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Research: Southerners Favor More Militant Responses To Terror

May 4, 2012 by  

Research: Southerners Favor More Militant Responses To Terror
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Southerners don't take kindly to threats against their Nation.

Sweet tea, politeness, respect and the word “ya’ll” are all inherent parts of life in the Southern United States. New research shows that vengeance can be added to that list as well.

New research claims that both men and women in the South are more apt to an aggressive — and sometimes extreme — response to threats against the Nation than their Yankee counterparts.

In two studies, researchers worked to measure individual and regional differences in honor ideology throughout the United States.

“Honor ideology encompasses beliefs about how men are supposed to behave in the face of provocations and the attributes that ‘real’ men should exhibit,” said Collin Barnes of the University of Oklahoma, lead author of the research published online this month in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

The research team developed a scale to measure individual honor ideology. It includes eight statements about the conditions under which men should use physical aggression to defend themselves or their reputations (e.g., “A man has the right to use physical aggression against another man who insults his mother”), as well as eight statements about the defining qualities of “real men” (e.g., “A real man will never back down from a fight”). After completing this honor ideology scale, the men responded to questions about a fictitious attack on the Statue of Liberty.

The researchers found that high levels of belief in honor ideology brought more hostile responses.

“For instance, one high scorer on the honor scale suggested that the only way to deal with radical Muslims is to use nuclear force, paying no mind to collateral damage,” Barnes said.

Another participant simply said, “Kill ‘em all.”

In a second study examining regional differences, male and female college students from a Southern honor State and a Northern State were asked about their response to the 9/11 attacks. Among both men and women, desires for lethal retaliation against the 9/11 terrorists were stronger for those attending school in the honor State.

“Honor values of masculine strength and toughness can be endorsed by men and women, and although men are often the ones who engage in military combat, women may give voice to their honor values by endorsing militaristic responses to national provocations just as men who hold these values do,” Barnes said.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • MAP

    We live in a divided country. Nothing new to note here. The inherent diffences between the sections was glaringly obvious in the colonial era. Nothing has ever changed that. The division continues because who wants to be what you detest?

    • charlie

      MAP,,, still off course ,,, America is divided because the South was wrong according to The Book ,,, AND,,, the North was wrong according to The Book,,,BUT,,, what have the Yankeeee done to correct two wrongs??? History shows the Yankeees are just as stupid as the Confederates ever were … Obama is proving The Confederates were right and are right but that does not mean that the Confederates have it right on all issues today…
      Praise King Jesus I was born a Confederate and will always be a Confederate under The “Orders” of King Jesus Christ … The Confederate Flag is the most Christian Looking Flag in America today ,,,it has the cross of Andrew ,,,brother of Peter who spoke Acts 2:38,,,it has 13 stars ,,, the 13 sons of Jacob Israel ,,, King Jesus is in the Lineage of Judah the fourth son of Leah ,,,first wife of Jacob Israel… So ,,, let all Confederates Praise King Jesus for Salvation and Healing ,,,AND,,, let the Yankees go to hell IF they don’t do the same… King Jesus The King of America Will bring Healing to this Nation …

      • MAP

        Charlie, I’m not real sure why you critiqued my post. What I wrote was and still is true. Patrick Henry and George Mason were both opposed to ratifying the Constitution because they believed it would be used by the North to subjugate the South. The distrust and animosity of the two sections extends back into the colonial period. They have two quite different world views, two very different vlaue systems. I was not looking to judge – I am prejudiced.

      • Jimmy The Greek

        Charlie Put down the crack pipe the stuff is making you crazy in the head !

      • charlie

        MAP,,, still off course ,,,, maybe ,,, you have not said what your bearing are ,,, 1776 is almost a hundred years back from 1861…

      • ricky

        AMEN! with the crap going on in D.C. more and more people feel this way. i’m from texas and i pray that we as a state can come together and secede from the union. i’m proud of our confederate past. GOD BLESS TEXAS!

