reply to post by lostsock
lostsock thank you for your reply. I disagree with your attempt to turn my comment into a reflection of hostilities you may feel I harbor. Your
statement: "It takes someone with hate inside of them to see hate in something the read my friend" is ridiculous in itself. It takes a fool to deny
truth. I did not arrive at my conclusion based on hate I have for someone, their feelings or situation. As I stated in my original post, I based my
statement on what I read.
Here are examples from posts in this thread:
“..otherwise you might end up stopped at a road block by someone like me,one with little sense of humor when it comes to trespassers and very well
In time of crisis and need this person is willing to block a road (most roads are public) by showing a force of weapons.
“..Farmer Brown and his dozen or so kids would be out blowing bridges and staging dead cars to stem the tide..”
Again, here is the sentiment that people in rural area will resort to crime to bar people who are under duress, in time of crisis and need, from even
seeking safe passage on public roads.
“..do ya think a city boy would know ya gotta pluck that bird before you boil it??? “
The assumption of ignorance is not complimentary.
"Your gonna starve to death if your microwave kicks out aren't you?"
This is an extra sweet thing to say to a child. Here is a rural person that chose to crack wise and toss insults at a boy from a city who asked a
question about a walnut tree. This could have been an opportunity to teach the child something and maybe even bond a bit.
“The city boys are gonna be in real trouble - don't know how to use tools, rebuild engines, farm (even on a tiny level), hunt/fish,..”
Stereotypes are rarely a compliment, and as I mentioned in my original post, I wonder where this mindset stemmed from to begin with. Here someone
feels comfortable in using a blanket generalization that assumes people who live in cities are alien to the concept and use of tools, rebuilding an
engine, farming on even a tiny level or how to hunt/fish. I am not going to insult anyone by mentioning that if they got off the farm and experienced
life a little they wouldn't view a huge population of people through the eyes of someone visiting animals in a zoo.
“But then again, maybe we don't want the city boys around anyway, eh??”
And there you have it, that one speaks for itself plain and simple. I saw hate in what I read simply because I understand what the words I read mean.
I call it they way I see it. I've got nothing but love and good feelings for redneck hillbilly inbred folks who speak of toting guns, blowing up
bridges and blocking roadways because they perceive the presence of people from outside their closed-off little piece of heaven as a threat. -- now
THAT ignorant sample sentence is what I would type and actually feel if I had this hate inside me that you imagine. As it is, I have to stand by my
post for the samples I listed above. I call it as I see it, and when I see so much thinly-veiled animosity I comment upon the display.
Again, thank you for your reply.
edit on 4/7/2011 by LargeFries because: to correct typo in 1st para.