I am sorry, but it is absolutely outrageous to attribute the term
"trailer trash" to Democrats. It is an unfortunate epithet--hateful
actually, but it is one I had heard long before Clinton and not from
Democrats, who in fact largely appeal to the working class. I
have no idea why you continually make these kinds of generally
derogatory generalizations either, but if you object to them, you
need a house that is not glass.
On 15 May 2002, at 8:56, Richard Seddon <[log in to unmask]>
The term "trailer trash" acquired a certain novelty during Bill
Thousands of Americans are able to find their part of the
through the purchase of a mobile home. They are trash only to the
spinners of the Democrat party. Many Americans, not yet able
to purchase a
home, are able to afford to rent an inexpensive mobile home and
enjoy living in a separate dwelling from their neighbors and
perhaps have a
small garden. Many, rightly, take enormous pride in their
They too are trash only to political operatives. Your term callously
dismisses their pride.
Your implication that Eliot and others are to be condemned for
depictions of these people is elitist in the extreme. Do Sweeneys
You better believe it. They build your roads. They grow your
carry your trash. Many proudly go home to a mobile home and
putter in their
garden, talk to their neighbor friends across the fence and watch
They are a fitting subject for the finest poetry.
McIntosh, NM, USA
Carol Cox wrote in part:
> I would gloss "sort of people" with "trailer trash" -- and this
> is one of the more unpleasant features of both Yeats and Eliot.
> too for that matter.
> Carrol Cox