Guitarist Ted Nugent recently addressed the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted on July 13 of charges on murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin from Sanford, Florida.
In his editorial on Rare, Nugent described Zimmerman's actions as "the purest form of self-defense there is," pointing out that "it is exactly why people who believe in good over evil carry a gun to protect themselves from the well documented violence that plagues our country, in order to save our lives from a life threatening attack. Period."
The guitarist continued, "And so it was for a few weeks until the race-baiting industry saw an opportunity to further the racist careers of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the Black Panthers, President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, who then swept down on the Florida community refusing to admit that the 17-year-old dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe Trayvon Martin was at all responsible for his bad decisions and standard modus operendi of always taking the violent route.
"With an obvious racist chip on his shoulder, referencing the neighborhood watch guy as a 'creepy a-s cracker' to his fellow racist female friend who admitted under oath that that is how non-blacks are referred to normally in their circles, Trayvon had no reason not to attack, because it was the standard thug thing to do. See Chicago any day of the week."
Nugent praised the not guilty verdict, saying that "the jury got it right, and non-racist America rejoices that there is still common sense, honesty and decency aware of identifying justice in this country."
"Martin Luther King Jr. is rolling over in his grave that he sacrificed his life for the cause of judging people by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin, as so many of his own race carry in in self-destructive behavior while professional race mongers blame everything on racism," he said. "It is painful and heartbreaking to say and write this, but horrifically it is true. Blacks kill more blacks in a weekend in Chicago than the evil, vile Ku Klux Klan idiots did in 50 years."
The axeman ended his column by stressing that "the only racism on that night was perpetrated by Trayvon Martin, and everybody knows it.
"Here's the lesson from all this, America: Teach your children to not attack people for no good reason whatsoever. Conduct yourself in a responsible, civil manner, and everything will be just fine. Try to kill someone and that someone just may be exercising his or her Second Amendment rights and you could get shot. It's called self-defense, and it is the oldest, strongest and most righteous instinct and God-given right known to man."
The Zimmerman trial is still very much in the public limelight since Saturday's verdict, with a set of reactions also coming from the music world and the likes of Disturbed frontman David Draiman, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, Anthtax axeman Scott Ian or Testament's Alex Skolnick.