Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Is The Real Crime: Honesty?
In a secular society such as ours, where the collective is prized over individualism, Heaven help the brave soul who speaks his mind.....if it runs counter to the 'authorized' truth.
1. In "He Talk Like A White Boy," Joseph Phillips gives a personal example: "My sister, Lisa, whom I love dearly, tells me, “I’m ashamed to tell people that my little brother is a Republican.” We have another sister how has been a drug addict, a lesbian for a time, in and out of mental hospitals, chased by debt collectors….but Lisa never said “I’m ashamed of you.”
a. Imagine that! Black and Republican??? It has always been my suspicion that this bullying is the reason that Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama, even though the President has proven to be a blatant failure when it came to improving the lot of African-Americans.
b What could be worse? A corrupt drug addact?? Nah.... When Justice Thomas was asked to speak to an elementary school in D.C. The invitation was rescinded when a number of the parents objected that he was not a proper role model. The school has no such complaints when they invited the crack-addicted, philandering former mayor Marion Barry.
2. Spokespersons for the Liberal collective, such as Dr. Cornell West, or James Dixon, have no interest the conservative position on gun control, or tax reform. No, when they speak of "repugnant" ideas, they are referring to the black conservatives' failure to embrace the liberal doctrines based on victimization. It is not a belief in free markets, nor suggestions of a leaner federal government that will earn the wrath of the Liberal elite, black and white: it is simply stating that white racism is not the primary impediment to black success. That's what will get you called "Uncle Tom" every time.
3. This was a lesson that staunch liberal Democrat Bill Cosby learned the hard way....he spoke at an NAACP celebration of Brown v. Board of Education, saying, in part:
a. "People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around. . . The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting."
"I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. Where were you when he was 2? Where were you when he was 12? Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol? And where is the father?"
b. "People putting their clothes on backward: Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong? . . . People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something, or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up? Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up . . .
c. "With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail. Brown versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem. We have got to take the neighborhood back. . . . They are standing on the corner and they can't speak English."
d. "People used to be ashamed. . . . Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands,' or men or whatever you call them now."
"The idea is to one day get out of the projects. You don't just stay there."
"We have millionaire football players who can't read. We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs."
"We as black folks have to do a better job. . . . Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us. We have to start holding each other to a higher standard."
e. " We cannot blame white people”. . . .
"The incarcerated? These are not political criminals. These are people going around stealing Coca-Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake and then we run out and we are outraged, saying, 'The cops shouldn't have shot him.' What the hell was he doing with the pound cake in his hand?"
Bill Cosby,Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Full speech can be found here:
American Rhetoric: Bill Cosby - Address at the NAACP's Commemoration of the 50th of Brown v. Board of Education
4. Many said that the remarks were insensitive, and judgmental. Or that airing the black communities dirty laundry in public will only arm efforts to roll back the civil right's struggle. But Christopher John Farley wrote this in Time magazine:
"What's really needed isn't a black civil war or more uncivil speech. The real problem may not be that blacks and whites are having separate conversations —...that's been true for 400 years — it's that comments such as the ones Cosby made could be used as bricks for different groups of blacks to wall themselves off from each other. That would be a shame... Cosby, in his speech, declared that blacks should hold each other to a higher standard. Working together, and not just getting each other worked up, may be a good start."
What Cosby Should Be Saying - TIME
a. But the abuse that Mr. Cosby took was so vicious, that one hardly expects this casualty of the Liberal secularists to ever, ever, do it again.
After all, in this politically correct society, the real crime is honesty.
5. "WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In a blunt assessment of race relations in the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday called the American people "essentially a nation of cowards" in failing to openly discuss the issue of race." Holder: U.S. a 'nation of cowards' on race discussions - CNN.com
a. I wonder if he placed a call to Mr. Cosby, who suffered an avalanche of criticism for his honesty?
6. For insight into the incentive of the bullying behavior that is a hallmark of liberal behavior one needs to review the work of The American Sociological Review, which reported that the bullies are not at the top of the popularity-heap, and see bullying as the way to increase their social status. Bullying behavior is correlated with “how much the student cares about being popular.”
Web of Popularity, Achieved by Bullying - NYTimes.com
a. And, one should never doubt the attractiveness of the warm embrace of the mob.
See Le Bon, “The Crowd: A Study of The Popular Mind,”
The surest way to accomplish a divorce from the mob is to espouse an unauthorized opinion.
So after all, the real crime in this society is to speak the truth.