        • Art

          You called it nieghbor, I’m from Arkansas, and we’re right there with you. I believe there are about 38 states that will join Texas to restore the United States of America to the way it is supposed to be. As far as those “all talk, no action” cowards, let them wallow in their own stupid self pity. My wife, by the way, was born in Pennsylvania, but she is a true diehard Southerner in her heart. When she gets her dander up, you don’t want to be in her way. Shes makes me proud to be a Southerner. As the saying goes, “I’m a Southerner by the grace of God, and an American Patriot by birth.

          • http://texasnationalistmovement ricky

            amen to that. god willing the south will rise again. i’m tired of those northern bastards trying to make us in the image of england, canada
            or south africa.

  • Joyce from Loris

    I sure hope that my tax dollars did not fund this ignorant “research”. What a waste of time.

    • Donald York

      If that bothers you Joyce, you should be pissed that stimulus money is going to unions, failed green energy companies, stop lights in China, and other worthless stuff.

  • dan

    You blue -bellied Feds are about to learn that you never killed The Cause…you just postponed the judgement against you. Y’all have been infiltrated…and we’ve got the fire-power and the lines of supply for the secound go around. This time we don’t intend to secede…we intend to take over. We’ll be flying the Stars and Bars over the big house.
    You think our foreign enimies were all atremble at having a cowboy in the Whitehouse,wait ’till they negotiate with Billy-Bob.

    • Vigilant

      And will you use taxpayers’ money to rebuild the plantations and the institution of slavery?

      • Jimmy The Greek

        Why Not !

      • Vigilant

        Not even worth a response.

      • Jimmy The Greek

        What ? them were happy times , have you never seen Gone With The Wind ? the folks were working the fields singing they were well feed and fat , had no need for food stamps , no problems with drugs , Those were the days .

      • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

        No Vigilant we have our own money down south and dont need tax payer money. Want to pitch in to the take over of the tyrrant government and their commie friends? Lock and load partner!!

      • Flashy

        brad…that is about as ignorant statement ever made..and on this site, that is quite an accomplishment.

      • charlie

        Vigilant ,,, the rules of slavery are called out in The Bible,,, would you rather be out of a job or somebodies slave until you could get a good paying job???

      • Vigilant

        charlie, there are many things “called out” in the Bible. Take a gander at Leviticus and Numbers. I suppose you advocate stoning to death of a woman who has sex out of marriage? Next time you eat a burger or shellfish, remember you’ve gone against the Bible. And on and on.

        No, charlie, slaveholding is not amongst the Natural Rights of man, and never will be.

      • charlie

        Vigilant,,, thanks for the info,,,but how did you become smarter than God or King Jesus???
        Psalm 19:7 says the Law of God is perfect…

      • charlie

        Vigilant,,, you missed out ,,,it’s not a natural right,,, it’s a condition that God allowed and made rules for,,, many a white man has sold himself into slavery to accomplish something …

        • http://texasnationalistmovement ricky

          taxpayers money to pay for slavery??? today is a new term for slavery. it is called welfare. back then we gave the coloreds a job and in return they got food and shelter. today we give them welfare and we the tax payers are not getting anything back. the only return we get back are lazy, drugged out criminals.

      • Vigilant

        And many a black man/woman had no choice about being made slaves. They didn’t sell themselves, they were abducted.

        It’s your kind of unenlightened rationalization for slavery that led to a Civil War, sonny.

        • Art

          And let’s not forget that it was black africans who captured and sold their fellow countrymen into slavery. Also, they were sold into slavery back the most horrendous of slave traders, Islamic Muslims.

      • Art

        I have to add another point; study the history of slavery in this country and you will find that some of the biggest slave owners were they themselves black, one such slave owner had upwards of 1000 slaves under his heel. But, I suppose, He was forced into this by whites. Have you also forgotten about the Buffalo soldiers; the black Calvary troops that rode alongs side the whites perpitrating racial genocide on the Indians. But then of course the blacks will deny that they would have committed such atrosities. I will say again; “I am a Southerner by the Grace of God, and a Patriotic American Citizen by birth”.

