Personally, I decided to boycott Roger Waters a couple of years ago, after the 2010 Mavi Marmara affair. His public comments and actions made it very clear that I ought to use my consumer power to not spend money on him (which admittedly is a very modest threat, much like a fart in a hurricane). I have since then observed how one brain atrophied artist after the have caved in to pressure from power people such as Waters.
But now we know his real motivations, he has himself put it to us very clearly. Lets not be foolish to think this is only artistry, pretense and smoke and mirrors. This is the real deal and smart people should take note: Roger Waters is as bigoted and power drunk as the people he likes to sing about.
When Waters uses the Star of David on an inflatable pigs head during a concert, in a symbol laden scenography designed to impress some political message – he has never kept it a big secret that his sympathies lie on the extreme left – as the only religious symbol, you can be fairly sure he has not got benign intentions. He has got money, a name and a platform form where to spew his hate. He is more dangerous than Hitler.
Shame, Waters, a big shame!
Besides, David Gilmore is a much better musician!