Thursday, January 20

BILL COSBY MAKES SENSE AND SHOULD BE HEEDED

Take the time to listen to Bill Cosby. This has come to be known as the Pound Cake Speech. It's his brave appeal (for which he has taken considerable heat in some corners of the black community) for parents and their children to wake up and understand what responsibility and accountability are, and his admonition to look to one's self, to one's own choices and conduct, rather than pointing to others as blameworthy and the cause of irresponsible behavior.

There is a universality in Cosby's remarks, applicable to all youth and all parents.

This audio can be found at a wonderful website, American Rhetoric, which I heartily recommend.

You'll also find this site linked in the righthand column of this blog under the heading, Delectable Viands. Link to it and take the time to discover and recall so many of the memorable speeches of history.