Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Hey! Roger! Leave Those Jews Alone!

So on the one hand, you've got a group of people that throughout their 5,000 or so year history have been slaughtered, enslaved, slaughtered, exiled, slaughtered, nearly exterminated and slaughtered, who are just trying to defend themselves in the least lethal manner possible.

On the other hand, you have yet another aging rock star who insists on putting himself on the wrong side of history:

Former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters will give a concert in Israel, despite his opposition to the security fence Israel is building across the West Bank. After protests by Palestinians, he changed the venue from a park in Tel Aviv to Neveh Shalom, a mixed Arab-Jewish town near Jerusalem known as the "Village of Peace." The group's old hit song "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)" has become an anthem of resistance to the barrier, with its lyrics changed to: "We don't need no occupation. We don't need no racist wall."

I wonder how this rewrite would fly:

"We don't need no jihadist pogroms. We don't need no PLO."

Naw. That'd be racist! Everybody knows that the security wall is intended to protect an illegal Israeli occupation of Muslim land. Where else would those poor Muslims go?

(Cross-posted at SITD)

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