Elessar wrote: Montavilla wrote:
brianoflondon wrote:I certainly don’t do this with most of my blog posts, but the concert in Tel Aviv was so good I felt moved to open an account here and post something.
Thank you for posting the links. I went and read your blog, and it's very interesting to learn about the difficulties of putting on this type of event in Israel. We have security checks at large venues, but we don't have to worry about incoming missiles!
True, but your country isn't illegally occupying its neighbours.
I note that Q+AL didn't play in Gaza on this tour.
I'm really quite appalled that this concert took place, and I don't care what Queen say about being non-political. Their guitarist whinges to anyone who'll listen about 'common decency'. There's no decency to be found on that country's government, and Queen have once again gone against a boycott that most of the music industry have respected.
I'm glad Israeli fans of the band got to see their band play, as it would be sad for them to be punished for their government's sins. However Israel shouldn't be allowed to continue to do what it's doing to the people of Gaza, and Queen shouldn't be supporting them as a nation.
I didn't think this forum section was an appropriate place for political opinion, but seeing as you (and the moderators) disagree, I assume you have no issue with an opinion contrary to yours?
Like every other BDS Anti Semite, Muslim/Arab apologist social justice warrior snowflake type, you demonstrate a rather obvious ignorance of Israeli history circa 1945 - 1975. This is the bit of history when every Muslim majority nation in the middle east kicked out, or murdered every Jew they could get their hands on who'd lived in their countries for thousands of years, stealing their homes and possessions in the process. Most pertinent to your point about Gaza etc. is that Arab nations repeatedly tried to invade Israel to literally wipe it off the map. The last time they tried and failed, Israel would've ended up occupying ALL of Syria and Egypt in justifiable revenge if America hadn't made them back off for cold war reasons. Gaza is a rather modest war spoil when all your neighbours repeatedly try to destroy your country.
The BDS movement, which you support, is a heinous, evil attack on civilised, modern, progressive people, who in spite of suffering the vilest treatment ever perpetuated on a group of innocents, have thrived in the middle of a desert with barely any natural resources, to the furious, blood boiling rage of their perpetually culturally, economically and politically retarded neighbours. (Offensive comments are allowed in this thread, yes)?
Queen have been the most inclusive, progressive band since the Beatles. As a rock band, their appeal to wide swathes of humanity is unmatched. The reason they're not playing Gaza is because a promoter hasn't offered them 50 gazzillion dollars to do so.
Your post is insulting to both Israel and Queen. But like I said, if contentious political issues are allowed on this thread, I'm glad to contribute. Also, I'm not overly familiar with Adam Lambert's religious beliefs, but I believe he identifies as Jewish? Perhaps he felt a personal need or interest in playing in Israel? I think you should use this forum to explain to everyone why you support the BDS, and why, as a consequence, we should all let Queen and Adam Lambert know why they should now be treated as war criminals.