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Hummer drivers are pro-America, not anti-Earth

Study shows sense of moral superiority


 

In the latest Journal of Consumer Research, scientists from Canada, the U.S. and Austria reveal that American drivers of Hummer vehicles believe they are protecting the American ideals of freedom, the “rugged individual” and the “boundless frontier.” That these drivers take such a high moral ground is at odds with the popular critiques by dissenters who say Hummers are bad for the environment, unnecessary and social nuisances. The more Hummer drivers are condemned, the greater their sense of moral superiority. The researchers conclude that being under attack is viewed as an “historically established feature of being an American,” and that antagonism “readily inspired Hummer owners to adopt the role of the moral protagonist who defends American national ideals.”

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Hummer drivers are pro-America, not anti-Earth

  1. If anyone's got a sense of moral superiority, it's the pantywaists who offer "moralistic critique of [Hummer owners'] consumption choices", particularly the ones who do so by giving the finger. They'd drive off in a hurry if the Hummer driver were to step out of his vehicle to make them back that sentiment up.

  2. If anyone's got a sense of moral superiority, it's the pantywaists who offer "moralistic critique of [Hummer owners'] consumption choices", particularly the ones who do so by flipping the bird. They'd drive off in a hurry if the Hummer driver were to step out of his vehicle to make them back that sentiment up.

  3. the difference between hummer owners and a cactus is that the pricks are on the inside

  4. Can't wait until we usher into the "green" era of electric cars. Complete with vast new open pit mining operations to supply the rare earth minerals required for the batteries and increased demands for electrical power generation via coal and nuclear plants.

    • Are you saying consumers chasing fads are often responsible for the worst amount of environmental damage, helped along by government incentives? Perish the thought!

      Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to have some bluefin sushi, get into my not-particularly fuel efficient and toxic Prius, and insist that the government kill thousands of perfectly good automobiles. Because I'm a progressive environmentalist!

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