posted on Nov, 25 2003 @ 02:53 AM
I have no problem with someone being a "son of the soil" or a hillbilly. My family came from Texas and Alabama. The thing that bothers me about the
whole "redneck" thing, is that they tend not to think for themselves. They tend to be racist, and prejudice against people or things that are
different. And "rednecks" (at least the many I have known) tend to base their thinking off of what their "daddy", or pastor told them. They
usually fight vehemently for their civil rights and religious rights and personal freedom, but rarely fight for the civil rights, religious rights, or
personal rights of another race, religion, or even sexual orientation. They often fail to realize that unless ALL of the rights they fight for, apply
to ALL Americans, then those rights will never apply ANY of us.
There is no crime in supporting a president or voting right-wing, if you are doing it because you believe in them, regardless of their political
affiliation. Most people however, tend to support people and political parties, solely because of their right-wing/left-wing labels and not because
they believe in them or understand their motives. They tend to rationalize their favored politicians actions rather than find the truth of the
matter. So, Dreamstone, if you are happy as a redneck, more power to ya, but make sure you always think for yourself. Even if it means questioning
what is told to you by those you trust most. Propaganda comes from all sides in an argument.