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Bill Cosby’s ‘Tough Love’
Is Counterproductive

TIME, by Marc W. Polite

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Posted By:earlybird, 6/12/2013 7:31:56 PM

“Personal responsibility” is a theme frequently drawn upon by people addressing the social problems of the day, including problems that face black communities. (Snip) The bigger problem is that a message that exclusively focuses on personal responsibility without an accompanying clarion call for society itself to improve gives us only half of the answer. No one exemplifies this problem more than Bill Cosby, who recently dictated an editorial to the New York Post in which he said, “There is this situation where people tend to think that we are all victims. Victim meaning somebody else is doing

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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 6/12/2013 7:34:41 PM     (No. 9373081)

Here´s Marc W. Polite:

http://www.politeonsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Marc-Polite-2012-15150.jpg

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cato the elder, 6/12/2013 7:45:30 PM     (No. 9373101)

Silly liberal.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jalo1951, 6/12/2013 7:50:18 PM     (No. 9373110)

So if that 21 year old black woman with five kids (of course she has never been married, none of the kids have the same father and she isn´t sure who the father is for one or two of them)had access to fresh fruits and vegetables she wouldn´t be living off of the tax payers back? They seem to be able to find a hairdresser who will weave their hair, a manicurist who will do their fake nails, a tattoo artist, a gold tooth specialist and someone to pierce their body one more time but they can´t get to a school function or buy an apple. Unless sending them a check off the labor of someone else is not involved it is counterproductive.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative, 6/12/2013 7:56:26 PM     (No. 9373118)

THIS is smoking gun evidence that some people indeed prefer "victimhood" to anything better.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Dante, 6/12/2013 7:59:25 PM     (No. 9373123)

Individuals have an unlimited capacity to ruin their own lives and take others down with them. Governments can do nothing to change this, the culture must let them know this is unacceptable behavior. Judgment and shame are not bad things, no matter how they terrify liberals.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: johngalt1, 6/12/2013 8:22:36 PM     (No. 9373150)

What’s truly counterproductive is promoting the idea that until society is “fixed” everyone gets a Polite pass on individual responsibility.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: chumley, 6/12/2013 8:49:36 PM     (No. 9373188)

Most individuals cannot have any significant effect on society, but they can make a difference in their families.
The hard part for these types is getting them to stick around past the conception.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: reilly, 6/12/2013 8:49:52 PM     (No. 9373189)


According to Time, a ridiculous, stupid, liberal publication.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Revolution76, 6/12/2013 9:29:33 PM     (No. 9373230)

It´s only counterproductive to those who wish to remain "victims".

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lavalette, 6/12/2013 11:38:57 PM     (No. 9373370)

It is mostly up to the individual, but the social order also plays a part. The policies of welfare, affirmative action, and soft-on-crime advocated by liberals create an adverse situation for the struggling individual since these policies punish virtue and reward vice. It would also help if churches were not ashamed of the Law of God ad Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 6/13/2013 4:23:03 AM     (No. 9373489)

Cosby finished his long article in the NY Post with approving remarks at the Nation of Islam. He talked of the way they teach their children values, and said the Black Muslims were an example for everyone else. He has completely lost me there.

Colonel West had some remarks in reply.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: slowslider, 6/13/2013 7:56:48 AM     (No. 9373635)

Ditto #11--Bill Cosby lost any credibility long ago and just reconfirms by being an Islamist apologist

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bamatex, 6/13/2013 9:43:14 AM     (No. 9373826)

As I was reading this crapola it occurred to me "this is crapola!" Reads like something submitted in a seventh grade writing contest in Connecticut. Oh, it was published in Time--same thing.

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