Monday, October 5, 2009

White Man Kills Deer--Black Man Next

Of course, in this picture, the miscreant plans to skin and dress the animal for future meals for his family, but it does show that he must be a psycho. And as far as I know, if he goes for a black man next, he won't be planning on feeding the meat to his family. Or putting the antlers over the fireplace.

In case you haven't recognized him by now, the deer murderer is Ted Nugent, famous rocker and outspoken conservative, particularly where it comes to the Second Amendment.

This article isn't really about the Second Amendment, or racist murders. Its main purpose in starting out that way was to address something that the left does all the time. Say something shocking. Support it with no evidence. Accuse conservatives of racism, then tie the alleged subject of the article to someone you really, really don't like. Media Matters (the Soros-funded leftist blog run by the former queen of the American Spectator turned "straight" David Brock) first attacks Ted Nugent, briefly. Then moves on to tie him directly to Glenn Beck after quoting Nugent (who was discussing how Democrats perpetuate racism by pretending exactly the opposite).

Nugent's words were not exactly subtle or polite toward Democrats. So Media Matters concluded that the statements are "patently absurd." "The Democrats know that without the support of black Americans, their political party is doomed--at least until they can addict the immigrants who have arrived over our southern border. Get them dependent on Fedzilla handouts, and the Democrats believe they can own their votes. Meanwhile, the condition of black America continues to erode because our government keeps it so. How sad. How totally unnecessary. You don't need to be an historian to see who the real racists are in America. Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Boy Carter, Barry O. (Barack Obama) and others have been destroying black America for decades for their votes. That's the ugliest side of racism."

That may be a bit more strongly worded than I would have preferred, and limited in scope, but "patently absurd?" Not by a country mile. In fact, I can't find anything in it to argue with. Brock's blog had quoted a rather outrageous statement on Human Events online (which it neither refuted, nor tied in any way to either Beck or Nugent), but conveniently failed to quote a lengthy dissertation by John Perazzo which proved Nugent's point: "But if we use President Johnson's own stated goals as a measure of the War on Poverty's effectiveness, we can only conclude that the undertaking was a monstrous failure. Dependency on the government did not decline, but skyrocketed. Between the mid-Sixties and the mid-Seventies, the dollar value of public housing rose nearly fivefold and the amount spent on food stamps rose more than tenfold. From 1965 to 1969, government-provided benefits increased by a factor of 8; by 1974 such benefits were an astounding 20 times higher than they had been in 1965. Also as of 1974 such benefits were an astounding 20 times higher than they had been in 196. Also as of 1974, federal spending on social welfare programs amounted to 16 percent of America's GNP, a far cry from the 8 percent figure of 1960. By 1977 the number of people receiving public assistance had more than doubled since 1960. By 1994 the number stood at about 5 million, five times the 1965 figure."

As David Horowitz put it in his Newsrealblog, Media Matters ignored that part because it "was thoroughly documented,using footnotes and everything (as opposed to, say, just quoting people he doesn't like)." And it is obvious that what Perazzo had just done is expand on what Nugent had said, and carefully proved it wasn't, as Brock would have it, "patent nonsense." As Perazzo put it: "The Democrats so-called 'War on Poverty' was such an obvious failure, and did so much damage to generations of African-Americans, the Democratic President Bill Clinton set about dismantling the welfare system."

Brock ignored another documented statement in the same Human Rights article, this time from Walter E. Williams, who incidentally happens to be black. "Racial discrimination has nothing to do with what's no less than an education meltdown within the black community. Where black education is the very worst, often the city mayor is black, city council dominated by blacks, and often the school superintendent is black, as well as most of the principals and teachers, and Democrats have run the cities for decades. I'm not saying there's a causal connection, just that one would be hard put to chalk up the rotten education to racial discrimination."

So far Brock has failed to prove that what Nugent said was in any way "patently absurd." So let's take some other quotes in the Human Rights article that would prove Media Matters point about Nugent:

"In 2002, NAACP chairman Julian Bond referred to Ward Connerly, a black University of California Board of Regents member who led the fight to end affirmative action at the university and the public sector, as a 'fraud' and a 'con man.' Bond likened black conservatives in general to 'ventriloquists' dummies' who 'speak in their puppet-master's voice.' "

"Jesse Jackson has called Connerly a 'house slave' and a 'puppet of the white man.' He also condemned Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's vote to place limits on affirmative action programs, characterizing Thomas as an 'enemy of civil rights' and likening his black judicial robes to the white sheets of Klansmen."

"The late columnist Carl Rowan sarcastically suggested, 'If you give Thomas a little flour on his face, you'd think you had [former Klansman] David Duke.' "

"San Francisco mayor Willie Brown called Thomas not only 'a shill and cover for the most insidious form of racism, but also a man whose views are 'legitimizing of the Ku Klux Klan.' Brown added that Thomas 'should be reduced to talking only to white conservatives,' and 'must be shut out' by the black Community."

Oops, I guess that doesn't work as proof, either. Well, Brock, you get one more at-bat: the link between Nugent and Beck. Obviously, you thought the connection between a crazed white hunter and a TV show host would prove that both were certifiably insane. Sorry to disappoint. Beck didn't mention Nugent anywhere in any of the columns you referred to. Perhaps in any columns at all. Nugent has never spoken of Beck, one way or the other. So how do you justify your conclusion that Nugent "is jumping on the Glenn Beck bandwagon?" Your facts are as illusory as your political convictions, and your journalistic integrity, for that matter.


