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As someone who isn t too far removed from his Cracker roots, I was hoping that this book would be a Fanfare for the Redneck Man , of sorts.God, was I disappointed Instead, it s pretty clear that Goad is a self loathing Redneck, and desperately wishes that he could be part of the bourgeois class he claims to despise If you think I m lying, check out his obsessive compare contrast essay on the beautiful lawns of the nicer neighborhoods where he grew up, compared with the squalor of his own ho As someone who isn t too far removed from his Cracker roots, I was hoping that this book would be a Fanfare for the Redneck Man , of sorts.God, was I disappointed Instead, it s pretty clear that Goad is a self loathing Redneck, and desperately wishes that he could be part of the bourgeois class he claims to despise If you think I m lying, check out his obsessive compare contrast essay on the beautiful lawns of the nicer neighborhoods where he grew up, compared with the squalor of his own home.Also, he borrows an argument from Engels that the lower classes enjoy monster truck rallies and professional wrestling because it is an extreme diversion, something jolting to get them out of their dead end lives Personally, I thought it was because both of these things are AWESOME I m a big believer that anyone will try something new, given the right encouragement and the resources to do so Nevertheless, as a whole these people aren t very wealthy and well traveled, so rallies and matches are what they know, and what they can participate in.After about two or three chapters, you ll get tired of Goad s bile In fact, the only part worth reading is the section about the early days of the North American colonies Goad argues that white indentured servants were basically slaves, and the truth is that they probably were His portrayal of the Irish in America is also spot on and heartbreaking This, however, can be read in the bookstore don t bother taking the rest home with you Rednecks of the world, unite You have nothing to lose but your bills Jim Goad s The Redneck Manifesto is a raucous mixture of southern pride and Marx esque social criticism which examines the plight of working whites Although few would take seriously the concept of white plight, in Goad s eyes privileged whites constitute a minority of American whites most are working class slobs like himself who have been treated as miserably throughout American history as any minority, even slaves His a Rednecks of the world, unite You have nothing to lose but your bills Jim Goad s The Redneck Manifesto is a raucous mixture of southern pride and Marx esque social criticism which examines the plight of working whites Although few would take seriously the concept of white plight, in Goad s eyes privileged whites constitute a minority of American whites most are working class slobs like himself who have been treated as miserably throughout American history as any minority, even slaves His aim is to expose anti prole bigotry, by shock therapy if need be, and demonstrate that America s big problems are rooted in class, not ethnic tension.His history might echo A People s History if Howard Zinn had focused on working whites and were give nto telling the reader to f off It is a history rooted in class conflict since time immemorial, a wealthy few have kept most of the power in their hands, and America is no different Though our national legend involves Pilgrims seeking liberty, in the fact of the matter is that most whites who immigrated came against their wills they were the poor pushed off the fields, scraped off the streets, and shanghaied across the Atlantic to toil as indentured servants Volunteering or conscripting in the Revolution, they died to help create a Constitution which had no place for them, and the centuries of progress that followed brought onlyof the same The Civil War destroyed the economy of the south, but did little to displace the power elite industrialism proved evenlethal than the killing fields of Europe s Great War, at least for Americans, as thousands died every year from factory and mining accidents The rest of the century was no better homes were blown apart as companies tried to crack open the Appalachian mountains like a walnut, with no mind given to the people who lived there, and free trade agreements saw the disappearance of jobs which remained To add insult to injury, institutions that persecuted blacks, like slavery and Jim Crow laws, were somehow blamed on the impoverished working class, despite it being just as disenfranchised by local elites Documents like the 1901 Alabama Constitution remain equal opportunity oppressors of the working poor While the 20th century saw various populations gain media shielding and political protection, the white working class remained a common horse to beat on, a pleasure shared by both formerly marginalized minorities and the elite Against all this, Goad doesn t call for sensitivity no self respecting working man would whine What he does want is for everyone to leave rednecks the hell alone Making fun of his kin on TV is one thing everybody likes their scapegoats What he has his sights on is excessive tax burdens let the government be paid for by people who receive the services, or the propertied and the United States foreign policy, which