Bill Cosby Gave Children A Lecture On The Dangers Of Drugs In 1971, Because Who Would Know Better Than Him
DailyMail- The record, which was not intended to be a fully-fledged comedy track, won the 1972 Grammy Award for Best Recording for Children.
'Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs' is not the only old recording to come back and haunt the entertainer in light of his sexual abuse allegations.
The star confessed in a 2006 court settlement that he used the insomnia medication on a recreational basis.
At the time, Quaaludes were known as 'disco biscuits' and were routinely abused because they also encouraged sexual arousal.
The 78-year-old star is trying to prevent full details of the settlement being made public. So far only excerpts have been released.
His lawyers Patrick O'Connor and George Gowen say in a new court filing: 'The media immediately pounced, inaccurately labeling the released testimony as defendant's 'confession' of 'drugging' women and assaulting them.
'Reading the media accounts, one would conclude that defendant has admitted to rape. And yet defendant admitted to nothing more than being one of the many people who introduced Quaaludes into their consensual sex life in the 1970s.'
Am I supposed to think that Bill Cosby is a hypocrite for putting out a record warning children of the dangers of drugs? I certainly hope not. He may be a hypocrite for about two dozen other reasons, but as far as I am concerned his need to share his knowledge of drug use means nothing more than he cares about children. Remember health class in like 4th or 5th grade? Where your middle aged teacher from suburbia was lecturing you on how marijuana is a 'gateway drug' and telling you that one cigarette would turn your lungs into a tar pit or one sip of alcohol would make your liver rot from the inside out? No one took her seriously. How could we? She was a sober (major assumption) middle class white woman who had never traveled down that path. How can you be an expert on the dangers of drugs unless you have a vast amount of experience in the field. You know when I started taking drug use seriously? When they paid some former addict to come in off the streets with his left arm incessantly twitching and his right eye that looking like he had seen a ghost. Now that guy was a trustworthy source. That guy could make even the shittiest of kids think twice about inhaling any kind of smoke. He was like the PG version of 'Requiem For A Dream'. That guy could scare a prepubescent Charlie Sheen sober.
What other public figure could have made more of an impact on children than the guy that traded in consensual sex for the contents of your neighborhood pharmacy? Sure, we didn't find out just how good a source he was until after the fact, but I'll be damned if I find this tape surprising knowing what I know now. If anything this is an indictment on us. I picture people sitting around during this recording saying "gee, Bill certainly knows a lot about drugs. Weird." Duh, experience is the best education. Why do you think class trips exist? If they really wanted to instill a sense of sobriety in children they would have let Cosby give them all some 'disco biscuits' and taken them to a haunted house. Bet that would have scared them straight. None of this makes Bill Cosby any less of a scumbag, but it definitely makes him a viable educator.