Today in History, August 2: 1675: The "Great Synagogue" was inaugurated in Amsterdam on Rapenburgerstraat.

12-27-12

The Dark Side of Roger Waters?

One watchdog group says that Roger Waters, composer, lyricist, singer and bassist for rock mega-group Pink Floyd, has become a "hero to genocidal terrorists."

Roger Waters, composer, lyricist, singer and bassist for rock mega-group Pink Floyd, has also become a "hero to genocidal terrorists" in his later life, notes watchdog group Eye on the UN.

The group has created a video (below) that shows Waters in testimony before the UN, comparing Israel to Nazi Germany and lying about Hamas's policy toward the Jewish state.

For millions of people worldwide who hold Pink Floyd's music dear to their hearts the video may be a cause for some serious reflection on whether being a musical genius says anything about a person's morals, historical judgment and political acumen.

Waters performed before an audience estimated at 50,000 in Israel in 2006.

via israelnn.com


Soul Food, August 2

Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn't help us know what to say.-Jonathan Sacks