Roger Waters Responds To Ronson Rip

Rock’n’roll BDShole Roger Waters has responded defiantly to Sir Gerald Ronson’s tearing him a new one.

roger waters poster2In a strongly-worded open letter to Ronson that has been sent to Mandrake, Waters now says: “As your correspondent rightly states I am ‘vociferous’ in my support for the Palestinian people’s struggle for basic human rights, including their right to self-determination. I believe that all the indigenous people of Palestine, or for that matter anywhere in the world, deserve equal rights under the law. It is true that I oppose the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the maintenance of the siege of Gaza. It is also true that I am a supporter of BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions), a non-violent global movement that protests against the policies of this Israeli government, particularly with respect to the occupation and its racist policies.

“It is not, however, true that I am an anti-Semite or that I am against the Israeli people. I am neither of those. I am a critic of the policies of this government of Israel. In fact, a significant minority of the Israeli people, either on religious or on humanitarian grounds, shares my view of the Israeli government’s ill-advised policies. Because I am a critic of this Israeli government’s policies and in the absence of this Israeli government producing cogent arguments to defend themselves from my criticism, I am instead routinely subjected to the accusation that I am an anti-Semite.

“This is a pattern, a crude pattern, but nevertheless an identifiable and repeated pattern, a part of the general tactic of ‘Hasbara’, (‘Explaining’ or ‘Propaganda’ to those of you with no Hebrew). The escalation of this aggressive ‘Hasbara’ may well be a reaction to the fact that BDS is gaining ground, day by day and year by year, all over the world.

“A few years ago no one had heard of BDS. Now, because of the merit of its case, which has been taken up by informed and concerned civil society worldwide, it is on the lips of political leaders everywhere who have ignored it in the past. For example, Mr. Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, mentioned BDS 18 times during his speech to the annual AIPAC fundraiser in Washington, DC just last week. I am reminded of Gandhi’s famous saying explaining his non-violent resistance to British Colonial Rule in India: ‘First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.’ Gerald Ronson’s mention of me in his speech suggests we are in the ‘Then they fight you’ stage.

“On a personal note, Mr Ronson: my father, the son of a coal miner from County Durham, pulled himself up by his bootstraps, eventually got a degree from Durham University, went off and taught divinity, history, and English in Jerusalem between 1935 and 1938, and subsequently died in Italy on February 18, 1944 fighting the Nazi menace. Do not dare to presume to preach to me, my father’s son, about anti-Semitism or human rights.

“Look to your own house and the human rights abuses and racism of the Israeli government you defend. If Jews and Palestinians are to live in peace then there must be a real acknowledgment of the fact that Israel is denying freedom to Palestinians and abusing the term “anti-Semitism” to intimidate people, like me, into silence simply because we seek a better and equal future for Palestinians and Jews alike.”

Once again, Waters puts the BS into BDS (with the remaining letter ‘D’ standing for ‘despicable’). He is not accused of antisemitism on the basis of his anti-Israel activities alone (although that is usually an indication of antisemitism, especially when Israel is singled out like in this case).

No, it is more than that.

There’s the inflatable pig with the Star of David on it.

The accusation of a Jewish lobby.

The criticism of Rabbis and lying about Jewish belief (which tickled David Duke’s fancy).

So Roger, deny it all you want. Your father might have fought the Nazi menace, but you are certainly not your father.

In fact, given your comparing of Israel to the Nazis, as well as your defense of the terrorists of Hamas bent on our destruction, I’d suggest you’d be a real embarrassment to your father.

