Rednecks Have Run America For Far Too Long!!

(NOTE:  This was written before Barack Obama became president.  See Update below)

The pollsters and pundits have “discovered” a class of people living in America that will never vote for Barack Obama. These Clinton voters are described as “white, low-income, rural, and poorly educated.” There is a simple term for such people – REDNECKS. This article exposes their blatant racism, male chauvinism, and other forms of backward thinking. They have been the guerrilla fighters of the culture wars on the side of the right wing fundamentalists.

Best advice to Obama is to ignore them – as we all should. They are a useless vestage of a past filled with hatred and fear. It has become “campy” to laugh at jokes about “You might be a redneck if.” So keep reading to LOL about the rednecks that are stuck in the mud and the past. It is time for the hippies to take back control of our culture and world from the rednecks – before it is too late!!  Be sure to read:  Your Vice President Might be a Redneck If: This exposes the real rednecks in Sarah Palin’s family and entourage.

UPDATE – 2010

I am both happy and humbled by the strong passionate response I have received on this particular article (it is the second most popular post with over 40,000 readers.) Sorry if my writing has insulted some people and will continue to do so.   My intention was (and remains) to serve as a progressive social commentator and critic.  In this article I am drawing on over 30 years of social science research and personal observation (both as hippie and academic.)

But mainly I am holding up a mirror of what Rednecks say about Themselves!! The vast majority of the jokes, pix and others material came from “Redneck-friendly” websites.   Please enjoy and laugh – even at yourself.

In fact, you might be surprised to know that I am much more of a “REDNECK” than the average member of the left.  In fact, there are many admirable traits of the Redneck mindset and persona that I embrace and encourage.

  • I love my freedom and independence.
  • I don’t care what others think of me.
  • I love original outlaw music (esp. Waylon and Johnny)
  • I am adaptive – I reuse stuff in unusual ways.
  • I admire living off the grid and going up the country,
  • I appreciate  farming as the cornerstone of all societies.

Bottom line is that I love the song by David Allen Coe called “Long-haired Redneck” shows the broad and deep nature of the complex images and ideas behind all stereotypes:

Country DJ’s knows that I’m an outlaw.
They’d never come to see me in this dive.
Where bikers stare at cowboys who are laughin’ at the hippies.
Who are prayin’ they’ll get out of here alive.

The loud mouth in the corner’s gettin’ to me.
Talking about my earrings and my hair.
I guess he ain’t read the sign that says I’ve been to prison.
Someone ought to warn him, before I knock him off his chair.

Cause my long hair just can’t cover up my redneck.
I’ve won every fight I’ve ever fought.
And I don’t need some turkey telling me that I ain’t country.
Sayin’ I ain’t worth a damn old, ticket that he bought
.

For the past three decades, when I play guitar and sing deep bass - I often try to sound like these two Hippie-Rednecks (Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash - Resting NOW in Peace) I was blessed to see each of them live during late Seventies.


NOW BACK TO ORIGINAL POST (From May 2008)

As former hippies of the sixties and seventies, many of us recall the way we were treated by Rednecks during the Nixon administration and then for the last four decades.  Rednecks were the foot soldiers of the silent majority in their persecution of anyone who was not conforming to the straight, white society. In fact, we have been treated to a long-line of redneck presidents who have led our country into the past where dumb white men were in control by luck of their birth.

Think about our recent Commanders in Chief:

  • Jimmy Carter was proud to be a redneck peanut farmer from Georgia
  • Ronald Regan was the gun-toting cowboy who favored wealthy white men.
  • The first George Bush was not a Redneck – but Ivy-League nerd & oil baron.
  • Bill Clinton (“Bubba”) was the ultimate, sleazy Redneck – and proud of it.
  • George Bush Jr. has tried to come off as a redneck – but is a Poser loser

The most extreme examples of rednecks (e.g., white supremecists and neo-nazis) are recognized as a threat to society. However, our justice system spends little time and resources dealing with this dangerous subculture. So in this article I will Chant Down the dangerous and degenerate redneck subculture that flourishes still in the Appalachian Region of the United State Southeast. I know this first hand – having lived in the most progressive southern state (North Carolina) for over 20 years. I can attest that the picture I am painting of this sub-culture is valid.

A future article will show how Hillary Clinton has won states like West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania by winning white voters who had high school or lower education and incomes below $50,000. The most common term for these po’ folks is “Redneck.” More derogatory terms include “White Trash” and “Trailer Trash.” Collected here is some of the finest humor and weirdest ideas that characterize the lingering American counterculture – known as Redneck.

Enjoy but beware – these idiots high-jacked our country during Nixon’s promotion of the silent majority. These also are very violent people who hate anything they do not understand (which is a LOT!!). They also are very likely to travel in packs – toting guns and draggin’ huntin’ dawgs. Luckily you can hear and smell their pick-up trucks from a distance. Check out the low-class wedding chapel below:

Definition of Redneck: A slang term, usually for a rural white southerner who is politically conservative, racist, and a religious fundamentalist (see fundamentalism). This term is generally considered offensive. It originated in reference to agricultural workers, alluding to how the back of a person’s neck will be burned by the sun if he works long hours in the fields.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

According to Wikipedia, Redneck has two general uses: first, as a pejorative used by outsiders, and, second, as a term used by members within that group. To outsiders, it is generally a term for those of Southern or Appalachian rural poor backgrounds — or more loosely, rural poor to working-class people of rural extraction. (Appalachia also includes large parts of Pennsylvania, New York and other states.) Within that group, however, it is used to describe the more downscale members. Rednecks span from the poor to the working class.

Generally, there is a continuum from the stereotypical redneck (a derisive term) to the country person; yet there are differences. In contrast to country people, stereotypical rednecks tend not to attend church, or do so infrequently. They also tend to use alcohol and gamble more than their church-going neighbors. Further, “politically apathetic” may describe some members of this group. Until the late 1970s they tended toward populism and were solidly behind the Democratic party, but have supported Republicans since the Carter presidency. They are less homogeneous than the country people and other Southern whites. Many Southern celebrities like Jeff Foxworthy and Roy D. Mercer embrace the redneck label. It is used both as a term of pride and as a derogatory epithet, sometimes to paint country people and/or their lifestyle as being lower class.

The word “Redneck” was used by the Hippies as a slur because short hair gave no protection from the sunlight, causing the neck to become red. Also a red neck was seen as a sign of an angry/enraged person in contrast to the peace/love movement. The slur “Redneck” was used in retort to the freak/hippie being called a “dirty long-haired hippie”. Any persons, despite geographic location, were referred to as being “Redneck” by the Hippies if they exhibited hatred for them or dislike for long hair.

This caused the term to spread to many people groups and geographic areas. The word “Redneck” being used as a slur by Hippies began to change after 1972. This was caused by long hair becoming more accepted in rural communities. The rise of Southern Rock helped popularize long hair among rural youth. Country and western stars of the South (such as Willie Nelson) also began to grow longer hair making it more accepted.

The two cultures of short hair and long hair began to blend, but these and other distinctions can still clearly be seen in Shel Silverstein’s song “Redneck Hippie Romance” recorded by Bobby Bare in 1977. As the popularity of long hair increased, the use of “redneck” as a slur for people who hated those with long hair decreased. The end of the Hippie era saw the final demise of the word being used in this way and the term Redneck continue to evolve in comedy and popular culture.

The recent prosperity of the New South changed the social status of the redneck. The 20th century ideas of Southern upward mobility, which required dropping or modifying a regional accent and joining the mainstream, was considered the norm for the region. Exceptions were made for politicians and college football coaches, for whom a drawl was still required for regional credibility. Newfound prosperity allowed rednecks to cling to their old ways and reject the status quo of modernity.

