Today in my mailbox, I found this little gem from my Christian-Republican Cousin Hal:
"You've got to admire this man [big pic of Bill Cosby]To which I replied:
"Looks like New Orleans is waking people up. Cosby is shaking their bed again."We Can't Blame White People"
Wed, 7 Sep 2005 15:23:29 EDT
by BILL COSBY
"They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English. I can't even talk the way these people talk:
"Why you ain't,
Where you is,
What he drive,
Where he stay,
Where he work,
Who you be...
And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk.
"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? Or who is his father?
"People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever you call them now. We have millionaire football players who cannot 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. We cannot blame the white people any longer."
"I have to admit that this was somewhat effective in making me think there might be a need to motivate *some* people to pull themselves out of poverty.Whaddya think? Are Cousin Hal & Mr. Cosby right on this one?
"But you know what they say about "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" -- it's laughed at as an old saying that let's the rest of us off the hook. It's a way to blame the poor for being poor -- even though most of them don't have "bootstraps" big enough to get a grip on. If we can find a way to blame the poor, then we don't have to help them. It's all their fault. We have no responsibility for being Jesus."
Thnx to leroys and indiand for the fotos