Roger Waters: “The American empire is the most evil of all”
Western mainstream media is one of the authors the legendary rock star names as propelling the destructive us and them view.
Following the interview with CNN in August in which Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters criticized the United States for its role in the war in Ukraine, calling US President Joe Biden a war criminal and pointing out that Taiwan is part of China , his most recent comments appear in an interview with The rolling stones this month declaring his belief that America is the greatest evil in the world.
In Tuesday’s interview, Waters said the “conforming media” is playing the us versus them formula, giving the American people the idea that China and Russia are “bad” and the United States is “good.” “.
From his point of view, he says, “Of course we — when I say we, I’m speaking now as a taxpayer in the United States — aren’t. We are the wickedest of them all by a factor of at least ten times. We kill more people. We are interfering in more people’s elections. We, the American empire, do all this shit.”
The singer and prominent political activist pressed the issue of Western-induced ideologies for coverage of the war in Ukraine: “You saw it on what I just described to you as Western propaganda. This is the exact opposite of saying Russian propaganda; The Russians interfered with our election; The Russians did that. It’s just lies, lies, lies, lies.”
Moreover, he has announced himself as being placed on Ukraine’s “kill list” which includes figures and individuals who do not support its forces and the Western intervention in the war which is helping to fuel it further. He added that Darya Dugina, a murdered journalist and daughter of Russian political thinker Alexander Dugin, was on that list that led to her murder in August in a car bomb at the hands of Ukrainian special services.
Waters even went the extra mile and sent an open letter to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s wife, Olena, asking her to help “stop the slaughter” by pushing for negotiations to reach a peace deal with Russia.
Among the major topics covered in his interview on Tuesday, such as Syria and Julian Assange, he underlined the importance of the Palestinian cause and condemned the occupying forces, saying: “It is not just the appalling death of Shireen Abu Akleh. appalling deaths… Every Palestinian killed by the [Israeli occupation forces] is appalling. She happened to be very well known and well loved, and she was a journalist and wore a press and whatever. But nothing will happen to the murderer, as we know. It will be swept under the rug anyway.”
Waters gave a brief overview of the history of the Middle East in light of his being branded as anti-Semitic in supporting Palestine, namely the involvement of the UK and France through the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916 which proved that Western sabotage has and still roams the ruins of the Middle East at the hands of the United States.