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Blue Collar Marginalization and Rebellion

Post by Rebel Redneck 59 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:02 am



Ok so Im going to write about something nobody ever writes about. Blue collar marginalization and rebellion. Here it goes...


Blue collar values and ideals are getting shoved to the side . Blue Collar work itself is looked down on by society, Let me start with this fact. Growing up in McDowell County WV, I heard teachers talk all the time about how terrible it was to be a coal miner. Sure the mines weren't that important by then but there were still kids whose fathers worked in them ( mine included ) and the teachers kept taking cracks at it. If somebody failed a test or something a lot of teachers would go on about " If you dont study you'll end up in the mine " . Even back then I wondered what was so bad about coal mining. I mean I never heard my old man complain about it . As I grew older I kept hearing more slack tossed against blue collar work by many people with big influence ( mostly educators at that ) and Ive realized that blue collar work is looked down on by the Establishment. I dont like using personal anecdotes but I cant do much else since there aren't any statistics or whatever about this matter by the way. Anyways the System tries to steer most people away from blue collar work at all cost. No regard is given to what people actually want.

White collar mannerisms are getting shoved down the throats of blue collar people for example. I mean the language used in formal contracts , instruction manuals , etc is more and more complex. There is no reason why it couldn't be clearer but the Establishment wants to make everyone white collar it seems. Anyways thats it for now , Ill continue later.

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Re: Blue Collar Marginalization and Rebellion

Post by Rebel Redneck 59 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:24 am




Formal education is a value that is getting shoved down the throats of blue collar workers. Blue collar work has never required much formal education therefore getting a formal education has never been a priority for blue collar workers. Yet this society worships formal education and has made it so that now blue collar workers often require more formal education. To be licensed as a plumber for example, you often need to go through many years of formal training. All these new things aren't necessary yet the System still pushed them because of its anti blue collar attitude.

Another thing that shows blue collar values are getting pushed to the side by white collar ones is the increasing use of complex language. Instruction manuals , contracts, etc are written with bigger and bigger words that blue collar workers don't normally use. This forces them to adopt white collar vocabulary. Hell to name a close example I use complex words only because nobody would get what I was writing if I wrote the way I normally talked. These two examples are great ones that show how white collar the world has become.

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Post by RedBrasil on Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:33 am

2 things:people talk about it.
-You are right.

-People do talk about that,at least people from the left, the teachers are just passing to students the old notion that some professions are simply better, or it's obvious that being a plumber is worst than being a teacher. For me this is all bullshit, the human being like to feel pleasure in what it does, and, let's be honest, nobody likes to do the same thing for the rest of your life, I'm having a lot of trouble to have a plan for my life, because I get bored easily, I find very boring to the same things over and over and over, that's why some days I like to write,some days I like to paint, some days I fix house stuffs and I find very funny to do multiple things according to my humour, but capitalism put you on a system to get stuff you need to survive, so you have to submit to static functions in your life. Teachers, at least non marxist teachers, don't understand that the best for society is to transcend this whole system, they are just concerned that the students will have a joyful profession in the future, and will have more money too. Of course they don't even think about how the money functions, it's just a mean of exchange for products that are made from natural resources, an they,d these natural resorces are blocked for the population because of private property, they as teachers, are being exploited the same way as anybody that is forced to live in this living hell called capitalism.


I agree, contracts use very unnecessary hard words, that the common people doesn't know, this is all bulshit, sometimes I feel angry because every little area of daily life is so full of unnecessary things, and most people seem to love it.
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Post by DSN on Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:12 pm

Damn, I'm shocked that you actually posted something worth reading for once. I'm serious.

I remember a teacher in high school who would always use the "work hard at school or you'll end up stacking shelves in the supermarket" speech to encourage us to get on with our work. Now that I've left (voluntary) education I know I'd much rather be working in a supermarket stacking shelves than sitting in a classroom learning things I don't care about to earn qualifications I don't want in order to get a job I'd despise. Capitalism also marginalises said workers by setting time/age limits on government-funded or cheap education. It's hard enough getting by on minimum wage without the extra struggle of having to now pay – or pay significantly more – for education you'll put towards getting a better job. The fact that white-collar work is often totally unfulfilling and even soul-destroying for some doesn't encourage them to work beyond blue-collar (or "pink-collar") labour, so I fail to see how forcing this pursuit of so-called "good" jobs on past, present and future workers helps the situation.