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  • Harvela

    Nice writing Roger . Unfortunately it does little to dissuade anyone from the fact you are a 24 carat antisemite . In 2013 following the BBC decision not to broadcast Nigel Kennedys Palestine diatribe during the Proms , Waters referred to Baroness Deech who had complained to the BBC , as Baroness Deech nee Fraenkel thereby emphasising her Jewish ethnicity in .

    http://blog.thecst.org.uk/?p=4495

    Also my BTL exchange with Larry Derfner 972

    http://972mag.com/roger-waters-meets-israels-newspaper-of-the-nation/79107/

    Here is Mark Elf Marxist ‘ As a Jew ‘of Jews San Frontiere on the subject and recognising damage caused to BDS hence damage limitation air brushing the nee Fraenkel when posting Waters letter

    Mark Elf
    Aug 29 5 of 5
    I thought the thing was fairly dodgy from the outset and not even that
    careful. Roger Waters has emphasised the Jewishness of Baroness Deech by
    reference to her “N�e” name, ie Fraenkel and this video omits even that
    “subtlety” in its title.

    This Nigel Kennedy thing could be a result for us but antisemitic vultures
    are circling. This guy who made this video is one.

    Sometimes it’s best to call it as it really is .

    —-

    So yes Roger you are an antisemite so try as you might to obfuscate it fools no one least of all Mark Elf .

    • Hard Little Machine

      Mark Elf. Now there’s a name I hadn’t heard in a while. He’s a straight up Nazi.

  • Harvela

    Nice writing Roger . Unfortunately it does little to dissuade anyone from the fact you are a 24 carat antisemite . In 2013 following the BBC decision not to broadcast Nigel Kennedys Palestine diatribe during the Proms , Waters referred to Baroness Deech who had complained to the BBC , as Baroness Deech nee Fraenkel thereby emphasising her Jewish ethnicity in .

    http://blog.thecst.org.uk/?p=4495

    Also my BTL exchange with Larry Derfner 972

    http://972mag.com/roger-waters-meets-israels-newspaper-of-the-nation/79107/

    Here is Mark Elf Marxist ‘ As a Jew ‘of Jews San Frontiere on the subject and recognising damage caused to BDS hence damage limitation air brushing the nee Fraenkel when posting Waters letter

    Mark Elf
    Aug 29 5 of 5
    I thought the thing was fairly dodgy from the outset and not even that
    careful. Roger Waters has emphasised the Jewishness of Baroness Deech by
    reference to her “N�e” name, ie Fraenkel and this video omits even that
    “subtlety” in its title.

    This Nigel Kennedy thing could be a result for us but antisemitic vultures
    are circling. This guy who made this video is one.

    Sometimes it’s best to call it as it really is .

    —-

    So yes Roger you are an antisemite so try as you might to obfuscate it fools no one least of all Mark Elf .

    • Hard Little Machine

      Mark Elf. Now there’s a name I hadn’t heard in a while. He’s a straight up Nazi.

  • 1Biodegradable1

    “I am ‘vociferous’ in my support for
    the Palestinian people’s struggle for basic human rights, including
    their right to self-determination
    .”

    I must have missed the part where he criticises Hamas and Fatah for failing to call new elections so many years after their terms of office have expired…

  • 1Biodegradable1

    “I am ‘vociferous’ in my support for
    the Palestinian people’s struggle for basic human rights, including
    their right to self-determination
    .”

    I must have missed the part where he criticises Hamas and Fatah for failing to call new elections so many years after their terms of office have expired…

  • Apartheidthynameispalestine

    Walters father fought the nazis. His son has become one. What goes round eh?

    Roger: Jewhate = anti Zionism = anti Israelism= nufascism

    The nufascist left truly are the greater threat now

    These post colonial guilt,mainly white, post Christians are the demon spawn of Hitler( yup that sums him up)

    Now roger show us your condemnation of Turkey Indonesia Britain Morocco Japan russia

    Occupiers ALL.

    Show us your BDS and blogs and Facebook pages on these regimes

    Nah thought now. Singles out Jews only . File under Jewhate Nu fascist Brownshirt

  • Apartheidthynameispalestine

    Walters father fought the nazis. His son has become one. What goes round eh?

    Roger: Jewhate = anti Zionism = anti Israelism= nufascism

    The nufascist left truly are the greater threat now

    These post colonial guilt,mainly white, post Christians are the demon spawn of Hitler( yup that sums him up)

    Now roger show us your condemnation of Turkey Indonesia Britain Morocco Japan russia

    Occupiers ALL.

