“Can I say oy vey?” He replied. “I sincerely apologize for my irresponsible re-posting of such a nasty and offensive meme. In my rush between songwriting jams and musical recording frenzy, all I saw was the images of people dedicated to disarm us, I made no connection whatsoever to any religious affiliation. Everyone knows deep down that at 67 years of age I didn’t suddenly become anti-Semitic. That’s patently ridiculous, and those who rushed to such a mistaken condemning judgement should re-examine the system by which such equally irresponsible knee-jerk judgments are made.”
And you know what? Given his decades of commitment to freedom for every single person, regardless of race, color, or anything else, alarm bells should have gone off when Ted posted something so out of character. I was surprised to hear that no one, other than the Zelman Partisans (and one regional writer who put us in touch with Nugent), had made an attempt to contact him about the issue, and I asked him how he felt about supposed Second Amendment allies not bothering to contact him and clear the air.
And I do believe Ted is not Anti Semitic. Hell, I like the guy just alone in the principle that he lives and eats a more organic life than one million Whole Food customers (and without the ‘namaste’ crap.)
But he knows he is under the magnifying glass and being careless led to his Zumbo moment. He committed the mortal sin we can barely afford to commit.
Never give the Opposition ammo they can use against the cause.
The Opposition’s mistakes get buried my the Media. Ours get amplified by ten orders of magnitude. Not fair says you? Shucks… That is our warfare, Skippy.
My only recommendation to The Nuge is to use the same care he has for the crafting of his music to what he publishes in Social Media. Other than that, the damage is done. Let’s move on.