David Warren, hillbillies, and white trash

From David Warren at at The Catholic Thing

For as long as I can remember, malice towards America’s “white trash” has been socially acceptable. Humans being what we are, it has usually taken the form of transference. Malice is the quality projected upon them, by sophisticates of both Left and Right.

It is worth studying the tone of current media depictions of “Trump supporters,” to gain an insight into the prejudices once directed, quite unselfconsciously, towards poor “African Americans,” and “Native Americans” – now protected behind the euphemistic walls of political correctness.

But you can still say what you want about the white trash, and their failure to embrace the “American dream,” or otherwise flourish. Though perhaps for not much longer.More.

Reality check: Actually, societies driven by identity, grievance, and shakedown politics tend to need some groups that are permanently okay to trash and white trash is certainly one of them. So I think they will stay where they are in the social esteem stakes. Behaviour that, practised within other groups, would be justified by that group’s oppression is attributed to the white trash’s degeneracy and malice. Bubba,get a job.

See also: JK Rowlings attacked for not making Sirius Black gay. Progressives seek and need control of the arts as well, as in Eastern Europe in the past century.

  • If anything, there is a celebration of trash, a familiarity with all things hick,hillbilly and uncouth.

    How many tramp-stamps does one see on fat chicks in tube tops? How may Stars and Bars symbols on t-shirts or other garb on Canadian metro-sexuals who have no idea what the flag represents? How many bores whose thumbs are glued to their phones are there in movie theatres? How many clods are there who cannot behave in any situation?

    We’ve lost the ability to think AND act properly in public.

    As for the denigration of the American South, it’s been done in “Deliverance” and is as fresh and factual as WASP America’s harbouring dark secrets that expose their hypocrisy.

    Or so movies have told.

    • Rap’s culture of misogyny, child abandonment and illegitimacy, violent crime and drug abuse is a thing to be celebrated however.

      On account of they are stickin it to the man.

      • That is also celebrated and that is also a problem.

        Since when were the worst qualities in humanity something to aspire to?

        And since when was it okay to poke fun at others so that we might feel good about ourselves?

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        And keepin’ it real.

  • mauser 98

    “hillbillies” generally self sufficient , self a deer , fix their truck
    …inner city , urban trash are gubmint slaves
    food stamps are soup lines

    • Alain

      Yes, that is reality as opposed to the myth. They won’t be the ones dying when there is a major national power outage and no supermarkets for food.

      • mauser 98

        they can farm , store food etc … dolts near me can’t change a light bulb…lots of em and they tend to be NDPers

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “JK Rowlings attacked for not making Sirius Black gay.”
    Always so entertaining when they eat their own. 😀