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Oskorei
Tuesday, February 8th, 2005, 02:58 PM
The Redneck Manifesto, by author and artist Jim Goad, is one of the more interesting and valuable books I've read. It made quite an impression on me, and I will try to share that impression, and the central insights, here, section by section.

1. White N*ggers have Feelings, too

Goad starts his book by looking closer at the double standards of contemporary society. Why is it ok to hate "white trash", but not ok to do the same with blacks? "The trailer park has become the media's cultural toilet, the only acceptable place to dump one's racist inclinations". Goad's basic thesis is that today, poor whites are the only group left to stereotype and despise, in a twisted synthesis of classism, anti-racism and vulgar eugenics (after all, we all "know" that all poor whites are racist and inbred don't we...).

He then looks into the words "redneck" and "n*gger" in a dictionary, and the use of them in the press. What he finds should be obvious to us as Nationalists, but it is still a good read.

2. Feudal Existence - The Roots of Eurogarbage

Then Goad makes a little history introduction on poor whites, that is remarkably "Marxist" in its content, with class warfare and greedy elites playing a large part. "The Redneck as commonly understood is an American entity, but the paradigm, the archetype, the blueprint, the model, the freakin' socially evolutionary antecedent to the American redneck was the European peasant in all his costume changes throughout the Dark and Middle Ages." I personally miss an analysis of the astonishing similarities between the old contempt for the "Goyim"/peasants of Medieval ghetto Jews, and the current contempt for poor whites of the liberal elite, but one can't have everything ;)

3. A Quick History of the White American Underclass

Then follows a little historical expose, where Goad mentions the existence of many White slaves and indentured servants, Black slaveowners, and other things anathema to the liberal mythos.

4. A View from the Outside - How Rednecks became Aliens

"Any way you slice the liverwurst, it still seems like bigotry. But the 'neck-negaters, the trash-compactors, the hill-bullies, excuse their fire-breathing with an inventive alibi - "WE can't be bigoted - REDNECKS are the bigots". It's like, "He hit me FIRST, mom!" They deflect attention from their own prejudices by hating the haters, all in the name of love".

Then follows a section where Goad follows the picture of rednecks through American history. They never were that beloved by the elite apparently, no matter the colour of same elite. An important event in the formation of "the redneck" as social type was the Civil War. "Whereas antebellum comical character sketches had prepared the country to mock a social type, the Civil War had given America a whole f*king place to hate. The South has become America's cultural n*gger rendered in geographical terms."

He then goes through the various hillbilly horror movies, unthinkable with Blacks as degenerate monsters, but not so with poor whites. Deliverance, Scum of the Earth, Moonshine Mountain and Gods Bloody Acre. (and recently Without a Paddle, and Bad Boys 2. Or why not Knockaround Guys, where we get the "pleasure" of seeing Vin Diesel with a Star of David tattoed on his arm beat the crap out of a redneck? :| )

Goad ends the chapter with a fitting analysis of why the White elite hate and fear the Redneck: "To the white elite, white trash must seem like a disease in remission inside all whites, one that might flare up again given the right circumstances. When white blue bloods are repulsed by white trash, they are uncomfortably reminded both of what they used to be and what they may yet become".

5. Workin' Hard

Goad then continues with a little working class history, and he finds that "lowbrow white rage" is perfectly understandable given the way the elite has used and abused the white workers. "While today's young'uns are bound to know a lot about racism, they probably coundn't tell you a thing about American labour history". Goads thesis is at least partially that the constant blabbering about racism is intended to avert the focus from real issues, like classism, down-sizing, and the inequality between the very rich and the very poor. It is a superb chapter, and really lifts the book a lot.

6. Playin' Hard

Then follows a chapter where Goad studies the pastimes of the white working class, like heavy drinking, monster trucks, and wrestling. Goads thesis is, that when you work hard and are totally exhausted after work, you won't get much out of listening to Mozart. You will rather need a real experience, like using crank or going to a monster truck show.

7. Prayin' Hard

Goad then takes a closer look at Redneck spirituality. He explores the double-standard that describes voodoo and santeria as cool, but snake-handling Christian whites, Big Footbelievers, UFO-believers or Elvis worshippers as mentally insane.

"Elvis is that which is. Bigfoot is that which was. Space aliens are that which will be. The Holy Trinity of white-trash religion. And an honorable mention goes to snake-handling, which is miraculously able to breathe some life back into Christianity's corpse. All of these belief system seem eminently more reasonable for a white working-class American than any major religion. These creeds haven't had the life sucked out of them by overorganization. They're still somewhat open to personal interpretation and direct emotional experience."

