Thursday, March 12, 2009
Redneck Bank -- 'where bankin's funner'!
Of course, Ah love it! And, some of the best innerst for a checkin' account offered anywheres!
That's enough to absolutize my lenten plan, again.
[hmm... now, where did I put that plan?]
GKS: "Do you only get a car loan if the vehicle is going to sit on cinder blocks in the front yard?"
No, but it has to be made by an American company , be over ten years old, cost less than a $1000 and burn oil.
Home loans are similar. The house has to be less than 640 square feet with grass 9 inches or higher and can not have been paint for more than 12 years.
Tractor loans for up to $250,000 can be had on your signature (or X) alone however.
"A long forgotten wind is starting to blow."
Buy some Beano, it works good.
I stand corrected on the terms and limits of loans. Would a still be eligible for a small business loan?
Who can justify marketing such well-intentioned financial institutions as Sambo Savings & Loan, Coolie Credit Union, Redneck Bank?
And how does one do so?
In the end, ER's defense of "Redneckery" is not really a defense of suppressed or latent racist legacies.
It is a defense of the socio-economic legacy of a particular historical epoch of the white experience in America. The baby boom children who were among the first of their families to go to college, to end up in professions, to benefit from the post-WWII boom of a superpower.
The problem is that white folks have not developed a language, or symbols, of racial pride that do not have contained within a racist birth or motivation or connotation. Who is the white protestant American middle class as a class without subconscious comparison to blacks? "My parents may have been poor/I may be poor but at least I'm not black."
We have not put in that kind of work and are anxious about doing so.
Can you keep your powder dry until tomorrow? Until day before yesterday, I never, ever, heard anything about "redneck" being racist. Not ever. My mind boggles.
I invite you to fill me in. Tomorrow. On a separate post.
(Why? Because I prefer to post one blog a day, and I'd already decided to open the gates wide for what I hope is a rowsing and useful discussion of something I had never even heard of.