Written by Alberta Parish
You cannot continuously practice evil, and somehow good is still going to follow you throughout your life. We've just witnessed the downfall of 'America's Dad,' Bill Cosby whose own criminal vices brought him a conviction of sexual assault against Andrea Constand, which occurred in 2004. He was also labeled a "violent sexual predator" by the judge who sentenced him from 3 to 10 years in state prison. He must serve three years minimum. But Cosby could end up dying before he could even be eligible for parole in several years. He may not live long enough to see himself freed from a maximum security prison. This is a man who spent a successful career in television and comedy, a man who was married in 1964 and currently has four daughters. What on earth was he thinking? What must his daughters be experiencing as a result of the backlash against their father? Camille Cosby knew her husband was unfaithful. Yet, she remained with a man whom she knew had a deviant behavior toward women.
What is the difference between Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton whom Black America called their first Black President? There are at least four past allegations of sexual assault against Bill Clinton but Hillary Clinton came to Bill's defense. The difference between Cosby and Clinton is that one is a white male and the other is Black. We all know there is a stark difference between how many Black male defendants are represented or under-represented in criminal court versus many white male defendants who are accused of the exact same crimes.
Bill Cosby's sentencing was light in comparison to other Black criminal defendants accused of the same crimes. In truth, the judge was very lenient in his sentencing of Cosby while other Black male defendants haven't been so fortunate. I guess the judge took into consideration Cosby's age and physical condition when determining his sentencing.
It is so embarrassing seeing an 81-year-old man getting handcuffed and sent to prison after many decades of heinous crimes against women. This man was in his 60s when he took advantage of 31-year-old Andrea Constand who was a gay woman at the time of the assault.
There are so many victims of sexual assault existing all around us whether men, women, boys and girls. I wonder if Bill Cosby ever raped a 14-year-old, or 15-year-old. What would Cosby have done if ever one of his daughters were drugged and raped by a significantly older male?
Many people often do not examine the consequences of their actions. Good often doesn't follow evildoers. Even if the evil happened fifty years ago, there is usually a day of reckoning. Old actions have new consequences. You may have forgotten what you've done to someone thirty years ago, but the other person hasn't forgotten. More importantly, the subconscious mind hasn't forgotten. Many people are getting their day of reckoning and many still don't realize why they are suffering the way that they are. Evil is first an internal action that is carried out externally. There are consequences for human slavery, even the enslavement of dark and brown people that occurred centuries ago. There are consequences for elections of individuals who does not have the best interest of the average citizen in mind. There are consequences of a patriarchal culture. There are consequences of forced, sexual deviancy.
Only human beings are out of order. Everything else in nature is in order. But not human beings. There are things we could do starting today to stop our own self-inflicted extinction but based on our current actions, extinction is ultimately inevitable.