Anger is usually the fuel that oppressed people use to organize and fight for social and political change. Since Rich Whites don't want change, they have re-defined the tradition of Ranting into something that is done by crazy, unstable people, used to incite violence the same way they have positioned, re-defineded and/or reacted to RAP and Rap Music.
Historically, in Old Europe, Rich Whites encouraged Poor Whites to physically fight each other, Boxing, and outlawed Ranting in many cities and countries. Ranting like Rapping, is considered more dangerous then Boxing to the White Power Structure, because it encourages poor people to become personally and actively politically engaged and to collectively direct their anger outwards in organized political action rather then inwards, towards each other.
Speakers Corner in Hyde Park, London England is the oldest Public Ranting Space and has had such people as George Orwell and Karl Marx Rant there. It is still the place in England where The Poor gather to protest. A recent anti-war protest at Speakers Corner was banned for "safety," reasons.
Rick Mercier became famous in Canada for his ranting on This Hour Has Twenty Two Minutes.
Did you hear her brilliant rant against Rich Whites at the pub last night?
-a novel by Chuck Palahniuk (author of Fight Club)
-the titular character of the novel of the same name. His real name is Buster L. Casey but his nickname "Rant" came from a childhood prank involving animal organs which resulted in numerous people getting sick. As each person threw up, they made a sound that resembled the word "rant," which became a local synonym for "vomit" and Buster's nickname.
He starts a tooth fairy scheme involving gold pieces which changes the economy of his town, deliberately gets bitten by spiders, snakes, coyotes, etc. until he gets rabies, spreads it other ppl and then moves to the big city where he participates in a demolition derby known as "Party Crashing".
-to throw up or vomit. originates from the book "Rant".
Guy 1: I like Fight Club.
Guy 2: Read Rant.
Guy 1: Why? Reading is stupid.
Guy 2: No U. (wins argument)
Tyler: I remember Rant Casey. He personally gave me rabies.
Jack: Bull****. You just want to be famous by association with Rant. You never actually met him did you?
Tyler: Actually I did. He had jet-black teeth, and rumor has it that he invented Party Crashing. (wins a gold coin dated 1887)
Girl 1: Holy crap I feel sick.
Girl 2: Yeah, what's up?
Girl 1: I think I'm gonna rant.
Girl 2: No U. (wins NOT-VOMIT)