Yes the political musings of an over-the-hill bassist really should be listened to. //
Of all the musicians who are obnoxious, I think the former Pink Floyd bass player is the worst.
by Uki Goni
Chilean television has transmitted the controversial interview with Roger Waters in which the former Pink Floyd rock star says he believes the Falkland Islands, claimed by Argentina as “Las Malvinas”, should ultimately be considered Argentine.
To the question: “Falklands? Malvinas? What is your take? Is it British or is it Argentine?” by Chilean journalist Amaro Gómez-Pablos, Waters replies: “I think it should be Argentine.
“There’s nothing they like more than to toe the line in the Houses of Parliament and stand there with hand on hip and say: the Falkland Islands are British and they always will be and the Falklands islanders’ wishes are paramount and as long as they want to be British … Bullshit!”
“Don’t you fear betraying your flag?” was the follow-up question by the primetime journalist.
“No, I don’t,” replied Waters in the interview, also aired in Argentina. “By and large I’m as ashamed as I possibly could be of our colonial past. I take no pride in the fact that 150 years or so the sun never set on the British empire and that we were out raping and plundering and stealing as much we could from everybody all over the world as possible. That kind of imperialism is not something that as an Englishman I’m proud of.”
Waters did say the wishes of the Falklands’ 3,000 inhabitants should be considered. “The Falkland Islanders are Brits, aren’t they?” said Waters. “They have a point of view. So there is a case to be made for both things.”
[......]Waters arrives in Buenos Aires next week for nine sold-out shows at the River Plate football stadium, with more than 370,000 tickets quickly bought up by eager Argentinian fans almost immediately after they went on sale.
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