But it’s not. At least, not entirely. Mostly it’s about us — the world we’ve created — a world that encourages people like Ted Nugent to be born and shaped into — well — Ted Nugent.
In case you haven’t heard, Ted’s latest idiocy is to make veiled threats against the life of President Obama, and encourage people to decapitate members of his administration. The people to whom he was speaking are NRA assholes who brandish their guns in mindless violent support of his idiot comments. Here’s a link, and although this one doesn’t show the gun part, it’s plenty enough to give you the message:
So. In case you’re unfamiliar with this, um, individual, I’ll give you a brief biography. Nugent is an evil bastard. He hates pretty much everyone who isn’t human and in line with his violent, blood-hungry ethos. He likes to murder anyone he hates. And he’s rich and famous so he can pretty much do whatever he wants. That’s really all you need to know.
I can’t stop thinking about the SHAC-7, who were imprisoned for exhorting people to send faxes and phone calls to vivisectors who like to carve up living animals for a living. They were locked up for trying to stop unspeakable violence with inherently non-violent (yet effective) tactics. Ted Nugent gets a friendly chat with some secret service guys for inciting a group of rifle-holding hunters to decapitate the administration.
Seek an end to violence? GO TO JAIL FOR SEVERAL YEARS.
Seek further violence? HAVE A CHAT FOR AN HOUR OR SO.
Yeah, this isn’t about Ted Nugent. It’s about US and any of us who thinks that any animal rights activist should ever be imprisoned — and anyone who thinks Ted Nugent should walk free.