The Grey Hat represents atonement for a mistake. The War of Northern Aggression was a failure of populace to recognise federal posturing. The wicked South did not adhere to social standards, and so they had to be put in line.
I once told a very religious person, “If being a Christian means being like you, I don’t want to be one.” Its the same with being a conservative (at least in today’s understanding of the ideology). 1,274 more words