In the 1990s, when Jeff Foxworthy drawled “you might be a redneck …” he wasn’t just needling folks who had ever “fought over an inner tube.” In one of his stand-up routines, Foxworthy summed up the condition as “a glorious absence of sophistication.” Foxworthy also rejected the misconception that a redneck has to be a Southerner, saying “A lot of people think you have to talk like this”(referring to his Georgia accent) “to be a redneck. That is not true. I’ve been all over this country, there’s rednecks in every single state.” According to Slate columnist Bryan Curtis, “Foxworthy was also preaching to the newly minted white middle class, those who had ditched the pickup for an Audi and their ancestral segregation for affirmative action.” According to University of Georgia professor James C. Cobb, “Now, feeling relatively secure and closer to the mainstream, they rebel against acting respectable, embracing this counterculture hero—the ‘redneck’ who is what he is, and doesn’t give a damn what anybody thinks.”

The Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw are popular entertainments from years past. These shows, as well as the entertainers Hank Williams, Grandpa Jones and Jerry Clower, have seen lasting popularity within the redneck community, as well as forging opinions in the minds of those on the outside. Entertainers like Minnie Pearl used homespun comedy as much as music to create a lasting persona, and sophisticated and intelligent musicians like Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt appeared on shows such as The Beverly Hillbillies, lending credence to broad humor about uncomplicated rural Americans. Some musicians who toured the country in tailored suits were put on stage in overalls surrounded by hay bales when they appeared on the television show Hee Haw.

According to James C. Cobb, a history professor at the University of Georgia, the redneck comedian “provided a rallying point for bourgeois and lower-class whites alike. With his front-porch humor and politically outrageous, the redneck comedian created an illusion of white equality across classes.” Johnny Russell was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1973 for his recording of “Rednecks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer,” parlaying the “common touch” into financial and critical success. Country music singer Gretchen Wilson titled one of her songs “Redneck Woman” on her 2004 album Here for the Party. Rockabilly and Southern Rock are among Rock and Roll musical genres favored by stereotypical rednecks. In particular, “Free Bird” and “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd are considered “redneck anthems.”

The TV series (and recent movie of the same name) – “The Dukes of Hazzard” – followed the adventures of two good ol’ boys, Bo and Luke Duke, their uncle Jesse and their cousin Daisy, living in an unincorporated area of the fictional Hazzard County, in Georgia, racing around in their modified 1969 Dodge Charger, “The General Lee,” evading corrupt Boss Hogg and his inept county sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane. Consistent with a redneck stereotype, Bo and Luke had been sentenced to probation for illegal transportation of moonshine. In recent years, the comedic stylings of Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy have become popular through “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” and “Blue Collar TV” television show and film. Foxworthy’s definition of redneck is “a glorious absence of sophistication and it can be part time or full time, but most people are guilty of it at least from time to time.”

Top 10 Ways to know if you are using a Redneck’s Computer…

10. The monitor is up on little blocks.

9. Outgoing faxes have toebacky stains on them.

8. The six front keys have rotted out.

7. The extra RAM slots have Ford truck parts stored in them.

6. The numeric keypad only goes up to four.

5. Every password is “Bubba.”

4. There’s a gun rack mounted on the side of the computer.

3. There’s a Skoal can used for your beverage coaster.

2. The keyboard is painted in camouflage.

AND the number 1 way to tell if a Redneck has been working on a computer is…

1. The mouse is referred to as the “critter.”

Redneck Theme Song by Merle Haggard – “Okie from Muskogee”

We don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee;
We don’t take our trips on LSD
We don’t burn our draft cards down on Main Street;
We like livin’ right, and bein’ free.
I’m proud to be an Okie from Muskogee,
A place where even squares can have a ball
We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse,
And white lightnin’s still the biggest thrill of all

We don’t make a party out of lovin’;
We like holdin’ hands and pitchin’ woo;
We don’t let our hair grow long and shaggy,
Like the hippies out in San Francisco do.
And I’m proud to be an Okie from Muskogee,
A place where even squares can have a ball.
We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse,
And white lightnin’s still the biggest thrill of all.

Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear;
Beads and Roman sandals won’t be seen.
Football’s still the roughest thing on campus,
And the kids here still respect the college dean.
We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse,
In Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA.

Reasons You MIGHT Be a Redneck

  • You think “loading the dishwasher” means getting your wife drunk.
  • You own a home that is mobile and five cars that aren’t.
  • You think the stock market has a fence around it.
  • You burn your yard rather than mow it.
  • Your wife has ever said, “Come move this transmission so I can take a bath.”
  • You read the Auto Trader with a highlight pen.
  • The Salvation Army declines your mattress.
  • You have the local taxidermist’s number on speed dial.
  • You’ve ever hit a deer with your car…deliberately.

  • You think a chain saw is a musical instrument.
  • You clean your fingernails with a stick.
  • Your coffee table used to be a cable spool.
  • You keep a can of RAID on the kitchen table.
  • There are more than five McDonald’s bags in your car.
  • The Home Shopping operator recognizes your voice.
  • You’ve ever been kicked out of the zoo for heckling the monkeys.
  • You think a subdivision is part of a math problem.
  • You’ve ever bathed with flea and tick soap.
  • You think “taking out the trash” means taking your in-laws to a movie.

  • The dog catcher calls for a backup unit when visiting your house.
  • You think a hot tub is a stolen bathroom fixture.
  • People hear your car a long time before they see it.
  • You think a turtleneck is key ingredient for soup.
  • You think the French Riviera is foreign car.
  • You go to a stock car race and don’t need a program.
  • You have ever used lard in bed.
  • You own more than three shirts with cut off sleeves.
  • You have ever spray-painted your girlfriends name on an overpass.
  • Your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand.

  • Directions to your house include “Turn off the paved road.”
  • Your dog and your wallet are both on a chain.
  • You ever lost a tooth opening a beer bottle.
  • Jack Daniels makes you list of most admired people.
  • You consider the fifth grade your senior year.
  • You have a rag for a gas cap (on a car that doesn’t run).
  • You have a hefty bag where the window of your car should be.
  • Redman Chewing Tobacco sends you a Christmas card.
  • You view the next family reunion as a chance to meet girls.
  • Your wife has a beer belly and you find it attractive.

  • Your front porch collapses and kills more than five dogs.
  • You think suspenders are a type of shirt.
  • Going to the bathroom at night involves shoes and a flashlight.
  • More than one living relative is named after a civil war general.
  • You consider a six-pack and a bug-zapper high-quality entertainment.
  • You honestly think that women are turned on by animal noises and seductive tongue gestures.
  • Your family tree doesn’t have any branches.
  • Your mother has been involved in a fistfight at a high school sports event.
  • The only condiment on your dining room table is the economy size bottle of ketchup.
  • The rear tires on your car are at least twice as wide as the front ones.

  • The diploma hanging in your den contains the words “Trucking Institute”.
  • The most commonly heard phrase at your family reunion is “What the hell are you looking at, Shithead?”
  • You think that beef jerky and Moon Pies are two of the major food groups.
  • The first words out of your mouth every time you see friends are “Howdy!” “HEY!” or “How Y’all Doin?”
  • Your father encourages you to quit school because Larry has an opening on the lube rack.
  • You think that the Styrofoam cooler is the greatest invention of all time.
  • You had to remove a toothpick for wedding pictures.
  • You consider a family reunion a good place to pick up girls.
  • Your kids are going hungry tonight because you just had to have those Yosemite Sam mud flaps.
  • You won’t stop at a rest area if you have an empty beer can in the car.

  • You have a Hefty bag on the passenger side window of your car.
  • You have a very special baseball cap, just for formal occasions.
  • You’ve ever made change in the offering plate.
  • You consider a good tan to be the back of your neck and the left arm below the shirt sleeve…
  • You have started a petition to change the National Anthem to “Georgia on My Mind”.
  • You call your boss “Buddy”, on a regular basis.
  • You consider your license plate personalized because your dad made it in prison.
  • You have been fired from a construction job because of your appearance.
  • After making love you ask your date to roll down the window.
  • You have flowers planted in a bathroom appliance in your front yard.