    • jopa

      I was down in Billy Bobs in Ft Worth about 30 some years ago.Is this the same guy your talking about.It was supposed to be the worlds largest honk tonk at the time in a duel with Gilleys.Great times.

      • jopa

        The post was meant for Dan so I had to specify so as to not confuse Brad.

  • cawmun cents

    Let me explain why this reasearcher has done the study wrong.
    First…..he didnt go down to Texarkana and meet with the folks there.That doesnt surprise me much,on account of the fact that the Ivy League hasnt been in touch with reality since forever.Researchers and experts are always quoted as being all knowing and all seeing by journalists,That particular thought makes me laugh.
    Did these expert researchers go down to the local ribhouse and eat with the souterners to mull these things over with them?
    Did they go into their neighborhoods where folks wave hello at any passersby,and notice how serene the environment is?
    It’s extremely doubtful.
    I have been to the south on more than one occasion.They are not stuffy and involved in the ratrace like their East/West coastal counterparts.They are downhome folks who take pride in what they have,which for the most part is clean wholesome living.
    So if they seem more passionate about their patriotism,you might well consider that they may stand to lose something of their counrty has fallen prey to the”change”that many consider inevitable.The fact that they are more resistant to that change should be seen as a good thing,not an evil thing.
    Folks…..your way of life as Americans and you identities are being shoplifted right out fromunda yer noses.Eventually you will see a re-European-ization of America,if the progressive has any say in the matter.It will be like we spent 500 years on vacation,and then returned home to mother Europe.
    That is the plan.
    But recall the 30′s and 40′s,and remember what European life was like then.
    Folks being rounded up and put on cattlecars headed for oblivion.Bombs falling nearly everywhere,and folks being shuffled from one place to the other,on a daily basis.
    People living in subways,like rats,and packed into safehavens like sardines.
    No clean and wholesome living was to be found there in Europe during WW2.
    Folks might have been waving at each other,but it was to say goodbye,rather than howdy.
    Wave goodbye to America,and enjoy your re-European-ization citizens.
    The folks who are bringing you this,have expert researchers telling you how good this will be for you.And like the East/West coasters,you buy into their gubment sponsored grant’s findings,hoping that paradise is just around the bend,waiting for your trip to Europe.
    Dont be surprised when you get wat you are asking for.
    -CC.

    • Karolyn

      cc – I still say you need to have your own blog or find another way to profit from your writing. You can make money with a blog. I love your writing even though I don’t agree with all of it. You have a poetic way of writing.

      • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

        Never minf Karolyn CC you are doing a fine job partner

      • Karolyn

        Brad – What is your problem? You can’t see that I was complimenting cc? There is money to be made in writing.

      • eddie47d

        That’s been a common problem with Brad lately and shows his desperation in saying anything without thinking. .

      • cawmun cents

        Thanks for the love Karolyn.
        But a man shouldnt make money for speaking his mind.
        He should be at peace with himself.
        -CC.

      • Karolyn

        That’s where we differ, cc. I believe that helping people to learn, change or grow by using our words in writing is a wonderful way to make a living, and I, for one, am pursuing that goal. Those of us who have the gift of writing and use it for betterment are truly blessed.

    • Jimmy The Greek

      The first part of what you said was right , However what was done in western Europe In the 30s and early 40s had to be done For the good of Europe , it field now look at what we have today , the bankers running the world !

    • Art

      CC; You have some points, but your mind is narrow. It is evident that you have not seen all of the “west” that you catagorize so narrowly. The next time you’re out this way, why don’t you visit what is refered to as “upstate” Kalyfornya. The people there are just as adiment about honor and good old fashion patriotism as anyone in the south.

      • cawmun cents

        Evidently Art,you havent been around very long here abouts…..I happen to live in
        Caliph-own-ya.
        But my vision is clogged with progressive defecation(which is piled to the rafters wherever I go here in sunny ol’),so you’ll have to forgive me if’n I dont see what your driving at.
        -CC.

