10.02.15

It’s Ted Nugent Land

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle, Extremism, Ted Nugent at 2:57 pm by George Smith

We’re all renting space in Ted Nugent’s Land when it comes to guns. Most reasonable people probably gave up all hope of any change after Sandy Hook and 20 dead children brought about explosions in gun and ammunition sales. And even the the most trivial legislation to restrict deadly weapon ownership went down.

To be sure, Ted Nugent and people like him are a minority. Nugent is venomous, plainly psychotic during his waking hours and with views, on everything, not just gun ownership, deeply unpopular to a majority.

But his ilk: the gun nuts, the NRA, the extremists and small arms manufacturers are united and effective. They kill all debate immediately and cause all politicians to cringe and crumble before them. As a result, we are reduced to renting space in Ted Nugent Land. It only falls to us to endure it while the rest of the civilized world thinks “You’ve made yourselves into a collective of irredeemable assholes,” shrugs and moves on.

Regardless of the President’s disappointment and fury yesterday, or the calls to political action filling up your in-box, the only course of action after Sandy Hook failed to achieve anything was to give up. Slaughter is the norm.


In late August, just after the last public gun massacre (I think), the LA Times ran a story on why the US is the exceptional nation when it comes to gun slaughter.

It boils down to social and psychological studies of the character of the country. Americans are delusional about what they can expect for themselves, what they believe to be important and what “success” means. Briefly, they believe in fictions like the American dream, that they can have it all, and that fame and money are always within their reach. When most of it never pans out, it produces mental stressors that have to be lived with on a daily basis. Those with mental problems can crack.

Easy access to guns, the instantaneous nature of the American telecommunications infrastructure and the certainty that launching an armed assault on the public somewhere always leads to global (in)fame guarantees it.

Also, this group mental illness:

America’s “gun culture” … is deeply rooted in the idea that broad gun-ownership is a bulwark against the emergence of tyranny. And those roots continue to lie close to the surface, he wrote: A national survey conducted in 2013 found that 65% of Americans believe that the purpose of their right to bear arms remains “to make sure that people are able to protect themselves from tyranny.”

Tyranny, a word that American usage has wrung all meaning from, now only signalling that the most appalling acts of bloodshed are acceptable and that everything else must come to a full stop.

How do you escape the tyranny of Ted Nugent Land? And will you wish you could shoot the first person you read or hear mentioning the word “heal” today (do it quickly because the next shooting is coming fast) or tomorrow? Rhetorical questions, obviously.


Speaking of the Chairman of the Heavily Armed and Psychotic, here he is, on schedule.

2 Comments

  1. anon said,

    October 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I thought Nugent said something about being dead or in jail because of Obama. Sigh, some people just don’t know how to keep a promise…

    I saw another article yesterday about how a majority (65% ?) of Republican primary voters feel that the government is watching them “too much” or might be “coming to get them,” and that’s why they need the arsenals.

    The graphs basically flipped along party lines around January 20, 2009.
    Ahem. Wonder why that was?

    If any of these people were as truly “dangerous to the regime” as they’d like to believe, they would not be out there in the countryside, making all kinds of empty threats and noisy proclamations.

  2. Ted Jr said,

    October 13, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    I think you’re being too hard on Ted here. We need to have him around so that we can see just exactly what happens when mental cases are allowed to run inside the general population without supervision.

    So don’t mess with essential service providers…. lol.