When BDS Wears BDSM

In case you were confused, The Netherlands won Eurovision 2019.

Your puzzlement probably stemmed from everyone going on about Iceland instead.

They were the three-piece punk rock band who performed an arguably awful song during Saturday night’s final.

Decked out in leather straps and chains, wearing contact lenses which made them look as if Hades had let them out for the night, the group seemed as though they were trying to perform an exorcism on millions of viewers around the world by singing a song that translates to “Hate Will Prevail.”

Hatari, as they call themselves (meaning “hater,” which seems apt), arrived at Eurovision, amidst a swarm of BDS declarations, in order to deliver a spectacle.

What else did they have going for them?

Their music was poor; their performance was worse. Making a political statement by pulling out some flags appeared to be their last resort.

The demonstration came during a musical event that highlighted how music can bring together countries that even once slaughtered each other’s soldiers on the battlefield.

The protest encompassed 9 seconds of a week-long celebration that brought global citizens to Israel in the name of sharing one another’s cultures and embracing differences.

People who had formed assumptions were bewildered that, just maybe, the tiny country in the Middle East wasn’t everything they had heard on the news.

Instead it is warm (both the temperature and the people), the food is hot, and the vibe is even hotter. Individuals from every walk of life got to see Israel for themselves and will likely extol their experiences to others back at home.

Hatari’s hate-fest stole a sixth of a minute of a week of love.

Don’t let their pitiful actions harbour any more.

About the Author
Despite hating the sound of her own voice, Sasha Star is a radio presenter in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her “driven” personality and love of film, music, literature, and food means in spite of being in a wheelchair, she is often too busy to sit down.
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