Hard Times

John Podhoretz, Weekly Standard, March 17, 2014

What does a poor or lower-middle-class white person, especially one from the South or Southwest, have to do to get a break from fancy high-end TV producers? It is a remarkable fact about this new Golden Age of television, which began with The Sopranos in 1999, that its primary focus of attention is the population cohort known (with the exquisite cultural sensitivity we have all learned in the era of political correctness) as “white trash.”

HBO’s sensationally powerful True Detective, with its subsidiary cast of sweaty, unshaven, tattooed, heavily accented, strip-clubbing neo-Neanderthals from Louisiana, is just the latest manifestation of the white-trashing of TV. True Detective is the second HBO series set in and around the bayou, following in the footsteps of the vampire show True Blood—and let me tell you, those swamp folk, they like their sex dirty in every sense of the word.

The new show came along just after the final episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad, about an Albuquerque scientist-turned-schoolteacher who serves as the Southwest’s key methamphetamine supplier to an endless list of Caucasian scum. (The final episode featured the stirring rescue of the teacher’s upper-middle-class-fallen-to-trash sidekick Boy Wonder, who will live to cook blue another day.) On air right now, True Detective joins Sons of Anarchy, the FX series about rival motorcycle gangs in California who spend most of their illicit gains on leather clothing. FX takes a lighter touch with Justified, the highly amusing series about a U.S. marshal forced to return to his white-trash home turf of Harlan County, Kentucky. Harlan was the nation’s paradigmatic coal-mining community and, in its day, the source of a great deal of leftist sentimentality about the plight of the working class.

No longer! We don’t care about the plight of the white trash folk who provide all this glorious local color; instead, these shows positively revel in the shabbiness of their upholstery, the grunginess of their bars, their casual brutality, their offhanded abuse and/or neglect of children. There is precious little sympathy expressed for them. {snip}

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True Blood began the white-trashization of the horror genre, which has reached its apogee with the most successful series on cable television, The Walking Dead—in which enlightened survivors of an apocalyptic catastrophe must wander through rural Georgia evading flesh-eating zombies who don’t look all that different from the supporting players in the other white-trash shows.

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{snip} As it happens, these shows are not embarrassing at all. For one thing (with the exception of True Blood), they’re just too good, too interesting, too flavorful. Still, rich Hollywood folk making mincemeat out of poor rural folk is another element of the ongoing American culture war that should not go unremarked.

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  • thomas edward

    I haven’t owned a TV for years and am fine. I just grew tired of all the silly shows and even the “news” grew into a show.

    • Lagerstrom

      My wife likes the show ‘Criminal Minds’, I’ll go and cook something whilst she watches it. I’ll pass through the lounge room now and again to get the idea. Nearly every single time I ask her “Is the killer a crazed Southern sister-shagging redneck?”, she replies “How did you know”?
      Then I like to point out to her that the only difference between a ‘redneck’ (I despise that term, yet I do indeed have a red neck) is the simple fact that our ancestors settled here in Australia instead of over there.

      • thomas edward

        Sir, I’m a “redneck” myself – literally. Spend plenty of time outdoors. I’m considered quite the oddball here in the people’s republic of new jersey, with all my walking.
        Haven’t been to Australia since 68. Really liked Sydney.

        • PvtCharlieSlate

          Haven’t been to Australia since R&R in ’71.
          Also really liked Sydney and Tasmania.

          I remember having dinner with a family who lived on a sheep farm (station?) near Launceston, Tasmania. There were people from the mainland and from Canada and from England and me from the US. It was a down-to-earth experience of the concept of “Anglosphere” and Empire.

  • MekongDelta69

    This is surprising, only because it’s from The Weekly Standard.

    Other than that – what else is new?

  • dd121

    The north has smeared the culture of the South since the war. I’d like to point out that most of the great American writers have been Southerners.

    • Geo1metric

      Even longer than that. The English (the North) has hated the Scots/Irish (the South) forever.

      • Thank you. That is right.

      • That is interesting. I’ve never thought of that. However, the South is quite English, too. Just by the sound, our accents are much closer to England than Northern accents are. But some, particularly the “hillbilly” accents, are obviously derived from Scottish in part.

        • Geo1metric

          You’re right in part. But much of the South was peopled by the Scots/Irish who were brought into Pennsylvania and sent West to the “frontier” (read Pittsburgh area) to protect the rest of Pa. from the Indians. These Scots/Irish flowed down the Appalachian chain like a mighty river, flowed through the southern mountains, and continued west all the way through Texas and further. By the time of the War of Northern Aggression, they comprised a large part of the population of the South .

          An excellent read on this part of our history is BORN FIGHTING by James Webb a former Secretary of the Navy and Senator of Virginia.

          • Jesse James

            Great book.

          • joesolargenius

            The most decorated soldier in WW one was Alvin York from Tennessee ,and for WW two it was Audy Murphy from Texas ,both White Southern Men !

          • itdoesnotmatter

            “Sergeant York” is one of those over and over watchable films.

          • Geo1metric

            The Confederate army won universal respect for their fighting prowess.

            BTW, I saw a confederate battle flag on a military vehicle in Crimea in a news clip the other day.

          • We got my brother-in-law, Mitchio one for him to take back to Japan with him. If the North Koreans get uppity, they will doubtless have to see it.

          • ‘Samuel Dickson’ would disagree. He’s an intellectual southerner and says most of their ancestors were English. Big, massive German immigration took over the North according to him. Southerns have an identity crisis and they blame it on Northerners. I think that’s pathetic. You’re seriously wondering around with plenty of English surnames and calling yourselves Scot-Irish ALL the time. Do you not feel any shame at all? You should do.

          • Should we not try to patch things up instead of tearing into each other? I am Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, Cherokee and Tuscarora. My great-great-grandfathers fought on both sides during CW-1. That war was a complete tragedy.

            I grew up in Colorado, so perhaps I am neither a “Yankee” or a “Southerner”. I’m not even really a “Cowboy”. We are supposed to be able to talk about these things without depressing Bon,

          • No. I don’t want an argument. I’m just sick of southerns denouncing their own ancestry based on their own misconceptions about northerners.

          • Geo1metric

            ” You’ve been lying to yourselves all along and that is something sad.”

            A couple of things: I have no “axes” to grind, I am not “still fighting the war”, I am not an historian, and I try real hard not to lie to myself.

            On the other hand, I am proud of my heritage, and I think, along with many historians, that the South, while losing the war,
            won respect for their fighting prowess, and the “mountain men” were especially noted for that. That’s all.

        • Geo1metric

          Also “mountan” music, blue grass, and dancing, etc. are derivations of Scots/Irish ballads and other Celtic forms.

          One of the biggest and best Celtic festivals happens in Grandfather Mountain, NC.

