Roger Waters speaks the truth about the so-called “humanitarian” intervention in Venezuela
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John Lydon and mr Waters are 2 of the very few sane people in the entertainment industry imho.
Roger Waters and I are both born Sept 6. I am a few years younger. He has always been a great hero as well as musician in my heart and mind.
The vile mass murderers must not continue their Agenda 21. Thanks Saker for beinga Sun Tzu, too. Check your Email in a day or so.
Hmm, something to do with being of the sign of “Virgo”? I like to refer to Virgos as “Volcan” of this planet.
The man made great music for decades and now is using his good name to help prevent, as best he can, the slaughter and enslavement of powerless people.
This is remarkable. He is taking on the Hegemon, the Israelis, the British establishment and the Deep State Greed Machine of regime change.
A solitary man of wisdom . . .
Makes his music sound sweeter . . .
Wish that I was able to watch the video! Thank you Roger Waters! Thank you for the great Dogs of War concert in Wisconsin! Too bad that there are so many here in America!
Shine on you crazy diamond!
Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) was the PF crazy diamond.
Thank you very much for telling the truth. The US and UK governments has frozen the funds of the Venezuelan Republic and that is largely why they are in such a desperate situation. These funds must first be unfrozen if the people of this unfortunate country are to be helped.
Richard Branson was a contemporary of mine at school – we are the same age and we were both teenagers. He was an arselick of the first order. Invariably following teachers with a big smile on his face. An obvious psychopath. The truth about him cannot be published in the newspapers as he will use every legal means to prosecute any such writer.
If you want to know why Richard Branson is behind this, you must understand that he is probably negotiating favourable landing rights for his airline(s) at US airports. The US government totally control access to US airspace and slots. It is pure business.
Not commenting on Richard Branson, since I don’t know enough about him, but true, this P.R. stunt by the U.S. with military planes with tons of cargo including food, medical, and hygiene supplies is an insult not only to the Venezuelan people, but to the American people! Unfreeze the Venezuelan assets, and remove the embargo on oil and finance if they truly care about the Venezuelans well being, and send the plane to San Franscisco, where there is a rampant homelessness epidemic, in fact, pick any city in America, where there is a rampant homelessness epidemic!
There is an off chance that the so called frozen money has already been spent and so instead of paying back in cash you return specific items of your choosing, this is what street drug users tend to do and the gvt is always trying to keep the money straight, and would also not report this as the case at hand. Or they could just be running out of tricks to get weapons into the hands of the rebels disquised as humanitarian aid.
I love Roger Waters. What a great soul he is. Interesting that he made an appeal to Peter Gabriel here. Famous artists almost always talk a lot about peace, justice and truth, but so often work for the evil forces themselves. It’s impossible for the rest of us to know if they’re sincere but misguided, sincere but afraid to stand up to the machine, or are willing workers for evil. We all know Waters is fighting the good fight, and it seems Gabriel really is one of the good guys too. I sure hope so.
I always loved the music of both Waters and Gabriel. They’ve been a couple of my favorites for decades. The Empire cannot stand against the voices of great and popular artists for long. Truth and beauty will triumph.
There are predators everywhere. Musicians are frequently robbed an exploited by agents and record labels, it’s in the film industry too, and in the visual arts world where critics incapable of drawing a stick figure can make or break a career, and by art dealers that take over 50% of the sale price.
So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell
Blue sky from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here
We’re just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
What have we found
The same old fears
Wish you were here
— Wish You Were Here, by Roger Waters
God bless Roger Waters! He spoke from his heart, he spoke the truth.
Wondering whether Peter Gabriel will answer his call. Games without frontiers?
It would be an understatement of monumental proportions right now to say that as an American I am completely embarrassed, furious, and truly disturbed by our government and it’s actions, particularly the amount of suffering that they have caused all over the world, including right here in America.
It is only a matter of time. This government,including all three branches, and state and local governments, and the financial community, and the media, and the multi-national corporations, and the universities, and the public schools, and the medical community are hanging on by a thread, and I don’t know if they have any idea of precisely how much they have lost.
They lose more every time that they open their mouths, since they only open them to lie, decieve, and manipulate.
Once you’ve totally lost all credibility, virtue, and integrity, it is only a matter of time before they lose their positions of power, as well as their belongings.
Unfortunately, everyone else in the world had to suffer for their actions, which they have miraculously evaded any accountability for.
What were they thinking?!
Now, their decendents will have to live in disgrace.
Avoid the rush that is sure to come. Buy your yellow vest today!
I’m sorry but what do you mean? I know what a yellow vest is and what it stands for. How would a yellow vest help me? I think that it would help a yellow vest manufacturer, more than it would help me.
Roger Waters is a Giant, even among other Giants.
Back in the 60s and early 70s, the message Waters brings now would not seem so unusual, it was in fact the popular message of the time. That his message and advocacy now seems so rare, so unusual, is an indication of how far the evolutionary ladder we in the west have sunk.
How far down the evolutionary ladder we in the west have sunk.
