Roger Waters Uses Antisemitic Slur
Yesterday I posted some excerpts from a new interview with Roger Waters called “Hey, Israel, Leave Those Kids Alone!”, in which he attacked fellow musicians Stevie Van Zandt and Nick Cave.
It turns out, they were not the only ones Waters went after. A bit later in the interview, Waters attacks Madonna for appearing at Eurovision in Israel a couple of years ago. But listen to what word he uses to describe “someone who betrays a friend for money.”
For those who don’t know the origins of the term “Judas”:
Judas Iscariot, one of Jesus’s 12 disciples, received 30 pieces of silver to betray Jesus to the religious authorities. Although Jesus and all 12 disciples were Jews, the Western world—through art, literature, music, and tradition—chose to depict Judas as the Jew who sold out his Savior for money. Thus, the name Judas became synonymous with traitor, contributing to the persecution of Jewish communities for two millennia. This false and libelous narrative would feed into Hitler’s propaganda and the Holocaust.
Waters could have made his point without this word at all. Why on earth would he mention it, especially given how many times he has been accused of antisemitism?
I believe he just can’t help himself. The hatred is in his kishkas.