Roger Waters, British songwriter and former member of Pink Floyd, this week said at a Q&A after a screening of his concert film “Us + Them” that President Donald Trump is a “tyrant and mass murderer,” Rolling Stone reports.
Waters, after talking about how moved he was by the way younger people have reacted to the humanistic themes in his concert, said, “I was equally moved just to see kids all over the world getting the message that they’re not alone.”
“Funnily enough, they are [connecting to that message], but unfortunately not f---ing here,” he added. “Because if they were, you wouldn’t have Donald Trump as a president, you wouldn’t be having all this nonsense with the Democratic primaries, with them trying to destroy the only candidate who can possibly win against Donald Trump,” Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“We’re living here in a fool’s hell,” Waters continued. “The United States of America is not a fool’s paradise; it’s a fool’s hell. And watching [the film], it reminded me that the great battle is the battle between propaganda and love. And propaganda is winning. And sadly, the buttons of the propaganda machine are being pushed by people who are f-----g sick. These sick, sociopathic f-----s, all of them, every single one of them. Believe it or not, Donald Trump is somewhere down here, floundering around in the muddy water at the bottom of the oligarchic pool.”
He later added, “this is a man who has failed at f-----g everything in his life except becoming the biggest … tyrant and mass murderer and mass destroyer of everything that any of us might love or cherish in the whole [world], only because he has the power. Unfortunately, he has his finger on the button on it, and he’s right. In ‘Pigs,’ when we put up that he has a bigger button and it works, it does. And it’s working all over the world, murdering brown people for profit.”
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