Rockstar Ted Nugent was recently blasted after he posted a picture that exposed several Jewish political leaders who are attacking the Second Amendment, but the irony is that he has just been made a member of The Zelman Partisans, a group of Second Amendment supporting Jews.
David Codrea reports:
Practically everyone, including conservative and gun rights groups, reacted with understandable outrage to rocker and RKBA diehard Ted Nugent’s Facebook post of a graphic featuring Jewish anti-gun politicians with Israeli flags.
While quick to distance themselves from a celebrity they’d have happily claimed as an ally the day before his ill-conceived post, none of his detractors even attempted to contact him afterward to ask if accusations of anti-Semitism were true.
Wanting to understand what he was thinking and how he managed to make himself a media target for charges of anti-Semitism, Nicki Kenyon of The Zelman Partisans spoke with Nugent, and found her group was alone in asking him what happened. Additionally, Nugent took TZP up on an offer it made a week earlier and ended up joining the group.
The recently-formed organization is comprised of former members of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, who split off in disagreement following JPFO’s acquisition by the Second Amendment Foundation. Naming themselves in honor of JPFO’s founder, the late Aaron Zelman, TZP activists who knew and worked closely with Zelman consider themselves more in keeping with his fiercely uncompromising nature, and believe their approach to be truer to the legacy their friend, colleague and mentor would have wanted.
Here’s what Nugent posted:
“Know these punks,” he wrote. “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 every1 you know how evil they are. Let us raise maximum hell to shut them down!”
Now, there is nothing anti-semitic in this post, yet even people like Debbie Schlussel should know better, but instead of being angry that these people are attacking the American people, she went on a tirade against Nugent!
“Ted: As a religious Jew who testified with you in the Michigan Senate for relaxing gun laws and strengthening the 2nd Amendment, I’m absolutely disgusted but not at all surprised that you are showing what I always suspected: that you are a Jew-hater and a piece of crap,” she wrote, which garnered over 2,000 likes. “Ted Nugent Endorses Jews, then Announces He Hates Jews. Also, I’m sickened you invoke the slogan of Jewish Holocaust survivors, “Never Again” in mockery. Go to hell, a**hole!”
Frankly, Debbie, you need a thicker skin and quit making stupid comments like this one. Nowhere did Nugent claim “the Jews are out to get you.” Sure, these are just a few that would be among the Communists in Russia and the Nazis in Germany who would sell out their own people. I don’t think there is any question about that. However, Nugent would then follow up with this post without comment.
Exactly! Of course, Debbie Schlussel was nowhere to be found in the comment section. Why? Because her hypocrisy had been exposed.
“Can I say oy vey?” Kenyon quoted Nugent as saying in a phone conversation. “I sincerely apologize for my irresponsible re-posting of such a nasty and offensive meme. In my rush between songwriting jams and musical recording frenzy, all I saw was the images of people dedicated to disarm us, I made no connection whatsoever to any religious affiliation. Everyone knows deep down that at 67 years of age I didn’t suddenly become anti-Semitic. That’s patently ridiculous, and those who rushed to such a mistaken condemning judgement should re-examine the system by which such equally irresponsible knee-jerk judgments are made.”
In any case, I say good for Nicki doing the interview with Nugent to explain what was meant in the post. Frankly, I didn’t need the explanation. A Jew, Muslim, Christian, or any other religious or ethnic persons that seeks to disarm us should be exposed without prejudice. I was glad to see Nugent did what he did and I’m glad to see there are still some Jews who remember the lesson learned by their forefathers in Germany.