Re: [sixties-l] Angry White Trash

From: Jeffrey Blankfort (
Date: 12/12/00

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    Native Americans did not need to be told by "dewey-eyed airhead
    liberals" or anyone else that their land had been stolen, nor
    African-Americans, that their ancestors had been enslaved. Whatever
    treatment the descendants of those white identured servants received,
    and we know how brutally exploitative the American factory system was
    from the get go, it was always a leg up from that experienced by Native
    Americans and by African-Americans, as slaves before the civil war and,
    in the Jim Crow South that followed the betrayal of reconstruction in
    1877 when the Federal troops were withdrawn by Pres. Hayes.
    As for denouncing you as a "white chauvinist," I had already concluded
    you were that from your previous posts. No problem. There are lot of you
    out there.
    Jeff Blankfort
    Michael Wright wrote:
    > For list members who would like to see a very
    > politically incorrect book well worth reading,
    > I recommend The Redneck Manifesto by Jim Goad.
    > This hard-hitting book, a brilliant defense of
    > white trash, kicks the hell out of every liberal
    > illusion out there and gets down to the bare
    > naked truth I understood 35 years ago:  what
    > we have in this country is primarily a problem
    > of class injustice, not race injustice.
    > The dewey-eyed airhead liberals, no more than
    > servants of the capitalist ruling class, encourage
    > blacks to blame the common white man for everything
    > in order to keep the heat off the real enemy.
    > Rednecks, hillbillys, and trailer park  white
    > trash have been set up as the new scapegoats.
    > I have known this for years, but Goad's book gives
    > me a lot more substance than I had before seeing
    > it.
    > Goad makes the historical case that most white
    > Americans are little more than descendants of
    > Europe's social refuse who sent them to the New
    > World as a convenient dumping ground.  For the
    > most part, our white ancestors weren't slave
    > owners and exploiters. On the contrary, most of
    > the white arrivals to the New World in the 1600s
    > and 1700s were themselves convicts or white
    > slaves ("indentured servants.")  Yet blacks and
    > Indians are now being encouraged to hate the
    > common white man for "stealing our land" and
    > "enslaving our ancestors."  Such rubbish of course
    > is just the same old divide-and-rule strategy the
    > true oppressors have used to stay in power since
    > the day one.
    > Here's a good sample of Goad's hard-hitting
    > prose:
    >  Harriet Beecher Stowe, authoress of Uncle
    >  Tom's Cabin, would have been a white liberal
    >  were she alive today.  Her problem wasn't that
    >  she criticized black slavery in the South, it
    >  was that she was a wealthy New England society
    >  chippie who ignored all the mangled white
    >  factory workers and bruised white kiddie laborers
    >  huddled right outside the debutante ball.  She
    >  was a Northern aristocrat who scolded Southern
    >  aristocrats for how they treated their under-
    >  class, yet she defecated on the underclass in
    >  her own hometown.
    >  Stowe toured Great Britain in 1853 and was
    >  hosted by the Duchess of Sutherland, another
    >  wickedly wealthy white salon lady who habitually
    >  hoisted tea and crumpets on behalf of Negrowth
    >  and Afrocharity.  After her trip, Stowe called
    >  the Sutherland family 'enlightened.' This must
    >  be what she meant:  Starting back in 1811, the
    >  Southerlands had begun a systematic expulsion
    >  of the Scottish peasantry who'd lived for
    >  centuries on common lands.  Out of a disputed
    >  800,000 acres, the Sutherlands claimed 794,000
    >  for themselves.  They hired British police to
    >  forcibly drive out the aboriginal Scots and
    >  burn their homes.  One elderly woman was torched
    >  alive while still in her hut.  Peasants were
    >  being beaten and set adrift.  Many starved to
    >  death.  The Sutherlands' brand of enlightenment
    >  created fifteen thousand homeless people and
    >  replaced them with sheep.  It was very altruistic
    >  for the Duchess of Sutherland to shed tears over
    >  black slavery in the American South when she had
    >  raped her own peasantry.  She would have been a
    >  white liberal, too.
    > I'm sure that I'll be denounced as a "white
    > chauvinist" for this, but Goad's book ought to
    > be required reading for every airhead pseudo-
    > left politically correct pretentious Gore-
    > loving liberal in America -- including the ones
    > on this list !
    >  ~ Michael Wright
    >    Norman, Oklahoma
    > ^A

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