July 30, 2010
NUGENT: It is us
By Ted Nugent
Barack Hussein Obama did not sneak into power. An army of clueless, disconnected, ignorant Americans
invited him to bring his Marxist, glaringly anti-American jihad into our lives. This president’s overtly
destructive, clear-and-present-danger agenda is surpassed in transparency only by his ultra-leftist public
voting record and overall lifetime conduct of consorting with the enemy as a child and student of Marxism,
socialist and racist community organizer, congregant of the blatant America-hating black-theology- and
social-justice-spewing Rev. Jeremiah Wright and close personal friend of convicted communist terrorists like
Bill Ayers, and by his unflinching appointment of an array of communist czars, including Van Jones, Cass
Sunstein, Anita Dunne, et al. So let me get this straight: You claim your intentions were noble because you
simply wanted to get your child a puppy but somehow didn’t notice that it was foaming at the mouth, and
now you’re shocked that your child has rabies? I think not. That is not a mistake. It is negligence –
dangerous, life threatening and, I am convinced, downright criminal negligence.
And the price for such negligence is catastrophic, don’t you know.
But it gets worse. For, you see, the blame doesn’t fall just on the obvious stupidity of our friends and families
who voted for this corrupt, death-wish government in whose stranglehold we find ourselves. Ultimately, it is
our fault. It is the failure of those of us who know better but have failed miserably to educate our own. Living
our lives with a captive audience of family, friends, co-workers, socialites, fellow worshippers at church and
other parents at school – everyone in our everyday walks of life – far too many of us have allowed
uneducated, history-devoid, denial-riddled, fantasy-driven, anti-gun and anti-hunting, anti-capitalism general
ignoramuses to remain so and run amok, when by all thoughtful considerations, it was our duty to educate
and upgrade everyone in our lives to truth, logic and the American way.
It is the terminal curse of apathy and disconnect that got us into this shameless mess we find America in
today, and in all honesty, we have no one to blame but ourselves.
We all saw it coming, but political correctness caused most of us to clam up in the ridiculous mindset that it
was more important to avoid hurting feelings than to stand up for what we knew in our hearts was being
trampled underfoot. Sadly, America has become a nation of ultra-thin-skinned, whining little girls, afraid of
our own shadows and so cowardly as to back away from the simple solution of speaking the truth when we
know we are supposed to do so.
I have been damned as being a radical extremist my entire adult life for simply standing up and relentlessly
promoting and celebrating self-evident truth, logic and common sense. The devil brigade acting upon the
Saul Alinsky deception playbook has made its mark by lying, cheating and attacking with the very hate that it
accuses everybody else of harboring. With an overall complicit media to bullhorn the brigade’s agenda, a
nation of sheep has taken the pill and swallowed it whole.
Welcome to the new fat, soft, cowardly nation of wimps with the perfectly corrupt president and pack of
soulless hounds in government that they deserve.
Look at Harry Reid. Charlie Rangel. Listen to Nancy Pelosi. What kind of idiots do they represent? A huge
army of idiots who wish to do nothing for their country, but whine for their government to do everything for
them. Welcome to France, ladies and gentlemen, only worse.
There always have been bad, ignorant people in the world. But in the United States of America, land of the
free and home of the brave, the epicenter of rugged individualism founded on the premise of live free or die,
where the powerful DNA of defiance got us where we are as the last, best place on Earth, the ultimate
violation is that so many hardworking, truly entrepreneurial, independent Americans backed down and failed
to stand up when we saw the wimps squawking about all the wrong stuff.
Everything from the New Deal and Great Society on has been a dismal and grossly counterproductive
failure, yet we continue to allow corrupt bureaucrats to keep jamming more of the same down our throats
with barely a whimper of resistance. How pathetic. How lame. How un-American.
The Tea Party is a better-late-than-never step in the right direction back to the glorious “we the people”
experiment in self-government, but as far as I’m concerned, we haven’t begun to turn up the heat nearly
enough quite yet.
Each and every conservative and liberal American who knows that we cannot spend and tax our way out of
debt, who knows that an exit strategy instead of a victory strategy is the same as surrender, who knows
Fedzilla is criminal in its refusal to be accountable with our hard-earned tax dollars being blowtorched with
unprecedented and insane wastefulness, that a federal government suing Arizona for simply implementing
constitutional law is treasonous, and who fails to communicate this with everyone we know is actually
complicit with this bizarre, fundamental transformation of the greatest country in the history of humankind.
What in God’s good name are we thinking? How much more of this can we possibly put up with? Will we
show true American fortitude to stop the beast at the voting booths in November and in every election in the
future to make sure no more communists, no more Marxists, no more anti-American redistributors of wealth
are allowed in positions of power ever again? Can we outvote the pimps, whores and welfare brats? Will we
be smart enough to put every politician to the Pelosi-Obama litmus test? We will be smart enough never to
let a Mao Zedong fan club in the White House ever again?
Will we have learned our lesson that we the people have a daily, moral responsibility to be suspicious of
everyone in government and the media and watchdog them properly from now on? Will we finally never
forget? Will we finally say never again and mean it?
Will we finally use the incredible freedoms as provided by the sacrifices of our amazing warrior heroes of the
U.S. military to be sure this insanity can never happen again? Can we show at least that basic respect for
the privilege of being American and how we got here?
It is not them, it is us. Pogo was right.
Ted Nugent is an unstoppable American rock ‘n’ roll, sporting and political activist icon. He is author of “Ted,
White & Blue: The Nugent Manifesto” and “God, Guns and Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Regnery Publishing).