        • Art

          What I am getting at is that the patriots here, as counter to the rest of the “Peoples Socialist Republic of Kalifornya”, cowardly sheep, will not cave into tyrants who want to grant amnesty to all the fricking illegals, give the b—–ds free access to everything they’ve worked all their lives for. They do not like hearing that veterans are now being labeled as possible terrorist.I find it somewhat disgusting that people such as you stand back and complain, but are to much of a yellowbellied coward to stand and tell politicians enough is enough and we are taking our country back.

      • cawmun cents

        So which is it Art?
        Do I have some good points,or do I complain without saying something to my politicians?
        Seems like you may be indecisive.
        I have been to Sack-of-tomatoes,with an I hate progressives badge on my lapel.
        I have stood side by each with angry folks in large crowds,yelling at politicians.(Capitol)
        I have shaken hands with some politicians and then felt like I needed to take a shower immediately to wash off the funk.
        I wasnt bussed in either.
        I drove there and parked near my favorite Mexican restaurant,took three shots of Casa Norte tequila,and walked down to Capitol Mall.
        I enjoy the combination of palm trees and roses on the grounds outside,but despise the progressives that lurk inside the Capitol.
        I make no bones about my disdain for progressive politics,and if that makes me a coward,then so be it.
        -CC.

        • Art

          Congradulations, you finally spoke up with you true feelings. That means I’ve done my job. Now if you and others like you would band together in earnest, this country just might have a chance to survive. “Damn the torpedos and full speed ahead”.

      • cawmun cents

        Am I missing something here?

        We have banded together Art,right here and now to communicate with each other via Bob Livingston’s site.We exchange ideas and personal accounts of what we see in our world here.Folks are welcome to agree or disagree with each other and we try(not always successfully by the way) not to attack the person,but rather their position on the conditions.
        In our own little way it probably helps us cope with the conditions by talking about them,and for many here that means we(are)doing something about it.
        In many other nations this kind of exchange is never permitted.So we do this talking out our thoughts and frustrations so that we can cope with the condition,now while we still can.
        It kind of a therapy of a sort,I suppose.
        Have a great day Art,and enjoy the great weather here in Cali…..
        I know I do.
        -CC.

        • Art

          You guess it. As a 71 year old veteran I now feel it is my duty to “stir the pot” as it were. If I have you confused, it was really not intentional. I want people to think outside the box, not to just go to rallies and then go back to their little homes thinking they feel better, but go back to their homes with determination to turn the “plows” back into swords. As one who was raised with Southern values, I was taught to be prepared for the absolute worst and pray for the best. After being riled up a bit, you do appear to be one who does have their priorities in order. I have to tell you, I do know that the people of “Upstate Calif.” are not at all pleased with the direction things are going, (Upstate being the nothernmost part, about 65 or 70 miles south of Oregon border, as the crow flies). However, I no longer reside in your state. I moved away some time ago, and am a citizen of the United States again.

  • Deerinwater

    A lot of things,~ some unflattering can explain these demographics .

    We have more room in the south, our ideas about what constitutes personal space and a violation of our space might surprise our northern cousins. It extend well past our vision.

    We are less educated then our northern cousin and less pron to assemble all the facts and weigh out the merits much less consider all option.

    With only a hammer and a saw in our tool box, we would treat any problem like a piece of wood.

    • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

      Deerinwater, with what they are teaching the kids these days, is being undereducated such a bad thing? possibly that is the difference the article is missing? Down south they have not made as much progress with their lies and BS they are teaching you in the liberal feeding grounds you call public education.

    • demsagainst obama

      “We are less educated then our northern cousin and less pron to assemble all the facts and weigh out the merits much less consider all option.”

      That definately shows in all your posts Deerinwater.

  • Karolyn

    I wonder how this correlates with the prevalence of violence in general in the south, with South Carolina being #1 in the country in assault and #13 in rape, while holding the position of 7th in women killed by men. It really is all very interesting.

    • Vigilant

      Yes, Karolyn, that’s really on point. I wonder what those womwn did that caused such “militant responses to terror.”

