The term “system racism” refers to the way that racism and bigotry are embedded into the laws and societal norms that form our everyday life. And if you ever doubt the existence of systemic racism, consider that 28 states have square dancing listed as their official state dance, spurred on largely because of Henry Ford’s hatred of Jews.Continue reading “Henry Ford’s Racist Square Dancing Conspiracy”
Abraham Lincoln is one of the greatest presidents in the history of the United States. Without him, the country would likely have split in two during the American Civil War. Also, he was a heck of a wrestler.
Lincoln is, actually and factually, a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, albeit inducted very posthumously in 1992. Now, it’s worth noting that there are very few records of Lincoln’s wrestling “career” and that the catch fighting that the 16th President engaged in doesn’t bear much resemblance to the modern sport. But at 6’4″ in an era when the average American height was 5’7″ and strengthened by a great deal of physical labor in his youth, he had a notable advantage over almost any opponent he faced.
So let’s take a look at the career of Abe Lincoln, frontier wrestler.Continue reading “Lincoln the Wrestler”
As Christmastime takes the United States by storm, the controversy surrounding appropriate season’s greetings rears its ugly head once again. Wish somebody “Happy holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” and you risk stumbling into an unexpected controversy. After all, “Happy holidays” is a neutered statement enforced by the gutless politically correct culture we live in, right?
Not by a long shot, actually.
Aaron Burr is most famous for killing political rival Alexander Hamilton in a duel, making him the only Vice President (that we know of) to murder somebody while in office. But that’s not the only awful thing he did in his lifetime. In fact, some of Burr’s deeds reached the level of James Bond villains.
George Washington is one of the seminal figures in US history. He saw the fledgling nation through the Revolutionary War, served as the first president under the current constitution, and had the wisdom to give up power so as to encourage a peaceful transition to the next leader. Also, he might have been bulletproof.