Roger Waters who has long been a supporter of Bernie Sanders, took to social media to make a goodbye video post to Bernie Sanders and thanks him for all that he has done, and says he hopes to meet him some day so he can shake hands with him.
During a screening of his concert film Us + Them in New York, as Rolling Stone points out. When the moderator, BMG’s John Loeffler, commented that he “was equally moved [in the film] just to see kids all over the world getting the message that they’re not alone,” Waters said was the case everywhere, except America.
“Funnily enough, they are [connecting to that message], but unfortunately not fucking here,” he said (via Rolling Stone ). “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, [Bernie] Sanders.”
From there, Waters waxed despair on the sad state of affairs of which America currently finds itself in.
“We’re living here in a fool’s hell,” Waters remarked. “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 fucking sick. These sick, sociopathic fuckers, 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.”
“And this is a man who has failed at fucking 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,” Watters added. “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.”