      File your comment under “non sequitur.”

      • GeorgiaGrown

        Stay out of the cities, they are not the true south.

    • Jimmy The Greek

      Have you ever been there ? most of what you speak of happens in the african american sector of the state .

      • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

        (offensive comment removed)

      • Buster the Anatolian

        Karolyn claims to live in one of the Carolinas.

      • Karolyn

        I live in SC and work in the domestic violence field.

  • vanessa

    Karolyn I doubt seriously that the NC can even start to compete with the black on black crime in the northeren inner cities. One weekend alone last month 40 some people were shot in southside Chicago. Not all died but thats a huge one weekend number.

  • sabulaman

    Stupid research. I think we all knew this already. Damn Yankees.

    • jopa

      sabutaman;The research was done in Oklahoma, isn’t that part of the south.

      • Jimmy The Greek

        That is not the south ! it’s the west .

  • eddie47d

    I don’t doubt that Southerners are very patriotic when called to duty and are well disciplined. They have sacrificed much in defense of America and are respected for that. At least that is what I gathered while in the service 45 years ago. When it comes to the national scene in wars and the war on terror they seem to be more than ready to act. That may be noble to some and offensive to others since they seem quicker to react to violence to solve a problem. Rather than using rational thinking to keep all sides calm. Sometimes we need citizens to step up to the plate quickly in defense of ones nations and other times there is no need to overreact. The war in Iraq never would have happened if common sense had prevailed and false information wasn’t used to start that war. Now that wasn’t a Southern war but it was roundly supported more by those in the South than in the North. I will take Northern diplomacy to keep us out of war before I would take Southern aggressive behavior in getting us into any war.

    • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

      So will the new civil war be west against east, south against north, or neighbor against neighbor? Let me know soon because the southern boy is locked and loaded baby!!! I am reasdy to kick some libneral asses before they get me!!! Come on down to the price is right for your liberal dumb ass!!

      • teaparty13

        It will be more Conservative vs Liberal..the “flyover” states will be squeezed in by the “leftycoasts”..I better get my conservative body outta NY soon.

      • jopa

        Brad When you get done shouting and spouting your mouth off your more than likely to shoot your foot off.Just sit down and take ten deep breaths and let the air out slowly.If that doesn’t work take one more deep breath and hold it, and hold it and,hold it, I will get back to you later to let you know when to let it out.

    • independent thinker

      It was said that a disportinate number of men were drafted from the south during Viet Nam. Don’t know how accurate that is but I have heard it many times.

      • Jimmy The Greek

        It’s true ! a lot of the boy’s from the north east and west coast hid out in collage or ran to canada .

  • Jimmy The Greek

    You can thank the mossad for the wars in the middle east , they tricked the ” Good Goyim ” born in the north east G W Bush into that one .

    • jopa

      Mitt Romney was a conscientious objector too precious to be a pfc during the war in Vietnam so he went to France for six years.If he joined the army in 1965 he could have worked his way up through the ranks to be Commander in Chief.If you have a military deferment can you even legally take the top job ??

      • independent thinker

        “If he joined the army in 1965 he could have worked his way up through the ranks to be Commander in Chief.”

        Just how stupid can you be jopa? You cannot be promoted to Commander in Chief as your statement implies you have to be elected to the position. As far as that goes how can Obama be CIC since he never even offered to serve in the military.

  • Bob

    So,oreo is saying that we will have TROOPS in AFGHANISTAN until the year 2024,where does he get these brainstorms???out of his butt,like almost everything else he spouts off on,let him send his daughters over there.then MAYBE he would have a different outlook,unless hes planning on keeping 100,000 or more troops there,the AFGHANS will kill them one at a time.i say,BRING THE TROOPS HOME,and USE THEM TO SECURE OUR BORDERS.

    • jopa

      Bob; This is nothing new.We still have troops in Germany, Japan, Korea, and just about every other part of the world except for Vietnam.When a war ends troops don’t automatically come home 100% of the time.Would be nice but we are talking about the real world here.

