I open Facebook and I see the "What's On Your Mind" question and I immediately say " Oh, Hell No!" I don't think I want to share this negativity about this mind numbing stupidity I keep seeing plastered all over social media these days. I try to be positive and the only positive thing I can say is that I can say is, IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BE IGNORANT! Never has the Ignorant had such a platform. Trump, GOP, Oregon Militia... It's like an Ignorance Renaissance... It's Ignopendence Day! Arguments have become merely people quoting trivial truths that are so disconnected from the main argument that it's almost comedic if it weren't for the tragedy of us missing the benefit of learning the validity of opposing views. People have become so polarized that they hang on to anything that supports their bias no matter how minimal or ignorant it is in the big picture just to claim victory.
I'm seeing countless posts on racism, Bill Cosby as well as racism connected with Bill Cosby and my mind is blown! There are so many posts devoted to proving racism exists that there is no energy left on focusing on the solutions. We spend investigative brilliance and use millions of words on proving what we already know. Racism does exist. If we said "Eat at Joes" at least something would happen- Joe's revenues would go up! How about only THREE WORDS words in response to systemic racism, "SUPPORT BLACK BUSINESSES?"
Then there's the omnipresent and all powerful "THEY!" T.H.E.Y., I call them, The Honkeys For the Eradication of Y'all! "They" set up Bill Cosby! Oh sure. If he never drugged anybody he's still the most self righteous, judgmental and biggest known serial adulterer we've ever known without relying on our creativity and analogy to paint him differently. The truths as to his genius to the entertainment industry have as much relevance to his case as us giving Jeffrey Dahmer credit for the people he DIDN'T eat. My bad for the comparison because Dahmer admitted his crimes. Being an Actor from NYC, I as well as countless others know how "busy" Cosby was in the 80's and believe me, "THEY" knew it too but "THEY" never came out with the headline "Americas Most Beloved Father Is Cheating His Black Ass Off," did THEY? If THEY wanted to take Cosby down wouldn't that be the best time? I've identified this for years as the one double standard that black men enjoyed over whites! Let Seinfeld be married and do that shit! Lol. Remember Hugh Grant was practically destroyed from one encounter with a hooker?
I'm a black man who's disturbed by the fact that we can have infidelity in our lives and it NOT BE A BIG DEAL! It's like society is saying being faithful is above black men and below whites. MLK, Jessie Jackson, Cosby... the list goes on.
Cosby stopped being a hero to me as soon as I learned he was living a lie as a faithful man, period. Lesson is: Power should not go unchecked and he could've been Man enough not to embarrass his family. Funny thing is, I'll bet Fat Albert, Theo or any of the Cosby kids have had episodes about the virtues of being truthful and that hiding the truth comes at the liars detriment. I think if you can give praise when praise is due, you can give shame when shame is due and no one is above or below either.
Now I'm gonna go watch a Stephen Curry meme to change my mood...love that guy!