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Bill Cosby and Chess

  • #1

    Most people don't relate the current controversy regarding Bill Cosby to chess. I don't know whether or not Cosby actually did what he is accused of doing but it is unfair to make accusations regarding events that may or may not have occurred decades ago and can never be proven nor disproven. And it is certainly unfair to punish him due to these accusations by cancelling his projects. This certainly proves the old adage that "History is lies that have been agreed upon."

    This relates to chess because in the case of Bobby Fischer we have a man who is sometimes said to be "crazy" or "mentally ill." Statements like that has been made by the establishment and those who brown nose the establishment. GM Larry Evans has pointed out that many of the things that Fischer had done that others say are "crazy" were in fact reasonable. But since the BBC says Fischer is "mentally ill" and since BBC which is controlled by British Petroleum is the arbiter of all "truth" the accepted lies about Bobby Fischer have become "truth."

  • #2

    Fischer was nutso.

  • #3

    And the controversy over Cosby is...?

  • #4

    I define disease in general as a characteristic, habit or state of mind that society considers disadvantageous, weird or offensive, and thus decides to label as such. Bobby Fischer's perceived mental illness was no exception.

  • #5
    DrFrank124c wrote:

     GM Larry Evans has pointed out that many of the things that Fischer had done that others say are "crazy" were in fact reasonable.

    Evans also pointed out that Fischer was nuts.

  • #6

    Bobby Fischer raped me.

  • #7

    why oh why was i given eyes and ears to have to bear such intolerable nonsense?

  • #8
    j_day wrote:

    Bobby Fischer raped me.

    You should create a chess group

  • #9
    zembrianator wrote:
    j_day wrote:

    Bobby Fischer raped me.

    You should create a chess group.

    I'll call it the USSR.

  • #10
    j_day wrote:

    Bobby Fischer raped me.

    Shame on Bobby Fischer! He should have his world championship revoked!

  • #11

    these things were said then-its not new-now they can be quieted.  Thats why agreed to payments for severla people lol-

  • #12

    bill cosby has nothing to do with chess.

  • #13

    Bill Cosby is dead

  • #14

    While Bobby Fischer was a miserable human being I don't believe he was ever accused of druging and raping anyone. There's crazy and then there is being a sexual predator. Lyle Alzado was crazy, Ben Roethlisberger is a sexual predator.

  • #15
    Spiritbro77 wrote:

    While Bobby Fischer was a miserable human being I don't believe he was ever accused of druging and raping anyone. There's crazy and then there is being a sexual predator. 

    There's being a sexual predator, and then there's being accused of being a sexual predator.

  • #16

    True and funny story: Bobby Fischer lost his virginity while he played a chess tournament in Argentina, it was Benko that set him up(prostitute??). Afterwards, he said that he would never do that again because he played bad in the tournament lol

  • #17
    macer75 wrote:

    I define disease in general as a characteristic, habit or state of mind that society considers disadvantageous, weird or offensive, and thus decides to label as such. Bobby Fischer's perceived mental illness was no exception.

    Thanks. We now know to come to you to help us define stuff.

  • #18
    Mersaphe wrote:

    Bobby was an absolute nutjob. He actually called a hotel a couple days in advance before a big tournament to demand that his toilet seat would be exactly 25 inches off the ground.

    The nerve. Shoulda demanded 30 inches.

  • #19

                   Hollywood's a funny town. In 1995 Hugh Grant got caught with a prostitute. The news made everyone thing he's dead. He went on the Tonight Show and still has a future. Martha Stewart did the same thing with David Letterman's show after getting out of prison. In 2013 Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General for New York was caught with a prostitute. He too went on the Tonight Show and was forgiven by the public. The more Bill Cosby stays quiet, the more he looks guilty. 

  • #20

    What's it like to be inside of your head?

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