I want want to share with you a well written article titled Ressurecting Honor that was recently posted on By Spear and Axe.
The author reinforces many of the points that have been made on this site. I’m proud to live in the South where the honor culture still exists, but it has been greatly eroded in the past couple generations.
Once people stopped holding their honor as sacred, the world began a nasty descent into what it has become today. Men and women both view relationships, even marriage, as temporary arrangements and get married only for tax benefits or to be on one another’s insurance, nothing more. So-called “protestors” initiate violence regularly. Alleged leaders defend a would-be killer and excoriate the police officer who ended the threat.
The author goes beyond pointing out the problem and offers some solutions:
- Don’t Be Self-Righteous About It
- Treat People Like Your Life Depends On It
- Own Up To Your Mistakes…Then Make Amends
These are all areas that a true Southern Gentleman will recognize as essential to maintaining honor, and I commend the author on bringing them to our attention.