by Chris Haire
We knew it was going to happen. Ted Nugent would finally summon up the courage to say something totally asshatted about last week's tragic Newtown, Conn., shooting. And today he has. In fact, the Motor City Madman has written an entire op-ed.
Here's a bit of what Nugent has to say:
The ugly and dangerous truth is that we live in an embarrassing, politically correct culture that exalts and rejoices in the bizarre; aggressively promotes an “anything goes” value system; and vilifies, condemns and mocks traditional societal values and customs at every opportunity.
We’ve embraced a culture of contempt that attacks the very institutions that make for a healthy and strong society, and then we’re shocked when it spirals out of control. The only thing I’m shocked about is that anybody is shocked.
More laws and more restrictions won’t fix our culture. The problem we face is much deeper and more insidious. What ails us is a spiritual bankruptcy of cultural values that actually matter. More laws and restrictions can’t cure that.
Until we admit what’s at the heart of the matter, we will continue to put a Band-Aid on gaping wounds and try to convince ourselves we’ve done something meaningful.
As with most things, the cure to this mess begins and ends with the family. Traditional family values have been under siege for decades by our culture of contempt. In the absence of a solid family, the whole thing slowly unravels and rots.
Family values, eh? Frankly, I don't think Ted Nugent is a guy who really knows a damn thing about family values. I mean, would a family values kind of guy profess a thirst for underage girls? Would a family values guy want to become the legal guardian of his 17 year old girlfriend? Would a family values guy pen the lyrics to the song "Girl Scout Cookies" (You can find the the tune on the Nuge's 2007 album Love Grenade):
I like to eat my girl scout cookies,
I could eat them all night long
I like 'em late at night with a glass of milk,
Them butter creams go down smooth as silk,
I like 'em late at night when I'm in my bed,
Don't let them girl scouts
Don't let 'em go to your head
The coconuts just drive me wild,
I buy my cookies right from a child,
That peanut butter gets stuck to the roof of my mouth,
I love them girl scouts
East, north, west, and south
Yeah. I don't think so.