    • jopa

      independent thinker; Or should I say non thinker,.How stupid can you be, you do not have to offer yourself to be in the military as a qualification for the Presidential position. If so what branch diid Ronald Reagan sign up for?

      • independant thinker

        No jopa you are the non-thinking stupid one. You said or implied that Romney was not suitable to be president because he did not serve in the military. I only pointed out that if he was not eligible for that reason neither was your hero obama since he did not serve in the military. Your ignorance also shows in your statement implying Romney could have been promoted to CIC if he had been a “lifer” in the military. The ONLY way to become CIC is to be elected president you cannot be promoted to the position.

  • http://www.mototcarsfinancial.com Brad

    Right on target Bob, I agree 100%!!

  • Steve E

    There are also more Southerners in the military than in the North. Southerners are more conservative than Northerners. There are more gun rights in the South. People in the south are more aware of personal responsibility. People in the South are more attached to their heritage. More people in the South are too proud to take handouts, although they are quicker to help others in need without some kind of government intervention. These are all characteristics of the White southern people. As a disclaimer, there are always a few dirt bags anywhere you go.

    • Michael J.

      Steve E,
      True enough, but the positive attributes you list existed from sea to shining sea prior to the Progressive onslaught 100 years ago. The north east and the left coast are strong with the dark force, The Unions, which was first described and initiated by Karl Marx. Most of the south, on the other hand consists of right to work states.
      Secondly is the South’s reluctance to sign on to the society splitting propaganda lie of Political Correctness, whose original mandate was derived from the Communist Manifesto.
      It’s all a matter of logistics, early progressives got more bang for their buck by concentrating on densely populated areas to be able to reach more victims with less resources.

  • 2WarAbnVet

    Lib/socialists must have massive inferiority complexes. Why else do they continue to make up ridiculous studies to demonstrate their intelligence, tolerance and acumen.

    • Flashy

      Perhaps its because they have a higher level of education and insight and don’t need guns to compensate for “massive inferiority complexes” …

      • woolyoutwest

        Flashy, this country is swimming in over educated idiots as is easily witnessed by watching the mainstream media and almost everyone (except those victims of public education) in D.C.I live in Idaho now but my family hails from Arkansas and we sdon’t carry guns to makeup for some inferiority complex it’s to protect us from those of you with a distorted superiority complex.

  • Average Joe

    I have to wonder about their criteria in selecting the folks they questioned during their research(?) and the questions asked. Reminds me of the polls that MSNBC puts out…with only limited pre-selected answers that can be skewed to mean anything their hearts desire.
    My poll:
    How many people would like to see these Universities cut off from public funding for all of their frivolous research?

  • glenn blackwell

    It took a study to determine that?

    This lack of thinking brought about the war between the north and the south in the U.S.
    After that war, it was the poster child for growing the KKK.
    The Brown Shirts of Germany used the same speech to grow the Nazi Party.
    Lie to people. Create something to fear. Lead them in their hate.

    The controlled by fear effects of Bush Era 2000-2008 are still misguiding the same people.
    People still unable to figure out, they were lied to, laughed at, and used.
    Not just the southern mindset. But for the most part mainly in the southern region.
    The word “real” used to question masculinity, so he agrees to react with violence.
    Same as questioning ones patriotism, if he or she did not go along with the attack on Iraq.

    Giving a very large gun to an idiot, is dangerous. A scared idiot is a tool.
    The person that suggested dealing with radical Muslims was to use nuclear force.
    Paid no mind to collateral damage, regardless of which U.S. city he destroys by result.

    The participant that said, “Kill ‘em all.” Only meant kill anyone different from themselves.
    The replies using the word “oreo” “locked and loaded” stereotype hate in the southeast.
    Everyone living in this area is not retarded, nor product of inbreeding.
    We have sharp people in the southeast. It’s the morons that get the most press.

    “Honor values of strength, toughness, and common sense are endorsed by men.
    And backed up everyday by the men and women who serve in the armed forces.
    No less by women in the armed forces, not serving in direct combat.
    While misguided dishonor is carried out by voice, by male and female having never served.
    And live everyday repeating what they are told, based on the limits they can understand.

