07.24.14

The Rock n Roll Bigot: “Unclean vermin” oppose him

Posted in Ted Nugent, WhiteManistan at 11:47 am by George Smith

Urgent fictitious memo from Ted Nugent’s public relations firm:

Dear Ted, if you are to continue making the case that you are not a racist in the court of public opinion, it is unwise to call your opponents “unclean vermin.” Unclean vermin is not a common derogatory term in the United States. In fact, no one uses it, ever. However, there was one place where the words unclean and vermin were regularly used — in the propaganda of Nazi Germany. Word to the wise, Ted. If you are trying to convince people you are not a bigot and fascist, using unclean vermin to describe those who are making the case that you are only reinforces the impression.
— Cringely, Lost Cause Promotions

Nugent on Tuesday, on people protesting his show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin:

“I take it as a badge of honor that such unclean vermin are upset by me and my positive energy … By all indicators, I don’t think they actually qualify as people, but there has always been a lunatic fringe of hateful, rotten, dishonest people that hate happy, successful people.”

Today, Nugent lashes out at the refugee children invaders that are the center of the immigration crisis on the country’s southern border:

And now I think all sane people can agree that Gov. Rick Perry of the great Republic of Texas has shown rare and genuine leadership by making the long overdue move to actually secure the border by deploying the Texas’ National Guard and bring a halt to the dangerous flow of illegal invaders …

I don’t know about you, but America should be keeping an eye on Rick Perry and the handling of this Obama-engineered criminal invasion trainwreck on the border. We are either a safe, protected sovereign nation, or we’re not. Real leaders living up to their constitutional oaths will make sure that we are.

After the CdA Tribe of Idaho canceled Nugent’s gig at its casino on Monday, Nugent replied the he honored Native Americans in this way:

[He] cited the lyrics to his song “Great White Buffalo” to point out that he isn’t racist towards Native Americans. “But then came the white man/ With his thick and empty head,” it goes. “He couldn’t see past billfold/ He wanted all the buffalo dead.”

A Native American news publication didn’t quite see it that way:

The racist remarks most often cited are jabs at President Obama which include calling him a “subhuman mongrel” and a “chimpanzee.” But Nugent’s racially-insensitive behavior extends to Native Americans as well. He frequently wears a feather headdress on stage and appropriates a sacred Native symbol in his song “Great White Buffalo,” both of which are highly disrespectful to Native culture.

In an April 2013 article for the right-wing commentary site WND.com (formerly WorldNetDaily), Nugent took aim at the movement to change the Washington Redskins team name using language that many Natives will find objectionable. The article was called “A Tomahawk Chop to Political Correctness” and included these turns of phrase:

“Every so often some numbskull beats the politically correct war drum protesting the names of sports teams.”

“If there are Native Americans whose feathers are ruffled over the names of sports teams, I submit that they are sorely focused on all the wrong things.”

“Call me crazy horse, but maybe we should start by addressing issues that truly matter most and would actually save Indian’s lives.”


Nugent concluded the essay by casting himself as a savior of Natives:

“Because of my clean and sober, hands-on conservation bowhunting lifestyle and song ‘The Great White Buffalo,’ Native American tribes have invited me to teach their young people how to reconnect with the land and teach them how to bow hunt the mighty American bison. It was in their midst that I learned firsthand about the terrible problems facing my Indian BloodBrothers.”

Yesterday’s decision by the Coeur d’Alene suggests Nugent may need to double-check his standing in Indian country.

Boy howdy!

And in this video, recently uploaded to YouTube, Nugent talks about how his new song, “Do-Rags and a .45,” is meant to be a help to African Americans living in cities.

“I get called a racist for trying to save black peoples’ lives,” he insists.

This bit starts at around 5:30.

2 Comments

  1. Anon said,

    July 24, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    “What’s a ‘slur’ now? What do you mean, they don’t like being called that? (pause) Since when? (pause) Never? (pause) I thought they didn’t mind! I mean, I’m just trying to help them have better lives! (pause) What’s this? (pause) Think about how *I* might feel, if some guy who never met me and who knows nothing about me gave me advice, without my asking, telling me how to live my life, according to what *he* thinks is correct? (very long pause) I’d shoot him!!! NOBODY TELLS ME WHAT TO DO!!!”

  2. George Smith said,

    July 25, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Wait’ll you see today’s update. It’s coming apart at the seams.