Saturday, August 21, 2010

Johnny Rotten Neocon!

Jeez, I scooped the entire blogosphere by a month on this one (recall, "Anarchy in Tel Aviv? John Lydon Will Tour Israel!").

Well, there's a new twist that's caught attention. Check out John Lydon's statements defending his Israeli tour, "
Johnny Rotten, Neocon Punk Rocker":

Johnny Rotten, who is widely considered to embody the zenith of punk music and a former singer of the British band the Sex Pistols, issued the following statement to the Independent newspaper about his planned concert in Tel Aviv:

I really resent the presumption that I'm going there to play to right-wing Nazi jews [sic]. If Elvis-f-ing-Costello wants to pull out of a gig in Israel because he's suddenly got this compassion for Palestinians, then good on him. But I have absolutely one rule, right? Until I see an Arab country, a Muslim country, with a democracy, I won't understand how anyone can have a problem with how they're treated ....

Leftists in the UK are in a state of panic, largely because Lydon rejects their crude and grossly oversimplified views on the Middle East. Lydon, who lives in Venice, California, has breathed real democratic life and fire into a dull and misguided cultural war against Israel.
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Opus #6 said...

Johnny's got it right. The Palestinians did get the vote. And who did they elect? Why the sweet and innocent boy scout troop HAMAS!

Dave said...

I have a new-found respect for Johnny Rotten, even though as a classic/progressive rock fan (Rush, The Who, Zep and Yes) as well as being a once classically trained vocalist, I hate punk rock with an engraved, purple passion.