‘Nothing to do with aid or democracy’: Roger Waters slams ‘humanitarian’ concert for Venezuela
“Pink Floyd ex-frontman Roger Waters is slamming Virgin tycoon Richard Branson’s aid concert for Venezuela as a sham, warning fans and performers not to be “led down a garden path that ends in regime change.”
The article quotes much of what Waters said in the video.
America doesn’t practice capitalism. America practices shysterism. Robbing anyone of assets, to cover the bloated bureaucracies self-serving interests, all around the world, including in America. Illinois is now considering transferring assets owned by the residents, to the nearly bankrupt pension systems. How would that work? The employees that robbed tax payers of their income, intend to increase the practice in retirement. If the sewage and water system, or toll roads were transferred to pensions, once they needed repair, do you think that they will repair them? Do you think that people’s monthly water bills won’t be $300 and that driving to work on toll roads won’t cost $20 a day at some point?
Since the Fed relies on inflation in it’s business model, everyone is told to gamble for retirement to increase their incomes, particularly with low interest rates, as a cure for their last grand larceny against America. Without inflation, people could actually have a clearer picture of what to expect, but the banksters and government don’t want people to realize how screwed they are, because if they realized it, that say, F that! I’m not going to give birth to a slave to the government and the banks! They would have no future slaves if the government and Wall St. were honest with them. In fact, Wall St. would be completely out of business if it ever leveled with America. If Wall Street advisors can’t even run a successful pension plan for the government, they sure as hell can’t do it for anyone else, without running a ponzi scheme. Well, the ponzi scheme usually has a ten year cycle.
I have to laugh at Wall St. always blaming the government, and vice versa, because this is a consensual relationship between two corrupt organizations.
As Charles de Gaulle would say, “in politics it’s not the intention [humanitarian intervention] but the result [regime change] that counts”.
Thanks Roger Waters for using your beautiful voice to call out the true criminal intent of this bogus humanitarianism. May it be heard across the globe!
I had the wonderful experience of attending a Roger Waters concert last year in Auckland NZ. The experience was amazing with surreal music and effects, as well as the political message sending goose bumps down our spines for the duration of the concert. Everyone I spoke to that attended was stunned and completely in awe of the man, the music and the message. The fact that my hero Gilmore was not on lead guitar hardly mattered as his role was filled by a wonderful guitarist from California.
Sadly Branson is not alone in his stance on Venezuela. The moronic and xenophobic Greg Hunter of USA Watchdog [who incidentally continually bashes this site] is also in support of the US intervention in Venezuela. The name of his site [US Watchdog] is a joke since he has been unknowingly recruited by the very neocons he is stupid enough to think that he is fighting.
Everything Trump does, including his appointments of psychopathic warmongers like Bolton and Abram, is endorsed by Hunter in his sycophantic campaign of support. His pathetic and farcical explanation for Trump surrounding himself with these murderous scumbags is…”keep your friends close and your enemies closer”…yeah right… great strategy… appointing these swamp creatures to positions of Secretary of State, US Security Adviser, and Special Envoy to Venezuela….good luck with this one!
The list of lunatic swamp creatures appointments by Trump is as long as it is alarming and includes the likes of Mnuchin and Haley as well. This tells us clearly who Trump really answers to and it ain’t Mainstreet. As long as Bolton, Pompeo and Abrams retain their positions this alone will clearly signal Trump’s interventionist plans for Venezuela.
I take no pleasure in coming to these conclusions on Trump whatsoever and have basically completely written off the forlorn and desperate hope that he might be able to set the US and the world on a better track. My observation is that this loose-lipped braggart is merely lurching like a drunken sailor from one crisis to another. He is ably assisted by the likes of Pence, Bolton, Pompeo, Haley and more recently Abrams, in completely squandering the tiny amount of US diplomatic capital that was left in the coffers.
The recent SOTU address was a sickening display of irrelevant propaganda, self-aggrandizement and downright lies. The likes of Hunter and other dimwitted supporters appear to have been completely sucked in by this obscene and farcical display. Their mode seems to be that because Trump is so demonized by the woeful ‘reporting’ of mainstream media, that it is bad form to call out Trump on any of his blunders because they would in effect be supporting this group that they despise so much.
Disclaimer…as bad as the situation is with Trump and his swamp creatures running the show it would have been tenfold worse if Hitlery had got her foot back in the door of the big old house! I am sure if this creature had won the lunatic Victoria Nuland would have been appointed SOS after her ‘resounding success’ in Ukraine. As disastrous as Pompeo is in this office there is always someone worse waiting in the wings. Same old story with US politics…be very very careful what you wish for.
Regards from the south seas
Listen to the most beautiful speech of Evo Morales, President of Bolivia , at UN Security Council Meeting. —
What a courageous man !
Thank you for posting this inspirational speech, Robin!
At last a leader with the courage and the moral fiber to call out the farcically hypocritical global Hegemon that wreaks mayhem on any state that dares to have an independent sovereign policy. Here’s hoping that some of this honesty and fortitude starts to rub off on other world leaders. Without the support of other countries, the worry is what retribution will these thugs and their gullible leader have in store for Bolivia now?
The expressions on Pompeo and Haley’s faces were absolutely priceless.
God Bless Roger Waters – the best of the musician people of the 21st century – I love you Roger Waters –