Once in a while, you get a rejection and disapproval of Israel’s attack/invasion/massacre towards Palestine from someone so unexpected, and this time it’s renowned electronic producer Brian Eno.
Eno gave a speech during the Stop Gaza Massacre protest in London, and he pointed out:
It’s a tragedy that the Israelis – a people who must understand better than almost anybody the horrors of oppression – are now acting as oppressors. As the great Jewish writer Primo Levi once remarked "Everybody has their Jews, and for the Israelis it’s the Palestinians". By creating a middle Eastern version of the Warsaw ghetto they are recapitulating their own history as though they’ve forgotten it. And by trying to paint an equivalence between the Palestinians – with their homemade rockets and stone-throwing teenagers – and themselves – with one of the most sophisticated military machines in the world – they sacrifice all credibility.
Gaza is now an experiment in provocation. Stuff one and a half million people into a tiny space, stifle their access to water, electricity, food and medical treatment, destroy their livelihoods, and humiliate them regularly…and, surprise, surprise – they turn hostile. Now why would you want to make that experiment?
Read more of his speech in essay form here, and I dare you to tell me what the guy’s saying is not the truth.
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On the other hand, have you listened to Brian Eno and David Byrne’s collabo Everything That Happens Will Happen Today? It’s nothing short of brilliant.