[extropy-chat] Redneck Transhumanists
natasha at natasha.cc
Sun Jul 4 00:43:18 UTC 2004
At 01:44 PM 7/3/04 -0700, Olga wrote:
>As for class: Again, the *perception* of the word "redneck" does have a
>definite classist component. It doesn't matter whether you personally don't
>believe redneck refers to a class - it does.
Redneck is an endearing term used in fun and nobody takes it seriously
these days. Take a look at Foxworthy's website and his world-class comic
stick. He has made redneck as familiar as American Pie. I highly doubt
anyone is offended by his sense of humor and delight.
I think it is essential to have a sense of humor here, especially after the
past week. So, let's cut a little slack and relax. No one is being racist
or ethnically uncouth. It is how a person uses words, and I think we all
are being warm-hearted.
I'm a redneck in Austin, and I also have a terrible red rash around my neck
from wearing silver, which I am allergic to. So, call me a redneck and
I'll give you a big hug.
But, if there is a redneck on this list who is offended, let the moderators
know and they can kick me off the list.
Enjoy having fun! It's the 4th of July weekend!
President, Extropy Institute http://www.extropy.org
Founder, Transhumanist Arts & Culture http://www.transhumanist.biz
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