“I am happy to play to anybody who believes in peace. I don’t discriminate between any of my fans, wherever they live. Being an Israeli does not disbar from being a human being.”
Glad we cleared that up. Israelis are humans. Recognizing their statehood can’t be far behind!
Recently, San Francisco’s Indymedia reprinted an “open letter” from the Electronic Intifada to Waters and helped put it in terms we’re more accustomed to hearing:
Dear Mr. Waters,
The Palestinian arts community received in disbelief the news of your upcoming performance in Tel Aviv in June, at a time when Israel continues unabated with its colonial and apartheid designs to further dispossess, oppress and ultimately ethnically cleanse Palestinians from their homeland. We strongly urge you to cancel your plans to perform in Israel until the time comes when it ends its illegal occupation of Palestinian territory and respects the relevant precepts of international law concerning Palestinian rights to freedom, self-determination and equality.
Ironically, when you were invited last year to perform in the Palestine International Festival 2005, the theme of that festival was “Another BREAK in the Wall!” The following lyrics for a song which was to be performed by school children were inspired by your timeless song:
We don’t need no occupation
We don’t need no racist wall
No more siege and no more curfews
Soldiers leave us kids alone
Hey! Soldiers! Leave us kids alone!
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall
All in all we’ve just made another BREAK in the wall
These words still express our collective view of the Wall, of our oppressors, and are still inspired by you. Do they still mean the same to you?
We appeal to your moral compass…
Consider that message received. Roger Waters will continue making an ass of himself and continue defiling the memory of one of the greatest rock bands of all time June 22 by performing “Dark Side of the Moon” in it’s entirety by himself to the delight of suicide bombers who planned to boycott the event all together rather than feign allegiance to his pious and delusional call for unity.
UPDATE: SUICIDE BOMBER KILLED 6 IN TEL AVIV - I guess we should blame Ticketmaster for that.