“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” – Exodus 20:3
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” You know what that means? I reckon it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t worship Jehovah or Allah, or God, or the great Spaghetti Monster or the Big Electrode. I think it means that you should not worship any other “god” over living a good life and doing right by yourself, your family and others. It means that things like “Fame,” “Fortune,” “Money” or “Power” should not be your “other gods before me.” You are supposed to live a life doing what is “right.” (Buddhists, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindis, Jedi and atheists welcomed.)
I am writing this because I am appalled at comments I read from Americans concerning Bill Cosby.
Roku Streaming Stick (... Best Price: $22.97 Buy New $58.99 (as of 06:35 EST - Details) Before I go on, let me say that I am not a fan of Bill Cosby. Have never been really. I grew up in a military household with a Japanese mom; jokes about living in the ghetto or in a black family were foreign to me, so, I often didn’t “get” the joke. Oh sure, I’ve laughed at some of his jokes (Flip Wilson too), but that was about it. I have never, even once, seen the Cosby TV show.
I don’t think I missed too much either.
Here’s a fact: As of this very moment in time of the writing of this article, Bill Cosby is, just like you or me, totally and completely innocent of any and all charges of rape or molestation, etc. Under the law of the land, in the United States, a man is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law by his peers. That Bill Cosby hasn’t even been charged by the police shows, as I said, Bill Cosby is undoubtedly innocent. And he will remain that way until (if) he is convicted in a court of law.
I have to marvel at how so many people – Liberals especially – will consistently complain about “Injustice” in America but immediately turn around and crucify and virtually convict Bill Cosby as being a serial rapist when he hasn’t even been charged. Is this an example of their idea of “justice”? Is this gross hypocrisy or just plain old cognitive dissonance? Amazon Fire TV - 1st G... Check Amazon for Pricing.
I didn’t even want to discuss this subject really. It doesn’t matter to me. I have more important things to worry about than whether some old guy took advantage of some women.
I’ve worked in the mass media in one capacity or another since 1978. I’ve seen lots of things. I’ve seen how many women “passed auditions” for producers.
It’s the way it’s been done for many women in show business since the beginning of Show Business; you know, it’s called the “Couch Audition.” It happens all the time. It’s happening right now and it will keep happening as long as women want to become famous.
Many women have come out to accuse Bill Cosby of raping them 20, 30 or more years ago.
My biggest question I’d like to ask dear reader is:
Kindle Paperwhite, 6u2... Best Price: $51.00 (as of 06:55 EST - Details) ”Why now? Why do these women speak out about these crimes now, so many years later? Why is it that, many years ago, when these things were alleged to have happened, that these aspiring starlets kept their mouths shut? Did they deem their show business careers as too important to risk speaking out and stop this alleged monster from doing the same thing to other women? Was their career more important than justice? Did they have the god of ‘Fame’ before justice or ‘doing what was right’? Was that why they didn’t speak out?”
And, if that is the reason (the price of fame and fortune – or some would call, “A deal with the devil”) what does that say about the morality and clarity of judgment about these women?
Doesn’t this question cast serious doubt over the common sense and decency – as well as morality and judgment – and of these women?
Think about it. Put yourself in their place: You are an aspiring star. You go meet a movie or TV producer who rapes you. Of course you keep quiet and tell no one because you want to be famous and you need the part in the movie, right? Well, right?
Yes or no? Which is it?
That it took these women so long to speak out seems to indicate that they had other, more important, priorities to attend to, rather than seeing that justice is served.
Can you imagine? Aspiring starlets wanting fame and fortune and they are willing to do anything to get it? Heavens!
Today’s American society is way too concerned with Celebrity Culture. The USA bombs, kills, maims, handicaps and orphans brown skinned children in Middle Eastern countries 24/7 yet today’s American is more worried Amazon.com $50 Gift Ca... Buy New $50.00 (as of 03:20 EST - Details) about some girls who were abused and sacked 30 years ago.
Strange priorities, no?
There’s some serious cognitive dissonance going on here. Take, for example, the seeming hatred of Justin Bieber by the average white American Male. I think it is just the immaturity and some self-confidence issues held by these males that feel they must bash Justin Bieber.
All these men saying that they think Justin Bieber sucks or he has a small dick or whatever – just shows how immature these men are; fact is that it just shows that they are jealous.
I don’t hate Justin Bieber. I don’t care about him.
But I can definitively say that, if I were a multi millionaire 19-year-old guy driving around in a $350,000 sports car, having tons of money, with bunches of wild women wanting to get into may pants constantly, then I’m sure I’d be getting into all sorts of trouble.
No doubt about it. Hell, I wasn’t rich and famous at all when I was young and I still got myself into all sorts of trouble and did lots of things I am ashamed of!
If I were young and rich and famous (and good looking with lots of Hollywood star friends and big breasted American model girlfriends), most men would hate me just like they hate Bieber! Why? Because I’d be living the exact same douchebaggery dream that 98% of all American males would love to live (and can’t, yet they are not mature enough to admit it, so they bash people like Bieber).
And you know, if today’s average Joe-Blow guy were rich and famous, he’d be taking advantage of women, other people, the ‘law’; taking advantage of everything and getting fucked up constantly on drugs and booze. You know, being just impossible to be around.
Basically the entire world would be a nail and they’d hold the hammer.
Of course they would. I would too if I were a young man again, and so would you! The difference between me and the male Justin Bieber and Bill Cosby detractors is that I am old enough to freely admit it.
I don’t hate Justin Bieber. I don’t hate Bill Cosby. I am not a fan. But, like I said, if I had their money and fame and was a young man again, I’d be doing all sorts of hijinks and most surely getting myself into lots of trouble and a world of hurt.
Today, I am pulling for Bill Cosby because, like I said, at this moment in time he is innocent and I’m pulling for Justin Bieber because I’m sure that I would be just as bad as him if I were in his shoes (if not worse!)
This kind of reminds me of the story in the bible where the village was about to stone to death the woman convicted of adultery and Jesus said to them, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
Thanks to Michael McThrow, Jason Brown and Robert Jefferson