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Old 08-12-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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Originally Posted by DonJuanQuixote View Post
The term "redneck" comes from poor white farmers who had to work over 13 hours a day in the field hunched over exposing their necks to the sun.

Why do leftists believe that being a white working class man who works hard to provide for his family is something that can be used to insult someone?
I guess because you've heard one or a few people say it, you (wrongly) accuse ALL "leftists" of referring to white working class men as "rednecks?" You are just as much in the wrong for making assumptions about tens of millions of people.

When I lived in South Carolina, I once heard a white man (not knowing anybody else was around) use the n-word. Am I stupid enough to think that, because one white person called a black man the n-word, that ALL white people use the n-word? Of course not, that would be idiotic to generalize a whole group of people due to the actions of one or a few.

Oh, and for the record. I'm a "leftist." I would never call somebody a "redneck," I find it very offensive.

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Old 08-12-2017, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Twin Falls Idaho
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Really? Then why do leftists primarily use the term?
I have heard the term used by all sorts of people from all walks of life..including Conservatives.

Some wear it as a badge of reverse pride..some disparage those who fit their stereotypes. I've used it..and I'm not leftist---and I've used it both as an insult..and as a simple description.

Guess it's the same with 'snowflake' and 'beta male', eh?
 
Old 08-12-2017, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Originally Posted by DonJuanQuixote View Post
The term "redneck" comes from poor white farmers who had to work over 13 hours a day in the field hunched over exposing their necks to the sun.

Why do leftists believe that being a white working class man who works hard to provide for his family is something that can be used to insult someone?

The term no longer relates to that "farmer" group where it originally began, it has morphed into a whole new meaning. To me, Redneck means uneducated, unsophisticated, not very smart, driving an old pickup with a couple of dogs in the back, and they refuse to accept any views other than their own very narrow opinion of how things are. I see them all the time, generally with a bumper sticker that reads "Lock her up !"

Kinda like the guys who say "Here, hold my beer and watch this !"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeBE1Y9TN7A


The world sure would be dull without them though.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 08:20 AM
 
Location: In the reddest part of the bluest state
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Originally Posted by DonJuanQuixote View Post
The term "redneck" comes from poor white farmers who had to work over 13 hours a day in the field hunched over exposing their necks to the sun.

Why do leftists believe that being a white working class man who works hard to provide for his family is something that can be used to insult someone?
Why do righties go through such mental gymnastics to get outraged?
 
Old 08-12-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Been called a redneck, cracker, white boy. None of it bothered me. Consider the source of who is throwing out those names.
Same thing goes for ignorant people using the N word.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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Why do righties go through such mental gymnastics to get outraged?
Sensitive snowflakes looking for things to whine about LOL.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Originally Posted by DonJuanQuixote View Post
The term "redneck" comes from poor white farmers who had to work over 13 hours a day in the field hunched over exposing their necks to the sun.

Why do leftists believe that being a white working class man who works hard to provide for his family is something that can be used to insult someone?
I don't think all leftists are like this.

Some people certainly look down on blue collar workers. Common sense seems to be in short supply with them. Rather than admitting that they don't have a clue how to fix something (let alone which tool to use!) they become fixated on the fact that blue collar workers' often "need" their money to survive.

Plus, "rednecks" don't tend to care about what other people think of them so it is relatively safe to speak out against them.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Somewhere East of Laramie
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Why do righties go through such mental gymnastics to get outraged?


These days it probably makes them feel positively presidential.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 08:35 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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It's what they do. They love labeling anyone on the right with negative terms. They twisted this one to fit their agenda that so-called rednecks are ignorants who voted for Trump.
Don't be a snowflake.
 
Old 08-12-2017, 08:38 AM
 
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Plus, "rednecks" don't tend to care about what other people think of them so it is relatively safe to speak out against them.
That's a sad reason to make fun of someone.
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