Paterno, Sandusky And The Second MileNovember 10, 2011 - Author: newscoma - Comments are closed
As Joe Paterno was ultimately fired with other Penn State administrators and students started a riot in oh-so-not Happy Valley, it is obvious the culture of celebrity deities has reared its ugly head again.
Before you go on, if you haven’t read the Grand Jury report and you still think that the firing of Joe Paterno is unwarranted, I suggest you go read it. I’ll wait. LINK
Has the nausea passed yet?
Took me a couple of hours and those words of child rape, we will not call it sexual abuse campers because he raped those kids. Rape is rape and will forever be burned in your brain, I assure you.
So students took to the streets (protests have always been trendy in sports, folks) and completely forgot that Paterno was involved in a cover-up where at-risk young boys were raped and adults were protected. It’s in the court’s complaint. We know that perjury was happening from top-level administrators. You can read at that link that Paterno was in the thick of it. Did he or anyone of these other men call the police after an eyewitness saw a young boy anally raped?
No, they did not.
Did Paterno know? Yes he did.
These children’s families were trying to better there lives by sending them to Second Mile, an organization that was supposed to give young boys in poverty as “second chance” at life. Instead, they got something else.
Reports this morning cite the scandal, which is one of the worst I can remember in college sports history, that Sandunsky may have even gone as far as pimping this boys out to other depraved sexual predators.
What is infuriating is when you go to the Second Mile website. Their motto: “Providing Children with Help and Hope.” On the organization’s about page is one sentence that will make your skin crawl, ” The Second Mile, founded in 1977 in State College, Pennsylvania, is a statewide non-profit organization for children who need additional support and who would benefit from positive human contact.”
Let’s be clear, I don’t think that is the kind of human contact that the average decent human being would think would be part of the bargain. These kids mired in poverty were looking for help and what some of them got instead was an entrance into a world of rape, sexual slavery and possibly if the report above is true, a one-way ticket into sexual human trafficking. The Nitanny Lions are all over the registration pages to get children in the program if you go take a look.
Those who protested the firing of a coach that knew that his friend and defensive coordinator was in fact raping children and basically had created a legal, non-profit where there were young boys there for the picking are wrong. And those who support anyone who protected this sexual predator knowing he was continuing to do these things is criminal and immoral.
Paterno is not a deity. