The TRUTH about REDNECKS in America and in Politics
Redneck culture doesn’t get much attention – until now. That’s because that generally they stick to themselves, don’t participate in the mainstream, and don’t come to town too often. As we explain in our best selling book Splitting Pennies – the world isn’t as it seems. Rednecks don’t rule the world, but – from time to time they do get their moment of glory. There’s no better metaphor to understand Politics than with than Rednecks. You know there’s an old expression, you can take the kid out of the city but you can’t take the city out of the kid. In the south they say ‘born and bred’ whatever that means. Let’s take 2 significant Redneck political examples as ‘rich Rednecks’ who popularized Redneck culture in politics; Bill Clinton, and Lee Atwater. First let’s hear from Bill Clinton in his full backwoods accent:
You know, if you played this for any Southerner, and didn’t tell them it was “Bill Clinton” speaking, they’d think he was one of they own! Spoken like a true Southerner. But we’ve been convinced, that Bill Clinton is a guy with a high IQ, a Rhodes scholar.. a ‘genius.’ Well he certainly is a good ol’ boy. Just google a few keywords about Bill such as “Clinton Body Count” and “Clinton Drugs Arkansas Importation” just to name a few. Sadly, Bill grew up in a typical Redneck environment, from Wikipedia:
He was the son of William Jefferson Blythe Jr. (1910–1946), a traveling salesman who had died in an automobile accident three months before his birth, and Virginia Dell Cassidy (1923–1994). His parents had been married on 4 September 1943, but this later proved to be bigamous, as Blythe was still married to a previous wife…Clinton says he remembers his stepfather as a gambler and an alcoholic who regularly abused his mother and half-brother, Roger Clinton Jr., to the point where he intervened multiple times with the threat of violence to protect them…
The next significant Redneck in American politics, is Lee Atwater – you can say he is the inventor of dirtball politics. Slumbag politics. Negative campaign ads. Before Lee’s aggressive campaigns against Democrats, such a thing didn’t exist. If you really want to understand how our modern political system works, THIS IS A MUST WATCH: Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story
So, in some way, the current election really is based on a Redneck ideaology. Lee Atwater wasn’t just a Redneck, he was Openly Redneck. He wasn’t like Bill Clinton, trying to act like something he’s not.
The Clinton campaign is using Lee’s dirty tricks right out of his Redneck playbook but they’ve taken it to a whole new level. So it’s a little ironic when Bill is teasing that Trump supporters are a bunch of Rednecks. Well this is partially true, but with 94 Million Americans ‘out of the workforce’ who can blame them. Many Rednecks were not born Rednecks, they became so by years of being disenfranchised by the mainstream, for one reason or another. One sad Redneck demographic are War Vets, who don’t get the treatment they need for their disability being exposed to the cocktail of Military grade chemical weapons, radiation, and other exposure they have during wartime.
Another bright example of the Redneck connection to politics is the Redneckary of George Dubya – the Bushes are from Connecticut. They have yachts. GW graduated from Yale. Lee taught them well. So GW bought a Texas ranch, a pickup truck, and learned how to shoot a gun. And he took to the Redneck culture real well (‘Specially Drankan!). By the time it came to vote, GW had a landslide in the Red states.
It’s still unknown how many Rednecks will come out of the woods and vote for Trump. But it looks like – it will be many! Remember, they don’t participate in polls, so there’s no data on their behavior. They have TVs mostly, but it’s only to watch Wrastlin’ (that is, WWF).
The Truth is that Rednecks don’t often participate and they certainly aren’t the mainstream. But when they do it, they do it big. They ‘Git R Done’. And in the case of Lee Atwater, they do know how to swing an election. This election, they clearly support Trump. However, the mainstream establishment is pulling out all the stops, even asking illegals to vote. If the story of Redneck Bill Clinton teaches us one thing – don’t bet against a Redneck! The South Will Rise Again!
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