Ted Nugent has never been one to be timid with his remarks. It’s his unbridled energy and passion that has made him a breath of fresh air in the stale pleasantries of “civil discourse” that passes for debate these days, and his unrestrained rhetoric harkens back to the day of fiery oratory from the likes of Adams and Henry. But in modern times passionate defense of liberty gets you a visit from the Secret Service. Those on the left can say and do any damned thing their twisted hearts can conceive and not a peep from the regime or the media. And you need look no further than the racist NBP and their bounty on Zimmerman or the calls by Calypso Louie for “heads to roll” to see that. Or you can go back to Baldwin and his call for stonings and lynchings during the Lewinsky scandal, and even further if you have the time. There’s been a double standard for awhile and we’ve all known it.
So in light of that double standard and our bitching about it, would it be hypocritical of us not to condemn the Nuge?
Fuck no it’s not and there are two reasons why in my dumb ass infantryman’s mind.
1. Fuck ’em and their hypocrisy. The left has brought us to the point where it’s necessary to start reminding people about the fourth box. They’re the ones who have been hell bent on destroying our constitutional republic and replacing it with a socialist cult of personality worshiping Teh One™ We’ve continued working through the first three boxes for over a century to maintain our republic and defend our Constitution while they’ve used the very same boxes to destroy it. Now it’s time to draw the line and say “Not one step more”. This election is the final line. Nugent was simply stating where this country is heading and reminding us all that there are dire circumstances if we stay on the road to tyranny. If stating that there may well be blood if the usurpations continue is now a state crime, then so be it. Our Founders committed the same treason and I am honored to stand in their company.
2. Context and intent. Many moons ago a co-worker suggested that I was a hypocrite for bitching about the violence in “Pulp Fiction” and “Reservoir Dogs” while praising the movie “Blackhawk Down”. My response was the context and reason for the violence were polar opposites. The first two examples were gratuitous violence for nothing more than it’s own sake, while the latter was for a higher purpose. The same applies here, even more so. The left is actively agitating for violence to tear down our founding principles and the nation that they built. We are warning of possible violence that may be used the defend the same. I know that the difference will be lost on the progNazi’s, but the morality that differentiates the two is clear and well established. The axis powers used violence in WWII to achieve their evil goals of conquering and enslaving others. The Allies used violence to defend and liberate. If a person can’t see the difference between the two, they should go home and sing kumbyah.
So no, I for one will not condemn what Uncle Ted said. And I am no hypocrite for it.