Do Appalachian southerners today feel a strong connection spiritually with their moon-shining ancestors of days gone by?

I am not from the US but moon-shining and the tradition behind it really fascinates me and I think although some people see moonshiners as dumb hillbilly's I think they are smart and making liquor is back breaking work aint nothing lazy about the process at all in fact it takes patience and know how! Your... show more I am not from the US but moon-shining and the tradition behind it really fascinates me and I think although some people see moonshiners as dumb hillbilly's I think they are smart and making liquor is back breaking work aint nothing lazy about the process at all in fact it takes patience and know how!

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