I was debating whether to post this on political forums (it has relevance to both music and politics) , but I get tired of being called ignorant or a moron, so I think it might be safer here. You folks are more mature...as a rule. And I appreciate that.
The subject is Ted Nugent.
The question is how does a prominent figure in Rock music ( usually associated with the "counter culture" or the "left" ) go from being a favorite with young adolescents ( mostly boys ) and a "villian" to the establishment and church goers, teachers, parents, etc. , how does a figure like this become a "darling" of the "Right Wing?" ..."Extreme Right Wing" , in this case.
As a teenager I bought my first Ted Nugent album ( around 1977 , or so) and was 100% thrilled with the whole LP.....my father wasn't interested...needless to say.
Nugent was "making his living" by selling adolescent boys what they wanted.....heavy, hard Rock 'n'Roll with loud noise and sexual refrences and violence.
Now he is "selling" what his newest audience wants to hear...Right Wing propaganda not unlike the Nazis used, to help elect Right Wing Republicans ( because they aren't going to take his guns away!!!).
In his latest jab at Obama he mentions "subhuman mongrel" which was used by Hitler when he referred to the "untermensch" ...the people his cronies were slaughtering and butchering.
All these bible toting Right Wing people are loving Ted now. I'll bet they weren't fans when he was singing about 'wang dang sweet p**nt**g.'
Is this the same guy?....did he fool us or is he fooling them? Or what?