          • ncpride

            The Highland Games will be July 10-13th this year. Since we will be in the area visiting my family, we plan on going for a day. I always look forward to going ‘home’…..I miss it dreadfully at times.

          • MBlanc46

            You don’t have a monopoly on the Scots. We have Highland games in the next suburb over, and the Scottish (retirement) Home is just down the road.

          • Geo1metric

            My daughter lives in Saline, Michigan; they have a Celtic festival there as well.

          • NM156

            Really, where? My wife and I just had a helluva time at the Irish-American Heritage Center (Lawrence & Knox in Mayfair) for SPD. Trinity Dancers were fantastic, as were other Irish dance companies. Music was the real thing too. Haven’t ever heard of Scottish activities in Chicago metro.

          • MBlanc46

            The Highland games are early in the summer (as I recall) on 31st Street just west of York Road in Oakbrook.

          • Geo1metric

            Great! I lived in Asheville, NC for three years; went to David Mllard Junior High School! Fond memories of those years. I’ll be hiking the Appalachian Trail during that time, otherwise I’d go myself. Love those festivals.

          • [Guest]

            I’ve mentioned before on this forum that I attended a Highland Games festival in which the winner of the caber toss was a gargantuan girl as black as the inside of a coal mine. And the crowd roared its approval at her victory.

            In this country, even Scottish tradition must be turned to black.

          • ncpride

            Surely not in NC? One thing I love about going home to the mountains is the nearly total lack of blacks, however those brown squatters are slowly creeping into the area which is infuriating.

          • [Guest]

            Not in NC, no, but a neighboring state. A lot of white people’s minds are so corrupt concerning race, though, that they INSIST upon the insertion of a “person of color” into everything, no matter how absurd.

            I just had three young white men working on my house. They run their own business but were working as subcontractors of a much larger company. Included with their bill was a pamphlet from the company on the front of which was pictured a black male with a white woman standing just behind him but with their shoulders almost touching. Pictured behind them, like a couple of flunkies, were two white men.

            Such incessant tokenism is insane—and it’s getting worse.

          • kikz

            just spotted a commercial on tv, some benevolent black woman, apparently in some local library, teaching a white woman how to navigate the ‘internet’ she’d never been on before…. sigh….

          • Geo1metric

            “They” work hard on all fronts.

          • [Guest]

            Blacks belong in libraries because they were the first people in all human history to devise written language after which they invented the printing press and wrote all the world’s greatest books. And they’re just natural computer experts because they conceived of, designed, and built the world’s first and most sophisticated computers.

            Other races have never accomplished anything; they stole every idea and achievement from the superior black race.

            Or so goes the black fantasy.

          • Geo1metric

            Same thing in Saline, MI. A black guy from Phlly. Wins the caber toss every time. There’s something incongruous about a black Scotsman.

          • [Guest]

            I witnessed the same thing at a rodeo, in which there were zero nonwhite participants and zero nonwhites in attendance but the pre-show entertainment featured a black woman.

            What’s a rodeo, after all, without at least one black?

          • Agreed.

            I was there at the fair where this happened last August. I wish I would have seen it with my own eyes.

          • [Guest]

            Now, THAT is the sort of “black” who can provide entertainment at a rodeo!

          • It needs a tail.

          • Geo1metric

            A good rodeo.

          • Yeah, I think the Scotch-Irish aspect of the South is (or was) largely concentrated in the mountains. If you go further South, people start sounding more like Jeff Sessions and Jimmy Carter. Their accents are clearly derived from England.

        • kikz

          another aspect that has failed mention thus far… religion…. most Prots moved into the south…when they got here…most, not all Mics went north.

          • Yes, the South is thoroughly Protestant. Even now in our anti-religion times, the South is very religious, specifically Protestant, specifically Baptist.

      • Michael Mason

        Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, and Nathan Bedford Forest were all Anglo Saxons.

        Instead of a pointless war, the north and the south should have funneled their resources to deport the negroes back to Africa.

        It’s a stain on our peoples’ history that we were lazy enough at one point to have another race do our work for us. Especially a race that desecrates every civilization that it comes into contact with.

        • dd121

          As Forrest might have said, let us avoid the needless effusion of blood.

        • WR_the_realist

          It’s another stain on our people’s history that we’re currently doing the same thing all over again, importing millions of Mestizos to do work because they’ll work cheaper than whites. Mestizos aren’t as bad as blacks but they don’t generally do much to advance civilization.

          • Jesse James

            Yes, I wish more people understood that the flood of hispanics being allowed in for cheap labor is exactly the same type of problem as the earlier importation of African slaves. Both create a long term racial and cultural threat to our civilization.

            Did you know that Manifest Destiny was pushed by some white Americans as not just sea to sea but also pole to pole? Thankfully enough Southerners realized that we couldn’t digest so many indians without being changed ourselves and they put an end to the 19th century filibustering expeditions.

          • kikz

            again, ‘scuze me.. what’s with this ‘we’ business? I’ve played no part in ‘importing millions of Mestizos’ into the US….

      • David Ashton

        In Britain itself the Scots seem to have more hate for the English than vice-versa. The British of largely Scots descent in Northern Ireland rarely find their loyalty to the Crown reciprocated by the English. The Irish in Ireland are more anti-English than in England. I admire the Welsh as a people, yet personally find their accent a bit irritating, but this is a matter of small moment. I find all this internal feuding among white people increasingly anachronistic and foolish in relation to worldwide demographic changes.

        • Geo1metric

          “I find all this internal feuding among white people increasingly anachronistic and foolish in relation to worldwide demographic changes.”

          Totally agree.

        • The Welsh accent seems a bit like NSW Australian to my ears.

          • David Ashton

            It sounds a bit like an Indian accent to English ears.

        • The BRITISH crown hasn’t been ‘English’ for about four hundred years or so. During that time it has been Scottish and German. Royals are from mixed European heritage and marry into royalty. This is the case all over Europe. Royals barely reflect the majority population they once used to rule over. This is simple fact.

          You’re obviously an idiot.

          • David Ashton

            Thank you.

          • Well, I’m going to tell you more. I reckon that (Southern-State) White-Americans have as much as 55% English ancestry, possibly a bit more. There is no way the (Northern-State) White-Americans have that much. Southerners are in denial about their ancestry based on their misconceptions of Northerners. It’s a sad state of affairs. Neither the North nor the South is dominated by Scots-Irish; they are a large minority group at best. The North is dominated by German ancestry, the South English. That’s the truth that Southerners are always trying to neglect to justify their bizarre hatred of their own ancestry. Perhaps it was the Scot-Irish, who are more concentrated in the South that taught Southerners to hate their strong English side, which is nothing short of abuse and character assassination, I think. The thing is this: Southerners cry victims (and secretly enjoy it) while atrociously victimizing English ancestry, which is the largest part of them! The identity crisis couldn’t be more prevalent in the South. The downfall of the South may even be contributed to a large, significant minority of Scots-Irish decent people who are forever resentful and bitter of English success and achievement – which were fundamental in building the country might I add.

