(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- A Pink Floyd musician’s concert tour was postponed after he received harsh criticism for his opinions on the war in Russia and Ukraine.
Pink Floyd’s frontman and founding member Roger Waters’ performances in Poland were postponed as the musician voiced his disapproval of U.S. funding to other countries and his support for Ukraine.
Following the publication of an open letter to Olena Zelenska, the first lady of Ukraine, by the 79-year-old Waters earlier this month, he created controversy.
Waters discussed his opposition to the West providing military aid to Ukraine to prolong its conflict with Russia.
In part, Waters’ letter reads:
BBC.com quotes you as saying that “If support for Ukraine is strong, the crisis will be shorter.”
Hmmm? I guess that might depend on what you mean by “support for Ukraine”? If by “support for Ukraine,” you mean the West continuing to supply arms to the Kyiv government’s armies, I fear you may be tragically mistaken. Throwing fuel, in the form of armaments, into a firefight has never worked to shorten a war in the past, and it won’t work now, particularly because, in this case, most of the fuel is (a) being thrown into the fire from Washington DC, which is at a relatively safe distance from the conflagration, and (b) because the ‘fuel throwers’ have already declared an interest in the war going on for as long as possible.
A local government official “threatened to hold a meeting asking the council to declare Waters ‘Persona non grata’ because of his public efforts to encourage all parties involved in the disastrous war in Ukraine, especially the governments of the USA and Russia, to work towards a negotiated peace, rather than escalate matters towards a bitter end that could be nuclear war and tyranny.
This week, Waters announced his Poland tour was canceled.
The cancel culture Waters experienced was what he called “draconian censorship of my work.”
The well-known performer has also explicitly called out President Biden for his unwavering support of Ukraine.
Waters asked on CNN why the United States of America won’t press Zelensky to engage in negotiations to avoid the necessity for this terrible, terrible war.
Waters continued, criticizing NATO’s role in Ukraine, stating that this war is primarily about the action and response of NATO pressing right up to the Russian border, which they promised they wouldn’t do when Gorbachev negotiated the withdrawal of the USSR from all of Eastern Europe.