I made no generalization. Your claim as to generalizations is only to
defame my points. Please do not try to attribute personal vindictiveness to
me for pointing out insensitive remarks on the part of others. I merely
follow your example.
The last time I heard that term used in the national press was by a democrat
party operative who said it about one of Clinton's alleged girl friends.
What is "outrageous" about correct attribution. An attribution that you
agree to in your post.
If the comment had been "ghetto trash" would not that have elicited outrage
from many on the list including myself.
I guess the judges cannot be judged
I live in a mobile home not a glass house.
McIntosh, NM, USA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Gish - Women's Studies" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 10:13 AM
Subject: re: Small correction
> Dear Rick,
> 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
> election campaign.
> Thousands of Americans are able to find their part of the
> American dream
> 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
> food. They
> 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
> the birds.
> They are a fitting subject for the finest poetry.
> Rick Seddon
> 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