Anarchy in the U.K.

Elvis Costello is, arguably, the better singer named Elvis. He also, unlike the King, writes his own stuff. Hence, one might expect that he’s a talented and smart bloke. Then he goes and does the no-think lefty thing of boycotting Israel because of how those brutish Jews treat those poor Palestinians. Not that he’s got anything against the Jews, mind you…

Costello’s a jerk, of course. Most clear thinking folks who aren’t Islamic terrorists can see that Israel is a far, far better country than most in this world. Acid test: where would you rather live? Israel, a liberal democracy, or any Arab state? No-brainer; Israel by a landslide. If you’ve any integrity.

Now, Johnny Rotten, of all people, puts Costello to shame. From the U.K. Independent:

“If Elvis-f*****g-Costello wants to pull out of a gig in Israel because he’s suddenly got this compassion for Palestinians, then good on him. But I have absolutely one rule, right? Until I see an Arab country, a Muslim country, with a democracy, I won’t understand how anyone can have a problem with how they’re treated.”

Rotten, former frontman for the Sex Pistols, may be a wild man. But he seems to have his wits about him on the subject of Israel.


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