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Roger Waters on Mark Zuckerberg
« on: June 15, 2021, 09:08:02 AM »
This is pretty funny. Zuckerberg apparently personally asked Roger Waters for the rights to "Another Brick in the Wall", offering him substantial ducats. Here is Waters' reply (language):

https://twitter.com/i/status/1404326042777554947

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2021/06/15/roger-waters-reaction-to-mark-zuckerberg-personally-asking-him-to-use-another-brick-in-the-wall-for-instagram-is-all-of-us-watch/

Seems like maybe Zuckerberg doesn't understand the song or understand where he and his kind actually fits in the scheme.
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Re: Roger Waters on Mark Zuckerberg
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2021, 09:19:32 AM »
I love it.  Roger Waters standing up to one of the most despicably stupid and dangerous people on the planet.
How can Zuckerberg even think that Water's song would be appropriate to market Instagram?  "Another Brick in the Wall" is a warning against the dangers posed to the young by institutions exactly like Facebook and Instagram.
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Re: Roger Waters on Mark Zuckerberg
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2021, 09:32:07 AM »
"We don't need no education"...   ;/

a hymn to ignorance. 

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Re: Roger Waters on Mark Zuckerberg
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2021, 10:02:56 AM »
"We don't need no education"...   ;/

a hymn to ignorance.

I've always heard those lyrics as "We don't need no "education"." As in, what public schools are offering is not education, it's control and indoctrination. At least that's what I get out of the song. And from that viewpoint, big tech has become just another brick in the wall of conformity, group-think, and totalitarianism.
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Re: Roger Waters on Mark Zuckerberg
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2021, 10:03:56 AM »
"We don't need no education"...   ;/

a hymn to ignorance.

It was more of an attack on the indoctrination that produces really nothing more than mindless minions that education had become. 
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Re: Roger Waters on Mark Zuckerberg
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2021, 10:41:33 AM »
I sort of looked at it as a nod toward stupid people who think they know everything yet know very little.   Probably different ways to see it.
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Re: Roger Waters on Mark Zuckerberg
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2021, 03:08:46 PM »
The album The Wall was about Roger Waters experiences in his life to that point, and Another Brick In The Wall was definitely about indoctrination in the school system.
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Re: Roger Waters on Mark Zuckerberg
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2021, 09:52:22 PM »
Roger Waters is a lefty loon, but when he's right, he's right.
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Re: Roger Waters on Mark Zuckerberg
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2021, 09:52:22 PM »
Roger Walters a huge lefty.  He is a defender of the Venezuelan government, for example.  He's not someone with our best interests at heart.

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Re: Roger Waters on Mark Zuckerberg
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2021, 08:47:15 PM »
Roger Waters is a lefty loon, but when he's right, he's right.

This.  Waters ain't one of ours, but I approve of him telling Zuckerborg where to go.
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Re: Roger Waters on Mark Zuckerberg
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2022, 04:23:07 PM »
Sorry about the necro, but...
 
One of my neighbors, a public school teacher, went to a concert last night. And is waxing poetic about how smart Waters is, and he is hoping all the ticket buyers get out and vote against You Know Who...
 
I wonder if he thinks that The Wall was a manual?
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Re: Roger Waters on Mark Zuckerberg
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2022, 10:08:22 PM »
Roger is also making the Ukrainian underground angry

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Roger Waters’ profile on Mirotvorets.
The co-founder of “Pink Floyd” is known for his support of imprisoned Wikileaks’ creator Julian Assange, and for his opposition to imperialism and war, as well as for his awesome music, loved by millions around the world.

Waters recently referred to Joe Biden as a “war criminal” on CNN, and said that Biden is “fueling the fire in Ukraine.”

“This war,” the musician stated, “is basically about the action and reaction of NATO pushing right up to the Russian border, which they promised they wouldn’t do when [Mikhail] Gorbachev negotiated the withdrawal of the USSR from the whole of Eastern Europe.”


https://thegrayzone.com/2022/08/25/roger-waters-ukrainian-govt-hit-list/

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