Skip to comments.Ted Nugent Blames Hippies for Divorce, Abortion, Drugs and Crime
Posted on 07/30/2007 8:10:20 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
Ted Nugent Blames Hippies for Divorce, Abortion, Drugs and Crime
7/3/07, 2:22 pm EST
It was only a matter of time before Ted Nugent decided to rain on the Summer of Loves anniversary parade. In an article from todays Wall Street Journal titled The * Summer of Drugs, the notoriously opinionated guitar god took some time off his busy hunting schedule to blame stoned, dirty, stinky hippies for rising rates of divorce, high school drop-outs, drug use, abortion, sexual diseases and crime, not to mention the exponential expansion of government and taxes.
* Highlights (including some choice words for Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin) after the jump:
* On the Summer Of Love: Honest and intelligent people will remember it for what it really was: the Summer of Drugs.
* On Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Mama Cass: I often wonder what musical peaks they could have climbed had they not gagged to death on their own vomit.
* On the hippie movement: Turned off by the work ethic and productive American Dream values of their parents, hippies instead opted for a cowardly, irresponsible lifestyle of random sex, life-destroying drugs and mostly soulless rock music that flourished in San Francisco.
* On life as the Nuge: Clean and sober for 59 years, I am still rocking my brains out and approaching my 6,000th concert. Clean and sober is the real party.
-- Zachary Weiss
(Excerpt) Read more at rollingstone.com ...
I applaud ted for his pro 2A stance, but google the lyrics to “Wango Tango” before people turn him into a Father Knows Best figure.
Is this the same Ted who once made an album with about 30 hash pipes on the cover art? Just what kind of journey to the center of the mind is this guy on?
Hmmm. So there was no sex or drugs or high school dropouts or abortions before the hippies?
I have to disagree; I think Stevie Ray Vaughan beat Hendrix out, and he didn't need a stack of Marshalls to do it. That said, I DID admire Hendrix a LOT!
That was the "Amboy Dukes," not Ted. Ted got his anti-drug views from seeing what they did to his fellow bandmates. He was only 17 when that album came out, and he admits he was naive about the cover, as well as to the lyrics of "Journey to the Center of the Mind."
But I say, no Hendrix, there would have been no SRV. But I definately would put SRV, if not #2, in the Top 5 easily.
Not after 1970 he wasn't. I think that's Ted's point.
We all have our opinions.....
I think that was Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.
I’ve heard Ted Nugent speak at a YAF/FreedomFest Convention a few years ago.
He definitely comes from a libertarian perspective.
And I agree, the lyrics to some of his songs (like Wango Tango) will not get him selected as a “Father Knows Best” role model.
Despite some of Nugent’s foibles, I can respect many of his libertarian roots.
He's got that one right! Jefferson what, Dreadful that!
In the fifties, although blacks were still struggling for equal opportunities and were on the low end of the economic ladder, the black family was for the most part strong and stable. Two parent families were the rule, not the exception. They attended church together, had strong moral values, and did not comprise a majority of the prison population.
Compare that to the present state of the black community after 40 years of Liberal Socialism. Our prisons are disproportionately black, unwed mothers and single parent families are the rule, black youths without a strong male role model other than rap stars and basketball players, roam the streets and are drawn into a culture of drugs and crime.
The following statistics are provided by Star Parker's Coalition of Urban Renewal, (CURE).
*60 percent of black children grow up in fatherless homes.
*800,000 black men are in jail or prison.
*70 percent of black babies are born to unwed mothers.
*Over 300,000 black babies are aborted annually.
*50 percent of new AIDS cases are in the black community.
*Almost half of young black men in America's cities are neither working nor in school. What we have here is a ticking time bomb waiting to explode.
What was the message of the social programs that came out of LBJ's Great Society? One of the most devastating to the family was that if an unwed woman became pregnant, moved out of the home of her parents, did not name or know who the father was, then Big Daddy in Washington would provide for all her essential needs.
Ergo she no longer needed a husband or the support of her family. In fact, the more children she had out of wedlock, the more money she would receive from the government. This program was the death knell for many families, especially in the black community.
Unfortunately many black men saw this as the best of all possible worlds. They could father as many children as they wanted, from multiple women, without ever having to accept the responsibility of fatherhood. Many women rejected marriage in favor of a boyfriend who could slip in the back door and not jeopardize her government check.
has Ted ever apologized for his using young women to please himself? I like what he is saying but without the admission of his own bad behavior, it is hypocritical.
The Grateful Dead, Quicksilver, Country Joe And The Fish, The Jefferson Airplane...they all were rotten, no-playing, pretentious, poorly produced bands. Although the Airplane can be forgiven a little because they sounded like they wanted to actually make statements, inane as they were.
If you want to hear really great music from the era, look toward Detroit, Memphis, New York and England.
Pretty broad brush stroke there becky
Maybe, but only very briefly. Most of the time I thought Hendrix was grinding out noise for those who were as stoned as he.
Infifdelity is wrong right. Who better to preach about it than somebody that has lived through the probelms of it.
Or the South, the Allman Brothers could kick any of those San Francisco bands off the stage.
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