Positive Examples of "Redneck" Culture

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  1. Ambrose

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    Not from the South, I was raised in the high North of rural Michigan. In many ways we had the same way of life as our Southern brethren, but we had real, cold winters, and, of course, were without their accent and slang. As rural and small town Americans, we shared much of the same pride in being independent, self-reliant, and self-sufficient. We, like the Southerners, liked to make and fix everything ourselves. A very big part of America that is presently either maligned, frowned upon, or ignored by popular cultural mediums and media, most so called "rednecks" have strong family ties, are very nationalistic, and have good moral values. Here is an example of a father and son collaboration producing a very masculine truck of American heritage. This young man is very proud of his work, proud to acknowledge his father's help, proud of American manufacturing heritage, and likes masculine pursuits. Were this country to dissolve into chaos with the people living in dense urban areas to be found subjugated and starving, these so called "rednecks", with their long family lineages, and their abundant craft and skill carried within their generations, would be the bulwarks to their descent into depravity and vitiation.

     
  2. Average American

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    Ambrose, good post.
    My experience, Michigan seems the friendliest non-Southern state, to Southern culture. I've known a number of MI transplants, (and seen a lot of vehicles w/MI tags), that rock Confederate flags, Browning stickers & tattoos, etc.
    My opinion, rednecks are despised and demonized by cultural-Marxists, bcuz Marxists understand Southern rednecks present the strongest resistance/bulwark to Marxist brainwashing. Southerners often possess high levels of patriotism, evangelical Christianity, gun ownership, & racial self defense.. all elements that Godless Marxism fears and hates..
    Obviously Southerners don't have a monopoly on these attitudes, but have 'em in higher concentration than other regions. People in MI must have 'em, or empathize with 'em too, because the contemporary connection between Michigan & the South is real. Any theories on why the connection (?)
     
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    Good post guy's and good thread! Just my 2 cents.. I'm not sure if Michigan had this happen as well. But I know in North Central Wisconsin a lot of people can trace their lineage to Appalachia. During the early 1900s Appalachia was dirt poor and the Lumber industry was booming in the Northwoods! As a result my family was one of 30 or so families from KY to head up north by train to better their life. It's interesting, now that I've been in KY for several months I've noticed a lot of the same surnames popular here I grew up hearing in my grandparents small town 4 hours north of Milwaukee!

    Not sure if Michigan had this happen as well, and it's not like the blacks were the only people migrating north for economic purposes after Civil War. Michigan was also manufacturing King in its heyday.

    **Country is country wide! Country folks from all over these great states should embrace their similarities and shared love of god, family, guns, and self reliance!
     
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    Like Thrashen, I take the word "redneck" as a pejorative (pushed by the Tribe). I prefer the term "country folks" or "salt of the earth" to describe people like my Grandparents who grew up on farms in central Tennessee & worked from "can to can't". As far the modern ilk of "Whites" who run around ate up with tattoos, sporting "queerings", chain smoking, blasting rap from their trucks & calling themselves "rednecks" because they're they're festooned in camo &/or NASCAR gear...they are an utter disgrace to our race (...& need to conduct themselves appropriately rather than like "quasi-w1ggers"). In my mind, true country folk (like my maternal grandparents) are the best! :)
     
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    From the Great Lakes down to Florida is a People that share some common family ancestry, but they also share the same identity as being the working class and middle class whites. In a country of so many types and groups, white Northerners of similar means, living standards, and beliefs, look South and say "Hey, those folks are just like me". White Southerners were, and are still, a nation within a nation, and while everywhere else in the country the White Nation is not to exist, the Southerners still proudly embrace it giving identity to those outside of the South a "place" they also can belong to.
     
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    A good example of men socializing with women, while having fun with their machines. A modern day horse-pull or tractor-pull (grew up with both). For some reason I can't see these folks going to Starbucks afterwards.:aaaaa: I know it's not perfect but hey -you know.

     
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    Nice post.

    The racial slur “redneck” is a very unique type of slight against whites.

    It’s far different from “Nazi,” which of course implies racism but also has far-right political connotations.

    It’s not really a synonym of other anti-white racial slurs such as “hick,” “yokel,” or “hillbilly,” all of which generally refer to a poor, uneducated white person from an exceedingly-rural area who has an unkempt personal appearance and/or a dilapidated home/property.

    The term “white trash” seems to be applied to lower class rural/suburban whites equally and generally refers to a white person that is not only poor, uneducated, and unkempt, but also acts in an uncouth manner unbecoming of a European. “White trash” and “wigger” are comparable because both implies that the person conducts themselves in a “sub-white” fashion.

    No, “redneck” is very different, indeed. Whenever the term is employed, it’s usually always a suggestion that the person is a poor, uneducated, unsophisticated, rural white person that holds openly “racist” views. I can't tell you how many times during Trump campaign that I read the words "Redneck Trump Supports" used by leftists on social media.

    Growing up in an extremely rural area, the term was utilized constantly to describe various people, which was highly enraging. I now live in a different (rural) county and still hear the term almost daily. For instance, about a month ago, I was paid several thousand dollars to tear down and remove an old 2-story house by a guy who lives about a mile down the road from me. I tore down the house by cutting holes in the floors with a chainsaw and filling the basement with as much drywall/plaster/junk as I could so that I could bury the entire basement flush with the ground when I was finished. I then scrapped the rusted metal roofing, copper piping, and aluminum siding and painstakingly cut up most of the lumber for burning in my wood stove or saved the good stuff for building materials. I knocked down the structure by weakening the frame with a chainsaw, then using heavy chains and a come-a-long to topple it. Anyway, the owner kept bringing over family members while I was working to see the progress of the house getting torn down over the course of about 2-3 weeks (I could only work on it at night and weekends). Every single one of them kept calling my crude, but effective de-construction methods as “Redneck Engineering.” So annoying.
     
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