Crossposted from LEAVWORLD: GRAFFITI POLITTI
A couple of items from the Saturday NY POST's Page Six caught my eye. First, the idiocy:
June 24, 2006 -- ROGER Waters doesn't like walls. After spray-painting "Tear down the wall" and "No thought control" on the concrete barrier that separates Palestinians from Jews in Bethlehem, the Pink Floyd rocker told 50,000 cheering fans on Thursday night, "We need this generation of Israelis to tear down the walls and make peace with their neighbors." Earlier, he told a reporter, "It's a horrific edifice, this thing . . . how extraordinarily oppressive . . . how sad it is to see these people coming through these little holes. It's craziness." Waters, who performed in 1990 at the Berlin Wall, will probably come to Arizona next to sing at the wall on the Mexican border.
Let's get this straight: First, he milks his 1980 "The Wall" recording after the fall of the Berlin wall. Now, he's milking it again, while imploring Israel to invite the terrorists in. My favorite part is the graffiti, of course. This guy is what, 60? Can anyone say "publicity stunt?" As for the speculation about the southern border wall, I can only add: If we build it, he will come.
Next, the hypocrisy:
June 24, 2006 -- ANGELINA Jolie probably thought she was helping the people of Namibia when she generously decided to give birth to Shiloh there. But Namibia's National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) is calling her and Brad Pitt "colonial overlords" who "used heavy-handed and brutal tactics" to pressure the government into providing extraordinary restrictions on the media. A NSHR spokesman said, "To shut down a national border so she can give birth in peace is a massive abuse of power." Foreign reporters had to be approved by Jolie and Pitt before they were issued visas. South African journalist John Liedenberg had his passport and camera equipment confiscated, and was later arrested on public property and charged with trespassing. The NSHR said the Namibian government should be spending more money on its own pregnant mothers, "who go without medical care, food and shelter! But government can afford to spend thousands of taxpayers' money on the so-called protection of the privacy for a filthy rich Hollywood family! Who is fooling whom?"
The noble BRANGELINA, colonial overlords? Isn't she a UN "goodwill" ambassador, or some such nonsense? I've never heard him talk much about it, but she is very into "helping the poor of the world." Great way to set an example, by encouraging a government to waste resources, and supress freedom and civil rights throughout the country. "Freedom for me, but not for thee" seems to be their motto here.