            The worse thing for White-Americans would be to have an ancestral war against each other in the states. This is an insidious plan to completely destroy White America btw.

          • David Ashton

            I am against white ancestral wars everywhere.

      • The majority of the south IS English. The North is more German. The truth is that southerns have shame of their own ancestry and that’s sad.

        • Lagerstrom

          I’ve always wondered why people with English surnames from The US and Australia have it in for the English. I arrived at the conclusion that maybe most people don’t even think about where they ‘came’ from. It would be like people with Irish surnames hating Ireland and the Irish, which it my experience just doesn’t happen.

        • kikz

          ‘scuze me… apparently a large number of the people you speak of, got the hell over it.. as I can claim, scot/irish/german/english/huguenot/scandinavian among my ancestry.. and can assure you, there is no shame about my ancestry, nor do I denounce one ounce of any of it. I don’t hate the English, but rather enjoy their humor.

          • Are you denying the fact that the Southerners have this notion of them being Scot-Irish while the North is English?

            Something has to explain the reason why they desperately want to hold onto this notion.

            This is incorrect though. The North is pred German. The South is pred English. Scot-Irish are not pred in either. They account for a large minority everywhere with greater concentration in the South.

          • kikz

            to be…… precise.. i don’t know that it is a ‘fact’… ‘the Southerners have this notion’ ……….and you feel that ‘something has to explain’ what you feel is a ‘fact’…..right? yeah, right, sure…. eyeroll.

        • Geo1metric

          The Puritans who settled “New England” were not Germans.

          I don’t “hate” English or anyone else.

          To deny that there existed enmity between the “English and the Scots as well as the Irish is to ignore reality.

          As far as I am concerned, that has all “gone with the wind”. Perhaps you should “let it go” as well.

          As David Ashton wrote, best we all pull together now.

          • Don’t patronize me. I was replying to those who have the grudge. The fact that you pretend to yourselves than the North is English instead of German IS the problem. Its the southerners who ‘can’t let it go’.

    • Geo1metric

      And America’s greatest warriors.

      • I hate the term “warrior”. The difference between a warrior and a soldier is self-discipline.

        • Geo1metric

          I agree that it gets over-used these days. Not all soldiers are warriors, and not all warriors are soldiers.

    • Thank you. That’s right.

    • JohnEngelman

      These are Americans who won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

      1930, Literature, Sinclair Lewis
      1936, Literature, Eugene O’Neill
      1938, Literature, Pearl Buck
      1949, Literature, William Faulkner
      1954, Literature, Ernest Hemingway
      1962, Literature, John Steinbeck
      1976, Literature, Saul Bellow
      1978, Literature, Isaac Bashevis Singer
      1980, Literature, Czeslaw Milosz (also Poland)
      1987, Literature, Joseph Brodsky
      1993, Literature, Toni Morrison

      • MBlanc46

        Some of those are great authors, but the Nobel Prize (like the Peace Prize) for literature is a political award and has been for at least decades.

        • Geo1metric

          I think a lot of Nobel awards have become political in the last decades, not just literature and Peace.

      • That’s a pretty silly way to look at it. Thomas Wolfe, Flannery O’Connor, Carson McCullers, Walker Percy, and many others were from the South, as were of course the more famous Truman Capote and Harper Lee and the less “literary” Anne Rice, plus Faulkner and Twain. The South indisputably has a rich literary tradition.

        • [Guest]

          But notice how often the Southern-born and -bred writers did obeisance before the black race and portrayed their fellow Southern whites as characters out of “Deliverance” (written by Georgia-born James Dickey).

          • dd121

            I thought Dickey’s book had a real charm to it.

    • Michael Mason

      Poetry and great prose are born out of pain.

  • None of this surprises me too much. For years, Leftist Hollywood liked to portray Southern whites as nothing more than dull-minded, backwards bigots. For years, this was the dominant racial theme when portraying Southern white characters.

    Now days, whites are portrayed as trailer trash with guns or effeminate metro-sexuals if they are in a corporate setting. Granted, not all whites are depicted in this manner, but enough of them are so that even the folks at the Weekly Standard recognized it.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      The vilification of white males is obvious like is mentioned with Breaking Bad. But, for every white man who gets purged during a diversity hate spree, then turns to making meth, there are a 1,000 Mexicans making it in factories and hauling it across the border. They live down the street from me in southern NH.

      But, there are more subliminal bashing events that require a little more study. Like the recent “…comic skit…” where a disconnected, contemptuous guy–looking very much like someone from Duck Dynasty–berates and degrades the president. I’m sure the symbols chosen were not an accident.

      .

  • Alucard_the_last

    Meanwhile they produce black supremacy on every show. The only time we get to see reality is on COPS, America’s Most Wanted, Maury and The First 48 Hours.

    • Tarczan

      Bill Cunningham’s show is pretty good. He has DNA Thursdays where they do a blood test on all the possible baby daddys and announce who the real baby daddy is. I can’t sit through the whole show, but it’s funny in parts.

    • dd121

      Usually they show the perps to be white. Not so subtle propaganda.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      COPS isn’t actually as real as it looks. John Langley, the show’s creator, has admitted that he shows a greater percentage of whites committing crimes than are actually doing it. He purposefully shows too few blacks to appease the racial grievance lobbies.

      A quote from him: “What irritates me sometimes is critics still watch something and say ‘Oh look, they misrepresent people of color.’ That’s absolutely not true,” said Langley, the show’s producer, in 2009.

      To the contrary, “I show more white people than statistically what the truth is in terms of street crime. If you look at the prisons it is 60-something percent people of color and 30 something percent white people. If you look at COPS is it 60 percent white and 40 percent other. It’s just the reverse. And I do that intentionally because I do not want to contribute to negative stereotypes.”

    • itdoesnotmatter

      Do not forget, Bait Car.

  • sbuffalonative

    Whites are the only group that can be targeted for ridicule because unlike other groups they either won’t complain or their complaints are ignored. Whites also have a sense of humor.

    They mock whites because it’s safe to do so.

    • Unlike volatile blacks, they know that whites won’t ‘put a cap in their ass’ for ‘dissin’ them!

    • DNA Explains It All

      Same with badmouthing Christians, if Pi$$ Christ was artwork and brave and racey. I challenge it’s “artist” to come back with real balls and do $hit Mohammed!

      • Geo1metric

        You just gave me my best laugh of the day! Thanks.

  • Tells you how out of touch I am. I didn’t know there was a show based here or that white trash was all over TV. Can’t say I’m surprised.

