Yet another musician who supports the fight against corporate greed and the screwing of the middle and lower classes who will nevertheless lobby for your ass to be thrown in jail if you’re caught downloading their music without paying them for it through pre-approved corporate channels.

Roger Waters, founding member of Pink Floyd, falls well within the “upper 1%” but doesn’t seem to want to either understand, remember or care why:

You can go see Waters, the man who supports the fight against the greed of the upper 1%, perform live early next year in San Francisco. The cheapest ticket is $115 and go as high as $1,020. Even better: The concert is at AT&T Park.

Much of Pink Floyd’s work was sold courtesy of the tiny non-profit company called Capitol/EMI. I know because I own a lot of it, but inevitably most entertainers always find a way to make me regret ever giving them a penny.

The not-so-subtle technique of rich hypocrite OWS supporters — whether it’s employed by Warren Buffet, Kanye West or Roger Waters — is that they claim to want to help the “lower 99%.” There are two ways they could do that. 1) They could “help” us by begging the government to raise their taxes, which may or may not happen and probably wouldn’t help anybody anyway because the government will simply waste the extra money anyway. Or 2), they could offer immediate relief to the pocketbook of the downtrodden by lowering the price of their products or services, in essence taxing themselves at the front end by refusing to profit at the point of sale. Guess which option they choose each and every time?

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5 Responses to “Roger Waters Supports OWS Fight Against ‘Upper 1%’ Greed (See Him Perform Live for $115 – $1,020)”

  1. SignPainterGuy on November 6th, 2011 8:20 pm

    I so miss the blissful ignorance of my younger days when I could listen to the angelic voice of Barbra Streisand, watch Sheriff Andy and dream of raising my children with his disarmed / unarmed common sense wisdom, think our government had our best interests at heart regardless of the party in control and here`s a big one; believe that no one would risk publishing lies in newsprint or speaking them over the air !

  2. Pasadena Phil on November 6th, 2011 11:51 pm

    Being a 1%er seems so complicated and contradictory to us mere 99%ers. That is why they are the 1% and we are the 99%. In their world, they would be the kind, benevolent and enlightened slave owners in ancient times. Slavery would be so utopian that there would be no need to abolish slavery.

    These people see themselves as being above it all. To them, it is the middle class that tramples on people in their barbaric rat race games. There would be no poor people if the middle class would simply agree to share its wealth evenly.

  3. Dexter_Alarius on November 7th, 2011 12:21 pm

    Money, get back
    I'm alright, Jack, keep your hands off of my stack
    Money, it's a hit
    Don't give me that do goody good bullshit
    I'm in the hi-fidelity first class travelling set
    And I think I need a Lear jet.

    Et tu, Roger?

  4. Hyperfobea on November 7th, 2011 4:56 pm

    Um … because if there is another American revolution the 1% fear that they may experience what the 1% of France experienced during the Reign of Terror?

  5. roger dodger on December 25th, 2011 6:53 pm

    i hear what you're saying, ,but i dont think we should begrudge for making money. oodles of money in this fine artist's case. he is a voice of reason. he's telling the truth.
    roger waters did not swindle, grit, con people to buy his albums and go to his shows. roger waters did not betray the public's trust – unless of course you consider commercialize his music and legacy and let big corps whoring his cd's on wal-mart shelves.
    we should embrace any of them billionairs who are on our sides and willing to speak against their tone deaf 'friends'.
    let's not shoot our, already limp, foot and use their platform to facilitate a bigger voice.
    pop culture is as grass roots as it gets. its speaks louder then votes.

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