typically involves sending the sons and daughters of the poor to fight to fulfill the elite s ambitions War is the harvester of the home, and nothing else In addition to calling for an end to death and taxes, Goad celebrates the culture of the white working family, with chapters given over to Playing Hard and even to Praying Hard , despite Goad s firm belief that religion and politics are both full of it The Redneck Manifesto may have a serious intent, but it s hard to take the delivery as such Goad is deliberately and enthusiastically vulgar, employing racial slurs throughout to goad the reader, hopefully forcing them to see redneck and hillbilly as pejoratives on the level as kike, Chink, and yea, even the dreaded N word That s artistic license, but his seemingly schizophrenic style alternating between informal if serious analysis and seemingly insane ranting, throwing in nicknames for personalities and employing colloquial spelling randomly can easily throw a reader off It s surely deliberate Goad s whole purpose in writing the book is defy conventional attitudes The Redneck Manifesto is a fascinating if problematic book it s not a perspective I m used to hearing Class is a taboo topic now, relegated only to Marxists and few working men would give Marx s conflict theory of society a moment s consideration after a half century of being assured by the TV that in America we re all one big happy middle class family Good luck, too, finding the self described Marxist who would go anywhere near ethnic consciousness if they are white As a product of the white working class with a sympathy for Marxist social critique, I had a ball reading this even while wading through the eccentric treatment of the English tongue It s funny, cringingly inappropriate, and yet thoughtful at the same time a tirade with a point There s tremendous value in looking at an often ignored segment of the impoverished population, but considering the abuse Goad hurls out, readers other than southerners looking for a sympathetic voice of which Goad s is surely one might put it down early.Related The Renegade History of America, Thaddaeus Russell This is one of my favorite and most lent out books It s a very brash, no punches pulled look at race and class issues in America As someone who has zero interest in political correctness, and in fact feels it s one of the main reasons this country is going to shit, I share many if not all of Goads opinions However, if you can t handle offensive language and a completely fearless and maybe tastless inspection of these delicate issues, you might not want to sully your virgin eyes.If you can h This is one of my favorite and most lent out books It s a very brash, no punches pulled look at race and class issues in America As someone who has zero interest in political correctness, and in fact feels it s one of the main reasons this country is going to shit, I share many if not all of Goads opinions However, if you can t handle offensive language and a completely fearless and maybe tastless inspection of these delicate issues, you might not want to sully your virgin eyes.If you can handle Goads way of expressing himself, you will get your eyes opened to alot of things that only he has had the balls to say outloud The Redneck Manifesto by Jim Goad was published in 1997 and is still as Raw as ever This book is extremely funny, insightful, and as stated above Raw A breath of fresh air is to be felt while reading thru the pages I can see why Gavin holds this book in such high esteem Definitely worth the read and I will also add that the amount to which it opens your eyes is incredible, all of a sudden that which Goad speaks of you see and hear all around, I can t give any examples, read it and see for yo The Redneck Manifesto by Jim Goad was published in 1997 and is still as Raw as ever This book is extremely funny, insightful, and as stated above Raw A breath of fresh air is to be felt while reading thru the pages I can see why Gavin holds this book in such high esteem Definitely worth the read and I will also add that the amount to which it opens your eyes is incredible, all of a sudden that which Goad speaks of you see and hear all around, I can t give any examples, read it and see for yourself Silent Whitey Scared and quiet Smile and act nervous Shit eating albino chimpanzee Take the blame Swallow the pill Apologize for the past Sweat through the present Surrender the future Sack cloth and ashes for as long as you live White people don t make a peep They just peck their birdseed and huddle within their cages I can t see how a mental diet of guilt and self flagellation would be healthy for any ethnic group Being apologetic and meek is as unbecoming in white people as it is in anyone Complaining is bad enough Party line piety is unforgivable The white liberal is an unsavory hybrid of Joseph Stalin and Mother Theresa Too many rules mixing with too much righteousness Too little to back everything up Sensitivity by force Understanding through indoctrination Brotherhood at gunpoint The left, like the right, has drawn a clearly perceptible party line, and to wonder astray of it immediately makes you a suspect You disagree with one factoid, and all of a sudden you are the king Kleagle The white liberal s ideological opponents don t merely disagree with him, they are sick White liberals aren t