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Friday, July 25, 2014
Ted Nugent: Native Americans Are ‘Unclean Vermin’ Who Don’t ‘Qualify As People’
In response to Idaho Native Americans canceling one of his performances, Ted Nugent displayed the behavior that caused the tribe to do so in the first place.
Nugent had been scheduled to perform a concert at Couer D’Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho on Aug. 4, but it was canceled after tribal officials were madeaware of the racism Nugent has spewed over the years. The conservative rocker didn’t take the news very well, of course, and went on a discutingrant during an interview with Gannett Wisconsin Media in which he called those who canceled the concert “unclean vermin” who aren’t real people.
“I take it as a badge of honor that such unclean vermin are upset by me and my positive energy,” Nugent hatefully said. “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.”
The Idaho Native Americans who made the decision to cancel the concert did so precisely because of how hateful, dishonest, and rotten ‘The Motor City Madman’ is.
We’re talking about a man who crapped his pants to avoid serving in Vietnam, a man who married a teen girl he was the legal guardian of just so he could have sex with her, a man who has called for the execution of Democrats and the President of the United States, and a man who has made racist comment after racist comment.
Native Americans are not only people, they’re the first people and original inhabitants of North America. Their ancient culture has played a large role in shaping America, and it’s because of hateful bigoted people like Nugent that Native Americans have been nearly wiped out.
This isn’t the first time Nugent has been stopped from performing a concert. Earlier this year, a town in Texas actually paid him $16,000 to stay away from them, and it’s amazing that more towns don’t do the same thing.
But if the Couer D’Alene tribe wants a real rock star to perform at their casino, I suggest asking rock legend Tom Petty. Not only will they get to see a better show, they’ll get a better human being.
Puyallup Tribe officials said they also received threats from community members who demanded the casino cancel his shows.
The Washington tribe's action comes days after the Coeur d'Alene Tribe cancelled Nugent's August 4 shows at its Idaho casino because of the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."
The Idaho tribe said Monday it booked Nugent without realizing he espoused "racist attitudes and views." The tribe did not detail which of Nugent's specific views it opposes.
Nugent in the past has referred to President Barack Obama as a "subhuman mongrel." Nugent later apologized "for using the street fight terminology," but he maintained that Obama was a "liar" violating the Constitution.
Officials for Nugent's music management company were out of the office on Monday and not available for comment.
But Nugent defended himself on Tuesday on Radio.com. Nugent said his music has been influenced by Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, he has paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. in his songs, and that lyrics in his song Great White Buffalo are not racist toward Native Americans.
Nugent also told Radio.com he's the target of an "army assigned to destroy Ted Nugent."
"I am so good at advancing the most politically incorrect policies in the world," the rocker said. "I have been involved in upgrading our Second Amendment rights in all 50 states, so we the people can in fact keep and bear arms…the left hates that. ... I have expanded and increased hunting opportunities all across the globe. So I am able to, dare I say, perfectly articulate my case — they are not."