Ted Nugent Wants Those Pesky Kids Off His Lawn
Ted Nugent recently said some heinous shit about the Parkland survivors who launched the #NeverAgain movement. And I was gonna do my usual angry counter-rant/dissection of Nugent’s bullshit, but I’ve decided not to. Why? Because…
- A) Nugent’s nuttiness is so blatant that you either see it right away or you are just as nuts as he is. In either case, minds won’t be changed.
- B) When you think of famous quotes from history’s greatest leaders, you think of phrases like “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” “We will never surrender,” “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind,” and other such inspirational messages. Not “These children have no soul.” Point being, Nugent’s hateful rhetoric will be lost to the winds of history even faster than his crappy music.
- C) Nugent will turn seventy this year, which means he’s in the tail end of his life (and I’d be shocked if it turned out he took fantastic care of himself, health-wise). Change is generational, and more kids know who David Hogg is than know who Ted Nugent is. Let Ted rant and rave to other old white guys who will also be dead in the not-too-distant future. I hope it makes them feel better.
Here’s what Nugent said, if you’re curious. My favorite part is why he claims to be a victim of hate speech:
“The level of ignorance goes beyond stupidity. Again, the National Rifle Association are a bunch of American families who have a voice to stand up for our God-given Constitutionally-guaranteed right to keep and bear arms. We have no blood on our hands. No NRA member have ever been involved in any mass shootings at all, in fact the National Rifle Association is the lone organization that has taught firearm safety in schools, and for law enforcement, and for military, and for childrens organizations and family organizations around the country for 100 years. So once again, this poor pathetic individual is a liar.”
“The dumbing down of America is manifested in the culture deprivation of our academia that have taught these kids the lies, media that have prodded and encouraged and provided these kids lies. I really feel sorry for them because it’s not only ignorant and dangerously stupid, but it’s soulless. To attack the good law-abiding families of America when well known predictable murderers commit these horrors is deep in the category of soulless. These poor children, I’m afraid to say this and it hurts me to say this, but the evidence is irrefutable, they have no soul.”
He later added:
“I was told, coming out of a firestorm, a firestorm of guitar solo magic, that I was trending on Facebook because somehow, some dishonest, lying idiots claimed that my identifying, accurately and honestly, those in the gun control marches who call people who don’t agree with them child murderers — now if I called you a child murderer without having any evidence, that would be hate speech. So they are guilty of hate speech. I merely identified that you have to have mush for brains to accept, blindly accept, the propaganda from the gun-hating, freedom-hating, America-hating, liberal Democrat left media. And who out there believes that so much of the media – who believes CNN, anybody? MSNBC, anybody? ABC, CBS, NBC? Certainly Media Matters, really? Boy, what a hypocritical title that is. Media Matters, MoveOn.Org, Southern Poverty Law Center, the Huffington punks, who believes these people? So they claimed that it’s hate speech to identify the hate of people that call us child murderers, because we don’t believe in banning guns, which won’t save any lives. So they’re so blinded by their hate, and their mushy brains have so robotically accepted the propaganda ministry’s lies and deceit, that they’re hate isn’t hate. My identifying their hate, is hate. What the hell? So I stand by my words.”
Then he took his metamucil and his castor oil and went to sleep for fourteen hours. The end.
[via Metal Insider]