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Gun Loving Racist Hillbilly

America projects a horrible image of itself through images created by mass media.  These images are destroying our reputation around the world. How do I know? When I say that I am from Georgia, many of the Irish people respond with, “Oh so you’re a gun-loving-racist-hillbilly?” No, no I am not.

These people don’t know a single thing about me, but because of what they see on TV or hear on the radio, they automatically assume the worst. Today, a man looked at me dead in the face and said, “But you don’t sound like Honey Boo Boo.” I kind of chuckled and said, “Nope, I don’t. Would you like to know what it’s really like in Georgia?” I then proceeded to explain to him what life was like at home in good old Carrollton.

Don’t get me wrong, I do support the right to protect myself with a gun; I think some people on this earth suck no matter what you look like, and I am definitely a southern girl. But I AM NOT a gun-loving-racist-hillbilly who talks like Honey Boo Boo.  Maybe if some of the images America created weren’t so negative, people wouldn’t have such a poor image of us.  I know that this neither can be fixed nor will it be fixed, but I just wanted to let you know what some of the people around the world think of us.


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