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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Grimy.

Theo Cottle is a photographer who documents the less glamorous sides of places like Thailand and Germany and the UK. His work is not pornographic, but it's unsavory, and some of it might not be safe for work.

Looking at his documentation of skinheads in the street, I am struck by the common traits among trash in different modern cultures, spanning different races that disdain each other.

Some of these people have less in common with me than the African bushmen, or the Dani of New Guinea.

I am a little defensive of the redneck, at times. There is a popular misconception that the term "redneck" is synonymous with "white trash." That's simply not true. While the terms are not mutually exclusive and there can be some overlap, that's just like saying "plumber" and "Catholic" can overlap.

White trash is world-wide, and even redneck white trash can span continents. Just ask the dwanky zef Boer trash that is Die Antwoord. (Don't watch that. Well, okay, you can watch that, but DON'T watch this. Seriously.)

Trash is universal. Why isn't distaste for it universal?

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4 Comments:

At Sunday, May 19, 2013 3:20:00 PM, Blogger TOTWTYTR said...

Why is it that we tag them as "White trash"? If we called black bad guys "Black Trash", we'd be called racists, even if the person doing the name calling were black himself.

I think we need a different name for them. The ones that come to mind are inappropriate for use in polite company.

 
At Monday, May 20, 2013 6:35:00 AM, Blogger TBeck said...

Heh. She said "yippee ky-yah".

Sheesh, Matt, warn a guy next time you link something like that! Oh, wait, you did.

 
At Monday, May 20, 2013 7:03:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Yep, I've gotta agree with TOTW...

 
At Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:58:00 PM, Anonymous Paul from Canada said...

The best Antwoord song IMHO is Doos Dronk.

 

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