Red Phillips at Etherzone
A Georgia physician embraces a derisive name. [firearmnews]
First, a little personal background. Since I am a physician I can no longer credibly claim working class status, although I proudly claim working class roots. I am well educated and reasonably professionally successful. As a result, I often find that people will make certain assumptions about my tastes, preferences, beliefs, etc. It is often assumed that my success has caused me to reject the more stereotypically "redneck" aspects of my Georgia roots for more "appropriate" pursuits and interests. It really throws them off when they discover my interest in professional rasslin.' An interest that has waned significantly since Yankee Vince big-footed the smaller regional promotions and replaced them with his irreverent soft-porn, but that is an essay for another day. It is fun to watch their jaws drop when I defend the Confederate flag, contend that contrary to Yankee received wisdom the South is not the sole repository of racial strife, or tell them that I belong to the Gun Owners of America because the NRA is too wishy-washy. On hearing these revelations, I am often told that, "Gasp. You sound like a redneck." As I said, sometimes this is said in jest, but other times it is definitely not used flatteringly.
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