Classic Rock Revisited has posted a lengthy and rather entertaining interview with Ted Nugent in which the outspoken rocker discusses a number of topics, including his view on "The Osbournes", the recent DIXIE CHICKS controversy, and the war with Iraq.
The following are some of the highlights of that conversation:
On "The Osbournes":
Ted: God bless Ozzy and Sharon. God bless their family. I hope they can find happiness. What I see is not happiness it is superficial happiness. You don't encourage and much less allow your children to swear violently at people and be totally undisciplined.
Look at how fat his kids are. When you have kids that fat then they are just eating bad food which is a manifestation of a certain cultural depravation where they can't even monitor there own health habits.
Ozzy, God bless him, is super talented. He is a great man. He is a man of heart and soul and goodwill. He is a very funny man but he is a perfect poster child of why I have never touched drugs, alcohol, tobacco or fast food. You get stupid, fat, slow and drooling. He is an absolute shell of a man. He doesn't have any capacities physically or mentally. It is just pathetic that someone would find entertainment or recreational joy from watching a wounded man shuffle about and mumble. It's embarrassing.
On "The Dixie Chicks":
Ted: Let me tell you what has happened with THE DIXIE CHICKS… First of all, I salute them. They are not only amazingly talented, they have a wonderful work ethic and they make wonderful music. Plus, they are fine-ass women! I also salute them for standing up for what they believe in. Unfortunately, most of your celebrities are insulated. They literally create a wall of comfort around them.
This morning Uncle Ted got up with my sons Toby and Rocco…. We shoveled the dog kennels. I shoveled the crap out of the horse stalls. We do this everyday. We carry hay and straw and bring water and feed to our livestock and then we go out and cut wood. We plant trees this time of year. In other words, I am a hands-on guy. I am a rugged individual. I don't have 'yes' men around me. I don't have people catering to me. I don't have people servicing me. I stand up for myself and I do my own jobs. I change my own oil and I kill my own food. I gut it, I butcher it and I cook it. I take care of my own life.
THE DIXIE CHICKS are insulated. They are prima donnas. They wouldn't know the truth if it smacked them right between the eyes. So I would like to offer them the truth: If you do not kill evil under the terms of righteous, freedom-loving people like Americans then we will have to face evil in America on the evil's terms. That is unacceptable. So DIXIE CHICKS, I just recommend you shut up and sing and let the warriors take care of your freedom. You love to deny the truth and live in an insulated world of fantasy and then criticize the very system by which you can live free and brave. Suck me!
On the war with Iraq:
Ted: We have a bunch of weenies out there. We have a bunch of insulated, spineless cowards who think war is no good. Maybe someone should explain to them that instead of 50 million Jews dying in 1945 only 6 million Jews died. Why? Because war stopped the slaughter of innocence. War is good when good survives and evil is crushed. If you don't crush evil then evil will get you.
If you don't stand up for good then that is irresponsible and brain dead. It's morally and intellectually bankrupt. We the people need to be more involved. That is what the Nugent family has always stood up for. I have a great piece coming out in the Wall Street Journal next week about war. I am an activist. I am a 'we the people' hands on celebrate because the American Dream is about being the best that you can be. If you really put your heart and soul into being the best that you can be then your radar and your energy will go up and you will identify good and you will identify bad. You know that you will have to optimize the good to eliminate the bad and ugly. The way that you eliminate bad and ugly is either through activism and policy making that never tolerates evil — instead of the liberal politically correct policy of accepting evil and accepting other points of views that destroy lives. We the thoughtful, productive people of American have got to take our freedom back. The 'we the people' experiment in self-government should come from people who get up early and bust their ass to be productive. We need to tell the pimps and whores and welfare brats and the drug abusers and drug sellers and drug growers… Tell these bloodsucking pigs to either get a job or get the hell out of our way because we are about fed up with giving them a handout for being rotten and bloodsucking. If we had that policy all along then these sons of bitches on 9/11 would have had their guts handed to them because we would have profiled them and responded to the intelligence that they were American hating monsters. We need policy that says if you hate America then you have 24 hours to get out or we will kill you. Case closed.
Read the whole interview here.