The social sciences are highly biased toward the biological sciences. This prejudice prevents sociology and the other social sciences from really becoming true social "sciences." Hopefully, this website will help to overcome this prejudice. As long as sociology engages in prejudice rather than science, it will never really be taken very seriously, at least at the macro level.
The Vernon Johns Society is devoted to starting a third civil rights movement, a movement that has received little support from the so-called radicals and radical/liberals in sociology.
Another reason for the website is to help defeat moralism. Moralism, with its roots in the mean-spirited and narrow-minded Puritanism of America, is the moral backbone of racism. It is the first line of defense for both liberals and conservatives against attacks on the American racial caste system. This website undermines this racist moralism by using knowledge from the natural sciences applied to what have traditionally been considered social problems.
A Nation Black-mailed by its own Moralism
There is no finer example of the damage caused by moralism than the current dispute over President Clinton and Monica Wilensky. The press has been able to use the moralistic positions derived from American moralism to dominate the nation's political attention over whether or not President Clinton had sexual relations with a White House intern and then lied about that affair to a grand jury. This, however, is not the first time that American presidents have been black-mailed over moralistic concerns.
The career of former head of the F.B.I., J. Edgar Hoover, provides another example. America revered Hoover for more than forty years as a paragon of ever-vigilant moral leadership. But in reality, Hoover was a homophobic homosexual who had an on-going relationship with the number two man at the F.B.I. and who abused not only his position but also the civil rights of thousands of Americans. Because America is a moralistic country, virtually any person in the public eye can be subject to blackmail, for no human can, or should, match the American moralistic code. Taking this to full advantage, the voyeuristic Hoover kept extensive files on the sexual behavior of virtually every person of influence in Washington, D.C. This gave Hoover tremendous power because he could get his way by the mere threat of revealing the incriminating material in his files. But Hoover did more than just threaten. For example, the racist Hoover hated Martin Luther King, Jr. with such a passion that he had tapes of the civil rights leader's sexual encounters sent to his wife.
Hoover should have been replaced as soon as his effectiveness started to wane, but his extensive files helped keep him in office. One reason why he should have been replaced was that he did not pursue organized crime. In fact, he denied the very existence of a Mafia. The mob had an in with Hoover whose compulsive gambling brought him into close association with organized crime. Furthermore, the mob had incriminating sexual pictures of Hoover.
Afraid of Hoover's powers, future American presidents paid homage to the director of the F.B.I. even before they were elected. They always pledged to keep Hoover in office. John F. Kennedy had special reason to fear Hoover, for the F.B.I. had a great deal of information concerning Kennedy's extra-marital affairs. The Kennedys wanted to replace Hoover, but could not, given the existence of the files.
America is so moralistic that its entire political system is subject to sexual blackmail. Sexual moralism also paralyzes American election campaigns. Much of the media discussion of the early going in the 1992 election campaign became completely dominated by moralistic concerns, such as Bill Clinton's sexual relationship with women other than his wife. American society was faced with serious problems, but the attention of the mass media was held by moralistic concerns with the private sexual behavior of its leaders. This is an example of moralism run wild in America. The nation has to move beyond this narrow-minded, mean-spirited approach to life.
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