    Glenn Blackwell
    Honorably Discharged.
    Former NCO United States Army
    Living and working in the South Eastern Conference area.

    • cawmun cents

      ‘”Its the morons that get the most press”,you said,glenn blackwell.I agree.
      I am not certain……but dont we see the current president in the press alot?Not just alot but in an overwhelming sort of way?
      It was fashionable for me to think that Bush was a media whore,but he has nothing on the current guy.
      I must agree whole heartedly that the morons get the most press.
      Cheers!
      -CC.

    • THG 1956

      Well said Mr. Blackwell , and I for one appreciate your input. It’s true it seems when someone is interveiwed from the south, the media always tries to pick the beer drinking moron without two brain cells to rub together to do the talking.

  • MAP

    I love the South. I’ve visited other places, but none measured up in the slightest to the South. I love the people, the manners, the attitudes, the customs, the food, the accent, the history, the values, the morals… There is no place on earth I would rather live. But, being Southern born and raised, I could be biased.

  • jopa

    I have been to about 44 of the 50 states, several countries around the world and people are nice everywhere.If you have problems with someone when you first meet them you may be the problem.I have never ever been in an automatic negative confrontation with an individual on a face to face basis in my lifetime as I am sure most of you have the same experience.If you find hostility in an individual it may be something you have had to bring out by your action.People around the world are just generally really nice and will treat anyone with respect that respects them.

  • TML

    LOL! Considering that I myself am from the South (Texas) as well as Congressman Ron Paul, and knowing many southern perspectives myself from Mississippi, to South Carolina … I say the research is very flawed and fictitious. Most southerners, from what I’ve seen, don’t even buy into the whole War on Terror crap.

    • jopa

      I am originally from about as far north as you can go in Michigan and I wholeheartedley agree with your Southern statement.I don’t buy into a lot of that crap either.Usama is dead mission complete.

  • TML

    “For instance, one high scorer on the honor scale suggested that the only way to deal with radical Muslims is to use nuclear force, paying no mind to collateral damage,”

    I wouldn’t consider that very “honorable” in the least. The “honor scale” which these researchers devised is flawed at determining “honor” by only 8 questions. It is also subject to the definition of a ‘real man’. Did they even use a control group?

    Nonsensical research.

  • Freedom now

    Pu-lease…this is not right. Southerners may be more outspoken and less fearful of their words than the politically correct weak northern folk. Thank goodness someone may defend our country. You will thank them if you need them!

  • Leon G. Smith

    Everyone, I’m a Yankee, however, I’ve got a lot of “REDNECK” in me. I go by the saying of my fellow “NAM VETS”, “Killem all and let God sort them out.” But, in this case, “Let the RAGHEAD Allah sort them out. I have quite a few military, friends and relatives living in Texas, if you secede, I’d be willing to move to Texas. I live in a rural area in eastern Pa., most of us own firearms and are ready to defend our COUNTRY, if the need arises. I fought for my COUNTRY once, and will be willing to do it again.

    Nam Vet ’69-’70

    • http://texasnationalistmovement ricky

      i like your comment. from one military vet to another, i want to thank you for your service. and from one texan to another, i’m proud that you would come back if secedeing was possible. god bless brother.

  • GeorgiaGrown

    Growing up in Georgia has taught me a lot. Most of all, Southerns just want to be left alone, state’s rights are very big to us.
    But you will find values down here that you don’t see often. They men are tough and God fearing. Respectful because they want respect themselves. If you break this respect, a whole heap of trouble will be brought upon you one way or another. Its a moral code that works very well. None of this, lets give each other a hug and talk about our differences crap. ITS ALL ABOUT RESPECT!
    And the women… they are the best in the entire US of A! I wouldn’t have taken anyone but a southern belle to be my wife.

  • GiveAwayJimmie

    The South has to be respectful and honorable—-for our northeastern states are lacking in these two traits. God Bless the South.

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