Are the Rednecks Resurgent?

Many on the ‘upwardly mobile’ left believe white working class people have ‘red necks’ and no opinions whatsoever, except for those given them by republicans. Whereas, I see the very opposite to be the case: neoliberals’ opinions have been foisted on them by their neoliberal politicians and other talking heads, while out of work and angry working class whites, more and more, trust no one on the left, middle or right.

I was raised in a blue collar home, in a blue collar neighborhood. The way white working class people are portrayed isn’t much different from how blacks were portrayed in early twentieth century movies and novels.

I believe working class whites (‘rednecks’) are beginning to finally wake up!

Taking Sides

Hat tip to Stuart Jeanne Bramhall / see her piece: Redneck Revolt Builds Anti-Racist, Anti-Capitalist Movement With Working Class Whites

From the “Principles” page of the Redneck Revolt website:

Organizing Principles:

The history of the white working class is one full of resistance, collectively and individually, against the rich elite that hold power over all of our lives. From massive armed uprisings like the Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921, to the resistance to coal mining in predominately white rural Appalachia today, white working people have been in conflict with those that uphold predatory economic, political, and social systems.

The history of the white working class is also one filled with collaboration with those same rich elite power holders. White working people have played the role of foot soldiers for the political and economic elite, participating in genocide and the enslavement of other peoples, and overall protectors of the ruling class. White working…

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