We live in a strange time in that the people in charge of the culture are at war with human biology in ways that we have never seen, at least not to this scale. In prior ages the religious would rage against vice, but that had some logic. A population of drinkers or gamblers is a drag on society. For most of human history scarcity was the the norm so society could not afford a lot of dead weight. Virtue had practical purposes.
Sexual taboos were mostly to keep the peace. Males compete with one another for females and females compete with one another for males. It should be easy to see how that can lead to trouble so cultures developed rules to limit violence and ritualized the competition. In the early middle ages, the Catholic Church implemented rules for sexual conduct to end things like cousin marriage, which people figured out was a problem.
Today, the people doing the ranting and raving about biology are religious fanatics from the Puritan tradition of Yankeedom. They’re driven by a desire to nose around in everyone’s business and push people around. There is a big hole where God used to exist and they deny their thing is a religion, but otherwise the people at the NYTimes could be sporting big buckles on their shoes and black hats.
He was not above seducing a young model by showing interest in her father’s cancer. He promised other women his mentorship and career advice before pushing them for sex acts. And he tried to use financial sleight of hand to keep his wife from finding out about his serial philandering.
Bill Cosby admitted to all of this and more over four days of intense questioning 10 years ago at a Philadelphia hotel, where he defended himself in a deposition for a lawsuit filed by a young woman who accused him of drugging and molesting her.
In other words, Cosby is like any other man. The drugging and raping stuff would be a crime, of course, but the rest of it is what every man does, particularly powerful men. It’s not clear Coz ever did any raping, as he has never admitted to any of it. Women seek the attention of high status males and high status males use that as a way to get them in the sack. Welcome to biological reality Graham and Sydney.
Even as Mr. Cosby denied he was a sexual predator who assaulted many women, he presented himself in the deposition as an unapologetic, cavalier playboy, someone who used a combination of fame, apparent concern and powerful sedatives in a calculated pursuit of young women — a profile at odds with the popular image he so long enjoyed, that of father figure and public moralist.
In the deposition, which Mr. Cosby has for years managed to keep private but was obtained by The New York Times, the entertainer comes across as alternately annoyed, mocking, occasionally charming and sometimes boastful, often blithely describing sexual encounters in graphic detail.
He talked of the 19-year-old aspiring model who sent him her poem and ended up on his sofa, where, Mr. Cosby said, she pleasured him with lotion.
He spoke with casual disregard about ending a relationship with another model so he could pursue other women. “Moving on,” was his phrase.
He suggested he was skilled in picking up the nonverbal cues that signal a woman’s consent.
“I think I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them,” he said.
Through it all, his manner was largely one of casual indifference.
Of course he is indifferent. He’s probably baffled that anyone would be shocked that he liked women. Cosby is from a generation when people were not surprised that men pursued women. We used to know these things but after decades of control by religious lunatics named Graham and Sydney many people are shocked to learn that Bruce Jenner is not the norm.
This turns up in the date rape nonsense. We used to know that some males will cheat in the pursuit of women. The “Spanish Fly” hoax of the 60’s and 70’s did not spring from nothing. Elixirs to make women horny and stupid have been around since the dawn of civilization. That’s why letting girls hang out with unattached males was greatly limited. People knew that some percentage of men would “take advantage” of young women.
Lunatics from the womyn’s studies departments, however, have made everyone forget that, so every weekend young girls get knee walking drunk with strange men and some percentage of them wake up regretting their choices. That’s why Graham and Sydney are so baffled by the Coz. For their whole lives they were taught that only monsters like Hitler did these things so they are properly outraged when Cosby is nonchalant about it.
Interest in Mr. Cosby’s deposition grew this month when a federal judge unsealed a 62-page memorandum of law in the case, which had been settled in 2006. The memorandum contained excerpts from the deposition, including Mr. Cosby’s acknowledgment that he had obtained quaaludes as part of his effort to have sex with women.
The parties have been prohibited from releasing the memorandum because of a confidentiality clause that was part of the settlement agreement, but the deposition itself was never sealed. This month, Ms. Constand’s lawyer asked the court to lift the confidentiality clause so her client would be free to release the nearly 1,000-page deposition transcript. The Times later learned that the transcript was already publicly available through a court reporting service.
What the Times leaves out is the judge should never have unsealed the documents, but he is a fellow fanatic so they just assume it is proper. This is something you always see with fanatics. The ends justify the means. When Obama was running for Senate, fanatics got sealed documents into the hands of the press in order to eliminate his competition. In California, a judge willy-nilly overturned a marriage referendum simply because he did not like the result.
Another aspect of this story that you see regularly with Progressive fanatics is the grudge. They never forget a slight. Cosby made the mistake of railing against black ghetto culture and siding with traditionalists over personal responsibility. The Cult never forgets and they eventually found a way to hang him.