June 07, 2014

Shuns homophobes, digs anti-Semites

Our comicbook-writing pal Ron Marz has a big problem with guys like Orson Scott Card -- y'know, because of his homophobia; however, he doesn't appear to have much of an issue with anti-Semites. Check it:

Roger Waters? Waters is one of the creative minds behind Pink Floyd, in case you're unaware. He also has a big problem with Jews and Israel:

According to Waters, Israel is a “racist apartheid regime” that practices “ethnic cleansing.” A great artist such as himself will not play in a country equivalent to “Vichy government in occupied France.” Likening Jews to Nazi collaborators was not enough. Waters then went further, comparing Israel to the Nazis themselves. “I would not have played in Berlin either … during the Second World War.” Waters believes that Israel is guilty of genocide, only “this time it’s the Palestinian people being murdered.”

To counter this idiot's "points" one by one is a waste of time, not only because I've done it so many times before, but because it would also be treating such outright ignorance with even the slightest modicum of respect. No dice.

So ... Marz? How does it feel to support a man who compares to Jews to Nazis? How would your colleague Dan Slott feel, considering the lengths he's gone through to denounce Douglas Ernst (whose comments he purposely misconstrued)?

But maybe you can have a chat with Danny about Waters' musical genius. Oh wait, that's right -- for you guys to be consistent, that should be completely immaterial.

Posted by Hube at June 7, 2014 09:14 AM | TrackBack

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Stumbled across this post. I listen to Floyd & Waters too because of the music. Not the fact that Waters is a hypocritical communist charging 100-300 US per seat for his tour while wearing a Rolex and bumping elbows with the plutocacry before bellowing the sins of everyone else.

Words & Music

Posted by: Surfcaster at June 7, 2014 11:53 AM

Thanks for commenting, Surf. I don't necessarily disagree w/you; this is a post more about the hypocrisy of various cultural commentators -- certain people deserve to be shunned, depending on the direction of the politically correct winds.

Posted by: Hube at June 7, 2014 12:00 PM

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