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Artur Sowinski
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Hey guys, I made an introduction material for all rednecks interested in more healthy, more off the grid and off the man (foraging common plants) plant based way through life

"So, you have a truck. Not just any truck. You’ve set your truck at proper height for the offroad, just half of inch below suspension height limits set by public road officials. You tinkered around your truck and know that every time something sounds bad you just have to get it done and fixed, up to speed. You answer to no-one, except The Almighty, and your mother in law. You tread on no-one. You know what the difference makes putting a match ammo through your gun and cheap one. And despite your best intentions you sometimes have to yield to the dollar or to the doctor. What if there was a better way to get things done within own means?

Just as you take care of your truck, putting the best fuel in it, or shooting the best ammo through your gun you can take care of your health. What you put in does matter and will show up over time."


The rest is here:
A redneck guide to the plant based life
http://pleasanthacking.com/2013/06/03/redneck-guide-to-plant-based-life/

Enjoy y'all
 
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No offense to anyone but if you are a redneck who espouses veganism , eastern mysticism , anything with tofu - you have effectively turned in your Merle Haggard Approved Membership Card and become a card carrying Hippy. Now , if you grow your own tomatos , become a backwoods herb doctor - you could maintain dual membership in both clubs as long as you still eat herbivores {wild game only is O.K.}, jug fish for cats , etc. You can also practice a form of pseudo-eastern mysticism comprised of folksy witicisms attributed to a fictional guru with a name like Baba Shrewd Rum Raisin. You definitely do not want to quote the Maharishi when asked to "say a few words " down at the Antioch Baptist Church. Especially before Dinner-on-the Ground. You'll miss out. Take it from me , it's a fine line to walk. I was with a freind - who is a Bubba - and we had caught a cooler full of catfish. We planned on cooking dinner for the families when we got home. He said "Stop by my house and I'll pick up my Fish Fryer{propane , of course } . I said 'Cool , but I am going to grill ours." He stopped dead in his tracks , looked over his glasses at me and said" You gonna do what? " Like I had told him I was a commie or something. But Waylon was on the cd player , Skynyrd was still in my heart . I still had my membership. Likewise , I was with a hippie freind and I started talking about catfishing and she was like " You are a redneck " I was like " No Shit !" But I had Bob Marley on the CD player and Abbie Hoffman still in my heart. Still had the membership! So my advice to anyone who wants to be vegan redneck - at least add grilled catfish to your diet . Also , drop the confederate flag {too controversial } . You can substitute it with two bumper stickers on your truck - one that says "Visualize Whirled Peas" and the other that says "Doper Ropers Need Love Too". Peace be with you !
 
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wayne stephen wrote:No offense to anyone but if you are a redneck who espouses veganism , eastern mysticism , anything with tofu - you have effectively turned in your Merle Haggard Approved Membership Card and become a card carrying Hippy.
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So my advice to anyone who wants to be vegan redneck - at least add grilled catfish to your diet . Also , drop the confederate flag {too controversial } . You can substitute it with two bumper stickers on your truck - one that says "Visualize Whirled Peas" and the other that says "Doper Ropers Need Love Too". Peace be with you !


Not sure about the mysticism. Just saying that Jesus and his apostles were all vegan and all about "thou shall not kill" and that some idiot emperor rewrote the Bible in middle ages to suit his warmongering agenda. Jesus came to end animal sacrifice among other things, and not to propagate it like revised bible that we know says with the passover lamb and so on.

One does not exclude another. If you wanna fish and hunt, its fine by me. Fish was the last thing I gave up when going vegan, and I fished too when i was a kid living near the lake. My cat hunts outside and I like her, but I feed her vegan at home. I am happy that she can provide for herself and that she brings me a mouse now and then. Burger tastes like a burger no matter if made of beef or out of beans. Beer tastes like beer no matter if it is alcohol based or alcohol free. It is the hops that mellow down. It is more of a personal choice of which stuff you subscribe to, self destructive or self healing. All im saying that in the long run you will see health effects of eating plants, since were more suited for plants than for hunting. This story is told by videos of guys I put together in my blog article. ( http://pleasanthacking.com/2013/06/03/redneck-guide-to-plant-based-life/ )

Not sure about the hippy cards, I still have my Alan Jackson card despite moving to the city since I didn’t know it better. They stop to help turtle cross the road, they do not make a turtle soup out of him/her.

I like 2nd amendment. I believe in personal free will and not in socialism, so dunno about that hippie stuff.

I think confederate flag evolved and these days, its kinda ultimate symbol of not being under the man thumb, family values, Jesus and so on, so I guess its okay.
 
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^^^ funny stuff Wayne.
I have burned both cards, opting for the neither/nor school of the redneck hippie battle. Seems to work allright, for an independent guy like me. See, the rednecks kinda scratch their heads in disbelief, knowing I dont have no proper card, but at least realieved that I arent no hippie. Similarly, the hippies cant understand why I am not like them, but are content to know that I am still well their side of a country good old boy. Pretty funny how the hippie redneck spectrum is how we get defined out in the country. Good luck to the brother trying to have it both ways. I opted for neither, just being me. Gets me enough acceptance for my tastes and needs.
 
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Play nice.
 
Cris Bessette
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Howdy yall,

I've lived in the middle of redneck heaven for over 20 years.

Actually, the movie that many people use as the basis for their redneck stereotypes, Deliverance , was filmed here. (See link for famous banjo duel)

There is a whole range of people included in "redneck" though, and the word can be used as an insult, or a term of endearment, or anything in between.

It really depends on how the word is used and by who.

The old pejorative sense of "dumb,dirty, backwoods squirrel eating hairy lunatic and toothless too" only is used that way by "high falutin' city folk" these days.
Some of my closest friends are "rednecks" and they call themselves that.
Though the stereotypes only partially fit, as they are just as likely to be posting on Facebook from their I-pad as to be drinking a beer on the porch while smoking a deer ham.

 
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My freind here should be in one of those Jeff Foxworthy jokes - "You might be a redneck if...." He mounted a leather Lazy Boy recliner up a tree to use as a deer stand. Now that is a stacked function. I probably would have fallen asleep with a 30-30 in my arms.
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