    Show us your BDS and blogs and Facebook pages on these regimes

    Nah thought now. Singles out Jews only . File under Jewhate Nu fascist Brownshirt

  • steven

    His Father did not go to war to help the Jews.He went because England declared war on Germany.Tell Waters to stop the BS about his father and ww2.

  • http://www.pi-news.net/ steven

    His Father did not go to war to help the Jews.He went because England declared war on Germany.Tell Waters to stop the BS about his father and ww2.

  • JRmo

    those who scream the loudest are usually the ones trying to cover something up

  • JRmo

    those who scream the loudest are usually the ones trying to cover something up

  • JRmo

    those who scream the loudest are usually the ones trying to cover something up

  • Max

    “Look to your own house and the human rights abuses and racism of the Israeli government you defend.”

    Considering that his native Britain has played a leading role in two wars in the last twelve years that have completely devastated two entire countries (Iraq and Afghanistan) to an extent that makes Israel’s actions in Gaza look like a Sunday picnic, I think Roger is the one who needs to look to his own house and the human rights abuses of his own country.

  • Max

    “Look to your own house and the human rights abuses and racism of the Israeli government you defend.”

    Considering that his native Britain has played a leading role in two wars in the last twelve years that have completely devastated two entire countries (Iraq and Afghanistan) to an extent that makes Israel’s actions in Gaza look like a Sunday picnic, I think Roger is the one who needs to look to his own house and the human rights abuses of his own country.

  • Hard Little Machine

    50-55 rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza today. I call for 50-55 rockets to be fired at Roger Water’s neighborhood.

  • Hard Little Machine

    50-55 rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza today. I call for 50-55 rockets to be fired at Roger Water’s neighborhood.

  • harriet

    giving Waters space here, to respond is like feeding the troll-

    I bet he gets aroused whenever he gets a response and is provided a forum to stick it again, to the Jews

  • harriet

    giving Waters space here, to respond is like feeding the troll-

    I bet he gets aroused whenever he gets a response and is provided a forum to stick it again, to the Jews

  • rulierose

    Rog’s dear old dad is probably spinning in his grave to see what a grade-A moron his son has become.

    but Roger Waters’ day is ending, I think. BS (before Scarlett) he was still a member of a revered rock band, worthy of some weird kind of rspect*. but AS (after Scarlett) he’s just the Creepy Older Guy who lusts after the hot Jewish chick and doesn’t understand why she’s ignoring him.

    as far as I’m concerned, he’s been defanged.

    *as Obama would spell it.

  • rulierose

    Rog’s dear old dad is probably spinning in his grave to see what a grade-A moron his son has become.

    but Roger Waters’ day is ending, I think. BS (before Scarlett) he was still a member of a revered rock band, worthy of some weird kind of rspect*. but AS (after Scarlett) he’s just the Creepy Older Guy who lusts after the hot Jewish chick and doesn’t understand why she’s ignoring him.

    as far as I’m concerned, he’s been defanged.

    *as Obama would spell it.

  • walt kovacs

    were the nazis simply killing jews, not a single jew hating brit wouldve lifted a hand

    so i dont care what his father did…it had nothing at all to do with the jew

    and had america not entered the war and save their limey butts, waters would be goose stepping and eating sauerkraut

  • walt kovacs

    were the nazis simply killing jews, not a single jew hating brit wouldve lifted a hand

    so i dont care what his father did…it had nothing at all to do with the jew

    shortly after daddy waters left the land, the british instituted the final of the white papers, in which they totally reneged on the mandate they were given and doomed thousands of jews to the gas chambers

    THAT IS YOUR FILTHY LEGACY, YOU FILTHY JEW HATING BASTARD

    AND WE ARE HERE TO GET OUR POUND OF FLESH

  • Mainlander

    I can’t even listen to Pink Floyd any more. This tool is bereft of any semblance of factual history.

  • Mainlander

    I can’t even listen to Pink Floyd any more. This tool is bereft of any semblance of factual history.

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