It's no secret that down here in the South we have a lot of pride, self confidence, and 'I can do it' attitudes. We are generally conditioned to believe that we are the masters of our own fate (in this life) and we don't take too kindly to authorities usurping our ability to handle our own business. We value strength and have defined the qualities that we believe to be strong as well as weak and we make it a point to berade and point out how the weak qualities will not be accepted. We tolerate any and all things we deem good and not a threat to our autonomy or our ability to lead and influence the family and immediate community we are a part of down the path we "know" to be right. Anything that stands against or threatens our influence down paths of righteousness we oppose and are willing to fight against. When it's time to fight, we through rationality out of the window because when it's fightin' time, all that matters is the 'W'. We must prevail or die trying.
We have a fondness and great deal of appreciation for modern conveniences, but we will be damned if we ever allow ourselves to get to the point where we believe we need those things to live, function, or be happy. Anyone that feels they do need that stuff to exist is someone we have a tendancy to look down on and we pray that those folks eventually find the Lord cause obviously something ain't right with them. We don't spend all of our time asking a lot of deep philosophical questions cause we already know that when it's all said and done that the answers will be supplied to us. That peace of mind frees us up to focus on the things that really matter in life like hard work, family, food, the great outdoors, and football.
In the South, men are men, and ladies wear D-cups. We don't ask, but DEMAND that you don't tell if you play for the wrong team. We believe that what you do in the privacy of your own bedroom is your business, but the minute you make it known publically we got a problem. The kids in our community that we are trying to raise right don't need to know or have any clues about the abominations you practice in your own bedroom. We bleeve it's best you keep that to yurselves and let us tell them the little white lies that Ms. Jane and Ms. Sally are just good friends that enjoy spending time together as opposed to lending the little ones to believe that Ms. Jane and Ms. Sally are actually a couple. As long as Jane and Sally agree to publically promote their relationship on our terms, then they will be fully accepted in our community. After all, it's for the best, we really don't want any unnecessary trouble.