My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, June 18, 2010

Buy an Elton John CD today....

Good for him....
Gavin Gross writes:

I was at Elton John’s sold-out concert last night at Ramat Gan stadium, and thought this greeting he delivered was spot-on and deserves wide distribution. Elton told the crowd that he was happy to be back in Israel (he played here in 1993), and in a reference to anti-Israel boycotters who called on him to cancel the show, proudly proclaimed “ain’t nobody gonna stop us from coming here.”

He said that as a musician his job was to spread love and peace, and that “we don’t cherry-pick our conscience,” a line for which he received extended applause.

I took this to be a sharp dig at the hypocrisy and sanctimoniousness of figures in the West who focus their ire almost exclusively on Israel, and particularly at his fellow musicians who have recently cancelled their shows here, such as Elvis Costello, the Pixies, Gil Scott-Heron and others.

How many musicians have cancelled their concerts in America because of the thousands of civilians the U.S. military has killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and in drone attacks in Pakistan?


Anonymous Tom said...

well, never been a great fan of his, though broke down a little after his response to Princess Di's death, but, you have to respect the comments and I agree I can show my support tangibily by buying several of his CD's. I think I'll embellish them with that comment and distribute them to my kids (all over thirty).
Thankyou for bringing this to my attention and I hope it gets a wide circulation. I must admit to a new found admiration.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

Elton John is a real musician: he trained at the Royal Academy of Music in central London.

11:54 AM  
Blogger Hanz said...

Any chance they can keep him there? Can they also take Rod Stewart off our hands?

12:51 PM  

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