Diary

Can Rednecks Be Intellectual?

We have a new website called “intellectual Redneck.”  Some of our critics say there can be no such thing.  What say you?  A version of this post was on our site yesterday.  I’m not going to post the link.  If you’re interested, Google it. Then bookmark it, because we’re not done saying interesting things.

Will Rogers, an intellectual redneck, once said, “Everybody’s ignorant, only on different subjects.”

Will Rogers was deceptively smart, like maybe our new website. I mean, look at his goofy face. Look at our goofy face. We write about dogs and trucks. Goofy.

Goofy to an elite liberal. And make no mistake, they too are ignorant on many, many subjects. They have one perspective on the economy. They have one perspective on race. They have one perspective on religion. They have one perspective on guns. They have one perspective on gay marriage.

They have knowledge of trucks. They have knowledge of dogs. They have knowledge of beer. They have knowledge of poverty. They have knowledge of hunting and fishing. They have knowledge of hockey. They have knowledge of NASCAR. But put all these things together? They have no understanding. None.

And yet a southerner understands hockey. And a northerner understands NASCAR. Redneck is not a place. It’s a state of mind. And not an ignorant one.

The liberal elites are experts on four dollar cups of coffee. They are experts on weasel words. They are experts on being soccer moms, but not necessarily being moms. And they are experts at mocking.

Yes, liberal elites are intellectuals too. Intellectual snobs, at best. Intellectual fascists, at their worst. Will Rogers was a Democrat. But he was an intellectual redneck, not a liberal elite.