  • Your wife weighs more then your refrigerator.
  • When you see a sign that says “Say No To Crack,” it reminds you to pull your jeans up.
  • You gene pool doesn’t have a “deep end”
  • Your `huntin dawg’ cost more than the truck you drive him around in.
  • Ya celebrate groundhog day (cause ya believe in it!!)
  • You’ve been on TV describing the sound of a tornado.
  • Your beer can collection is considered a tourist attraction in your home town.
  • You dated your daddy’s current wife in high school.
  • You have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education.
  • You’ve ever hit a deer with your car… on purpose! “

  • Your mom gives you tips on how to sneak booze into sporting events.
  • On your job application under “SEX” you put “As often as possible.”
  • You’re a lite beer drinker, because you start drinking when it gets light.
  • In tough situations you ask yourself, “What would Curly do?”
  • Taking your wife on a cruise means circling the Dairy Queen.
  • You think the last words to the Star Spangled Banner are “Gentlemen, start your engines.”
  • You replace a flat tire on your truck with a tire from your house.
  • You wear cowboy boots with shorts.
  • You buy your wife tube socks at the flea market.
  • You consider orange peels left on the coffee table as potpourri.
  • You grow flowers in an old commode in your front yard.
  • You can’t take a bath because beer is iced down in your tub.
  • You come home from the garbage dump with more than you went with.

Selections from the Redneck Dictionary

  • HEIDI – (noun) – Greeting
  • HIRE YEW – Complete sentence. Remainder of greeting. Usage: “Heidi, hire yew?”
  • BARD – (verb) – Past tense of the infinitive “to borrow”. Usage: “My brother bard my pickup truck.”
  • MUNTS – (noun) – A calendar dvision. Usage: “My brother from Jawjuh bard my pickup truck, and I ain’t herd from him in munts.”
  • THANK – (verb) – Cognitive process. Usage: “Ah thank ah’ll have a bare.”
  • BARE – (noun) – An alcoholic beverage made of barley, hops and yeast. Usage: “Ah thank ah’ll have a nutter bare.”
  • IGNERT – (adjective) – Not smart. See “Arkansas native”. Usage: “Them Bammer boys shore are ignert!”
  • FAR – (noun) – A conflagration. Usage: “If my brother from Jawjuh don’t change the all in my pickup truck, that thang’s gonna catch far.”
  • TAR – (noun) – A rubber wheel. Usage: “Gee, ah hope that brother of mine from Jawjuh don’t git a flat tar in my pickup truck.”
  • RETARD – (verb) – To stop working. Usage: “My grampaw retard at age 65.”

  • FAT – (noun and verb) – A battle or combat; to engage in battle or combat. Usage: “You younguns keep fat’n, n’ ah’m gonna whup yuh.”
  • CHEER – (adverb) – In this place. Usage: “Jest set that bare rat cheer.”
  • FARN – (adjective) – Not domestic. Usage: “I cuddin’t unnerstan a wurd he sed… mus be from some farn country.”
  • ARE – (noun) – A colorless, odorless gas containing oxygen. Usage: “He cain’t breath … give ‘im some are!”
  • BOB WAR – (noun) – A sharp, twisted cable. Usage: “Boy, stay away from that there bob war fence.”
  • SEED – (verb) – Past tense of “to see”. Usage: “Ah ain’t never seed Noo Yawk City.”
  • GUBMINT – (noun) – A bureaucratic institution. Usage: “Them gubmint boys shore is ignert.”
  • FIXIN’ – (verb) – Preparing to. Usage: “Ah’s just fixin’ to do that now.”

TIPS FROM THE REDNECK BOOK OF MANNERS

  • Never take a beer to a job interview.
  • Always identify people in your yard before shooting at them.
  • It’s considered poor taste to take a cooler to church.
  • If you have to vacuum the bed, it is time to change the sheets.
  • Even if you’re certain that you are included in the will, it is still considered tacky to drive a U-Haul to the funeral home.

*** PERSONAL HYGIENE ***

  • While ears need to be cleaned regularly, this is a job that should be done in private using one’s OWN truck keys.
  • Proper use of toiletries can forestall bathing for several days. However, if you live alone, deodorant is a waste of good money.
  • Dirt and grease under the fingernails is a social no-no, as they tend to detract from a woman’s jewelry and alter the taste of finger foods.

*** DATING (Outside the Family) ***

  • Always offer to bait your date’s hook, especially on the first date.
  • Be aggressive. Let her know you’re interested: “I’ve been wanting to go out with you since I read that stuff on the bathroom wall two years ago.”
  • Establish with her parents what time she is expected back. Some will say! 10:00 PM; others might say “Monday.” If the latter is the answer, it is the man’s responsibility to get her to school on time.
  • Always have a positive comment about your date’s appearance, such as, “ya sure don’t sweat much for a fat broad.”

*** DRIVING ETIQUETTE ***

  • Dim your headlights for approaching vehicles; even if the gun is loaded, and the deer is in sight.
  • When approaching a four-way stop, the vehicle with the largest tires always has the right of way.
  • Never tow another car using panty hose and duct tape.
  • When sending your wife down the road with a gas can, it is impolite to ask her to bring back beer.
  • Never relieve yourself from a moving vehicle, especially when driving.
  • Do not lay rubber while traveling in a funeral procession.

Selected Jokes about Rednecks

Why is it hard to solve a redneck murder:
All the DNA is the same and there are no dental records.

A redneck died and left his entire estate in trust for his beloved widow.
However, she can’t touch it until she turns 14.

Down home, folks now go to some movies in groups of 18 or more.
They were told 17 and under are not admitted.

The minimum drinking age down home has been raised to 32.
It seems they want to keep alcohol out of the high schools.

Down home, reruns of “Hee Haw” are called documentaries.

How can you tell if a redneck is married?
There’s tobacco spit on both sides of his pickup truck.

Down home, we’ve got a new $3,000,000 State Lottery.
The winner gets $3 a year for a million years.

Recently, the Governor’s Mansion burned down.
In fact, it took out the whole trailer park.

A State Trooper stopped a pickup truck.
He asked the driver, “Got any ID?”
The driver said, “Boutwhat?”

Implications of Redneck Culture for America’s Future

Although “Redneck Humor” has become big business – thanks a lot to our Rube, Redneck presidents Bubba Bill and Goofy George. However, the threat this fringe counterculture poses to our democratic republic must not be taken lightly. In this final section I will summarize some of the key impacts and implications for our American society and culture. Future articles will focus more specifically on the implications of all this for the Obama social movemet. Time to keep a much closer eye on these dangerous fools.

Typically, rednecks live in rural areas and avoid urban settings. They are proud of their pick-up trucks, dogs and ability to drink lots of beer. They typically work industrial or manual labor jobs – which are so threatened by immigrants and outsourcing. The majority do not have anything beyond a high school education. They depend on the “Good ‘Ol Boy” system of advancement. Most are petty criminals that rely on kin networks to keep out of jail. They are suspicious of anyone who acts educated — these people are perceived as nerds or sell-outs. Rednecks tend to speak with a Southern accent and avoid using big words – which they may know big words but feel socially constrained from using them. People who do are identified as outsiders.

Rednecks support major brands such as Camel, Coca-Cola and Nascar. Their recreation includes watching television, hunting, fishing, and shooting. They detest reading (other than romance novels or the sports pages of a newspaper). Rednecks tend to be socially conservative. They are extremely defensive against outsiders and fear anyone different from them. They have learned to avoid those who do not adopt their culture. Many rednecks are also Evangelical Christians. They will not hesitate telling strangers they “are going to hell” if you are not also Baptist or a similar denomination. Many never travel outside their home region. Places such as Reno, Bramson, Pigeon Forge, and Myrtle Beach are considered to be the ultimate vacation spots. Best if there are cheap trailer parks.

Most rednecks long for the “good old days” before the sixties. Back when women and blacks “knew their place.” This is very divisive and should be ignored by the Obama campaign. They are very stubborn about their conservative beliefs. They believe that liberals have lesser moral values. Part of this stubbornness also stems from their idea that their culture is under attack. Hence they listen to conservative preachers and talk show hosts that reinforce their fear and prejudice. This stubbornness can have many negative effects — it can contribute to false knowledge of the world and the culture within and outside of the Southeast. For this reason, most rednecks will deny that the Civil War was about slavery, referring to the “War of Northern Aggression.”

Finally, most rednecks are closet racists. They will vehemently deny this but racist remarks are often made among white groups. Their extreme country cousins include skinheads, neo-nazis and other discredited relics of the past. They are outwardly friendly towards minorities but they certainly have very large reservations about hiring or becoming close friends with them. This to reassure each other that no one in their presence is a cultural sellout. Clearly this is a dangerous sub-culture that should even be considered a threat to homeland security.

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98 thoughts on “Rednecks Have Run America For Far Too Long!!

  1. Tom this was absolutely fantastic!!
    I really enjoyed it!
    I haven’t talked to you in a longgg time!
    Holla!
    Harmony & peace & love & music,
    Janice

    ps…here’s a redneck swimmin’ pool for ya to cool off in!
    😎

  2. Eric

    Your definition of the term “redneck” is spot on, but the origin listed is incorrect. The first use of the term “redneck” was in rural West Virginia it regard to poor coal miners who tried to organize labor unions at the beginning of the 20th century to fight the “company towns” policies of the coal mining companies. Tensions rose to the point of armed conflict with local miners wearing red bandannas around their necks so they could tell who was who. Thus the term “redneck” was born… to describe poor folks fighting to form labor unions. Ironic isn’t it?

  3. Erica

    your article is a bunch of crap! you haven’t the slightest idea what rednecks are about. “Rednecks” as you call them, are not always poorly educated and low-class. Many have very nice home and work hard to earn what they get. we do have a sense of humor and now how to have fun. deal with it. we have learned to deal with people doing things we don’t like. Not all rednecks are racist either. and MANY people who do not refer to themselves or family as rednecks, are racist. Yes we are all very proud of our pick up trucks and take great pride in driving them around. May i mention again not only rednecks drive trucks! Rednecks work hard and need to have fun sometime so we take up pass times like hunting, fishing,and four wheeling. What’s wrong with any of those things? You have things that you do. Maybe you should take a step back and look and see that every culture or groups of people are different and just trying to make their way in this world. Maybe if we spent more time understanding other people than judging them, we could live a whole heck of a lot better

    • Josh

      @ Erica
      Damn straight, this guy makes it seem like rednecks are trying to tear apart the united states when we’re normally the most patriotic outta anyone in this country. i love my truck an to hunt and fish an this makes me a bad person? i dont think so.

    • Lori

      Erica,
      Simmer down my sista! Obviously you ain’t the red-neck type. You just don’t got the sense of humor for it darlin’! I am sure you are a fun lovin’ person, but baby, you gotta be able to laugh at all this shit, or your pannies are gonna get all in a ruffle! If that happens (and it did), you really do care what people think, and that ain’t red-neck lady like. Keep tryin’ though, maybe, if your lucky, you too can join the ranks of the white trash of America. Its a fun place to be!

      • Goosetufer

        @Lori

        “You just don’t got the sense of humor for it darlin’!”

        Judging by your English, you sound less educated than these “rednecks” and trash you so gleefully put down.

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  6. I resemble that remark!

  7. Burt S.

    On one hand you claim that Marx was right.

    On the other hand, you stereotype and malign a huge segment of America’s proletariat.

    You don’t have any hands left.

  8. Kaila Welsh

    Your definition of the term ‘redneck’ is incorrect. The two terms redneck and white trash have completely different meanings. The people you are talking about in this article that are ‘uneducated’ are your white trash. ‘Rednecks’, in today’s society, are people that believe in the Confederate Flag, which is in NO WAY, SHAPE OR FORM, racist. What is wrong with living in a rural area? Nothing, remember rural areas are what feed your fat ass! We are blue collar. We cannot just sit at a desk all day and play with ourselves such as white collars do. We ARE educated. We are NOT stupid. We can live on the land, protect ourselves, feed ourselves. What can you do? You can’t starve us out, you cannot scare us. We are people with a lot of moral values, unlike people of the big cities. We like to have fun, and what is wrong with that?

    Oh, and most of us ARE republican and will VOTE republican because these are the people that protect your working class and protect the country the best. Obama? Do you really want a muslim country? There is proof that he may not even be truly BORN here. He is uneducated, inexperienced, young man. It is also very possible that Barrack may be a terrorist. Do you really want that running our country? I think not.

    McCain for me please. And why is it in today’s society that we have to be embarrassed to be white? I’m sorry that we as rednecks are not. I’m damn proud to be white.

    Maybe you should educate YOURSELF before you say something so uneducated next time.
    Educate Yourself Here

    • Marylin

      Oh, we can see that you’re not racist, sweety. Obama seems a “terrorist” for you?
      That’s a great joke!

    • Esta

      Oh, I love it! “PROOF that Obama MAY not have been truly BORN here…” Proof…of maybe.
      You so fonny.

  9. karen hayes

    It isn’t that America is becoming too “Redneck” that is the problem. The problem is that America IS anti-intellectual. Academic people are represented as “different” from “regular folks”, not understanding ordinary Americans etc., Of course as the country is increasingly ran by populists who pander to the least educated, the educated, intelligent and visionary people will eventually leave. America will become a third world country as everything falls into decay for lack of anyone bright enough to invent or fix problems. The rednecks will be left churning their dirt bikes around in the dust and looking for someone to hate. I imagine United Nations will have to stage a rescue mission to get all the African Americans to safety – ahead of the screaming hoards of KKK- ers.
    Ha! No empire stays an empire for ever.

  10. karen hayes

    Kaila, Obama is a Harvard Law Professor who graduated top of his class at the toughest law school in the USA. McCain graduated 884th in a class of 895! Palin had to attend 6 schools to get a degree!
    Rebublicans don’t defend the working class – they USE it.
    Obama is not a Muslim and so what if he was? There are 14 million American Muslims. It is a religion. Perhaps you need an education yourself. Now, Obama would help you there…….

  11. Ty J.

    you know i read your article and not all rednecks live in the south i actually live in idaho and up here we are all proud to be rednecks cause we aint no posin tree huggin hippies we are proud rednecks and love the kkk Live On and Get Rid Of The African Americens

    • CJ

      Are you joking?

      • J

        know its not a joke i live in VA and im proud to be a redneck and wouldnt have it any other way and i will tell u something these damn rednecks will be around here when u bunch of pussy fid want to be’s aint and we want let ya’ll run us off eaither .Yea we are proud of the kkk and hope the niggers git run off and all this other imaggents to ……
        SO YOU BETTER GET USE TO IT !!!!!!!!!!!

    • Rex

      Ty brother you are right im a redneck from Wisconsin. And im proud of it!!!! I am very proud of the KKK and im glad what they are doing run every nigger out of the country an lets have a pure white USA. An i believe that Ted nuggent should be president at least he will open a huntin season on coons. God bless REDNECK.

      • mary

        really well I’m PROUD to be BLACK! and.. at least us black folks can spell american and immigrants unlike you racist piece of shit. Get over it! we are all FREE and i don’t believe all rednecks are like some of you white trash.they do not believe in the KKK because they act civilized. and Yes I live in Virginia, and im proud to be black! NIGGER PRIDE BITCHES!:)

      • Lori

        Rex and “J”, You are both idiots! Its you guys that give “rednecks” a bad name!

      • Lori

        I will tell you what! I would much rather live next to Mary than you two SOB’s! At least I know she is not going to eat my dog! You guys are just plain scary!

  12. Why is it that poor white people with incomes near or below the poverty level are the last group it is acceptable to openly bash? Do you realize the debt of gratitude most of America’s upper-middle class owe to the rednecks, you know, the hundreds of men (not counting innocent bystanders) who lost their lives fighting a corrupt plutocracy for a living wage, the 40 hr work week, and better conditions for workers?

    I am talking about the Massacre at Matewan and the Battle of Blair Mountain. These were pivotal events in securing some REAL liberty and justice for America’s working classes – making a prosperous middle class possible, enabling their kids and grandkids to go to college and enjoy more prestigious job opportunities. So all of you arrogant, condescending pseudo-intellectuals ought to demand a refund on that high-priced college tuition becuase you haven’t learned a thing…except how to be elitists.

