From a widely shared Twitter post made on June 11th 2021 by La Jornada, we can see Roger Waters at a “Free Julian Assange” event, THE PEOPLES FORUM, raising donations to bring awareness to his unfair imprisonment. In the background of the video, we can see the saying, “Journalism is not a crime – war crimes are.”
[NOTE: I did attempt to visit the site that is posted on the banner “standwithassangenewyork.org” but nothing shows up. There is, however, a twitter page similar to this name: StandWithAssangeNY | @AssanageNY]
Fittingly, Roger Waters took this opportunity to showcase his disdain for the monopolistic efforts of big tech to gain even more control over the population than they already have.
In the video below, Roger Waters reveals a request from Mark Zuckerberg / Instagram asking permission to use Pink Floyd’s song “Another Brick in the Wall 2” for their Instagram movie. Waters’ response to Zuckerberg is astounding, since he is one of a small few speaking out against social media censorship.
Roger Waters calling out Zuckerberg and Facebook/Instagram as a corrupt industry and refusing to be a part of their system:
“This is something that I actually put in my folder when I came out here today. You have no idea what it is. Nobody does. Because it arrived on the internet to me this morning. It’s a request for the rights to use my song “Another Brick in the Wall 2” in the making of a film to promote instagram. So it’s a missive… it’s a missive from Mark Zuckerberg to me, right? It arrived this morning. With an offer of a huge, huge amount of money. And the answer is: “F*ck you! No f*cking way!”
And I, I only mention that because this is an insidious, it’s the insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything. You know? So those of us who do have any power, and I do have a little bit, in terms of the control of the publishing of my songs, I do anyway – So I will not be a party to this bullsh*t, Zuckerberg.“
Roger Waters reading from the missive: “We want to thank you for considering this project. We feel that the core sentiment of this song is still so prevalent and necessary today, which speaks to how timeless a work [it is]” – it’s true.
And yet, they want to, they want to subjourn it; they want to use it, to make facebook and instagram even bigger and more powerful than it already is, so that it can continue to censor all of us in this room! And prevent this story about Julian Assange getting out to the general public, so the general public can go, “What?! What?” No! No more. Nada mas.”
“Zuckerberg features in my new rock and roll show. I’ve got him sitting – no, I shouldn’t tell you. But, but he does. But you think, how does this little prick, who started off saying, “She’s pretty. We’ll give her a four out of five. She’s ugly, we’ll give her a one.”
How the f*ck did he get any power in anything? And yet, here he is, one of the most powerful idiots in the world.”
This is amazing. This is what the world needs more of, instead of people who are easily bought off and paid for, and who constantly bow their heads and do whatever the establishment tells them to do.
Roger Waters is a shining example of someone who stands up and defends the people, instead of falling in line and following the narrative. Even after being offered a substantial amount of money, Waters tells them, “not a chance”.
This is dignity, people. This is integrity. He is speaking out not only for himself, but for the rest of us; standing up against this tyrannical control and censorship. How many people have been deleted, banned, censored, simply for not following the main narrative? And how ironic, when the lyrics Zuckerberg and the big tech giants wants to use is, in part: “We don’t need no thought control.”
The nerve, right? A huge, totalitarian dictatorship, monitoring certain narratives across the platform, labeling numerous posts as “misinformation” and “this post is disputed”, and “due to what we deem as hate speech (which is anything that we don’t like), your account has been banned” has the audacity to want to use a song that was created to fight back against “thought control”.
It pretty much sums up what facebook, instagram, twitter and other huge tech platforms are all about. Their purpose to organize a large, oppressive “group think” to control the thoughts of others and anyone who dissents from their agenda gets ostracized, shunned, banned, etc.
Thankfully, there are still people who resist this corruption, even at the cost of further monetary gain and fame. Thank you so much to Roger Waters, for being the voice of reason and shutting down this huge oligarch’s attempts at abusing this song and exploiting its meaning. This is the action of a role model. Not the corrupted individuals who are trying to indoctrinate and condition the minds of the population.
One Final Note:
On the matter of Mr. Julian Assange, it’s also fascinating how instead of hailing whistleblowers exposing crimes as heroes, they are instead investigated and accused of crimes themselves, for obtaining materials “illegally” or for breaking NDAs.
Of course, where is the outrage for the ACTUAL CRIMINALS being exposed for their crimes? Why do the efforts of the media aim to smear the whistleblower instead of reporting on the atrocities being committed? And why should NDAs protect criminals or criminal activity? If a crime is being committed, that should make the NDA null and void. It would seem as if the NDA is there solely to protect any kind of criminal activity that may be perpetrated. A crime is still a crime, NDA or not. Any NDA issued that results in protecting illegal activity should be overthrown and cancelled.
It’s fascinating when telling the truth and exposing crimes is considered an even bigger crime than the crime itself. Perhaps it all boils down to who was initially committing the crime to begin with…
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