Americans have always had a love/hate relationship with their celebrities. I tend to listen to what they say with a grain of salt, whether it be from Michael Moore, or from Charlton Heston.
First, allow me to say that I am a conservative leaning 56 year old that likes to draw my own conclusions from both sides of the coin.
I am a guitar player and a target shooter. I own guns, a Fender Stratocaster, and a Marshall amplifier.
The other day, I was perusing the comments regarding the “Occupy” protests being made by the news and from other celebrities that have clearly lost touch with their roots and reality, and came across this from one of my early “guitar heroes.”
I somehow felt betrayed that someone I once looked up to could be so stupid, uninformed, and out of touch.
Heck, he looks like Charlie Manson!
Nugent referred to the protesters as idiots, stooges and softheaded numskulls all before you could get 50 words deep into his talk.
Calico Blackie Says:
Really Ted? Name calling? That’s the best you got? But that’s the story – that’s the mantra. marginalize the movement, lie and distort the reality and keep the protest off the front pages.
Ted went on calling Occupy Wall Street “nothing more than anti-American socialism on parade” the 62-year old, known for his conservative views, went on to write:
“Occupy Wall Street is empty-headed. Stinky hippies, generational slaves to Fedzilla and the transparent entitled are the problem, not the solution.”
“Of course, the uninspired, uneducated, unskilled and stoned have been conditioned for generations to expect something for nothing.”
“They will always be in the tank of the left-wing movement – and they will always be unmotivated and poor and will continue to blame others for their condition. Instead of busting their humps working two or three jobs, they have time to protest on Wall Street. Fascinating.”
Calico Blackie Says:
“uninspired, uneducated, unskilled and stoned”?
Jeez Ted, you haven’t been following the news lately. Those myths have been debunked weeks ago. Maybe you should leave your Neverland Ranch and see how it really is “out there.”
Ted……How can fixing the political system, cleaning up the Fed, taking the loopholes that corporations have exploited out of the system and making banks and government more accountable for the actions be anti American?
You must have skipped history class when they talked about our founding fathers. The movement is also about treating your fellow human with respect and decency. It isn’t about taking money from the rich, giving anyone a free lunch or socialism. Some people are too blind to see the truth about how the governments, banks and corporations are destroying and enslaving mankind.
This is why “Occupy” should be understood as an anti-corruption movement, not really an anti-capitalist movement. The current US (and global) political economic system is ethically, morally bankrupt, and they’re making a killing because of it.
Heck Ted, we’re patriots working to improve the system. What are you doing other than sitting on your ass at your ranch and once in awhile going out and killing something? Is that your version of “Nugent Viagra”?
The following are lyrics from a Ted Nugent song about greed:
“Well, listen everybody,
to what I got to say.
There’s hope for tomorrow,
Who we workin’on today?”
“Well,it happened long time ago,
in the new magic land.
The Indian and the buffalo,
they existed hand in hand….
The Indian needed food,
he needed skins for a roof.
But he only took what they needed,baby.
Millions of buffalo were the proof.”
“But then came the white dogs,
with their thick and empty heads.
They couldnt see past the billfold.
they wanted all the buffalo dead.
Everything was SO sad.”
“Above the canyon wall…
strong eyes did glow.
It was the leader of the land,baby.
OH MY GOD,
The GREAT WHITE BUFFALO…..”
A song protesting greed.
Maybe that white buffalo is coming for you Ted.
Ted, you sold out. The “White Dogs” are the Wall Street bankers.
You’re trying to kill the “Great White Buffalo” that is our only hope, by calling it a movement of “dirty stoned hippies.”
I looked up to you.
I try to keep an open mind and know I’m not always right. It seems as if you think you’re on such a lofty perch that you can’t possibly be wrong.
You got to spend a lifetime living your dream.
We just want an opportunity to live our lives without being raped by the maximum profit mentality of the bankers and their wholly-owned subsidiary in Washington, DC.
Ted, I used to listen to you. I cheered you in concert 30 years ago, and I cheered for you when I watched you on the television with Anthony Bourdain.
You brought up some good points on No Reservations.
But, now I can see that yours is a distorted reality that has been skewed by too many years of always having it your way. You’re just a spoiled little brat coward.
While you were living the dream, I was working in a factory. You can’t possibly believe that the “occupy” protests have no merit. We’ve got to win some concessions from Wall Street, or the next movement will probably not be as non-violent. Tell me I’m wrong Ted. Say it ain’t so.
As I heard yesterday:
I CAME WITHOUT MY TORCH AND PITCHFORK.; THIS TIME
We have no delusions.
We are working towards a better world for you.
OCCUPY WALL STREET
We are the 99%