8. What's so bad about Hatemongers, Gun Nuts, and Paranoid, Tax-Resisting Extremists?

Goad then describes how the militia movement got branded as nuts and haters by the liberal media, in order to silence it. How well-funded organizations as the SPLC use the race smear to silence any opposition, and how they use "hate" to explain complex social movements.

9. Me and the Blacks

Then Goad explores the double-standards again. Especially how Blacks are allowed to express "Black Pride" in any way, but how White Pride equals "hate". There are good sections on the Populists and the Klan as well.

10. Several Compelling Arguments for the Enslavement of All White Liberals

Then comes the high-light of Goads book. Goad is "a recovering liberal", and his description of the Liberal is dripping with venom to the extent that one cannot helt laughing when reading it. He explores the contradictions, the double standards, the blind spots, and the moral bancrupcy of Liberals so eminently that it is pure art.

"I started losing faith in liberalism when I began noticing that every liberal who accused me of white privilege seemed to come from a more privileged socioeconomic background than I did"

"If indigenous Amazonian tribes were subjected to acid rain, the liberals were emotionally devastated. But if a trailer full of white trash across town all got cancer because they lived atop a toxic dump it was a joke".

"In hipster argot, "white" has come to mean "empty" in the same way that "black" used to connote "evil". Standing on a street corner, the Guilty White Male loudly reminds everyone that whites HAVE no culture. He utters the word "white" with more hatred than any black person does"

All in all, a great book with a stringent, and fun, analysis of the relations between classism, economic privilege, race and liberals.

USS Dixiecrat
Tuesday, February 8th, 2005, 03:59 PM
Don't ya love it? Redneck is just another term for poor working class whites, who are not very sophisticated......me. Because of our lousy economic status, we find ourselves trying to find out why. We find minorities taking our jobs left and right. We recieve no benifits when we get layed off, but they are handed out to miniorites left and right. Then we wonder what kind of leaders could do this to their people, but I think you all know what we find when we look into that; JUDEN, and their rich white puppets!! No one in the upper class (those who control america) care about the working class (who keeps this country going). We are CONSTANTLY ridiculed as "bigots," and "poor white trash," just because we lay the blame on who it belongs. We will have our day, this country boy can survive, I doubt the upper class can.

Oskorei
Tuesday, February 8th, 2005, 04:43 PM
Don't ya love it? Redneck is just another term for poor working class whites, who are not very sophisticated......me. Because of our lousy economic status, we find ourselves trying to find out why. We find minorities taking our jobs left and right. We recieve no benifits when we get layed off, but they are handed out to miniorites left and right. Then we wonder what kind of leaders could do this to their people, but I think you all know what we find when we look into that; JUDEN, and their rich white puppets!! No one in the upper class (those who control america) care about the working class (who keeps this country going). We are CONSTANTLY ridiculed as "bigots," and "poor white trash," just because we lay the blame on who it belongs. We will have our day, this country boy can survive, I doubt the upper class can.
The situation is similar in Sweden. We don't have real rednecks, but we have rural and urban working class whites, and they have been hard-hit by liberalization, down-sizing, and similar processes. And at the same time, the average working class Swede discovers that he/she is not interesting in the eyes of our elite at all. Our old people are given shitty food, and many of them starve, but that is not as interesting as the fact that some immigrants are unemployed. Lots of Swedes are unemployed, and many small cities are dying because there are no jobs and the young are moving out, but that is not a problem, like the fact that some immigrants feel discriminated against. Our women and children are raped by immigrants on a daily basis, but the only thing about that which interests the media and political elite is that it might make people more racist. Every time you turn on the TV, you hear about racist crimes and/or discrimination, and/or exciting immigrants, but never about the problems of working class swedes. I might be raving here, but it is grounded in living in a surreal country with a folk-hating elite :|

nicholas
Tuesday, February 8th, 2005, 05:43 PM
"I started losing faith in liberalism when I began noticing that every liberal who accused me of white privilege seemed to come from a more privileged socioeconomic background than I did"

I and many other poor white males have experienced this in humboldt county CA. not week goes by without some privileged minority getting published in the local rag about how she/he is oppressed and white males are privileged. The rage they get into when its ponted out that per capita here white males are the poorest demographic is hilarious.



"If indigenous Amazonian tribes were subjected to acid rain, the liberals were emotionally devastated. But if a trailer full of white trash across town all got cancer because they lived atop a toxic dump it was a joke".

here teh homeless are our rednecks. homeless women, blacks, latinos, etc are taken in and excused. the white homeless men are accused of being trust-fund babies, privileged, etc.

The hypocrisy of the left is astounding.