In all seriousness, I don't think that the south is entirely to blame for this mindset. It seems to also be prevalent in most rural areas of the country, not just southern states. Still, it makes me wonder if rural areas would have this mindset without the outside influence of the south?
It really does make me wonder what this country would be like if we had let the south secede. Would we be more like Canada or Europe? Would we have gone in a completely different direction? What would "they" be like?
Still, when I read articles like this, it really makes me want to move to a different country and never come back. Politics in this country are frightening.