freethinkers, they are ideologues And they don t possess the wisdom to tell the difference On school you are taught from many different perspectives But there is a certain perspective of a certain people they won t touch with a ten yard stick That s the perspective of the white working class Esspecially the American white working class First they were fucked when they arrived as serfs on American soil Then after they were freed their jobs were stolen by people that don t even wanted them And after that and after the civil war they were supposed to like the free black people, whi On school you are taught from many different perspectives But there is a certain perspective of a certain people they won t touch with a ten yard stick That s the perspective of the white working class Esspecially the American white working class First they were fucked when they arrived as serfs on American soil Then after they were freed their jobs were stolen by people that don t even wanted them And after that and after the civil war they were supposed to like the free black people, while the former slave holders moved to areas without any freed slaves The Redneck Manifesto is a rant The sort of rant you might hear at any number of grimy dive bars across the country on any given night A rant that is, unquestionably, entirelyentertaining and slick that you would hear at those dive bars It s even a rant with endnotes But if it s an intelligent rant, it s not an accurate one, endnotes notwithstanding.Jim Goad is angry, and if you re a hillbilly, hick, redneck, or white trash of any variety a bit broad there, but we ll return to that h The Redneck Manifesto is a rant The sort of rant you might hear at any number of grimy dive bars across the country on any given night A rant that is, unquestionably, entirelyentertaining and slick that you would hear at those dive bars It s even a rant with endnotes But if it s an intelligent rant, it s not an accurate one, endnotes notwithstanding.Jim Goad is angry, and if you re a hillbilly, hick, redneck, or white trash of any variety a bit broad there, but we ll return to that he s angry on your behalf And he s got a point in there somewhere White and black men are muchlikely to mingle in a factory than a white shoe law firm, in a dive bar than a martini bar, and in a trailer park than a gated community Life as an indentured servant wasthan a little hard the early, historical portions of the book are easily its best We really should have been a bitworried in the 90s about foreign, Arabic terrorists.Well, yes But American, white terrorists aren t any less nasty We would kindly ask people to not knock over our buildings and, failing that, not ask and not do it kindly The portion of his rant on tidewater cavaliers would have been considered roughly accurate had he written it a few decades ago, but historiography marched on without Mr Goad, and he would have benefited from picking up a newer book.Therein lies one of Mr Goad s primary problems He s always got a source ready at hand, but by his standards it need merely be in support of his position Accuracy and intellectual honesty are optional, at best Hence the bad history above And a ready willingness to quote Alexander Hamilton on guns that is strangely absent when it comes time to talk about banks Would I betray my hillbilly roots as high faluting to demand that if you use endnotes you not be completely full of BS And it s not a bad bibliography One can overlook a little A People s History of United States for some Mind of the South and Night Comes to the Cumberlands You can t hardly rant without throwing your own biases in, but I guess this is a rant too, so I won t shed too many tears over pointing Mr Goad s biases out Mr Goad has a very specific view of what the very broad people he is talking about are, and he ll fit them into that square hole come heck or high water He thinks religion is silly so he just talks about Bigfoot and Elvis instead he s channeling his inner Marx here, which is a bit bourgeois, to tell the truth Well growing up in backwoods southern Appalachia we took religion REAL serious, and hellfire and brimstone flew every Sunday Mr Goad, Portland white trash that he is, only has a passing familiarity with my people, now doesn t he He commits that old sin of lumping us highland southerners with the lowland southerners and letting a bunch of people from Lord knows wherever take up cause with us while he s at it As anyone who has lived in both the highland and lowland South could tell you, David Hackett Fischer was right They remain two very different places populated by two very different cultures.And so Mr Goad s rant goes down the path of so many other lonely fools on barroom stools He can turn a phrase or two and hit a button, yes, but that son of a gun doesn t know his rear end from a hole in the ground Basically looks at how poor and working class whites are the last acceptable target for hatred in the current pc mind control time we live in now and are the most exploited class in our current society Goad is a very entertaining writer so despite the subject matter don t think this book is going to be some stiff uptight right wing conservative crap More of a personal real world look at anti white racism and propaganda. Parts of the book were really good Goad is convincing on the class contempt the richer save