There is an has always been an undercurrent of anti-Semitism in conservative ranks. It rears its ugly head from time to time, such as when Ann Coulter claims Jews are “unperfected” Christians who are therefore oh so close to being actual human beings.
Nothing so “subtle” for Ted Nugent, who recently called Obama a Racist Child-Killing Freak. This time the admitted sexual predator and ex-rocker went to Facebook to publicly air his anti-Semitism, posting a photo with the caption, “So who is really behind gun control?”
The problem is that all those pictured are Jewish, like the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and attorney and pundit Alan Dershowitz, to name just a few.
Just to reinforce that point, Nugent got his Julius Streicher on and put an Israeli flag next to each of their faces:
Know these punks. They hate freedom, they hate good over evil, they would deny us the basic human right to self defense & to KEEP & BEAR ARMS while many of them have tax paid hired ARMED security! Know them well. Tell every 1 you know how evil they are. Let us raise maximum hell to shut them down!
It’s another trip on the conservative crazy train, where “the Jews control everything.” Look how they’re ruining Ted Nugent’s America, the poor draft-dodging sexual predator.
So according to Nugent, people who want sane gun control measures are evil and hate freedom. You would think an allegedly pro-life political party would actually get behind any measures designed to save lives.
Democrts want to protect us from terrorists by stopping gun sales to terrorists. Republicans have no problem arming the enemies of our nation and our freedom. Nor, obviously, does Ted Nugent.
And so, just as obviously, the only real punk here is Ted Nugent himself, as he has proved time and again. As for his obvious anti-Semitism, it is beyond the pale and something for which he, and those he has endorsed (hello Donald Trump), should be deeply ashamed.
It is interesting that conservatives claim to be such big friends of Israel while hating actual Jews. Donald Trump said awhile back he didn’t understand why Jews support Obama. He thinks they should support the candidate with anti-Semite Ted Nugent in his corner instead.
Israel, are you paying attention to who your real friends are?
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.