Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Jack Johnson's Rage Disorder

America's in reverse.

Jack Johnson:
"Bush's pandering to the religious fanatics today was a political ploy as we know. This move also brought back memories of another terrible time in our history.

Jack Johnson was a famous African American boxer in the early 1900's. He caused quite a stir throughout our country which was captured by PBS in a great documentary about his life.

In December of 1912, an amendment to the Constitution was introduced to abolish racial intermarriage: 'Intermarriage between negros or persons of color and Caucasians . . . within the United States . . . is forever prohibited.' These anti-micegenation laws were declared unconstitutional by The Supreme Court in 1967.

Corante: Because of Johnson's arrogance and love for white women, many whites considered him a serious threat to racial order. After Johnson married Lucille Cameron (a white woman), two ministers in the South recommended lynching him (Gilmore, 1975, p.107). In a reaction to the Johnson-Cameron marriage, in 1911 Rep. Seaborn Roddenberry of Georgia introduced a constitutional amendment to ban interracial marriages. In his appeal to congress, Roddenberry stated that

'Intermarriage between whites and blacks is repulsive and averse to every sentiment of pure American spirit. It is abhorrent and repugnant. It is subversive to social peace. It is destructive of moral supremacy, and ultimately this slavery to black beasts will bring this nation to a fatal conflict' (Gilmore, 1975, p.108).

Influenced by Roddenberry and others, miscegenation bills were introduced in 1913 in half of the twenty states where this law did not exist."
I've been watching Space Race on The Discovery channel the past few nights. I was struck by how the "competition" with the U.S.S.R. played such a huge role in the development of the space program and subsequently our landing on the moon. Kennedy challenged us and we responded. Innovation was spurred in the U.S. Jobs were created. Technology was created that had free market applications. Businesses were created around this technology. My god, TANG, people, TANG!

Why can't we take this same mentality and apply it to alternative fuels. We've got a competitor. Read the article below. It would be a source of national pride. Innovation would be spurred. Jobs would be created. Technology would be created that we could sell..... Why can't we do this? Oh, yeah... lack of leadership, cronies in the government, and the oil companies don't want change, buh-blah, buh-blah, buh-blah...

Better start brushing up on your Chinese.

Hungry for fuel, China emerges as a leader in alternative energy:
"While China is most commonly known as a voracious consumer of energy with a spotty environmental record, the emerging industrial giant is quietly becoming a world leader in developing renewable energy sources and technology. With its energy needs growing exponentially and the price of oil near record highs, Beijing is using every possible means to eke out extra kilowatts--and this means not only cutting oil deals with rogue regimes and building nuclear reactors but also putting into place some of the most aggressive renewable-energy policies in the world."
Fuck this article. Who the fuck do they think they are? Why I oughta bash them with a golf club. GODDAMMIT!

Study says millions have 'rage' disorder:
"CHICAGO - To you, that angry, horn-blasting tailgater is suffering from road rage. But doctors have another name for it — intermittent explosive disorder — and a new study suggests it is far more common than they realized, affecting up to 16 million Americans.

'People think it's bad behavior and that you just need an attitude adjustment, but what they don't know ... is that there's a biology and cognitive science to this,' said Dr. Emil Coccaro, chairman of psychiatry at the University of Chicago's medical school."
I can't tell you how much this article tickles me. So this proves god doesn't exist, right? There are SO many people who need to try this. We could make a reality TV show out of it.

"I told that boy not to be fuckin' around with no lions while bein' a Christian".

Lioness in zoo kills man who invoked God:
"IEV (Reuters) - A man shouting that God would keep him safe was mauled to death by a lioness in Kiev zoo after he crept into the animal's enclosure, a zoo official said on Monday."

2 comments:

Grady said...

You remember, a few years ago, Mississippi relaxed its law about marriage between close degrees of cousins. A buddy of mine here in Etlanner, a native of Mississippi, a washed-up or washed-out farmer, was driving a truck for a meat plant up on the Bankhead Highway (home of the snap dance!), & was catching a lot of shit at work--"Hey, yo, you can finally marry your cousin!" "No, I can't. Miscegenation is still illegal in Mississippi."

Or maybe it was the other way around.

JPW said...

Oh, Grady... hahahahaha. A joke only a real southerner could love. oh, man... funny.