Folks, this rant by Howard Stern is my pick for the most epic rant of 2015:
WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE (It is Howard Stern after all).
Howard Stern had enough! When the long-time anti-Semitic Roger Waters, former member of Pink Floyd, wrote an open letter to Bon Jovi in Salon, slamming the band for playing a concert in Tel Aviv, refusing Waters call to boycott Israel, Stern let Waters have it with a 14-minute long rant about Waters’ Antisemitism and Israel hatred.
“He’s got to shut up, Roger Waters, If you take a look over there — Roger, genius, Mr. Pink Floyd — there are so many Arab countries and so much land around Israel, if you threw a pin in a pool, that’s what Israel is. Israel was created in the middle of a desert in a portion of the world no one wanted, until Jews showed up there.
“The Palestinians are these Arabs that could live in Egypt; they could live in Saudia Arabia, but guess what? Those countries don’t want them either. Israel has a little tiny country, and it bugs the shit out of Roger Waters. He can’t f**kin’ deal with it.”
“Jews, go to the dark side of moon and live”
His rant ends with a reference to the fact that Waters’ over-blown-ego broke up Pink Floyd. Stern told waters that he should first try and make peace within Pink Floyd before he tries for peace in the Middle East.
Waters has made been accused of Antisemitism in recent years, one incident in the picture above was an anti-Semitic prop he used in his concerts (a giant inflatable pig wearing a Star of David)
In December 2013 CounterPunch magazine published an interview with the aging rockstar in which he called for action against what he described as the Nazi-like actions of Israel, the “right-wing rabbinate,” and “the Jewish lobby.”
Waters began the interview with a discussion of his most recent tour, why he gets political, and his next album. Then he channeled The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and launched into his racist attack, calling Israel an apartheid state who practices ethnic cleansing which needs to be boycotted. He continued by ranting against “the right-wing rabbinate:”
The voice, for instance, of the right- wing rabbinate, which is so bizarre and hard to hear that you can hardly believe that it’s real. They believe some very weird stuff you know, they believe that everybody that is not a Jew is only on earth to serve them and they believe that the Indigenous people of the region that they kicked off the land in 1948 and have continued to kick off the land ever since are sub-human. The parallels with what went on in the 30’s in Germany are so crushingly obvious that it doesn’t surprise me that the movement that both you and I are involved in is growing every day.
Holy cow! Right-wing rabbis? Waters continued with the anti-Semitic meme about the Jews controlling the media:
Well, where I live, in the USA, I think, A: they are frightened and B: I think the propaganda machine that starts in Israeli schools and that continues through all the Netanyahu’s bluster is poured all over the United States, not just Fox but also CNN and in fact in all the mainstream media. It’s like a huge bucket of crap that they are pouring into the mouth of a gullible public in my view, when they say “we are afraid of Iran, it is going to get nuclear weapons…”. It’s a diversionary tactic.
Apparently the Jews control the music industry also:
The Jewish lobby is extraordinary powerful here and particularly in the industry that I work in, the music industry and in rock’n roll as they say. I promise you, naming no names, I’ve spoken to people who are terrified that if they stand shoulder to shoulder with me they are going to get f**ked.
Boy oh boy that Roger is quite the guy! And Howard Stern pinned him just right.
If you would like to listen to all or part of Stern’s rant…it is embedded below..but please remember it’s NSFW, and NS around kids. Stern uses strong language throughout!