This post is part of #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 16th, 2018.
Everyday we as human beings have many things to contemplate and make daily decisions about. Sometimes I often wonder how specific individuals contemplate and make decisions on what to say or do or what not to say or do. Do they even contemplate or are they such narcissistic, bigoted, racist individuals who only care about their own kind? I’m sorry I think I am talking again about the current occupant of the White House again.
I also wonder how do people like Bill Cosby, Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, the current occupant of the White House, Roy Moore and all of them that continue to come to the surface contemplate and decide that it is okay to treat women like they are a piece of meat and that they can do whatever they want to them and then discard them as if nothing happened?
I then wonder how do the women who have been affected by this abhorrent behavior contemplate and decide that they just cannot bring themselves to out these men for the scum they are immediately. Yet when these high profile cases like Bill Cosby and Roy Moore are all over the news, 24 hours a day in this 24 hour news cycle which really is just a simple replay of the same damn stories all day for three days, these individuals contemplate and determine that now is the time even if the incidents happened 10, 20, 30 or 40 years ago. I am all for women receiving the justice they deserve, but it must be in swift and timely manner not well after statutes of limitations have passed, because at this point they will receive no justice at all. Furthermore those they are bringing forth these accusations upon will never receive the justice they deserve. Bill Cosby will be dead before his case is out of litigation – what does this do for all of those women he drugged and sexually assaulted over a period of 50 years. Yet, we saw him as Fat Albert, the Jello Pop guy and of course America’s dad Clifford Huxtible on The Cosby Show because we knew no better because the women he assaulted feared not being believed and the backlash – even when they were filming The Cosby Show he was committing these crimes with a wife who turned her back on these women and pretended she knew nothing. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!.
My next question is how do we as everyday people who know individuals that may have been or are being sexually harassed, sexually assaulted or any other type of inappropriate behavior, how do we contemplate and decide that we are responsible for assisting those folks in realizing that reporting now is the best thing for them and that we will be there for them every step of the way?
As someone who is a work in progress because of alcoholism and cocaine addiction, I must always contemplate, listen to the correct voice in my head and my heart and always moving forward make the best choice which is “JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL RAMIN CLEAN AND SOBER” and help others in any I can. Not really a hard contemplation and decision, but I have to remember that there always going to be those demons trying to seep in and take away my ability to contemplate and make true honest decisions.
That is what is in “My Rattled Cage” today!