    A couple years ago I bought a boxing video game called Fight Night Champions. I played through the story mode. I bet you can’t guess the color of the good guys and bad guys. The protagonist (the guy you play as) is a mild mannered, articulate black prisoner (I think he was falsely imprisoned) who is victimized in prison by cackling skinheads. Once out of prison, the Charming Black Ex-Con Boxer climbs through the ranks to face the Evil Giant White Champion of Doom complete with tattoos and general skinhead appearance (Google “Isaac Frost” if you want a look). But along the way, he must contend with the Corrupt White Boxing Promoter. Fortunately, the Corrupt White Boxing Promoter has a hot white daughter who falls in love with the Charming Black Ex-Con Boxer. It was sickening, to say the least.

  • Geo1metric

    For the same reason they ennoble the black.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Could it possibly be that “poor lower – middle class Whites” simply enjoy programming that features locales and people with which they are familiar? Nah, couldn’t be. As far as “The Walking Dead” goes, this author hasn’t the slightest clue. It’s funny, the author looks at this as smearing White culture, while certain White people just fancy it as part of their day to day lives. So judgmental against our White brothers we are.

    • Martel

      Against which “White Brothers” is he being judgemental?

      Hollywood is run by radical leftists who continually “enoble” blacks as Geometric put it, while simultaneously picturing white American culture as dysfunctional and oppressive. I can’t even keep track of the many shows and movies I have seen where a black male is falsely accused and the real culprit is a white man, who often makes a reference to his racist beliefs. You could also think about “Kiss the Girls” in which the blond serial killer mocks the “multicultural” setting the movie is in. Or the comedy, the “Internship” where the only violent scene features a blond guy ridiculing the “diversity” of the group of new found friends. In the opening scene of the first episode of Da Vinci’s Demons, the lead character defends a Muslim who is being harassed by a white man.

      Since you talk about The Walking Dead, we could consider Merle, who was only allowed to redeem his racist ways when he set Michonne free, after which he dies heroically and the audience is finally allowed to like him. This is just what comes to mind, but Hollywood traditionally disparages whites, white males and Christians. Macdonald spends a few paragraphs about this in one of his books.

      • So CAL Snowman

        Fair points, but my point was that someone is watching all of these “White trash” shows or else they wouldn’t be popular and would be canceled. I’m assuming White people are watching these shows because they enjoy them. The authors talks about “White trash culture” and demonizes it the same way the liberal media does. All I am saying is that perhaps the White people that watch these shows do not see them as demeaning their culture.

        • Martel

          I disagree, they do frown upon the “white trash hillbillies” and it enforces negative stereotypes about whites, supporting the generally politically correct views of the white audience, but they can’t help themselves identifying with the white cast.It does help us white nationalists that racial identity is a universal concept. A white rather sees a show about low life whites then a show compromised of blacks.

          • So CAL Snowman

            Of course “they” frown upon the “white trash hillbillies” because they have an intense hatred for them. However, what “they” frown upon is enjoyed by the very same people they are trying to embarrass and demean. White liberals that already hate White people are just going to gloss over these shows anyway. At any rate we can all agree that Hollywood is the fountain of evil. I would LOVE to see some yuppie Northern liberals try and live on the bayous of Louisiana and the swamps of Florida like the White men in “Swamp People.”

  • We don’t have much money, and as I sit here typing I am wearing old clothes: a long-sleeved t-shirt, a heavy hunting shirt in the middle and a grey sweatshirt over that. I also have 79 US and foreign patents awarded and about 36 professional peer-reviewed articles in science and engineering journals. Poor whites aren’t always stupid.

    Poor whites know interesting things, such as that used motor oil – the dirtier the better – is an excellent wood stain. It takes quite a while to dry, but the finish is great, and then one varnishes over that. We do things like cut the power cords off the neighbors’ dead vacuum cleaners that have been put out as garbage. A female power cord end can be had at Wal Mart for about $1.50. The combination produces a nice, long extension cord, for only that $1.50. We ate the pigeon population here pretty much extinct. How does one pluck a pigeon? Don’t. Gut the bird, cut the head and feet off, fill the empty cavity with rice or beans, sew it up and then pack it in native clay – bentonite here – before baking it. The clay locks in the juices and when it’s finished, all the feathers come off with the hardened clay.

    We keep our eyes open. My old house sitter stole and sold my fishing rods. I had my eyes open in 2009 and saw what looked like stainless steel tubing on the road. I stopped and got it, but it was an aluminum fly rod case, with a two-part Courtland 8’6″ fly rod inside.

    At 4’9″ my wife is small even for a Japanese gal, so she buys casual clothes at girls’ “back to school” sales. She sews her own office dress clothes.

    I tie fishing flies and have plenty of horse hair for this, but human hair is much finer, so I have grown out my hair since early last November. I think in a month it will be ready for cutting and use. A burned-out compact fluorescent light bulb has a very small transformer inside on the circuit board. These are wound with amazingly fine wire, which is also great for fly-tying; fish like shiny things. I use the wire for that.

    Poor whites are absolutely not “trash”. We are creative improvisers. We save, reuse, scrounge, and help each other out.

    One of my best friends from high school stayed here in late 2006 when he was getting divorced. A comment of his that I will always remember was “Jesus Christ, Mike: when you need something, you don’t buy it. You just go down to the basement and make it.”

    We’re not stupid, and we are anything but “trash”.

    • Extropico

      People who made an effort to be honorable and independent used to be called the salt of the earth.

    • r j p

      Want a huge hunk of hair? I was going to use it to make a pin cushion.

    • Alexandra1973

      I’m wearing clothes I bought at Goodwill. I’m losing weight so it makes no sense to buy anything at full price at this point.

      Lots of times people buy nice things, wear it a couple of times, then donate it. That’s how I got a really nice long coat–and it was half off at Goodwill that day. I’ve had complete strangers stop me and compliment me on it!

      • I had long wanted a grey herringbone tweed jacket. I got mine at the ARC thrift store for ten dollars. My last girlfriend in college got a free coat, which had red nail polish spilled on it. I cleaned that off for her with acetone I heisted from the lab. It was a nice coat, and I was happy to make it look right for Deirdre.

        Thrift stores are wonderful. We have a Goodwill and an ARC within a half-hour walking distance. I got Ariadne her own spinning rod the ARC for three dollars. The line was tangled inside the reel, but I opened up the reel and fixed that, only having to waste two yards of line. Our TV and DVD player are on a wrought-iron baker’s rack I also bought at ARC. Also ten bucks. I replaced the top glass shelf with a nice wooden one I made, in order to support the weight of the TV, but saved the original glass one.

        When I was doing court-ordered community service, also at ARC, you would have cried at what people didn’t want anymore.

