I’m from the backhills of southeast Kansas – and damn proud of it. I grew up going mudding, wearing camo, attending bonfire parties in pastures, swimming in the horse tank and watching tractor pulls & demo derbys (and loving them). In addition to those ‘ignorant’ activities, I helped my family raise and train horses and care for the small ‘herds’ of show string livestock. Calling me a redneck isn’t an insult but saying that you’re better than I am is.
Bryan Monell, animal activist who specializes in undercover efforts, proclaimed that “Those people are rednecks,” in reference to all people work with animals AND “we are superior.” Wow, if you want to fire up a bunch of agriculturalists who already despise you and your efforts, no better way to do it than saying that you’re better than the people who raise and produce our nation’s foodsupply. Now, I already told you that I don’t mind being called a redneck and that I’m proud of it. But I looked up ‘redneck’, and Google’s definition reads: