Ted Nugent: 'I Don't Understand the People Who Hate Me'

"Why would you hate someone who has done benefits for children's and military charity?" asks the Motor City Madman.

Ted Nugent: 'I Don't Understand the People Who Hate Me'
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Controversial rocker Ted Nugent says that he doesn't understand the people that hate him and insists that his "beliefs are so positive and so uplifting that they would work for everybody."

As Blabbermouth notes, Nugent, who is an avid supporter of gun rights and antagonist of President Barack Obama, was critized this past weekend by fellow rocker Matt Sorum for his widely-known love of hunting, after the former Guns N' Roses drummer found a photo of Nugent with a small game kill.

Nugent, who is a board member of the National Rifle Association and the owner of a large hunting ranch in Jackson, Michigan, tells Metal Assault in a brand new interview: "People that hate me, I don't understand them. I mean, I understand that hate comes from ignorance and a negative life, but you know what I do, I pray for my haters."

He continues: "What a terrible thing. Why would you hate someone who has done benefits for children's and military charity? I do this every day. You've really got to have a dark, dark heart and sad, dilapidated soul to live to hate like that. So I wish them well and godspeed, and I hope they come out of that terrible dark place they're living in, because I'm a happy, fulfilled man and do everything for my fellow man. I've done more for clean air, soil and water than all my haters combined. I've made mistakes in life but I don't make them twice in a row, I promise you that.

"I feel honored and humbled. I don't have all the answers but I got most of them, and the manifestation of my policies and beliefs are so positive and so uplifting that they would work for everybody."

Nugent in February apologized for referring to President Barack Obama as a "subhuman mongrel," calling that word grouping "street-fighter terminology" and saying he wished he used "more understandable language," such as "violator of his oath to the Constitution."

Nugent was investigated by the Secret Service in April 2012 after saying that he would be "dead or in jail by this time next year" if Obama was re-elected.