        • Malgus

          You’re telling me…

          My folks still had their first television from when they were first married. I think it was a late 1950’s Zenith. It was, from the factory, built into a cherry wood cabinet and had bronze handpulls to open the doors so you could watch TV. The speakers were at the bottom. Whole thing stood about 5 feet high and resembled a high-end liquor cabinet.

          When I separated from the military and brought my new wife home for the first time, I was dismayed that they had donated it to Goodwill… I wouldn’t have been half as put out if they had sold it to an antique dealer and made some cash. But to just give it away? And now some goober has that awesome TV for cheap?

          Yeah, I’m with ya on the whole “you won’t believe what people didn’t want anymore” thing…

      • r j p

        I lost 60 pounds. Bought new pants but still wearing the old shirts until they wear out. Maybe a little baggy but i have always liked loose clothes. Buy a new waist coat at BB every few years at this time – when they go on sale.

  • ncpride

    When Duck Dynasty first came out, I watched a few shows and was quickly aggravated, but not surprised, that they portrayed themselves as stupid hillbillies, yet they built and maintain a multi-million dollar business. My view has since softened as they have become more popular, and I think the media never thought they would become so beloved, so the laugh is on them. Btw, if you’ve ever seen photos of those men before the beards, they are shockingly handsome under all that hair.

    • Jesse James

      They were just hamming it up for the cameras and giving the network what they wanted, in short they are just good businessmen and women.

  • Steven Barr

    Here in England you often see anti knife/gun crime posters showing white kids holding them. In one of our TV dramas, Spooks, there was a plot about a group of extremist Christians determined to start a war with Muslims!
    The media indoctrination used to be subtle but now it’s just lost all sense of proportion.

    • Geo1metric

      Get some cans of spray paint and re-learn how to “color inside the lines”.

    • newscomments70

      When the knockout game was being reported, Fox news posted a photo of a white fist below the headline. I believe there was so much outrage because it was taken down quite quickly…the article was deleted. Mind you, this is our conservative news.

  • r j p

    Make fun of me and my people, I don’t care.
    But the DOJ and Hollywood should allow blacks and hispanics to be portrayed ACCURATELY in media.

  • Luca

    Whites like to wrestle alligators, are missing teeth, make moonshine, join mafia’s (including the Amish), run around drunk, enter their overweight 7-year old daughters in beauty pageants and believe in vampires amd zombies.

    Blacks are the President, they are doctors, lawyers, scientists,insurance agents, police chiefs, and every White person must have one as a friend or intermarry with one to be cool.

    So sayeth the TV moguls.

  • Jesse James

    The truth is Southern whites don’t give a damn what a bunch of so called urban elites in Hollyweird think about us in particular or anything in general. We don’t need or want the approval of the non-white mob, university “intellectuals”, government bureaucrats, clueless upper class white progressives whose only contact with blacks is the son of a dentist down the street, militant gays with their ludicrous alpha-bet soup of perversity and gender confusion, banksters, pajama wearing metro-sexuals or any of the other members of the coalition of freaks and cultural saboteurs who make up the ranks of the Progressives Democrats and Republicans. We don’t exist by their leave. They are not the keepers and arbiters of our history and culture. That is what they never get the support that poured out for Chick-filet and Duck Dynasty. We know we are the real Americans. We understand what it means to lose a war and live under the yolk of a alien and hostile people. We do our best to live our lives with as little intersection with “those people” as we can manage.

    • Geo1metric

      Truth is “they” are scared to death of us. And “they” should be.

    • tech

      Hear, hear; I second that.

    • Malgus

      Outstanding! Really well done.

      As far as Walking Dead is concerned, I rather take that as a point of pride – the ones surviving are the rural folks. The ones who grew up learning skills like hunting, tracking, etc, or having a deep spiritual faith to sustain them.

      Hollyweird can do whatever it wants, but when TSHTF for real, I think us poor white trash will come out on top, while the iCrap crowds in the cities will perish by the truckload…

      • Garrett Brown

        Do you play SWTOR?

        • Malgus

          No, my son does. I’ve always enjoyed the SW universe, though, and did a bit of reading about it.

          Starkiller is probably the most powerful of the Sith, but Malgus ain’t no slouch either… got blown up and a mountain dropped on him and he still comes back from that? Heh… I like him.

    • MBlanc46

      That’s quite a riff, all right.

    • [Guest]

      Now, that there’s some good preachin’!

      >>>We know we are the real Americans.

      Yes, and if we have our eyes open we also know that we have no power, no influence, and probably no future.

      • Jesse James

        Maybe so but we aren’t dead yet! Things have to crumble just a little bit more and then we shall see. When the walls are rotten and roof has gone from dripping to gushing rain it is time to knock the house down, clear the lot and build again. Conservatism in America is dead because there is nothing left worth preserving. That battle was lost before most or maybe all of us were born. What will we build next, that is the thing to ponder, debate and dream about. The struggle in between is no real problem, just pain and perseverance. We have a rich history to guide us in how to re-establish our freedom. If we don’t fight we default lose so in the long run there isn’t much choice no matter how domesticated we have become. If we lose we will be no more so that is not something to worry about. This is just that moment before a fight starts when you know its coming and probably can’t be avoided. Your mind is still racing and thinking about normal stuff like, will I get in trouble and why me and maybe if I move in quick and close I can catch him off balance and make him fall backwards over that chair and then follow up with a boot to his head. I think we all feel it, something is building up and the center probably will not hold. The government with all their martial law drills and DHS police state bullshit surely feel it coming. I will tell you what us Southerners know, the peace of Appomattox, the unconditional surrender of our rights and culture is too high a price to pay again. Even General Lee eventually realized that during the early days of Reconstruction. This time we MUST take the angle at Gettysburg or we might as well die on the field.

        • Malgus

          I was in Airborne School with a guy by the name of Shobert… claimed to be the great great great grandson of Jesse James himself…

          You any relation? By the way, he was a good man and my friend.

          Here. A gift.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pP5O9WamKc

          • Jesse James

            No Malgus I am not kin to my knowledge to Jesse James. I picked him as my screen name when I was blogging because I felt a kinship in his continued rebellion against the Northern money interests even after the end of the war. I occasionally get criticized by those who have read biographies that describe Jesse as an unpredictable criminal psychopath as feared by his friends as his enemies. My response is that IF that is true he was made so by the times he was living through. Many like to revere Abraham Lincoln as some kind of secular saint. If Jesse James was an outlaw psychopath what label do we give to Lincoln who waged an illegal war that killed over 600,000 white Americans to subdue the Southern states when they attempted to exercise their legal right to leave the iron grip of the Union. If getting rid of slavery was the issue then why did everyone else on the planet manage to do so without such mass killing and destruction. Even the Russians got rid of serfdom in a more civilized manner.

