by Tim Jones 1/2/16
It was only a matter of time before Cosby got his comeuppance for leaving the liberal reservation and taking the politically incorrect position that blacks, particularly low income, need to be more accountable and to take more responsibility for improving their lot in life.
With the statue of limitations about to run out, Cosby was recently arrested and charged with sexual assault that took place 12 years ago against a University of Pennsylvania employee in their athletic department.
“The criminal charges stem from a woman’s accusation that he drugged and sexually abused her at his home in a suburb north of Philadelphia in 2004.”
It’s interesting to note that one of the country’s most popular television personalities of all time, now 78 years old, is being tried and convicted through media hype over past allegations of sexual misconduct. It also exposes the extreme hypocrisy in the way it treated Bill Clinton and now the way Cosby is being treated by the MSM and on liberal blogs.
In 2007, Cosby and Harvard professor of psychiatry Alvin Poussaint wrote a book Come on, People: On the Path from Victims to Victors that clearly promoted a conservative message. So one has to wonder why now? Like Clinton, allegations have been out there for his sexual misconduct but criminal charges were never forthcoming despite any veracity to them. It was back in 2004, 2005, and 2006 that Cosby made a number of public statements that clearly were not following the politically correct script that all liberals, and especially famous blacks, should never, ever, be making. And if so, there will be a huge penalty to pay. For Cosby, the ‘chickens are coming home to roost’ in the immortal words of that high priest of religious liberal vituperation, Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
From a 2006 Human Events commentary Bill Cosby and Black Responsibility: ‘The Problem of Blaming the Victim’:
“Cosby dared to challenge African American responsibility for the conditions suffered in the black ghetto underclass. This attack went against the grain of politically correct rhetoric that defines white racism as the cause and black inequality as the result. Cosby was attacked both for his flippant tone and because his argument appeared to ‘blame the victim’ for the racial inequality and racial injustice suffered …. Cosby was clearly trying to connect with a message that black poverty would only end when and if black people themselves took responsibility for changing their lives.The message was one of self-help.”
So for Clinton he has the political cover of being one the most high profile Democrats in the country and a wife who wants to be the next president of the United States. Powerful opinion-makers long ago decided to take a hands off approach to Clinton because of his unrelenting support for all things supportive of maintaining the status quo of liberal Democrat policies and orthodoxy.
For Cosby, he broke with that orthodoxy when he made the unpardonable sin of shifting the blame away from the existing “white power structures” and institutional racism to the individuals themselves to make a paradigm shift away from considering themselves of being victims and that government welfare programs have been a failure in making their lives better.
Straying from the liberal Democrat reservation is always fraught with danger and shows just how vicious the cost of payback can be for those who do. Cosby is now paying the price. • (842 views)