Crazed Ted Nugent fetishizes guns and young girls. He is the epitome of toxic masculinity. This is the face of the NRA.
TED NUGENT: The level of ignorance goes beyond stupidity. Again, the National Rifle Association are a bunch of American families who have a voice to stand up for our God-given Constitutionally-guaranteed right to keep and bear arms. We have no blood on our hands. No NRA member have ever been involved in any mass shootings at all, in fact the National Rifle Association is the lone organization that has taught firearm safety in schools, and for law enforcement, and for military, and for childrens organizations and family organizations around the country for 100 years. So once again, this poor pathetic individual is a liar.
JOE PAGLIARULO (HOST): I’m going to pick it up from there. And then she continues and then the David Hogg kid who everybody’s talking about lately jumps in.
NUGENT: The dumbing down of America is manifested in the culture deprivation of our academia that have taught these kids the lies, media that have prodded and encouraged and provided these kids lies. I really feel sorry for them because it’s not only ignorant and dangerously stupid, but it’s soulless. To attack the good law-abiding families of America when well known predictable murderers commit these horrors is deep in the category of soulless. These poor children, I’m afraid to say this and it hurts me to say this, but the evidence is irrefutable, they have no soul.
Nugent: "I am a Predator"
Well, I don’t care if you’re just 13
You look too good to be true
I just know that you’re probably clean...
Jailbait you look fine, fine, fine...
It’s quite alright, I asked your mama
Wait a minute, officer
Don’t put those handcuffs on me
Put them on her, and I’ll share her with you
Nugent, who is an official board member of the NRA and has campaigned for a number of Republicans, including Mitt Romney, has a history of boasting about sexually assaulting young girls and allegedly molested Courtney Love when she was just 12 years old.
This degenerate’s abusive comments come amid a long stream of attacks from so called adults on the right:
It’s also inspired a steady stream of harassment and hoaxes from the right.
The latest attacks on the students, right after their wildly successful march, are particularly vile. They include doctored images, memes suggesting that the students support communist dictators or Nazis (apparently communism and fascism are one and the same now), and accusations that student David Hogg wasn’t actually present for the shooting (just for the record, we know Hogg was there because he recorded interviews with his fellow students during the shooting). Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones took things to another level entirely when he released videos depicting a Parkland survivor as a Hitler Youth member and transposing a Hitler speech over another’s words. The students were even mocked by Rep. Steve King, R-IA, a congressman, on his Facebook page.
And there’s more. NRA shrill Rick Santorum publicly stated that students should stop advocating for gun safety and learn CPR. Disgraced NC Rep. Beverly Boswell (R-Devil Hills) who was recently outed for fraudulently claiming to be a nurse, commented on her FB page, ‘Speakers at March For Our Lives rallies were calling for the murder of citizens who would not turn their guns over to the government.’
Most of these attacks by adults on the Parkland teen, gun violence victims have gone unpunished. But not all. Laura Ingraham has been dumped by eighteen of her advertisers after David Hogg called for a boycott. This may not lead to the shut down of her program, but…
If the boycott reflects a movement — rather than a moment — it can change the world around it.