A Redneck Can Dream

I’ll warn you up front that this probably isn’t safe for work due to a whole lotta cussin’ going on, but this is one of the most inspiring rants I’ve ever seen on Youtube. For years my wife and I have been trying to convince Wisconsin Democrats that the white working class isn’t who we think they are, and this is some strong evidence to support our claims. God love the epiphanized redneck.

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18 thoughts on “A Redneck Can Dream

  1. The drunk, foul mouthed loser in the video sure has the lefty talking points down re racism.

  2. Steve, you wrote that “for years my wife and I have been trying to convince Wisconsin Democrats that the white working class isn’t who we think they are, and this is some strong evidence to support our claims.”

    I am looking for some clarity here. If you don’t mind, what does the typical WisDem think of the white working class, how are they wrong, and how does the video support your claims?

  3. Denis,

    If I thought you were actually looking for clarity I’d indulge your questions, but somehow I just don’t think it’s clarity you’re really after.

    That said, it seems the guy in the video above is actually an actor and writer, raised in rural Tennessee, making a point about racial relations in this country via a scripted role, which he certainly does to great effect and with great authenticity, ( no doubt because he grew up in rural Tennessee )

    I think one answer to of some America’s racial problem is reparations. Corporations and wealthy families that built their fortunes, in part, from slavery should be taxed accordingly to help make those reparations. And low level, non-violent offenders should be immediately released from prison and returned to their families, which would likely include hundreds of thousands of African American and Hispanic men and women.

    Then we need living wages, single payer health insurance and passage of the Employee Free Choice Act so that working families don’t sink into poverty and the attendant trouble poverty inevitably results in. And we need a Robin Hood tax on Wall Street to help keep our public education system strong.

    I really appreciate this video. It’s apparently not the real deal, but it is a glimpse into the possible. And it inspires me still. Performance art at its best.

    Have I answered your questions, Denis?

    1. I was seeking clarity and no, you didn’t answer my question nor, evidently, did you try. Some of your response was interesting I suppose, especially the relevation that the clown in the video was acting. So again, how exactly does an actor playing a role suggest that WI dems are wrong in their assessment of working class whites?

      1. Denis,

        Libertarians are fools who can’t get any traction anywhere with their fantastical propositions about how life or anything else could work in the real world. Does that answer your question?

      2. Denis,

        Look, I get it that you’re gleeful about how I got suckered by an actor, but so did you. Your first comment proves it. So what’s your point? That you’re as gullible as I am?

        1. Steve, with all due respect, I think you are being needlessly defensive here. Forget the damn redneck. All I am interested in a re your (and your wife’s) insights into white working class people, and how your views differ from those of most WI dems. Is that asking too much? You brought it up after all.

    2. Steve,

      Considering the history of this entity at BB, no answers are deserved or necessary, ever.

      Undoubtedly just looking for a confirmation of its already hard-wired stereotype.

      Never has this entity ever been genuinely concerned about having an actual discussion.

  4. Alas it appears you have no special insights into the white working class. Indeed your entire post was, quite literally, pointless. At least I got the clarity I was after.

    1. Denis, given your self-proclaimed “special insights” into the “white working class,” do you consider “Jews” to be “white?” Given her treatment of Irish Catholics in Northern Ireland, Margaret Thatcher didn’t consider them to be “white”? Do you agree? What about my Polish ancestors? Hitler didn’t consider them to be “white”? Do you? What about the Italians? If you let the Italians into the “white” club, what about the Spanish? So for example, do you consider Jessica Alba to be “white”? If Jessica’s in the “white” club, is NY Yankee, Alex Rodriguez, too? If so, do you consider Derek Jeter to be “white”? What about the First Lady, Michelle Obama?

      Look on the bright side, with the new DNA testing you may be related, “The First Family: A New Glimpse of Michelle Obama’s White Ancestors.”
      http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/22/us/first-lady-family-q-and-a.html?_r=0

      If you include all these folks, please tell us what ethnicities you exclude from “whiteness”. If there’s a disagreement about someone, who claims to be “white”, is there a court of “whiteness” that adjudicates ethnic issues?

  5. John, you should be directing your questions to Steve, who, along with his wife, knows more about working class whites than your average WI Democrat. But it looks like he is reluctant to share his genius.

  6. Denis, this morning you wrote to Steve, “Alas it appears you have no special insights into the white working class. Indeed your entire post was, quite literally, pointless. At least I got the clarity I was after.”

    How could you state that without claiming superior insights into “the white working class”?

    Were you wrong at 7:26am or were you wrong at 10:22am?

  7. I have made no claims about superior insights into white working class America, Steve did. Wishing otherwise does not make it so. Thanks for reminding me what a waste of time it is to attempt dialogue here at BB.

    1. Denis,

      You’re an avowed capitalist, no? How much will you pay for my genius insights into white, working class America? I can’t just let this stuff go for free.

  8. Well the main take for me is the acknowledgment that racism still exists. As a black professional in America is the fact that my peers believe we have moved beyond racism in this country, and any feelings of discrimination or extra scrutiny is my problem and my misperceptions of life in America. Reparations to me has never been the issue and in fact has been used as a tool to take away from the real issue of racial inequality in our country

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