LoneWolfArcher said...

I whacked a doe myself this weekend! Venison in the freezer.

Nugent is dead on with his analysis. Just look at the facts. Democrats have been "courting" the black vote since the 60's, yet black America's plight isn't much better.

Keep them needy and you'll keep their votes. Democrats are the real racists.

StanH said...

A confession; Ted Nugent was the reason after the 11/4/08 Obamonation that I began to get involved in the public discourse. Not because of his music, which is fine. I’m not a hunter, but I don’t have a problem with it (love fishing). But, his comment on whatever show to paraphrase, “conservatives have ceded the town square for far to long,” this struck a note with me. He advocated writing your Representatives this is something that I already do regularly, but another venue, “the blogs.” Shortly there after, along came Big Hollywood, with Gary Graham’s “One Pissed off Dude,” I was hooked. Now Commentarama, amongst others are a part of my daily routine, thanks : ) It confirms that you’re not insane, that there are people that still love this country, cool!

David Brock is the classic liberal projectionist, he attempts to paint whole groups of people (conservatives) with his slanted brush. He’s speaking to the hypnotized liberal that uses racism as a catch phrase to stop debate, simply because “facts” get in the way of the coming liberal utopia, yuk …and lets not forget the race industry. Nugent was spot on with his overview of the state of the Black community in this country, perhaps a little direct, but that’s the best way to get your point across in sound bites, …to the quick.

Writer X said...

Whenever I hear the words "patently absurb" from a Democrat, I know it must be anything but. I adore Ted Nugent. He'll never be accused of being too subtle.

AndrewPrice said...

Stan, I was never involved in blogs either until BH came along. I agree entirely that conservatives have abandoned the public square for too long. So many of the conservatives I know just sit there quitely as liberals blabber on about their garbage afraid to "offend" the liberal or convinced that it won't do any good to speak up. And that attitude is what gives liberals energy because liberalism is about group think and it thrives on believing that everyone else thinks the same thing.

P.S. We're glad to have you visit! And thanks for the comments too. We're happy for any comments we get -- pro or con!

LawHawkSF said...

LoneWolfArcher: Keep 'em needy. Well said.

StanH: Some day, we're going to hear the whole truth about Brock's miraculous conversion from right-wing scandal-monger to left-wing scandal-monger. It happened almost overnight, and coincidentally at the time he was writing a book about Hillary, which was originally intended to be highly-critical. It ended up a puff piece.

LawHawkSF said...

WriterX: That' a good rule of thumb that we should all keep in mind. Funny thing is that I was never a Nugent fan (I thought Cat Scratch Fever was sorta catchy). So the first time I saw him in a TV interview, I was expecting something quite different. Now I'm a complete fan.

LawHawkSF said...

Andrew: We both got hooked on blogs about the same time. Mostly I read blogs like Instapundit, which don't allow feedback. And National Review Online was good, but mostly just an online version of the magazine. Big Hollywood was the first time I really participated.

StanH: We both appreciate your comments and your loyalty. The readers keep us honest.

patti said...

i am a huge fan of ted's. last i saw him was at the san antonio tea party. i was thisclosetohim. i admire that his strong use of the language leaves no room for misunderstanding. plus he has a kickass guitar and knows how to play it.

LL said...

Ted Nugent identifies a portion of our unique nature as a nation and as citizens of that nation that the radical left is trying to kill. Independence, self reliance, the right to self determination, free enterprise and the concept that initiative is not evil.


As to the liberal media, I think they'll rue the day they threw themselves under the bus for Dear Leader. Their credibility is low. It's only getting lower. Soon being a "reporter" will mean the same thing as being a scum sucking leach... if it doesn't mean that already.

LawHawkSF said...

Patti: After hearing some of his comments (particularly on the Second Amendment), I started listening to some of his lyrics. They were much more meaningful than I had originally thought. And you're right about that guitar.

LawHawkSF said...

LL: I'm always amazed by the pinky-extended sensitivities of the left. Nugent not only shoots animals, he eats them! Liberals apparently think that meat somehow mystically appears in cans, grocery shelves, and restaurant kitchens.

Individualist said...

I audited a Hud Housing Project roughly 20 years ago. One of the tests I had to do regarded insuring the requirements for government subsidy were met. The obvious fraud were drug dealers who got in there as a business opprotunity. There were always lawsuits to evict them which dragged on for months maybe years depsite the fact that the individual wa arrested.

I asked the owner a white liberal what the next big possibility I should look for. He said that men would understand that they did not make enough to provide what the governemnt would (medicaid, housing, utilities, food stamps, government cheese and other monthly handouts, etc.). Therefore they would leave their wives and live elsewhere but would pay her money under the table. I had to try to develop a test to deterine if this was happening.

Every person in that place was of one race which is actually strange since the welfare roles are not one race. Per the government stats at the time welfare was 40% white, 40% black an 20% hispanic and other. Of note any landlord who had a private apartments that had all one race would be possibly looking at EEOC lawsuits based on the statistics alone.

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