KILLING TIME...I CAN'T SLEEP.... ARE YOU WHITE TRASH?
Ok, I feel like shit and I’m up WAY too damm early and I’m blogging. Oh well.
Lets kill some time shall we...........
The other evening I’m on the Lawrence.com Blogs
and there is a lively discussion about the content of the article I posted below Woman Files Complaint After Doctor Tells Her She's Obese
Misty does it justice on her blog, funny shit, must read, unless you are FAT then you might want to head to Lawrence and try and beat her down......just kidding, fat people are not violent. OH NOTE HER AWESOME PHOTO....EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPHY!
Well the discussion turned to folks cracking on fat people in general and how it was mean yada, yada.
And then this dude posted the following:
Posted by bennyoates
When I saw Misty giving her readers the finger in that blog photo, I knew I was in for something outrageously original and so cutting edge as to be positively lacerating.
Where to start? With an area of agreement--the story about the person who was offended by her doctor is indeed appalling, as is the unwillingness of some, perhaps many people, to take responsibility for their own health and blame it all on the Big Corporate Monster and Fascist Beauty Standards.
Whether these problems represent the behavior of most obese people is another matter. Rumor has it that our media like to focus on extreme cases, and that readers often use them to make sweeping and stupid generalizations, and to justify their own spleen-venting, as Misty has done.
I love it when Misty writes something along the lines of "Those fat slobs are driving up MY insurance rates and taxes!" Why do I love it? Because it takes me back to my childhood and hearing my dad, who was frustrated over his lower-middle class existence, complaining about how those colored welfare queens were being subsidized by HIS hard work. Or, hearing my mom's disgust over how she was in line at the supermarket and noticed that someone on food stamps had a couple candy bars in their cart along with all the cabbage, potatoes, and bologna. Or, years later, hearing a law professor's Ayn Rand-worshipping daughter talk about how she didn't like the idea of national health insurance because SHE didn't want HER taxes paying to save the life of the fat guy who ate potato chips and watched too much TV.
Damn, I'm down with that kind of thinking! Because I sure don't want MY taxes funding the fire department! Those guys put out fires started by the jerks who fall asleep with lit cigarettes! And I'm also down with capitalizing MY words, just like Misty, so everyone will see that I'M carrying a big cross created by the corpulent!
In a simpler time, Misty's malevolence would be called what it is, just plain rude. In these times, some will ennoble Misty because she's striking a blow against political correctness. Thank goodness for the blogosphere; now folks like Misty, who otherwise would have a hard time finding an audience outside their housepets, can communicate 24/7 with similarly bilious bloggers around the globe.
THEN MISTY REPLIES
Posted by mitzibel
I was going to respond, but. . . ah, fuck it.
Snoop, bennyoates, may I have your attention?
Gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to your nemesisses. . .nemesi. . .what's the plural of "nemesis" again?
Anyway, Snoop, you gotta check out this guy's collection of past comments (especially the one about how you can't call me white trash anymore because it's an insult to YOUR people). I believe we've met your evil twin.
Enjoy. . .
Ok, being the crazy right wing Negro on the Lawrence blogs I like to have fun with these pseudo intellectual types.
So I had to find his (bennyoates) “White Trash” comment:
I agree with the criticism of using the term "white trash."
That term originated in the south among white people who didn't consider themselves to be trash, i.e., middle class and above, to describe whites whom they thought were on the level of black people. They thought of the term "white trash" as an oxymoron, except when applied to certain whites.
If you didn't know that, now you do; if you knew it and you still use the term, why?
This response was in reference to a Mike Rigg (former Lawrence.com blogger, sportscaster)
blog entry about a former Kansas University Basketball player J.R. Giddens. Dude was in a fight when he was cut with a knife by this racists white dude where Rigg calls him “white trash”
HERE IS THE STRING:
In reality, here’s all we know about Giddens’ fight on May 19:
1. There was a fight.
2. Giddens’ leg was cut.
3. White trash lives in Olathe.
4. Self may punish Giddens.
After three weeks of intense “reporting,” these are the only undisputed facts from this whole mess. Everything else that you read and hear is just pure speculation.
Posted by jahawker2005
Who is alleging the Creswell punk is a racist, besides you? Do you have anything to back it up, or is it just name-calling and conjecture?
Are all poor white people who live in mobile homes and have had brushes with the law "white trash"?
What term would you use for poor black people who live in mobile homes and have had brushes with the law? "Black trash"? Have you ever slurred anybody with that term?
Posted by jahawker2005
And the "white trash" reference was not only uncalled for, it was either mean-spirited or just plain ignorance.
Or perhaps both?
I'm sure the lower class, white people living in Olathe are quite thrilled with the characterization.
THIS OF COURSE IS A BUNCH OF WHINING RHETORIC SO I LOOK UP “WHITE TRASH” AND FIND THIS:
White trash (extended: poor white trash) is a racial epithet usually used to describe certain low income caucasians, especially those perceived as having crude manners or abnormally low moral standards. According to Oxford English Dictionary, "white trash" first came into common use in the 1830s as an American pejorative used by the slaves of "gentlemen" (rich white Southerners, often plantation aristocrats) against poor Caucasians who worked in the field. The term involves both behavioral characteristics (such as mannerisms, lifestyle) and overt racial characteristics (whiteness). The term is probably used most frequently in the Southeast region of the United States.
I DID NOT KNOW WHAT THE FUCK BENNY WAS TALKING ABOUT SO I RESPONDED:
You don’t have “black trash”, because in the black community it is viewed that Negros, Niggas are already at the bottom of the racial totem pole.
When you are white you have a decided advantage in society and if you are so screwed up (white trash) that you can’t even rise to the perceived social level of white mainstream society, dat is how it is determined. Yes even Negros in trailers or in the projects will refer to “white trash”.
SO LETS TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT WHITE TRASH.....
Following is a list of stereotypes associated with the term:
Unkempt property, with junk in their yards.
Laziness and lack of ambition.
Promiscuity and illegitimate children.
Lack of education.
Poor health and obesity.
Crooked, discolored, or missing teeth.
Unruly behaviour in public, including drunkeness and brawling.
OR THE FOLLOWING:
Trailer park trash
From Wikipedia, Trailer park trash (or trailer trash) is a derogatory U.S. English term for people who live in trailers or mobile homes, especially in trailer parks. The term is also applied to lower-class whites in general (hence the occasional "white trailer park trash"), regardless of where they actually live.
Because trailers provide housing at a lower cost than conventional foundation-built houses, and in past decades trailers had few amenities, there is a popular cultural conception that those who live in trailer parks are usually only those who are too poor or lazy to afford anything else. Because trailer parks require a large amount of space, they are found mostly in rural areas or on otherwise undesirable land in the suburbs. These factors combine to make "trailer trash" equivalent to "poor, rural and white".
EVEN A WEBSITE DEVOTED TO DEM:White Trash World
Are you white trash? Do you know someone who is white trash? Should all white trash be moved to West Virginia and a big brick wall be wrapped around the state to keep em in?
OK I JUST KILLED ABOUT 45 MINUTES.....I THINK I CAN GO BACK TO SLEEP NOW!
IF YOU READ ALL OF THIS, THEN YOU ARE CRAZIER THAN I AM.
Goodnight.......I mean Good Morning, Snoop