            So this is what I admire about Jesse James:

            1) He was an unreconstructed rebel till the bitter end.
            2) He hated the financial overlords of his day, the banksters and the Northern railroad men.
            3) I believe that his criminal activity was meant to punish his enemies and fund a resurgence of Southern resistance through the secret society The Knights of the Golden Circle. This group eventually fell apart and probably had little to no hope for success but I believe they were right to resist by all means possible.

            By the way I also went to US Airborne school down at Ft Benning a long time ago, around 1985 or so. I never served in a real airborne unit, just a “five jump chump” or “cherry jumper” but I am still proud of my silver wings. I still laugh to myself when I remember the short talk one of our Airborne Sergeant instructors gave after we graduated and before we were released for passes off post for the weekend, “If you weren’t a bad ass before you got your wings you aren’t a bad ass now so just remember that when you go down on Victory Drive tonight.” He was right, it was good advice.

          • Jesse James

            Good music, thank you.

        • [Guest]

          I lack your optimism, but thank you for replying.

  • JackKrak

    Maybe it’s because not even Northeast corridor ethnic types want to watch a show about Northeast corridor ethnic types?

  • Extropico

    Money printing during times of deflationary technology improvements and job offshoring can artificially divorce people from the toughness sometimes necessary to survive.

  • JSS

    Seeing as who runs the modern entertainment industry I take their hatred of me as a compliment. The only thing that irritates me at all is that to many young Whites believe the stereotypes they see on T.V. Anyway I haven’t owned a T.V. in years and don’t miss it.

    • We have a TV, but only for watching movies on DVD. “Time Bandits” arrived in the mail today.

      • JSS

        I have my lap top for my 80’s/90’s sci fi and comedies but thats about all I do for movies. If something happened to my kindle or ipod I admit I would probably be manic.

  • amourpropre

    Of course, John Podhoretz’s feigned concern for rural whites melts away in front of the dim glow of this “Golden Age of Television.” A pity that they’re treated so badly, but, in the end, the programming is just too good for any real concern to be aroused. As long as these whites exist to go off and die against Israel’s, er, America’s enemies in the Middle East, J-Pod couldn’t care less. The neocon camp doesn’t contain anyone more hysterically in favor of mass immigration than this clown.

  • RisingReich

    The Weekly Standard? REALLY?
    Ok….

    Well – they don’t call it ‘programming’ for no reason. PROGRAMMING – think about it….

  • Puggg

    I don’t need to watch any of these shows to see the reality of lower class whites.

    I have my place of work.

    • Some of them get into domestic disputes, usually as the result of drug or alcohol abuse, and then end up in the county jail. It’s a pity. There is a lot of that here in Colorado Springs, in part due to the military bases here. They get married too young, then proceed to quarrel about money, and they’re not emotionally mature enough to sit down and talk rationally about the matter.

      You’ve seen the results.

      • Puggg

        I also got married too young, early 20s both the short term wife and I. A few years in we realized we made a mistake. We didn’t have any kids and we didn’t have a house. She had her car, I had my truck. She took her stuff, I took mine, and as far as divorces go, mine was easy. Except the hardest part was both of us hating ourselves for what we did.

        • I am terribly sorry. Breaking up with a lady is never fun. It hurt me all the way through and out the other side – every damned time.

          Love is a very complicated thing, however, full of unexpected tricks and traps. People are sometimes just a bit different. Sometimes people merely outgrow each other. If I knew all the answers, I’d be working on a relationship book instead of a cookbook.

          The best thing to do is a whole lot of talking. This costs nothing.

  • sbuffalonative

    The new show came along just after the final episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad,
    about an Albuquerque scientist-turned-schoolteacher who serves as the
    Southwest’s key methamphetamine supplier to an endless list of Caucasian
    scum.

    I’ve been attacked three times on AR for pointing out that The Sopranos and Breaking Bad presented whites in disparaging ways.

    These shows may be original and entertaining but they present whites as ruthless sociopaths and they feed people’s darkest stereotypes of whites.

    • Ella

      Avoid Criminal Minds who equally portray White males as sociopath murdering types. Like most shows, they do not reflect the real murder statistics by ethnic group in the USA.

      • Avoid TV.

      • Laura Dilworth

        law and order, csi, too

      • Most murderers are not high profile serial killers and are not dangerously mentally ill with psychotic symptoms. Most murderers are perfectly normal and are just violent and aggressive. The very troubled murderers are a minority in all nations. In real life, serial killers are often intelligent but deeply disturbed; this doesn’t fit the profile of Black men.

        • Ella

          Serial killing is actually rare to start. Whites do not make up 100% of the cases! You need to consult FBI and other criminology statistics in which the numbers have declined for Whites who grow older in USA as nonwhites increase in their numbers. I read like 5-7% Hispanics, 10-15% Blacks and less than 2% of Asians as you stated. The more intelligent ones do not get caught easily or at all. Criminal Minds should have 1:5 or 1:6 episodes for nonwhite serial killers, but they do not. It is hard to find sources that separate Hispanics and Whites, but these are just rough numbers from FBI and other criminology sources. Some would argue they have personality disorders, alcohol abuse and depression problems but I’m not going into a pysch101 debate.

    • r j p

      Note they never ever show homosexuals as users of meth, which homosexuals refer to as Tina.

  • slash345

    Maybe whites should speak up more and protest these dispicable programs.

    Remember that show that was called All My Baby Mama’s with that negro Shorty Low or something like that? They scrapped that show entirely because blacks got up there and protested it and made a big stink over it.

    Why can’t we do the same about shows that portray whites in a negative light?

    • MBlanc46

      We need to start doing a lot of protesting about a lot of things. The elites will just keep sticking it to us as long as we just lie here and take it. It’s past time to show our teeth.

      • Geo1metric

        Not that it makes a lot of difference, but if it were done by many, many people, it would make a difference, and that is to pick up the phone and call the national HQ of companies which advertise on these tv shows.

        I did it several years ago when McDonalds came out with their ludicrous 365/black campaign. I recently did it about the Cheerios commercial.

        Besides, it’s fun.

        • MBlanc46

          That’s sure one form of protest. I think that we need a presence in the streets, but there are plenty of ways to make our voices heard.

          • Geo1metric

            I tend to agree. To be politically effective, however, street protests need to be large, frequent, and sustained over a long period of time.

          • MBlanc46

            The Mexicans and their sympathizers manage it. The blacks and their sympathizers manage it. I believe that if we can just get a nucleus formed, it will gradually snowball.

          • Geo1metric

            Agree, but let’s not forget that both of those groups you mentioned have and had large amounts of federal money and other support behind their efforts. They still do. La Raza gets many, many thousands, if not millions, of dollars from the federal government.

            But, yes we need to organize and act.

          • MBlanc46

            Money and organization are big hurdles, all right. I learned long ago that I’m no organizer, but I’m getting to the point in my life where I’ve got some time that I’d be very willing to devote to anti-immigration events in my area, if there were any.

