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    Default The American Cowboy Myth

    Why does this matter? It matters because white American males have been brought up thinking itís true.
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    Default Re: The American Cowboy Myth

    They're still pushing it out here. At the university, yet. . .



    Does USC sell shirts that say: The World Needs More Trojans?

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    Default Re: The American Cowboy Myth

    Yellowstone has become a very popular series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    Yellowstone has become a very popular series.
    No doubt. Never watched it. Is that the Kevin Costner travesty? I quit seeing his stuff after Dances With Wolves.

    I avoid most "western" movies and TV series because the thrill-pumping urban screenwriters come up with so much mad horseshit. That alleged classic, The Revenant, got so many things wrong that I could fill a couple legal pages. I suffered through the Wind River horror show, starting with the flawed premise that tribal folks would call a US Fish & Wildlife gunner to kill a coyote, and descending steeply from there. They pronounced names and places wrong, screwed up the geography, and had a drilling location that shuts down in winter (requiring a paramilitary security team), like it snows underground or something.

    Problem is, you myth-hungry suburban suckers like it that way.
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    Default Re: The American Cowboy Myth

    There is nothing spectacular about breaking young horses, banding calves, tacking on horse shoes, or cleaning cow and horse shit off your boots. And, mending broken strands of barbed wire.

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    As someone said, no gun required. And certainly no military type

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    The quarter horse I raised, I used a bozzel

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    Default Re: The American Cowboy Myth

    America loves its myths!

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    Default Re: The American Cowboy Myth

    Itís up to teachers

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    Default Re: The American Cowboy Myth

    Interesting choice of the word "myth" Chuck considering that you once called me stupid and made quite a few other assumptions about both my intelligence and level of knowledge on a particular topic when I used that word-with a further generalizing that anyone calling something a myth was stupid.

    So, I guess now Chuck we can officially confirm that you are, in fact, stupid by your own definition.

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    Default Re: The American Cowboy Myth

    It was work, most often pretty short on glamor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnspecial View Post
    Interesting choice of the word "myth" Chuck considering that you once called me stupid and made quite a few other assumptions about both my intelligence and level of knowledge on a particular topic when I used that word-with a further generalizing that anyone calling something a myth was stupid.

    So, I guess now Chuck we can officially confirm that you are, in fact, stupid by your own definition.
    Using "myth" to express an opinion is different than using it when the topic is a matter of historical fact as in the case of the topic. For example, if I said God is a myth, that's just my opinion because there is no way to prove. I suspect that your use of myth was to express an opinion and not something that could have been shown to be true or valid. In other words, I cannot refer to your opinion as a myth just because I happen to disagree with what you think. If I am off base, let me know. I have no recollection of our encounters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    It was work, most often pretty short on glamor.

    Where is the AR-15?

    Nice photo. Thanks for posting.

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    Back-riding mountain grazing allotments for broody cows and sore-footed bulls. Early winter in the high country.

    I never cared for the myth, but being outdoors and horseback for days on end was a sweet life.


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    The topic is not about being a cowboy.

    White men have suggested they had no help. Iím listening to an investigative report about Jack Welch aka head of GE. He had plenty of government advantages.

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    Default Re: The American Cowboy Myth

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bunnspecial View Post
    Interesting choice of the word "myth" Chuck considering that you once called me stupid and made quite a few other assumptions about both my intelligence and level of knowledge on a particular topic when I used that word-with a further generalizing that anyone calling something a myth was stupid.

    So, I guess now Chuck we can officially confirm that you are, in fact, stupid by your own definition.
    Using "myth" to express an opinion is different than using it when the topic is a matter of historical fact as in the case of the topic. For example, if I said God is a myth, that's just my opinion because there is no way to prove. I suspect that your use of myth was to express an opinion and not something that could have been shown to be true or valid. In other words, I cannot refer to your opinion as a myth just because I happen to disagree with what you think. If I am off base, let me know. I have no recollection of our encounters.
    What you choose to call me "stupid" over was a factual-based and backed reference to a common misconception about a particular segment of history.

    Oh well, rules for thee and not for me, par for the course. Go ahead with using words that you don't like others using, Chuck, or the next time someone corrects you accept it gracefully and accept that just MAYBE someone knows more about a particular topic than you do(I know that one might be hard to admit).

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    Default Re: The American Cowboy Myth

    Let it go. I have no recollection.

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    Default Re: The American Cowboy Myth

    The Cowboy Myth, like the Superior White Race Myth and the Gun Myth, are deeply embedded in American culture.

    That is, they motivate actions that are often insane and self-defeating without the license granted by the myth.

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