for the poorer, and on how the white working class is the only group in US society one can publicly look down upon in fine company The first part, about white slavery perhaps under another word, but slavery nonetheless , is sad and every bit as infuriating as other tales on slavery And it might be a story which could be toldoften I for one had heard about it, but never much, and never so syst Parts of the book were really good Goad is convincing on the class contempt the richer save for the poorer, and on how the white working class is the only group in US society one can publicly look down upon in fine company The first part, about white slavery perhaps under another word, but slavery nonetheless , is sad and every bit as infuriating as other tales on slavery And it might be a story which could be toldoften I for one had heard about it, but never much, and never so systematic But it gets tedious after a while I get the point I got the point I GET IT but Goad rambles on It might still be points worth making, butand , the book feels like listening to a speech which will never stop, a preacher who goes on and on like Fidel Castro in his prime eight hours without a script wasn t unheard of I GET IT Also, the book is written for an American audience to an extreme, filled with cultural references youor less have to grow up in the US to understand, with the language becoming very convoluted inside these references after a while and it s almost impossible for an outsider to get Actually, it s like a style from Norse poetry a ship wasn t just a ship, but a wave horse War wasn t War, but steel discussion And one could build images within images within images like this, after a while making it quite a feat to understand Cockney English might work the same way, thinking about it It s alright, the book IS for an American audience, most of which would understand the parts I don t, but in my opinion, it s too much of it Definitely worth reading for the first 3 4 chapters, though {Ebook} ç The Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's Scapegoats ë Culture maverick Jim Goad presents a thoroughly reasoned, darkly funny, and rampagingly angry defense of America s most maligned social group the cultural clan variously referred to as rednecks, hillbillies, white trash, crackers, and trailer trash As The Redneck Manifesto boldly points out and brilliantly demonstrates, America s dirty little secret isn t racism but classism While pouncing incessantly on racial themes, most major media are silent about America s widening class rifts, a problem that negatively affects people of all colors than does racism With an unmatched ability for rubbing salt in cultural wounds, Jim Goad deftly dismantles most popular American notions about race and culture and takes a sledgehammer to our delicate glass blown popular conceptions of government, religion, media, and history Psychology: Themes and Variations Hicks Complete Hungarian and White Trash Became America's Scapegoats ë Culture maverick Jim Goad presents a thoroughly reasoned Goldie and Her Bears (Mischievous Fairy Tales, darkly funny Blood Dance (The Lost Lansdale and rampagingly angry defense of America s most maligned social group the cultural clan variously referred to as rednecks Paul: The Founder of Christianity hillbillies Goldilocks Conditions white trash Roswitha Und Conrad Celtes (Classic Reprint) crackers Earthling and trailer trash As The Redneck Manifesto boldly points out and brilliantly demonstrates Vollstrecker der Königin - Der Baeldin-Mord America s dirty little secret isn t racism but classism While pouncing incessantly on racial themes Vollstrecker der Königin - Der Baeldin-Mord most major media are silent about America s widening class rifts Rubinrot a problem that negatively affects people of all colors than does racism With an unmatched ability for rubbing salt in cultural wounds The Old English Boethius Jim Goad deftly dismantles most popular American notions about race and culture and takes a sledgehammer to our delicate glass blown popular conceptions of government The Old English Boethius: with Verse Prologues and Epilogues Associated with King Alfred religion Verzamelde werken 1 media Die Gute Küche and history Greatly enjoyed this book, informative and provocative throughout Was utterly unaware of much of the history of indentured servitude for many of the white europeans brought to the states Goad points out how poor whites historically have always beenlikely to live inethnically diverse areas than the wealthy, white liberals yet are always portrayed as hatefilled racists how they have very little actual power yet are seen as the cause of the rot in US society and the disturbing world Greatly enjoyed this book, informative and provocative throughout Was utterly unaware of much of the history of indentured servitude for many of the white europeans brought to the states Goad points out how poor whites historically have always beenlikely to live inethnically diverse areas than the wealthy, white liberals yet are always portrayed as hatefilled racists how they have very little actual power yet are seen as the cause of the rot in US society and the disturbing world of Bigfoot erotica Not one for the easily offended but the well researched anecdotes, laugh out loud humour and fierce intelligence make it impossible to put down