White nationalists, including a former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, praised National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent for posting an anti-Semitic image to his Facebook page, claiming Nugent had “the courage” to tell “the truth,” lauding the fact that Nugent “appears to have doubled-down” on his anti-Semitism, and celebrating that a large audience was exposed to anti-Semitism by Nugent.
NRA's Ted Nugent Receives Bipartisan Condemnation After Posting Anti-Semitic Image To His Facebook Page
Daily News: “Ted Nugent Posted An Anti-Semitic Message Monday Charging That Jews Are Trying To Take Away His Precious Guns.” On February 8, Nugent posted an image titled “So who is really behind gun control?” with Israeli flags next to the faces of 12 Jewish-American politicians and gun violence prevention advocates. Some of the pictures featured descriptions such as “Jew York city mayor Mikey Bloomberg.” In the post, Nugent wrote, “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”:
Right-wing rocker Ted Nugent posted an anti-Semitic message Monday charging that Jews are trying to take away his precious guns.
The wacko rocker and National Rifle Association board member posted an image on Facebook of prominent politicians like Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Charles Schumer, Rahm Emmanuel and others, each beside an Israeli flag under the banner “So who is really behind gun control?” [Daily News, 2/8/16]
Anti-Defamation League: “Nugent Should Be Ashamed For Promoting Anti-Semitic Content.” The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) denounced Nugent in a February 8 statement, with the civil rights organization's CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt calling Nugent's post “nothing short of conspiratorial anti-Semitism”:
Ted Nugent has a long history of being an equal opportunity offender. But his latest share on Facebook, making the outrageous suggestion that Jews are behind gun control, is nothing short of conspiratorial anti-Semitism. Regardless of one's views on gun control, this kind of scapegoating of an entire religious group is completely unacceptable and completely divorced from reality.
It should go without saying that anti-Semitism has no place in the gun control debate. Nugent should be ashamed for promoting anti-Semitic content, and we hope that good people on both sides of the gun control debate will reject his tactics and his message. We hope that Nugent will have the good sense to remove this share immediately so that it does not spread virally across the internet. [Anti-Defamation League, 2/8/16]
Simon Wiesenthal Center: Nugent “Owes Our Community An Apology.” Human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned Nugent's post in a February 8 statement (emphasis in original):
Ted Nugent has every right to advocate against gun control laws. However he won't be getting a free pass for his anti-Semitic bigotry," said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Wiesenthal Center. “There are Jews on both sides of the gun control controversy and Nugent knows it. He owes our community an apology. He can start by removing the offensive graphic and if he won't, we urge Facebook to do it for him.” [Simon Wiesenthal Center, 2/8/16]
Coalition To Stop Gun Violence: Remove Nugent From The NRA Board Of Directors. Gun safety group CSGV launched a petition in response to Nugent's anti-Semitic Facebook post, with organization executive director Josh Horwitz stating, “It is sickening that the NRA continues to give this bigot a seat at the table among their leaders.” [Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, 2/9/16]
Pro-Gun Blogger Robert Farago: The NRA “Should Revoke His Membership And Remove Him From Their Board.” [The Truth About Guns, 2/9/16]
Pro-Gun Blogger Bob Owens: Nugent Should Leave The NRA Board If He Doesn't Apologize. [Bearing Arms, 2/9/16]
White Nationalists Salute Nugent For Telling The “Truth”
Former KKK Leader David Duke: Nugent's Claim About Jews Is “The Truth.” Anti-Semitic radio host and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke defended Nugent, writing, “If Jews have a problem with the truth then the truth is .. AntiSemitic!”
Duke: Nugent Demonstrated “Courage.” During the February 9 broadcast of his radio show, Duke said, “Ted Nugent had the temerity, the courage to come and post a picture of these nine Jews who have led the political aspect and other aspects of the gun control movement and there's no argument that they did this.”
[Rense Radio Network, David Duke Show, 2/9/16]
League Of The South Founder Michael Hill: “Truth Is Truth. Glad To See Ted Coming Around.” Hill, the founder and current leader of racist neo-Confederate group League of the South, repeatedly praised Nugent on Twitter, writing, “Ted's beginning to see the light,” “Truth is truth. Glad to see Ted coming around,” and “Good for Ted”:
[Twitter.com, accessed 2/9/16]
Neo-Nazi Website The Daily Stormer: “Whatever Happens Next, Ted Has Nearly 3 Million Followers On Facebook Who Just Got Exposed To The Concept That It Is Jews Behind Gun Control.” Daily Stormer publisher Andrew Anglin expressed pleasant surprise that Nugent did not back down from his anti-Semitic image after coming under criticism, writing, “I predicted he would cuck-out, remove the post and apologize. Instead he appears to have doubled-down”:
Well, it seems I owe Ted Nugent a tentative apology.
Yesterday he posted an image of Jewish gun-grabbers on Facebook. Within minutes (literally) the ADL had attacked him, demanding he remove the post.
I predicted he would cuck-out, remove the post and apologize. Instead he appears to have doubled-down.
I'm very pleasantly surprised.
We'll have to wait and see what happens, however. He may yet cuck-out. You remember when Gary Oldman attacked the Jews, then gave a sarcastic/mocking fake apology, then eventually cucked out with a tear-ridden cuckpology.
The real pressure hasn't come down on Ted just yet.
Whatever happens next, Ted has nearly 3 million followers on Facebook who just got exposed to the concept that it is Jews behind gun control. Meaning we've already won this particular media spectacle. [The Daily Stormer, 2/9/16]
White Nationalist Organizer On Nugent's Post: “This Really Is Great News. Think About How Many New People Will Be Presented With The Facts About Jews.” Kyle Hunt, who “organized the 2014 White Man March,” wrote that “Rock legend Ted Nugent has just used his massive Facebook presence to let people know who's really trying to disarm us,” before making several anti-Semitic claims:
Everybody knows it's the jews. Very few have had the balls to say it over the years, but that's all beginning to change! Rock legend Ted Nugent has just used his massive Facebook presence to let people know who's really trying to disarm us.
The main gun grabbers are almost all jewish. There really is no debating it, though the media will try to make his stance seem crazy.
This story is just breaking, so it's hard to say how many media outlets will jump on this story. The ADL has already come out and demanded Nugent remove his post, while the Jewish Telegraph Agency, Times of Israel, Time, Media Matters, and others have been joining in the kvetch-fest. I sure hope this story makes it all over mainstream television, but I have a feeling our jewish media masters don't want to spread this any further than possible.
This really is great news. Think about how many new people will be presented with the facts about jews. Our “chosen” rulers have been hiding in the shadows for too long, but now the internet has helped to shine a light on their dirty dealings. Big-time celebrities like Ted Nugent will only embolden more “average” Americans to speak up about jewish power. I salute his “anti-Semitism” and encourage him to stand his ground. [Southern Poverty Law Center, 4/20/14; Renegade Tribune, 2/8/16]