    • [Guest]

      >>>Why can’t we do the same about shows that portray whites in a negative light?

      Because we lack the will. We also lack control over the powers (such as government, media, and popular culture) that would make such measures work.

  • Funruffian

    You could but a 60″ Plasma TV in my room and I still wouldn’t watch TV. It’s all garbage. It’s either boring, stupid, crude, annoying or just plain noisy. I’ll watch an old B&W on TCM and reserve the HDTV for better uses.

  • Unperson

    “…the white-trashing of TV…”

    I’m less concerned by the white-trashing of TV than I am by TV’s trashing of whites.

  • Johnny Clay

    What about “Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo”? That show makes white Southerners out to be total scum.

  • There’s more incest, both accidental and deliberate, among blacks, than they care to admit. The only reason why it seems to be a white problem is because white people consider incest to be a problem.

    Consider this: When a black woman has x children by y men, the IDs of all the men she may not know, and when a black man has x children by y women, both x and y is not fully known to him, and blacks are known for staying in the same area, it’s easy to see how Dontrell and Aquanetta might hook up at the club then later on that night in bed, they might be first cousins, and not even know it, and they’ll never know it.

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      It’s also very common for Muslim refugees and immigrants to marry and have children with their cousins, but it’s “Islamophobic” to make fun of them for it.

      Making fun of white rednecks for cousin marriage is perfectly acceptable though.

      • r j p

        Most common cousin marriage historically was between Jews.

    • Alexandra1973

      Or even half-siblings.

    • r j p

      Consanguinity is the quality of being descended from the same ancestor as another person. Incest is sexual activity between family members and close relatives

      I doubt the 70+% of black mothers who never married know who the real “baby daddies” are for most of their children. So you have a 27 yo baby daddy banging his 14 yo daughter who he doesn’t even know is his daughter, first cousins banging each other, half brother banging half sister, half brother on the DL with half brother.

      We have a black POTUS who was doing cocaine and having sex with a homosexual and also having sex with the choir director of the “church” he attended and visiting bathhouses. Morality doesn’t exist in black life.

    • nobody

      Think about it this way. There are roughly 40,000,000 blacks in America today, probably more. Basically all of these people descended from around 40,000 black slaves that were brought to this country. So needless to say, there has been quite a bit of inbreeding within the black community here in America.

      • A true “nation” is a very loosely inbred group of people. Pick any two black Americans at random from a massive list and of course they’ll be very distant cousins. That’s not the issue here.

  • [Guest]

    Also, the race-specific derogatory term “redneck” is heard throughout media, whereas a corresponding derogatory term for blacks is unutterable.

  • DavidSNESGAMER

    One observation: These shows always depict lower class whites as guzzling beer and whiskey. This has become a self-fulfilling prophecy, as alcohol consumption (among both men and women) has skyrocketed in the past decade.

    Alcohol lower testosterone (hence, beer bellies and whiskey dick) and hollows out your glands. Avoid it as much as you reasonably can.

    • Ella

      Then, these same males blame the White female who do not want to date them being alcohol abusers and overall liars. They make miserable partners, no thanks.

      • DavidSNESGAMER

        I agree and sympathize….but the same phenomenon applies in reverse, too (although perhaps not to the same extent). Many women my age (early 30s) are astoundingly bloated – not fat, but bloated – and just down their liquor (and likely Prozac and other chemicals) like there’s no tomorrow. Which, since they are childless, there isn’t, in a certain sense.

        But that’s not to obfuscate that these idiot men need to stop trying to copy the “bad asses” from Hollywood who are constantly filmed in vanity poses, swigging back a beer, and every night is supposed to end with a trip to the bar. Just stop, dudes.

        • I can not imagine anything better than an evening at home. I was kept from home for three years, and when I was released, I appreciated it. With a wife and daughter, it now seems perfect to me.

          • Ella

            I’m so glad you found your way. I have had one problem myself. I dated a man in my late 20’s for 4 long years who suddenly sprung on me that he did not want any children. I was “good enough” to be his partner in life, but he was not interested in having children. He treated me well dating, engaged and attention-wise but the no kids policy remained. We had arguments and debates with no results except that it ended us. To this day, I got delayed and had to start all over again in relationships in my early 30’s. I only have 2 children and am angry that I met so many men in my 20’s who never desired to do the family thing earlier. It was their “pursuits” and nothing else. I just never could meet the right supportive husband to have bigger family; as a result, I still feel “frustrated” and incomplete. Adoptions is too expensive and other choices seem so “extreme” for me as an average woman.

          • I always told ladies up-front that I wanted children. Honesty is always the best policy.

        • Malgus

          Hey Dave?

          We own a farm – went Galt a few years ago. It’s hard work, and there’s days when I’m so stove up I can barely move…

          It’s nice to be able to sit on the porch when I’m weary and have a couple fingers of bourbon (I prefer Four Roses), just watch the world turn… I’ve made it this far, I’ve more than earned it.

          One drink, no more. It’s been about 20 years since I’ve actually been inebriated. And, since the only beer I will drink is German beer (the genuine article), by default that means I pretty much don’t drink beer…

          There’s nothing wrong with having the occasional whiskey or bourbon if you’ve earned it… Overdoing it is generally bad, and I’m in agreement with you there.

        • Ella

          And they will look like old hags out in the pasture just like the older Hollywood women who are desperate for movie rolls and attention; their mouths will get louder and overall behaviours are despicable. They still try to dress like 20 years old (including plastic surgeries) and drink heavy to “fit in” their work click. I see so many FT working women who look so old and “bloated” as you said that don’t understand and/or live a good quality life.

          An occasional wine, mix drink or beer is healthy as long it is in moderation.

  • Jesse James

    Good article Ron. One of your commentators noted that Uncle Fester from the Adams Family was like a comic version of the real life Satanist Aleister Crowley. Oddly enough I just watched a short documentary about that proto-hippie who was a twisted drug and sex addled wastrel masquerading as some kind of Satanic explorer. His “Book of the Law” had one maxim, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”. In the course of his life long mission of pushing all possible limits of morality and decency he destroyed everyone he ever came in contact with and ended his life in poverty and disgrace. Yet I see how people think he was a legitimate profit of this accursed age that we are living through. When I was at the grocery store today I was reading across the covers of the popular magazines while waiting in line at the check out. Everything was course, over sexualized and centered on the glorification of the individual. Every womans magazine it seemed had at least one article about how to give better blow jobs or how to learn some new perversion to blow your lover’s mind. Clearly the masters of universe have decided that we can be bought off by no limits sexual perversion and consumer narcissism.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    They are going after the all White Amish too. There is a show called “Amish Mafia.” I have never watched it, but can guess what it portrays.

