Posted by John Nichols on May 12, 2003 at 15:48:00 from 220.127.116.11 user Mcneacail.
In Reply to: Re: Timothy's Age and sundry matters posted by John Lambert on May 12, 2003 at 01:53:26:
The most interesting T Shirt I ever saw was in Southern Georgia about a 1.6 km from the Florida border. It said, "Nine out of the Ten Voices in my Head say PULL THE TRIGGER!."
Now the Gentleman wearing the T shirt was making a statement. In exactly the same way as I would in wearing a suit to a funeral, to belong to the group. The statement is however a pure redneck grouping, and seeing as how he would have been educated at a US High School then he would have had a good understanding of why he offended with the T Shirt. That he did not care that he was a redneck was obvious. This man was not stupid and he was obvioulsy well off, he jsut wanted to belong to something.
We are not homogenized yet, and so there will always be something to say about other people. Much like Titty calling anyone else a Native, it is not meant to offend, but we all want to belong somewhere.
We belong here. It is a nice belonging and I have not heard of reading AR getting one into trouble.
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