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During Waters' recent performances of "Goodbye Blue Sky," an animated scene has projected images of planes dropping bombs in the shape of Jewish stars of David, followed by dollar signs -- an "outrageous" juxtaposition, according to Abraham Foxman, ADL's national director.
"While he insists that his intent was to criticize Israel's West Bank security fence, the use of such imagery in a concert
setting seems to leave the message open to interpretation, and the meaning could easily be misunderstood as a comment about Jews and money," Foxman said in a statement.
Are there any queers in the theater tonight?
Get them up against the wall!
There's one in the spotlight, he don't look right to me,
Get him up against the wall!
That one looks Jewish!
And that one's a coon!
Who let all of this riff-raff into the room?
There's one smoking a joint,
And another with spots!
If I had my way,
I'd have all of you shot!
As the lights went down, and a troop of jackbooted, generic fascist types arrived onstage waving flags, an air of titillated dread filled the Arena, one that came to an immediate climax as a massive explosion heralded the arrival of the band. “Do I have your attention now?” seemed to be the unspoken subtext. Waters appeared, dressed all in black, wielding his black Fender Precision Bass like a blunt instrument he fully intended to bludgeon someone with before night’s end, that half sneer, half smile adorning his still-striking features.
“So you thought you might like to go to the show,” he began.