Ted Nugent: “My Music is Black and I’m Proud!”
Ted Nugent is a racist. We know this for the following reasons:
1) This interview, in which he says “I’m on of a real America, with working hard, playing hard white motherfucking shit-kickers.” When the interviewer asserts that there may be African-American equivalents to these “working hard, playing hard shit-kickers,” Nugent screams, “SHOW ME ONE! SHOW ME ONE! SHOW ME ONE!” He also drops some n-bombs, which he seems to think is a compliment.
2) Because he advised American soldiers in Iraq to “just aim for the laundry” — in other words, to shoot the Iraquis in their turbans — which is odd, because, as Mother Jones notes, “Iraqis generally don’t wear turbans.”
3) Because he once wrote the following in an editorial for The Washington Post: “Because our legislative, judicial and executive branches of government hold the 10th Amendment in contempt, I’m beginning to wonder if it would have been best had the South won the Civil War.”
4) Because he wears a Confederate Flag shirt so frequently you’d think it was glued to his torso:
And yet, Mr. Nugent had the cojones to pen an editorial recently in which he not only accuses the left of holding back Black America, but makes this little declaration as well:
“There is no doubt that my 2013 tour will be the best of my life. With world-class virtuosos paying tribute to our black heroes nightly, it is only fitting that this year’s tour is aptly titled, ‘Ted Nugent Black Power 2013.’ Say it loud: my music is black and I’m proud!”
I would actually love to go to one of these shows and count the number of black faces in attendance — and, no, African-American employees of the venue don’t count. I wouldn’t even have to stay in the room that long. From what I hear, Nugent draws upwards of ten, twelve people these days.