This is a short diary. Ted Nugent is a stochastic terrorist. The Nazis were stochastic terrorists. And yes I am making a direct connection to Ted Nugent and Naziism. This is not Godwin's Law, it is reality.
For those of you unfamiliar with stochastic terrorism I recommend Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's book Hitler's Willing Executioners. Vermin, mongrels, life unworthy of life, subhumans were the names the Nazis used to dehumanize the Jews. Cockroaches was the epithet of choice in Rwanda. Despite the old adage "sticks and stones.." names really can hurt you. Goldhagen attributes this stochastic terrorism as the main tool used by the Nazis to recruit their willing executioners.
I would like to actively do my part to end Nugent's stochastic terrorism. If you share my fears and determination please step over the little orange wang dang doodle and see how you can help me.
On August 8 the Toledo Blade (Toledo's only newspaper) is sponsoring the 31 annual NW Ohio Riboff. Ted Nugent is the headliner.
Mike Mori of the Blade is the promoter. He has heard massive protest from human beings opposed to hate and violence and is unmoved. His response is that even though he opposes Nugent's politics he will be the headliner. Mori's strongest response to Nugent's hateful speech is to say "I wish he would just shut up." Me too, Mike. And I want to make him shut up.
The Blade has acknowledged the protest and claims they will publish their reasons for keeping Nugent on the bill. Though they did not say when. I that is an inadequate response. And so does the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and they have organized a petition drive.
If you would be so kind please join me and decent human beings in stopping the hate, simply sign the petition. And let the Toledo Blade know that it is not Nugent's politics, it's the hate and violence he actively promotes.