  13. Kandyce Kelley

    Kaila Welsh,

    WOW. Obviously this article takes a very humorous and exaggerated slant on a very popular opinion, but your comment only demonstrates exactly what we are talking about. What fantasy land do you live in where Republicans take care of the working class? Oh, that’s the right, THE SOUTH. The link you provide is even better! I emailed that link to everyone I know and I am getting some great responses. I especially love the products this company sells. “Dixie Girls Have the Best ASSets!” Way to prove how educated you are by providing a link to an opinionated merchandiser as an example of a proper education on the subject. Shows what you know about reliable sources, which proves why you believe the crap the Republicans have spoon fed you. Obama is an uneducated terrorist? Why is it that only UNEDUCATED, rural, white, predominately racist people seem to understand this urgent and important info? It must be because ignorant city types like myself are forced to live in close proximity to many kinds of people and cultures and ideas, unlike rural folks like yourself who have very little exposure to new ideas and seemingly homogeneous opinions. We just don GET IT, like you guys do I guess.

    I’ll make you a bet. Now that a Muslim Terrorist has been elected President of the United States of America and is being celebrated by the world over, despite what educated rural whites have tried to warn us about, when and if this country becomes Muslim, then I will personally devote MY LIFE to restoring the Dixie Land to all it’s former glory. Promise.

    But if we are not a Muslim country by the end of the Obama Administration, then you must get a college education (from an accredited university, not Dixie Land Outfitters online Revisionist History degree program!).

    Not a bad deal right?

    Get back to me on this, I’m being absolutely serious. As serious as this article.

    To all my reason minded rural folks, I apologize. I am so sorry you have to live with people like Kaila.

    • Laughing At You

      Actually, I am in college. AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE, and I get straight A’s.
      Also, just because the information is on a merchant website, does not mean it is incorrect. Why don’t you check the SOURCES OF THE ARTICLES? The articles WERE NOT written by the company, and have sources listed at the bottom of the article.

      Crap republican’s spoon fed me? Because I form my own opinions on subjects? I’m sorry you have listened to the crap the democrats have spoon fed you. Also, I don’t like the fact that you are relating Southern whites and whites who live in rural areas to be racists. Our color, our heritage, nor where we live define us a racist.

      Your bet is fine with me. We are already moving to a less defined religion, as well as moving towards socialism in his one presidency. And, I’m holding my side of the deal as I’m already enrolled and working toward my degree.

      To quote Jack:
      “It is the banner of the CSA, which was an American white supremacist state.” What is wrong with that statement? The CSA was NOT a state. It was the government of a group of states. A group of states who had every legal right to succeed from the United States as well as completed the succession from the United States respectfully and legally. Thank you Adam Wightman for clearing the air with these (uneducated, brain-washed) people.

  14. charlie "red"

    Oh my gosh! i jsut read past the first parapgragh or so and…
    YOU ARE THE BEIGGEST RACIST HERE!!!! just because me and my ‘redneck’ heritiage doesnt like the idea of going against our god (by killing babies, using illegal substances, etc) that we are racist and white suppremicists or whatever.
    At our High school (in florida) we have a pretty big redneck ‘cliche’ and there are like 5 colored and even more hispanic people in it. just because your history books says “the south loved slavery and the great abe lincoln liberated all the black people from the evil confederates…”. You have no idea! only the upper 10% of south had slaves, and you know what? abe lincoln had slaves!!!
    So think twice before you make racist statments about ones culture!!

  15. Mr.Redneck

    bitches

  16. Jack Rhodes

    Kaila Welsh, you are in self-delusion about the Confederate flag. It is the banner of the CSA, which was an American white supremacist state. If you don’t think so, read the Confederate Constitution which makes slavery the law of the land [so much for states’ rights] in all confederate states and future territories. Any African-American born in the CSA was automatically a slave unless his mother was white, which was not likely. Read the “Cornerstone Speech” of the Vice President of the CSA, Alexander Stephens. In his view, the cornerstone of the Confederacy was white supremacy. Racism was what it was all about:

    http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?documentprint=76

  17. Adam Wightman

    haha, RHODES, maybe you should read your American history before you start blaming all of American racism on the Confederacy. Firstly, the North was just as racist as the South, only the South needed slavery because of its largely agrarian base. Secondly, Abe Lincoln ran on a platform that would make a constitutional amendment and ensure slavery was legal forever, he only issued the Emancipation Proclamation after Antietam to ensure that Britain didn’t intervene in favor of the South, which it was thinking of doing. Thirdly, the first emancipation proclamation only extended to places that Lincoln had no authority over–the Confederacy. IT was basically an attempt to gain black slaves, which would harm southern war effort, because they wouldn’t be able to build trenchments or fight for the South. Man your fucking ignorant. The Constitution of the Union legalized slavery as well, and a supreme court decision argued that America was a slave owning state, all of it, North and South. Which basically supported teh Fugitive Slave law, because owning blacks as property was legal in America as a whole. Frederick Douglass, a free-black elite, said the American Constitution (that is the Union constitution) is a covenant with death and a bond with hell.” Now, I think slavery is wrong, but the confederacy was a war against wage labor, which they considered to be a slavery of a different kind. Both the North and the South were legally in support of Slavery even until after the war. If you didn’t know, it wasn’t until after the War–a year after–was slavery illegal in the North. Don’t be an idiot. You should learn your American history, because I am Canadian.

  18. Adam Wightman

    haha, Rhodes, maybe you should read your American history before you start blaming all of American racism on the South. Firstly, the North was just as racist as the South, only the South needed slavery because of its largely agrarian base. Secondly, Abe Lincoln ran on a platform that would make a constitutional amendment and ensure slavery was legal forever, he only issued the Emancipation Proclamation after Antietam to ensure that Britain didn’t intervene in favor of the South, which it was thinking of doing. Thirdly, the first emancipation proclamation only extended to places that Lincoln had no authority over–the Confederacy. IT was basically an attempt to gain black slaves, which would harm southern war effort, because they wouldn’t be able to build trenchments or fight for the South. Man your fucking ignorant. The Constitution of the Union legalized slavery as well, and a supreme court decision argued that America was a slave owning state, all of it, North and South. Which basically supported teh Fugitive Slave law, because owning blacks as property was legal in America as a whole. Frederick Douglass, a free-black elite, said the American Constitution (that is the Union constitution) is a covenant with death and a bond with hell.” Now, I think slavery is wrong, but the confederacy was a war against wage labor, which they considered to be a slavery of a different kind. Both the North and the South were legally in support of Slavery even until after the war. If you didn’t know, it wasn’t until after the War–a year after–was slavery illegal in the North. Don’t be an idiot. You should learn your American history, because I am Canadian.

  19. That was absolutely hysterical and the sad part was…..You didnt need the definitions for the words..I knew them when I saw them. Way to go! Great post! So glad to know that my fine redneck vernacular is still in full swing!! 🙂

  20. small town southern man

    wow your a faggit your wrong in every way and no nigger is my president i sure the hell aint followin his damn laws hell yeah southern pride niggers

    • Here is what I say to ignorant jerks

      That DARE to disrespect President OBAMA

      Your STUPID threats only reinforce my points!!

      Bring it on – We can do MIXED Martial Arts.

      I am 6 foot 4 inches tall and weigh 280.

      I used to be a LINEBACKER and LOVE to

      Drive REDNECKS into the ground that

      Dare NOT MESS with ME or BARACK!!

      • Goosetufer

        Lol…………….now that is funny. Most humorous post yet on this thread.

  21. Summer

    um ok this is not to sound rude at all:

    Now your term of redneck is horrible.
    Yea there is some who are pretty dumb and cant count pass four.
    but then agian, there are people who are what you call “rednecks” who have
    graduated and made something of themselves, but they like partying and going mudding
    and dont care what people tihnk of them.
    also if it was for us, how would you get your crops, or haha even how would you get your meat since most farmers are rednecks and work really hard,
    im sorry but its really wrong to put down people for how much money they make for the have of us we had to get took out of school to help momma and daddy make the bills and so we got left for the low income pays.
    so before you go running your mouth about waht you think rednecks are, you might wanna actually, meet a couple or even come and hangout in the south for a while.
    dang yankee.

