Roger Waters seems to be passionate about two things: making music and bashing Israel. If he can combined the two, even better!
And this is what he did on Sunday night during the Desert Trip music festival at Indio, California, where he voiced his support for the antisemites of BDS.
The former Pink Floyd frontman waited until near the end of his performance to voice his support for the Palestinian-led BDS movement, which calls for boycotts and sanctions against the Israeli government.
“I’m going to send out all of my most heartfelt love and support to all those young people on the campuses of the universities of California who are standing up for their brothers and sisters in Palestine and supporting the BDS movement,” he said, “in the hope that we may encourage the government of Israel to end the occupation.”
Waters was even more brutal on Donald Trump.
Waters blasted the Republican presidential candidate in music and images. Trump’s face appeared on the massive video screen above the stage with the word “Charade” across it as Waters performed the Pink Floyd song “Pigs (Three Different Ones).” Subsequent images showed Trump wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood.
Meanwhile, a parade-sized balloon shaped like a pig floated above the audience. It had Trump’s face painted on the side with the words “Ignorant, lying, racist, sexist pig.” And in case that wasn’t straightforward enough, giant letters flashed across the big screen reading “Trump is a pig.”
You can see some of the anti-Trump imagery here (I will give him this – he knows how to put on a hell of a light show).
Good to see the inflatable pig does not have a Star of David on it anymore.
Meanwhile, the Who with Pete Townshend also performed.
I’d have loved Peter to set Waters straight.