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    iommi600
    Poor Ted, he's developed some kind of persecution complex. Don't feel bad - I think free-market fundamentalism and political redneckery don't work, but I don't hate you, mate. Cheers, from a person you'd probably call a "sickening ultra-liberal".
    TheLiberation
    "Persecution complex" is absolutely the standard tool and weapon of conservative "Christians" these days. Particularly common in the US and Poland (which is where I live), where this stance is all the more pathetic because something like 80% of the parliament are religious conservatives in either country.
    guitarist5477
    Pretty much every group, or person, develops a persecution complex. It's not a tool for one group of people, but for many.
    entropicxdisson
    are you kidding me, liberals play the persecution card so much more, it's always "I'm a member of x racial minority and I'm more oppressed than you", or as I like to call it the oppression olympics. But seriously if the people that hate Ted really were "tolerant" they wouldn't be sending death threats and threatening to kill his children, simply cause he hunts and is a bit of an outspoken d-bag.
    TheLiberation
    Racial minorities are an entirely different issue which I'm not even bringing up here, since it's not comparable in any way. But it does not take a genius to realise that playing a persecuted victim for your views that are heavily overrepresented in your country's politics and shared by a large part, if not majority, of the nation, is ****ing pathetic (even more than the content of said views, and that is quite an achievement).
    DWAUME
    This isn't a persecution complex. There are many people who hate Nugent on the internet. Obviously. However, Nugent doesn't say he's persecuted whatsoever. He's not a fundamentalist Christian bitching about the "war on christmas" or something, he's a guy who doesn't understand why people disagree with him. Stupid, maybe, but not persecution. You ****ing idiot.
    filipe26
    Narcissists have a way of believing that people hate them or are jealous of them, and "devote their lives to it". I've dealt with many in family and acquantainces/colleagues.
    cfhdomination
    "I don't understand the people who hate me." Well you dodged the draft yet claim to be a big supporter of the military, you're borderline racist, you adopted a teenage girl just so you could bang her (not to mention your sick fetish for younger girls). Yeah, I don't understand it at all Ted.
    TheWhiteKeys101
    I don't hate Ted, I just don't agree with some of the things he did or said...most of the things...Well, everything he did/said.
    USCENDONE BENE
    "Why would you hate someone who has done benefits for children's and military charity?" Well why hate someone who pulled their country out of a depression and provided people with work and cars and national pride and lebensrau...oh wait. Just cos you do good stuff doesn't mean you can't still be a bellend.
    Abacus11
    In Nugent's little world (Planet Right-Wing Psycho) everyone loves him. His views have a ton of appeal to small demographic that see the rest of the world as the enemy. These people live inside of a very thick, very paranoid bubble and are generally too obsessed with their own delusions to realize that most people really are NOT bigoted gun nuts. It makes perfect sense that he doesn't get it.
    robo37
    Hey I agree with Nugent, having ties with charity should prevent you from being hated. I mean take Jimmy Savile for instance, he actively sponsored multiple charities, raised over 40 million pounds, was knighted, and he... oh, wait a minuet...
    TheExterminator
    Germany was on its way to recovery before Hitler came into power, and it's debatable that national pride is a good thing, considering what national pride did in Nazi Germany. Hitler didn't do much good. He gained power through assassination and cheating, he forced the country into a war, used stolen loot from countries he conquered to boost the economy that was suffering again due to the focus on war, and ultimately left the country devastated and split in half for the next 40 years when he lost the war he started. His actions directly caused the death of millions of people, including German citizens, and his actions are indirectly responsible for all the casualties in the war. All of which he was never able to take responsibility for because he killed himself before anything could happen to him. Ted Nugent's a moron, no doubt, but it's an unfair comparison.
    anttown
    (Spelling misstakes here we go!) Not really. Your summary concludes that Hitler is responsible for example Empire Japan and Italys actions and the Russian missuse of its citizens during the war. Hitler may have triggered the war but he can´t be held responsible for what other nations commanders do. Im in no way defending Hitler but trying just to put a wider perspective to your summary. Also, it is somewhat debatted if Hitler forced Germany into war or not. There was certainly some germans who opposed the idea of war but looking at the big picture most germans adored Hitler. After the defeat in WWI and the humiliation they suffered many historians are concented that all what was needed for Germany to go to war again was a spark. That spark was Hitler. My sources are: Antony Beevor Alan Bullock Martin Collier Philip Pedley John W. Dower And some of my university professors and lectors.
    K33nbl4d3
    It'd be unfair if it was meant to be a direct parallel, but it's not. It's a simple statement. You can do good things and still be human garbage.
    jeffo46
    Nugent dodged the draft during the Vietnam War era by shitting in his pants at the physical repeatedly but yet he supports the troops ? I'm a Navy vet who served for 28 years and this ******* can go **** himself. Also, he's a racist and pedophile as well. A true piece of work. I'm surprised he doesn't have a show on Fox News where he would fit right in with Bill O'Reilly and the rest of the lying asshats.
    guitarist5477
    Shouldn't matter either way, just don't watch FOX or CNN and you'll get more of your own natural views instead of what either side wants you to believe.
    coreymineard
    People hate Nugent because he is a loudmouth hillbilly piece of sh*t. Go back to the 1970s, Ted. Nobody here likes you.
    crazyhorse174
    Jimmy Savile did a ton of charity work. Doing charity work doesn't always mean your a saint, or that what you say is gospel.
    MattHessing
    Yeah and Hitler probably washed his hands after a piss.
    Izzy-Sweet
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_la... Way to just cut straight to it.
    MattHessing
    It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it.
    Izzy-Sweet
    Them Hitlers aren't gonna compare themselves, dammit.
    legendaryjj10
    There are so many other 20th century dictators to choose from who were at least as despicable. Using Hitler in every argument only shows that a person does not know much about the many atrocities of the 20th century and only knows about the Nazis. Seriously, the 20th century was a ****ing exhibition of atrocities.
    MattHessing
    Using Hitler shows that I have the initiative to choose an example that will be understood by most people.
    barden1069
    Well, at least this removes any question that might have been left - Ted has completely left this reality.
    Vern1971
    Not defending the bloke at all but comparing him to savile and hitler is idiotic.
    crazyhorse174
    Wasn't really comparing him to Savile - was just trying to make a point that just because you do charity work, doesn't necessarily mean that you're a good person.
    Bram_Claes
    Sometimes, a Hitler comparison can be valid. In this case, most people aren't drawing a direct comparison between Nugent and Hitler, they just mean to point out that it is entirely possible to do both good stuff and extremely terrible stuff at the same time, and thus you can be hated, even if you do good stuff.