Leave it to the “Motor City Madman” to so perfectly illustrate the real issue of racism–not his asinine conjecture that black people could eradicate prejudice if they’d just act better and stop being so lazy, but the REAL issue: idiots like him–who have no clue what it’s like to be a minority–passing judgment and pulling absurd claims out of their privileged, pants-soiling behinds.
During his recent appearance on The Alex Jones Show, Nugent proclaimed that racism ‘was gone’ by ‘the late 60s’ and any oppression black people have faced since then has all been their doing, saying,
I would like to reach out to black America and tell them to absolutely reject the lie of Al ‘Not So’ Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson, and the Black Panthers, and Eric Holder and Barack Obama. They are enslaving you and the real shackles on black America, 100 percent of the time come from black America.
Racism against blacks was gone by the time I started touring the nation in the late 60s. Nothing of consequence existed to deter or compromise a black American’s dream if they got an alarm clock, if they set it, if they took good care of themselves, they remained clean and sober, if they spoke clearly, and they demanded excellence of themselves and provided excellence to their employers.
Nugent also indulged in more shameless character assassination of the slain Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin, once again labeling him a “dope-smoking, gangsta wannabe, involved with illegal drugs, and illegal guns and illegal people” who was “emboldened by a Black Panther president.”
You know, because he’s just trying to “reach out to black America” and help them.
Listen to Nugent’s appearance on The Alex Jones Show here, courtesy of Media Matters: