Ted Nugent is known for a lot of things – his music, his die-hard support of the Second Amendment, his love of hunting, and his passionate distaste for liberals. However, he’s not known for his politically correct approach to solving problems – as Nugent’s most recent foray into pop culture events is proving.
After the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson on Monday and the unrest that ensued, Nugent took to Facebook to express his opinion on what was really happening. Needless to say, a lot of people are not happy with the rocker’s decision to express himself…
(Please be warned – Mr. Nugent uses colorful and not-so-family-friendly language when speaking. There is profanity ahead…)
From Ted Nugent’s Facebook Page:
Here’s the lessons from Ferguson America- Don’t let your kids growup to be thugs who think they can steal, assault & attack cops as a way of life & badge of black (dis)honor. Don’t preach your racist bullshit “no justice no peace” as blabbered by Obama’s racist Czar Al Not So Sharpton & their black klansmen. When a cop tells you to get out of the middle of the street, obey him & don’t attack him as brainwashed by the gangsta assholes you hang with & look up to. It’s that simple unless you have no brains, no soul, no sense of decency whatsoever. And dont claim that “black lives matter” when you ignore the millions you abort & slaughter each & every day by other blacks. Those of us with a soul do indeed believe black lives matter, as all lives matter. So quit killin each other you fuckin idiots. Drive safely.
Thus far, Nugent’s Facebook status has been shared almost 120K times and almost 400K people have “liked” it. It’s obvious he speaks for a certain segment of the population and honestly… I’m not sure anyone has considered how these events make them feel.
I will say that I don’t agree with Nugent. I don’t agree with his language, the spirit in which he speaks or the harshness with which he speaks. (I know, I know – many of you disagree… and you’re going to tell me about it in the comments.) I think that the conversation should be civil and that we should be much more gentle with each other. The unrest on one side shouldn’t preclude the other side from continuing to seek resolution in a humble, gentle, forgiving and understanding manner. We can sympathize and empathize with the African-American community without condoning the unrest, and while believing that Officer Wilson is likely innocent of any crime… can’t we? Or do we have to believe he is guilty of murder to fully share in the grief of our African-American neighbors?
I just don’t know…
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