(Yaakov M / VINnews) — Robert F Kennedy Jr tweeted his support for antisemite Roger Waters, the former Pink Floyd singer, whose recent performance in Berlin was viciously pro-Nazi and demeaning to Holocaust victims
Kennedy, who is running for Democrat presidential nominee against Joe Biden, later deleted his shocking tweet.
Last week, police in Berlin said they had opened an investigation of Waters on suspicion of incitement over a costume he wore when he performed earlier this month.
Images on social media showed Waters, who is pro-Palestinian, firing an imitation machine gun while dressed in a long black coat with a red armband, which could constitute a glorification, justification or approval of Nazi rule. In addition, Waters tragically defamed Holocaust victim Anne Frank.
“Roger,” Mr Kennedy tweeted. “You are the global hero Orwell had in mind when he said ‘In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act” The high priests of the totalitarian orthodoxies are trying to silence you with censorship, gaslighting and defamation. Please keep speaking truth to power!”
The disgraceful tweet was subsequently removed, however not before Waters thanked him and said he was “blown away”.
Waters defended himself on social media, claiming that his performance was “in opposition to injustice and bigotry”.
Last year, Mr Kennedy apologized for remarks made at a rally organized by his anti-vaccine non-profit.
“Even in Hitler’s Germany, you could cross the Alps to Switzerland. You could hide in an attic like Anne Frank did,” he told the crowd at the DC rally in January 2022.
He sent a tweet days later backtracking, writing: “I apologize for my reference to Anne Frank, especially to families that suffered the Holocaust horrors. My intention was to use examples of past barbarism to show the perils from new technologies of control. To the extent my remarks caused hurt, I am truly and deeply sorry.”
An investigation by The Associated Press found that Mr Kennedy had “invoked the specter of Nazis and the Holocaust when talking about public health measures meant to save lives during the pandemic, such as requiring masks or vaccine mandates” – including “a video that showed Fauci in a Hitler mustache” and a speech that “obliquely compared public health measures put in place by governments around the world to Nazi propaganda meant to scare people into abandoning critical thinking.”