Friday, September 2, 2011

Protesting politely

If you follow the musical news at all, you must know that some Pro-Palestinian protestors disrupted a Proms concert by the Israel Philharmonic (and Gil Shaham) last night. I am all in favor of freedom of speech and peaceful protests for redress of government abuses. However, there are many good venues available for these protests already, no matter what issues may be in play. A concert by defenseless musicians is not one of them. The protestors were the tyrants and bullies in this case. Here is just one video of the event.

1 comment:

  1. When Bronislaw Huberman disagreed with the German policies against the Jews in the 1930s, he simply refused to play in Germany. He did not scream or yell or disrupt concerts.