It’s Happening Now But People Don’t See It - Roger Waters on Challenging Authority

It’s Happening Now But People Don’t See It - Roger Waters on Challenging Authority

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[Music] the ruling class are murdering you not slowly they've got their hands around your throats and you're just passing out they are destroying the earth and everything that lives on it to make a few quid this is not a drill it's happening and it's happening now why don't we just stop them why don't we get tough take to the streets in millions say enough is enough it's an expression of my view
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which is that we human beings all have a responsibility to stand up in solidarity with one another against authority that is aaron wherever and however and whatever it is and wherever we see it errant authority you know this is not 60s bull this is stuff that has to do with the reality of the way the world turns now the way it works and we and we by and large have a very blinkered view of it do you think
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that still has traction absolutely is it my imagination is it too much to suggest that their leaders over there and our leaders in the west are driven not by trying to achieve peace in our time but by something else but something altogether less sublime call me a cynic but it sometimes seems to me that some of them are more attached to power than to peace you are not still in a democracy you can buy political power now that is not democratic at some point in everybody's life they
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have to decide whether or not they believe in the 1948 universal declaration of human rights in paris if you do either you believe in it or you don't you can't have it both ways and so if you do believe it then you have to stand up for people's human rights all over the world irrespective of their ethnicity or their religion or their nationality we're all human beings and we behave differently by accidents of our birth the walls that divide us are created
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accidentally and in consequence they are reversible once we understand that they're only like us we're just people who are born in different parts of the world we don't have collateral damage anymore we no longer allow the headlong rush to maximize the bottom line we say that other things that are more important wish you were here is about the world is a confusing place and it's difficult to find a reality that one can grasp wholeheartedly the thing that i attach to most powerfully in my
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life is my humanity and that of other people we've got to talk about your chore because it's it's it's called as on them and that's that's a title that is very well known because it's one of your classics yeah um why is it relevant now um yes it's a song from dark side of the moon which was from 1973 there's a line in it which goes with without and who'll deny that's what the fighting's all about and the answer
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to that question is almost everybody almost everybody thinks that the wars that we are subject to constantly now we live in a state of perpetual war which by a lot of people in the united states has been accepted they think it's okay because they think they're fighting terrorists that's what they think if that's not what it that's not why we're in a state of perpetual warfare in my view and we know that all human beings are descended from the first homo
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sapiens and who were from africa and that we have spread out over the globe into different parts of the globe and in consequence we all some of us look different than others this is because of weather and you know and stuff that's happened but we all carry the same dna we we are all related one to another wherever we're born whatever our religion is whatever our ethnicity whatever our color whatever our sexual preferences whatever we are brothers and sisters and that so
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that's why this is what i've learned all right i've learned that shame is a terrible motivator i was crippled by insecurity and certain feelings of shame when i was a 15 year old boy are you nostalgic no what for those days no i'm looking forward i'm as i say to my partner in life now i say to her often we keep dinning it into each other really is we have to stay in the moment
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you have to stay as close to the moment as you can and you know not worry too much about yesterday look forward to tomorrow but make certain that in the moment you're looking into their eyes and that and that you're focused on love i know it sounds soppy but it's not [Applause] one would need to persuade the good people of the united states of america that they somehow need to rest the power
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that resides with the very very wealthy back to the rest of you or the rest of them in order that you could for instance have a mainstream media that reports news from around the world rather than providing um 24-hour entertainment in order to sell soap powder which is which is with all due respect
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and it there's not a great deal of respect you can give to even even some of the considered august bodies some of the broadsheets you know the new york times is now just a mouthpiece for the government so is the wall street journals so um but the the people would have to wait first first of all they would have to wake up the people you americans would have to wake up to the fact that these newspapers and the rest of the media are
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not giving you the news so what if anything to do well understand that every day in many small but central ways we get to choose this is something that i actually put in my folder when i came out here today you have no idea what it is nobody does because it arrived on the internet to me this morning it's a request for the rights to use my song another brick in the world too
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[Music] in the making of a film to promote instagram so it's a missive [Music] it's submissive from mark zuckerberg to me right arrived this morning with an offer of a huge huge amount of money and the answer is few no [ __ ] way and i i only mentioned that because this is
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an insidious it's the insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything you know so those of us who do have any power and i do have a little bit in terms of the control of the publishing of my songs i do anyway so i will not be a party to this bullsh zuckerberg them enough they've had their time a new day dawns and we will not be swaddled in their grime
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