  22. Dale

    I am a proud country redneck. and when i say proud, thats EXACTLY what i mean i serve this great nation. FUCK YOU and your stereotypes. Rhett Atkins said it best, “You can kiss my country ASS!” bitch.

  23. cricket

    whoever wrote this is a dumbass with more mouth than common sense and needs to be punched in the face!

    • Bring it on – We can do MIXED Martial Arts.

      I am 6 foot 4 inches tall and weigh 280.

      I used to be a LINEBACKER and LOVE to

      Drive REDNECKS into the ground that

      Dare to MESS with ME!!

      • ProudInfidel

        I am going to be real nice and tell you about my Red Neck family, but first let me explain. I am 5’11” weigh 215 and you should be concerned about challenging me to the mixed martial-arts because that came around after i broke my back so that would put me in the position of having to meet your martial arts with my 1911A1 45 cal semi-automatic pistol. As a simple piece of advice, you should never let your mocking bird ass overload your humming bird ass. Now let me introduce you to a Red Neck family.
        You know what Dr. Tom, I found this articular very funny and also ironic in that it is written by someone reversing the stereotype from Hippies to Red Neck. I am a Red Neck and proud of it. My ansasters fought for the North in the Civil War or at least some did. My family has been represented in the Military for 200 years and members have died in the Indian Wars, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII,and KOREA. My Uncle served in WWII, KORA, and Vietnam. I Joined the Army in 67 when the Vietnam War was getting really heated, served during the Tet offensive in 68 and fought hippies in Berkly in 69 and part of 70 when I returned to Vietnam. I spent 12 years as an Airborne Ranger serving in places you could not find on a map. After breaking my back I was forced to leave Airborne and went to Field Artillery. I raised seven children, 2 served in Desert Storm with 82nd Airborne, one was a Navy Seal for eight years, and one of my girls served as a Nurse in the Air Force during Desert Storm. Now in my 27 years in the U.S. Army I served with hundreds of Red Necks but can not recall a single hippie ever being under my command. Red Necks are a little prejudiced,not always against Black People, but always against people who are willing to sit on their but, having babies and selling drugs or whatever. These people are living off of MY money and have the balls to demand more. I grew up in a household where you got to eat after you had done the chores you were assigned and I raised my children the same way. None of my seven have ever drawn an unemployment check, been in subsidized housing, or used a Food Stamp. When they were between jobs they found ways to earn enough to support their families.Just Saying.

  24. Austin Kuipers

    Ha! This is hilarious.

    Who voted for Barack Obama? What voting bloc led to his victory? Not the “new” elitist guilty-white group you self-proclaimed “hippies” represent…
    Poor uneducated minority voters. In effect the same group of people you flag as bigots, simply with a shift of race and location. May I remind you that urban trash heaps are the same thing as rural trash heaps. The same in-bred uneducated mis-informed people live in the slums as the backwoods of WV.
    I find it to be ironic that liberal white-collar trash such as yourself proclaim “equality for all” and “change” when in reality you are excluding a MAJORITY group of the country from your vision….middle class to upper class whites
    If there is to be equality then let there be equality
    -equal income taxes from the lowest to the highest
    -free trade with higher tariffs for products illegally dumped on us by China and others
    -no affirmative action, replaced with stiffer penalties (such as jail time) from discrimination based on race.
    -Abortion is the murder of something that IS a human life. PP seems to me to be a eerie throwback to Nazi Germany’s eugenics, albeit one with a less obvious intent

    Other points:
    the flag of the CSA is a twisted and IMO evil symbol of an era that was one of the darkest days in the history of the United States of America

    Barck Obama is NOT a terrorist. Where the hell are you getting your sources? He loves America. He cares about Americans, he simply is a far-left socialist who IMO has a disturbing view of what America SHOULD be.

    I realize this article is quite old lol…just thought I would throw my opinions out there.
    I am a 16 y/o suburban white male if you have any interest in knowing…

  25. DJ MASACRE

    you guys are stupid ..

    if you have a nice home and are educated, then your NOT a redneck

    if you are redneck decendents and made a better life for yourself good for you.

    how about not labelling yourself and just be a normal person that does normal things

    who cares about pick up trucks..

    if you have a gun, you are a redneck

    carrying a gun is stupid. dont say its for self-defense. thats retarded

    NRA is absurd.

    white trash, redneck, hillbilly , whatever you want to call it.

    American Trash.

    period.

    • Mike

      Fuck all you People that say being a country boy or girl is wrong and makes you stupid! Im a country boy born and raised graduated 17th out of 145 in high school and i may only be 21 years old but I make good money and have a great life as a REDNECK! So Fuck YOU CITY BITCHES!!!!!!!!!

    • Fred

      I have a gun, a home, a Masters Degree and a steady white collar job…so I’m a redneck by your definition? Boy…you really have a lot to learn.

  26. Mykal

    Stupid hippy trash. Who in the hell do you think you are? You label country folk as racist, ignorant,inbred,trailer trash,white trash,etc. I’m a country boy and proud of it.You however are right about one thing.I am dangerous………

    • maddy

      hell to the ya man

    • Here is what I say to U ignorant jerks

      Your threats only reinforce my points!!

      DO NOT Disrespect President OBAMA —

      If U do we can do MIXED Martial Arts.

      I am 6 foot 4 inches tall and weigh 280.

      I used to be a LINEBACKER and LOVE to

      Drive REDNECKS into the ground that

      Dare to MESS with ME or BARACK!!

  27. steve

    first off, fuck you. im a redneck and damn proud of it. so lemme guess. only whites? can be racist? BULLSHIT!!!! blacks are one of the most racist cultures. listen to the “nigga hate cracka”
    rap. and to let you know, many rednecks did vote for obama you ignorant fuck. you’re an uneducated
    person who needs to realize that the Confederate Flag is not racist. it was used by the CSA as the southern states flag. the blacks have made it up that the flag is racist.out of 1,700,000 hate crimes, 90% are commited by blacks against whites. and, blacks are twice as likely to commit hate crimes than whites. THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN!!! GET-R-DONE REBEL PRIDE

    • Here is what I said to the ignorant jerk above:

      Your STUPID threats only reinforce my points!!

      Bring it on – We can do MIXED Martial Arts.

      I am 6 foot 4 inches tall and weigh 280.

      I used to be a LINEBACKER and LOVE to

      Drive REDNECKS into the ground that

      Dare to MESS with ME!!

      YOU WILL PAY!!

  28. Ashleigh

    I completly agree with you. The person who wrote this is one of those closed minded liberals who can’t see past their own views. Where I come from, which is a rural farm, we accept other’s views even if we don’t agree with them. We don’t use a who page on the internet to insult the way of life of the working class. It is the working class that gives these affluient liberals all there luxaries. If the working class stopped working everytime we were insulted by some liberal because of our way of life they would be some hungry. He grow the food, the cotton, and we are the ones working in the factories and for the construction companies to give them all the stuff they “need”.

    • Kathleen

      Although I am posting this reply to Ashleigh’s post, it is also in response to many of the posts above her. First off the use of the term “close-minded liberal” is an oxymoron, due to the fact that published definition of “liberal” in political terms is “open-minded or tolerant, esp. free of or not bound by traditional or conventional ideas, values, etc.” Although it has indeed in modern times come to be used to describe a person who lives a more progressive lifestyle, and reflects that in political ideals.

      I understand the frustrations that are expressed by the “country working class” when accusations are directed to them being racist, stupid, redneck etc. It is hurtful when someone takes aim at your personal lifestyle. But a lot of these retorts I am reading do nothing but back up the stereotype of stupid white trash. Declaring a pride in violence, being dangerous, and things like GIT_R_DONE_ REBEL PRIDE really only make educated people cringe. I do not agree with the author that all working class low income white Americans are redneck and stupid. A few years ago I moved back to rural Oklahoma from a major city(to be closer to my family)after 15 years. I was born here. I spent my childhood inundated by country life. Of course there is a charm to beautiful scenery, small towns where everyone is on a first name basis and a slower paced lifestyle, however, the lack of outside influence and opportunities these towns lack creates a combination of fear of change and ignorance of the outside world.

