House of Cards: Humility as a brand of pride

Another interesting little quote from House of Cards, commenting on Southern American culture:

What you have to understand about my people is that they are a noble people. Humility is their form of pride. It is their strength; it is their weakness. And if you can humble yourself before them they will do anything you ask.

On the one hand this is a cynical expose of a certain kind of Christian hypocrisy. Even humility can become poisoned by pride, can’t it?

But on the other hand it is accidentally a lovely observation about how certain Christian values endure in Southern America, isn’t it?

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