Someone was talking to me about why I seem to get harassed by men when I travel. There is a difference between organized harassment and a bunch of predators messing with a lone traveler..and I have been at this long enough to tell the difference.
He said something interesting that I had not considered.
"maybe they see you sitting there and say to themselves ' theres easy pickins or white trash ' ".. to that effect. What I found interesting is that I never once thought of myself as white trash-ever. In my whole life it has never crossed my mind.
That is a term that people with connections to the south use (like those with relatives there or blacks) and cant be taken too seriously by Bostonians- especially with any consideration of the Irish culture there.
Becuz it sounds very much like something that an Anglo type would use in thier way to put down the Irish or Catholics in general. Its just not a term I heard frequently used 'up north'.
And considering most of my ancestors came here, sponsored, to work as house servants in old money houses the term doesnt apply anyway.
And I could tell you stories of some people with money who have such unbelievable 'trashy' and nasty habits..but somehow that does not apply?
The snob culture that has flourished in this country around new money especially and the upper middle class (so desperate to prove they are better) since like the late 70's is a consumer culture dream. People are convinced that this makes thier worth so it is ALL they focus on.
Our culture now has plenty of celebrities but seems to resent 'stars'. Hollywood produces much crap and little quality. High volume corporate sameness.
Like reality TV this is basically to convince the masses that THEY are in charge and they are the stars...its a logical turn to take becuz the public would not have been satisfied with thier old roles as listeners and viewers very long with the movement towards tech in thier hands...but its purpose is to make sure that tech is used for selfish, self glorifying ends- not for activism or Rodney King like vids(which was a movement for a while bringing media to the people but it was co opted by the big industries in subtle ways to ensure the 'peoples media' did not become in opposition to corporate media.)
However, I have to now consider that this is exactly what people have been trying to use against me or pigeon hole me into.
Considering also that I am fairly attractive, smart and had multi talents and was very into self improvement I dont see how that term applies to me.
My tastes seem to naturally be those of someone with wealth..and not just new money. I mean I would turn my back on the new Jaguar becuz it is made partially by Ford now and has lost its aesthetics becuz it no longer LOOKS like a Jaguar cat. I simply find it boring and distasteful. The thrill, the meaning of the car is gone-yer dealing with MEANINGLESS status.
And me having those qualities would make it possible in a country like the USA to naturally become upwardly mobile.
So why do I live on the street?
You see now how a term like that or a view of someone is basically to cover for gang stalking. If you keep someone down or keep them from expressing themselves then people can enforce such a stereo type.
Once again knowing about gang stalking makes the target able to see in the end its just more deception from the system or organized stalking and harassment..only the TI knows why the system has targeted them.
And this is why this term is laughable in relation to ME.
However, it is always valuable to know what the enemy is thinking and what perceptions are being formed of the TI to serve up to the public.