  • Lagerstrom

    I’m sure a few of you lads and lassies have read Jim Goad’s ‘The Redneck Manifesto’

    • kikz

      😀 Lagerstrom, thank ya most kindly for the recommend!

  • Alexandra1973

    I like his site, haven’t been there in a while–I’ll have to check that out.

  • Alexandra1973

    Cancel cable if you haven’t and use the money you save to buy DVDs. Nowadays I don’t even turn on the TV when my son is at school, I just look at YouTube.

    Then when my son gets home he watches his Bob the Builder DVDs.

    No use paying for trash to be pumped into your TV. My TV is analog and I don’t have a converter box yet, not in a hurry to get one.

  • newscomments70

    I read through these comments and I can see justified anger against Hollywood liberals. Right now, it seems like there is not much we can do to fight back. That is not true. firstly, cut the cable. Then, complain to every merchant who plays liberal media on their monitors (telescreens). If you live in the LA area, there is a fun game you can play. It’s more fun than the anti-white video gays that one young user mentioned. First, make friends with a conservative white law enforcement officer. Most white officers in the Southern California are solidly right wing. Then, start making friends with liberals in the LA area. Hollywood is a treasure trove. Pretend you are one of them. Agree with their political views, and be convincing. Get to know them and find out their weaknesses…something that could get them sent to prison. Many of them are into drugs; that is an easy one. There are other strange things they could be into, such as child porn or sex tourism. These are disgusting people, anything is possible. In the meantime, talk about them with your law enforcement friend. When you dig up enough dirt, fill out a police report. It’s the greatest feeling in the world sending a liberal to prison.

    • Germanicus

      Bill Whittle’s Declaration Entertainment is an intersting attempt to take back the movie industry. I just received their first production, a movie called, Arroyo. It is about an Arizona rancher that gets sick of illegals trashing his land by using it as a highway of invasion, rape, drugs and violence. Other than this, I have never owned a TV set. I thought your idea about baiting the criminally liberal was a riot, but a tad dangerous–just to be forewarned.

      • newscomments70

        I agree, one has to be careful. Most liberals couldn’t fight their way out of a paper bag, but they could be involved with some very dangerous criminals. Sometimes an anonymous tip works. I realize how dangerous this can be, but we are at war. War is dangerous. I believe it’s even more dangerous not to fight back.

  • ncpride

    I traced my first ancestor back to Ireland, however my family name is clearly English in origin. I can only assume at some point they up and left England for whatever reason and stayed there long enough to consider themselves Irish. No doubt nearly all of my early male ancestors married women with clearly Irish or Scottish surnames.

  • Herman

    I disagree.
    Hollywood doesn’t make fun of all whites.
    Jews are sacrosanct.

  • nobody

    If the news media was honest, and actually reported black crime, they would never get anything else done. That said, I don’t trust any news media outlet whether it’s print or television. They all peddle lies and are complacent in the destruction of our people and the civilization which they have built over the centuries.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Yeah, those Canadian hipsters are pretty biased. They only wandered off the liberal reservation once when one of them took a pot-shot at the feminists. He basically said they shouldn’t want it all, they should want one or the other. VICE never wandered again. Those tolerant, well-funded bullies of the war-on-women legion put a whoopin’ on them for exercising that:

    “…1st Amendment thing?–or whatever…”

  • Tried to watch the first episode of ‘The Walking Dead’: (1) White main character (still being the largest percentage of consumers) was saved and nursed back to health by a black guy. Check; (2) Recovered, he makes it to the city and stumbles upon a half-dozen surviving non-zombies, one of which is a twitchy-eyed ‘white supremacist.’ Check . . .

    Wrote the above earlier and got an outraged answer that all of this was based on the original graphic novel, or whatever it was, and if I had known this “you wouldn’t have embarrassed yourself.” So a Multicultural Marxist cable series is closely based upon some Multicultural Marxist writing in another medium, and this invalidates my point? Oh well, like their zombie cousins, so-called liberals desperately shamble and lurch forward chomping on and despoiling all that they see.

  • John R

    White Southerners and rural White people in general are groups that it is apparently okay to stereotype in this day and age.

    • Geo1metric

      Not just stereotype but disparage, criticize, mock, demean, and discriminate against.

  • Geo1metric

    Thanks. I will surely watch it.

  • Geo1metric

    In absolute numbers I’m sure the English out-numbered the Scots/Irish, but, as Webb points out in his book, the Scots/Irish came from a “fighting people”. I’m not trying to perpetuate the animosities between the two peoples. Nor am I advocating for a particular people. I myself am Swiss/German/Swedish, so I have no dog in any fight between English vs. Scots/Irish.

    • “…but, as Webb points out in his book, the Scots/Irish came from a “fighting people”.

      And what was naval warfare? Child’s play? You’ll notice that English fair well where greater intelligence is required on the confinements of a ship and at sea where everything is skill and plan. They did have Irish shipmates on board under the command of English of course. Armies just have to charge on order while on ground. Not much difficulty there. Their numbers are crucial in terms of defeating the enemy. Also, British armies were never that strong which is why they often joined in – in battles by means to defeat bigger, larger enemies. By far their empires strongest force was naval warfare and with a long tradition of it on England’s part.

      You’ve being listening to too much romanticism of Celts –
      that’s you’re problem.

  • ATBOTL

    More crocodile tears from extreme anti-white neocon Podhoretz.

    The only comment white nationalists should have for an article like this is to point out that Podhoretz is anti-white, insincere and that this article is part of the larger neocon project to dupe conservative whites into thinking that neocons are on their side.

    To actually take what he says here seriously is to play into his agenda.

  • Geo1metric

    Agree to a point, but at some point a person needs to take responsibility for their own actions and cannot rightly blame anyone else.

  • LHathaway

    On the main three networks, a lot of the heroes are policemen or crime fighters. No doubt they are tough or bad-guys, anti-heroes who do good. What is it with making the criminals heroes? Who would want to watch a show about criminals? That’s what I got out of it, but I don’t know. . .

  • Whirlwinder

    Kill your TV. If hollywierd showed the actual color of crime and sordid culture in America, the multi culti diversity crowd would be put out of business quite rapidly.

  • I do my level best to inject a death-penalty-dose of humor into most of my posts. Ridicule emotionally wounds the opposition, wins us converts and doesn’t get us into legal trouble. Kindness and humor also seem to cheer Bon up.

    After I was badly wounded, my old sergeant said “Do you know what is going to happen to you if you don’t get up?” Under the circumstances, that was funny, so I got up. The Chetniks had earlier blinded and castrated prisoners before releasing them.

    Later on in federal prison, when I was depressed, a Navajo friend helped me pull myself together. I was helped, so I did likewise, and I used a lot of humor. Lots of guys needed cheering up.

    This probably stems from the Irish element in my heritage.