      It is important that we value and hold onto the things in our past, but only as tools to teach us where we have come from and what we have learned. And to address the Racism post by Steve, no it is not only whites that are racist, but racism is a cycle of cause and effect. I see this every day where I live. The white community shuns the black community calling them “niggers” behind their backs and treating them like lower class. With the white community acting this way, the black community fills its stereotype of being “gangsta” and hating whites, mainly because no more is offered or expected from them. This indeed makes the white community more racist.And so on and so forth. Eventually both sides need to just get over it already, move on and just be human beings instead of a color. And all I can say about the post made by Small Town Southern Man is “wow… really?” Comments like that are exactly why the rest of the world looks down on the south, and country people in general.

      I am one of the “country folks” who live in a small town, my family has very little money, my husband works a manual labor job, and i grow tomatoes in my back yard. But just because this is my life, it doesn’t mean I have to be ignorant. People need to turn off the sitcoms and reality television, quit spending all your time worrying about propaganda and what someone who is another race or religion is doing. Take time to read a book, or listen to news from other places around the world that may hold a different belief than yours, so that you will actually know what it is you so strongly disagree with. Take pride in yourself and your home, instead of trying to portray yourself as the inbred tractor lovin’ trailer trash. Some people will never change, and a lot of these southern beliefs and customs are instilled from birth, but just because we are poor, and don’t have the same opportunities as those in more urban areas, it shouldn’t give us the justification to move backwards and fight against becoming a smarter and better nations, just to feed our own small minded fears and prejudices.

  29. David Duke

    You can tell who’s an Obama supporter by the replies on this ignorance breeding website. I can’t believe I’m leaving a comment on here, but I couldn’t resist. Most of you who are pro Obama were probably over privileged trust fund babies who believe everything they hear from the liberal media and believe Wikipedia is the dictionary. You probably attended some Ivy League university where they train people to be greedy, follow the crowd, and be full of shit in general. Maybe you should all try forming your own opinion instead of gobbling up what is spoon fed to you. Anyone who agrees with the author of this website is a bigot and an elitist. Dr. Tom must be a redneck from the South since he knows so much about the lifestyle. You might have an “education”, but there is obviously nothing you’ve ever learned in your conformist existence that you didn’t here in some propaganda filled book, a misguided website like this one, or in some uppity lecture hall. This site is nothing but ignorant BS. Maybe you need a “redneck” to knock you down off your high horse and make you realize that people like you are what embody everything wrong with this world. You are the trash!!!! All of you know-nothing-know-it-alls are the ones who are ignorant. It’s not the folks who can’t afford to be educated with all of the other sheep like you. They know how to think for themselves and preserve their beliefs. You and the rest of the mindless herd that share your opinion only know how to destroy what is pure and soulful. YOU HAVE NO SOUL AND DON’T KNOW WHAT THE WORD MEANS!!!!!! The “CHANGE” we need is for people to realize that it’s possible for different cultures to learn something from one another and help each other out. You and your cronies only know how to belittle people. America sucks because of stuck up idiots like you, and your arrogant mentality is why the world hates Americans!!!!! You are not making the world a better place, you are destroying it. I’m sure the follow up responses to this comment will certainly prove how many narrow minded people there really are!!!!!

    P.S. White Castle doesn’t exist in the South. That is for yankee rednecks Tom!!!!

    • JimboBillyBob

      I heard David Duke died … in a closet … from choking … big black one

  30. I love your site,cool website!
    Wisconsin is a Four Season Wonderland that borders two of the five Great Lakes, Our State is rich in arts, historic & cultural, where you can find great adventures for the whole family.

  31. A Mississippian

    Bravo. Bravo. I have lived in Mississippi all my life. It is no doubt a state of bigoted, narcisistic racists and hypocritical Christians. Honestly, if they’re going to preach about the south “rising again” they need to stop going backwards by showing how low-classed they can possibly be. When did it become a family tradition to get pregnant and drop out of school at age sixteen? Since when has getting drunk every night and having missing teeth a good thing? For everyone who is afraid of the south “rising again”, don’t worry, they’re not going anywhere.
    And the guys with big trucks are only making up for smaller things. I don’t care how tall your rusty old pick-up can get, I still look down.

  32. MR.MEKCKAN

    i think this is a great article. Fuck the ku klux klan, and fuck racist people!

  33. booooooooooooooooooooootay (:

    I HATE THE KKK’s
    (ima black person)

  34. Bubba

    I am a white southern redneck / licensed aircraft mechanic. I am very happy that we upset you so much:)

    • You do not upset me at all.
      I am inspired by much that U say.
      Thanks for having fun and being free!!

      Merry Christmas!!
      Tom

  35. I’m from Scotland and this is alot off bull shit I love hering about the KKK because the niggar fucks are takeing over u have ablack president omfg i bet u he will be killed

    • Your threats only reinforce my points!!
      DO NOT Disrespect President OBAMA —
      If U do we can do MIXED Martial Arts.
      I am 6 foot 4 inches tall and weigh 280.
      I used to be a LINEBACKER and LOVE to
      Drive JERKS LIKE U into the ground
      DO NOT MESS with ME or BARACK!!

  36. Danielle

    This page is funny im from West Virginia and it dont get no better that bein a redneck!!!! lol

  37. yeaa fuck clue clux klan im a white boii but i love brown shuga and not in my oatmeal ha haaa if the kkk walked up to me id be like a u get ur goddamn ass in the kitchen and kook me sum pie

  38. T

    Although stereotypes and epithets are all propagated in truth there is a bit of ignorance displayed in this editorial… Albeit entertaining, I am unsure if this is tongue in cheek or a political poke at uneducated whites but I would be interested to see the author possesses the intestinal fortitude to write an equally in-depth analysis of the abyss of afro ignorance and associated cultural deprivation as this one. Will he do it? Naaa He’s most likely too brainwashed by “PC” crowd..

    Political Correctness- The totally irrational mindset that believes that it is completely possible to pick up a turd from the clean end.

  39. sasser

    im from alabama and also in the navy. so i have traveled all over and seen many diffrent kindsa folks. im currently stationed in groton ct, and let me tell ya they is some of the rudest selfish peolple up here, hell i had to pay a guy twenty dollars just to jump my damn truck off. Down home in the south we may be rednecks, but we sure have good morals and respect for one another. u cant find that too many places up here in the north

  40. Educated Redneck

    Generalizing a group of people is just as racist and “redneck” as saying poor blacks are all niggers. While in recent times we have seen this culture brought into light due to comedians such as Jeff Foxworthy that you quoted but did not cite. You are apparently just as misguided and ignorant as a member of the Ku Klux Klan. You have images of the confederate flag but apparently no knowledge of the history of that flag or what much else for that matter.

    I will state no further, I doubt you have the capacity to comprehend even a small amount of what I said. You are just as much a bigot and racist as those you are trying to shun. Being a Redneck does not make a person racist or dumb, accusing them of being so makes you the dumb racist.

    • Goosetufer

      @Educated Redneck

      Excellent comment. Liberals are the biggest race-baiters there are, making THEM the biggest racists. This entire article is racist in itself. Imagine a similar article poking fun at urban minorities?

  41. Ian

    I work as a truck driver. Often stereotyped for being a “redneck” career. I have a university degree. It is an undergrad, but I love to learn. I chose my job because I like trucks and the intellectual-spatial thrill of manoeuvering (call me a pretentious Canadian) long objects around barriers while enjoying the melodic hum of a big block 6 cylinder (…even I kinda cringed when I typed that). I enjoyed this article for its elements of realism and humour. The exaggeration is apparent, but the undertone aligns with how I feel about the whole redneck culture in general. I do very much get high-blood pressure by the whole posturing charade of the aggressive jacked-up pickup truck raging ‘redneck’ behind me in traffic, but I’m drinking a beer right now, and not because I’m addicted, but because I just felt like it.