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Post by TheocWulf on Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:33 pm

Yea it's funny old world,The system tells working class kids their working class parents are stupid then when kids don't want working class jobs theyimport working class people from all over the world to do the working class jobs and then call us lazy!

Anybody who hasn't worked out that the bourgeois scum keep a proportion of the indigenous working class unemployed to A keep us divided and B to increase their profit by using low cost migrant labour need to put their copy of the Daily Mail down and join the rest of us in the real world.

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Re: Blue Collar Marginalization and Rebellion

Post by Rebel Redneck 59 on Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:54 am


Ok so now Im going to write about blue collar rebellion : There has been a backlash on the part of blue collar workers against the ever increasingly white collar world. However this backlash hasn't been political so far. There were a good number of strikes and such in the 70's and 80's but they amounted to nothing in the end. I dont know enough to write about those strikes so I will focus on something I do know about: rock n roll more specifically heavy metal.

Now there are other types of rock music that were made by blue collar workers and had mostly blue collar fans , like punk rock and skinhead rock , but I'll focus on heavy metal because 1. That is what Im most familiar with being a deathrashing , booze guzzling, cut off wearing , slutbanging, slack jawed , headbanger myself 2. Since Im writing about the non political side of blue collar rebellion it fits because metal has never been as political as punk or skinhead music. So here it goes : A lot of people forget but heavy metal was made by people who were mostly blue collar and its fans were also mostly blue collar. Today this has sadly changed a lot , mostly thanks to a bunch of fucking faggot ass hipsters ( I really fucking hate them ) infiltrating the scene but there still are a good many blue collar workers into heavy metal. Now then the reputation of metalheads as being loutish biker types comes from the scene's blue collar roots. I mean take a look at Venom:



If it isn't obvious that they're a blue collar band I don't know what is. Saxon , Sodom , Kreator , etc are other bands who are most definitely blue collar. I mean if you listen to their first EP then its no surprise they were from coal mining families. Its almost like you have to be blue collar to create such utterly raw, filthy , heavy , warmonger music. Loud, heavy, raw, and filthy music is very much blue collar music. And thats what metal ( well okay not all metal is raw and filthy but it always is heavy and loud ) was so metal is blue collar music. And besides the music the fans were mostly blue collar as well . I mean true metalheads are look, talk , and act like outlaw bikers without bikes. I mean all the denim and leather, moshing, headbanging, drinking, hellraising is blue collar. What some songs are about is also blue collar just read the lyrics to this one and see:







If thats not a fucking blue collar anthem I dont know what is.

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Post by Rebel Redneck 59 on Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:11 pm



Oh yeah if you want to read the lyrics to that song look it up on Youtube. First one that pops up has it. Anyways there are other ones like check out these lyrics by Running Wild ( this is off their Prisoner of Our Time song ) :



Lost the money , lost the job, being catched by the cop , I am living not the role you wanna give to me , Living life my own way , not tomorrow but today, You are against me, but I tell you K.M.A. !!!

That's blue collar as fuck too. I could post a few more examples but I think you see my point. Now anyways what does this have to do with blue collar rebellion ? Well heavy metal is blue collar music and its also rebellious by nature so that means heavy metal is a type of blue collar rebellion. Well was is more like it since it sadly doesn't have that character today but it was like that in the 80's. Blue collar bands and fans sticking their middle fingers at the system not ashamed of their blue collarness. Not so much directly but indirectly. Really doing all the things headbangers did ( and some still do ) like drinking , raising hell , screwing as many girls as you can , moshing , etc are all forms of indirect blue collar rebellion because your doing something the System ( who is anti blue collar ) doesn't want you to. So yeah heavy metal was and in small ways still is a type of cultural blue collar rebellion.



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Post by RedBrasil on Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:13 pm

I fucking love this song

But still, what do you mean by rebellion?
Headbangers going to street and protesting against capitalism?
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Post by Rebel Redneck 59 on Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:54 pm



What I mean is heavy metal ( being rooted in blue collar culture and back in the day having mostly blue collar fans ) is in some ways a form of non political rebellion against the System. Its cultural , in other words the spirit behind it is " Fuck your stupid white collar values , we're going to act how we want , and if you don't like it here's the middle finger ! ". Most headbangers aren't aware of it or don't think of it like that but that is what they are doing. In short its blue collar counterculture , like the punks and skinheads.

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