Re: No Identity Crises Needed To be Extropian

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sat Apr 22 2000 - 11:44:09 MDT

Zero Powers wrote:
> >From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>
> >
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Just for the record, I am not, have never been and never will be a
> >redneck.
> > >
> > > Nadia
> > > PS: 'Redneck' implies backwards ways, blatent racism and violent
> >behavior
> > > against gays and hippies.
> >
> >Since the term 'redneck' derives from the propensity for a man who works
> >the land to develop a tan on the back of the neck, stereotypes such as
> >you state are merely prejudical opinion promulgated by elitist leftist
> >'intelligentsia' types who have never done a day of honest work in
> >their lives.
> >
> >Anyone who does an honest days work for their living outside of an air
> >conditioned office is, by definition, a redneck. As someone who
> >regularly talks about how some statements are offensive or prejudicial,
> >I hope you can recognise how your own PS is, similarly.
> You must be referring to the Mike Lorrey Dictionary of American English.
> According to mine a redneck is:
> "1. Used as a disparaging term for a member of the white rural laboring
> class, especially in the southern United States. 2. One who is regarded as
> having a provincial, conservative, often bigoted sociopolitical attitude."
> I think your definition is *way* on the broad side.

Broad interpretation of No. 1, while the second shows that Nadia's
definition was also overly broad, rather than 'often bigoted', she says
'blatant racism and violent behavior against gays and hippies'.

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