    (I like brackets in sentences — it feels so Wal-Mart convenient to more sophisticated and thought-provoking punctuation)

    In university, I would often ponder using the kitchen sink as a second toilet for doing number one while my roommates would hog the only bathroom. Is that a redneck thing or thinking-outside-of-the-box creativity? I get queasy thinking about a bathtub filled with water on the front lawn being used as a hot tub, but in sore economic times, does this image of low-class ‘ingenuity’ supersede the bliss of feeling good?

    Gosh, that ignorant louse on those Chevy Chase’s Lampoon movies (Quaid?…) sure behaved in a disgusting manner, but wasn’t he happy?

    I have found it personally liberating to just “let go of myself” and not be so worried about appearances. It was when I was primping my face with the latest facial creams (that caused white pimplish millia’s I might add), exfoliators (sp?) (… who cares!), and trendy haircuts that my stomach knotted up the most. Mostly because my mind would be consumed with thoughts of “…how do I look”

    I enjoy my life. I drive a truck and I live in an urban setting with a modern German car (another source of stomach knot I might add). I’m about to enjoy the 2010 Olympics in my hometown. I’m a gay man who is, generally speaking, hated by pretty much everybody including his own bitchy/judgemental community. My life has been God damn rough, no doubt….but Jesus has gotten me through it, especially during those times when there was only one path of footsteps…

    So far I believe the secret to happiness (which there is no way, because it is the only way…btw — Dr. Wayne Dyer) is to feel good (as prescribed by David Burns M.D. in his book). Reading books feels good, so does being on a soap-box (like myself most of you probably think–and now I’m thinking it’s probably all about me right about now), also drinking beer feels good. Media fueled hatred via outward appearance judgments (often talked about in my women’s studies class about young women’s bodily insecurities and the media) and other verbal epithets does not feel good. And yet, as westernized North American society, for the most part, we subscribe to it in droves. Who hasn’t heard or seen American Idol or seen any other reality type show.

    I believe we all should be pointing fingers at ourselves and just leave each other the hell alone! On some level in most all categories of situations, we can all be accused of being hypocrites of being this or doing that.

    From the words of Denis Leary in Lock ‘n’ Load (…or was it No Cure for Cancer…) “Can’t we all just get along…”

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get ready for Toastmasters. I would like to give thanks for this opportunity to express myself as now I’m fired up to do a roaring toastmaster table topic!

    Now step away as I move down from this tower of ivory…..

    • Bubba Jr.

      Thank you!

      For waveing the flag of sence in a insane world.

      Although nothing gets better by me pointing anything at anyone including any finger at my self for being hypocrit or so because i am no better then able to change my mind.

      unfortunatly i have no beer but on the other hand i need to use my car this evening (none of anybodies buisness but i will be getting out in the woods having a ball)

      On the subject of you being gay. I am glad for you and keep up loving!
      love is all that counts.

      No i have not seen American Idol no other idol either except for billie idol because i fall asleep by selfe defence every time.

      Bubba jr.

  42. Ian

    …one more thing, of the many relationships I’ve had — 10 or so. Two have been with white people….alright, covered my tracks on the racist issue since I barely talked about it in my image spiel above….phew!

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  44. Tommy

    Morrison? What a role model he was. Yeah, Jimbo broke on through to the other side when he died or didn’t die in a Paris bathtub. Heroin? Alcohol? Who knows but James checked out at the age of twenty seven. And that’s too bad. Like Gershwin….what would he have created had he not died?

  45. 1baltic1bullet

    WTF? Finns are then rednecks too! LOL!

    • Bubba Jr.

      Hey “Pekka” :o)

      In confident: i know for sure there are Polish, German and swedish rednecks too :o)
      but a cannot for sure say if the scandinavian or american redneck girls are the sweetest?

      Bubba jr.

  46. John

    I find this article offensive. I am a redneck and whoever wrote this article can kiss my ass. Redneck pride forever!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. joshua

    well i live in mississippi and this bull shit this guy is sayin isnt any thing like a red neck realy is so i like to hunt fish ride fourweelers and be out doors…. Who likes to sit inside all day any ways its bull shit. Now white trash are the people who get walfare checks and mooch of of other people live in the slum trailor parks nasty people but there no diffrent than were the blacks live… im not racist at all have alot of good black friends but there the ones bringing down this world look at the places they live nothin but drugs killings rapes its rediculas how they live…. i compare them to animals

  48. dr tom is a wanna b dr. phil………… why you deleting our comments? you dont like rednecks and im trying to tell the truth.

  49. JimboBillyBob

    I didn’t read them all so this might be a re-post but …

    Why do rednecks only do it doggy style?

    So they can both watch rasslin’

  50. graham

    well i`m amazed at what i am reading here. as a visitor to your country its seems to me that you complain about all the other people making a mess and distroying your country but as far as i can see you your doing it yourselves with all this internal fighting you should be proud that other people want to come and make the USA the home and with this they bring new ideas and culture thus making this a better country.

    • anonymousofcourse

      agreed! if more americans had this mentality, I would wish to stay here. nothing is worse than people raving about American freedoms day in and day out, yet reality smacks you in the face which is pretty much stating ……no, there is no freedom for you no matter how civilised you are, no matter how hard you work, no matter how much you try to contribute something positive. It seems in the past years that if you do not mirror a redneck, then you are not allowed to survive. and then, good luck finding a non-redneck man.

  51. mfd

    Kathleen said
    July 18, 2009 at 9:16 pm and
    graham said
    May 27, 2011 at 9:13 am

    You two sound like the only hope for a very very disturbed nation !!!!

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  54. Aurlia

    Atleast us rednecks still stand behind the red, white, and blue and haven’t abandoned our great country and forgot about all of the brave people who have died in your lazy ass place so you can write stuff like this. God bless the USA!

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  60. Elaine

    Now I’m a Canadian, and we have our own share of rednecks up here, in fact I married one and i am so very far from a redneck, but everything you mentioned, might as well be spot on in Canada too…just racist and ignorant to different things. This article made me laugh and made me blush, it was simply a fabulous read. Thanks!

  61. Im a redneck and proud of it. all this guy is sayin is making me laff so hard i dumped my jack D cuz most of it is truth. least wise at my place. and im gonna paint my keyboard cammo cuz i never thought of that …andsince its all I wear ..well most a the time..

    oh yeah ..i agree with.Elaine .right on sister E.

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  64. anonymousofcourse

    This is VERY true. People should also research the mentality and perceptions of rednecks. I’m not a liberal, conservative, redneck, or elitist. I’m just me and try to maintain a balance in all that I think, say and do. It’s impossible to live among rednecks in America. The way they converse, relate, discipline, PROJECT, are trigger-happy, narrow-minded, don’t believe in asking but telling, judgemental, think the worst of everyone and everything, and radical and black and white thinkers who have no desire to perceive a different way let alone be tolerant.

    Do people realise how difficult it is to find a job, a soulmate, and generally relate to people in the states because of this redneck culture. But, as a typical redneck would say, “If you don’t like it, then leave.” Well, how can one prepare to leave a redneck nation in a non-redneck way if the redneck’s won’t give you the freedom to do that. Probably because they really do not want people to have the freedom to live their lives accordingly whether it be here or abroad. They would rather keep people here like there were POW’s or something. But, that is the redneck way. I guess it forces others to accept and like them whether they want to or not or at least to have to pretend to in order to survive….I believe this is the redneck way. Yet, rednecks are against communism and totalitarianism yet that’s the tool they ignorantly think a country needs in order to fight against the same regime as their own but with different philosophical differences.

    Rednecks are equivalent to bringing back Hitler, Stalin, dictatorships, cronyism, the Vikings, and others. If they had control, they would wipe out anything and anyone in their way and then ask questions later. It is society’s way of regressing.

    I would give anything to leave here, so that I could find my ideal match in a husband, employer, and community. But, America will not give me that freedom regardless of how hard I work for it independently. It’s a prison here!

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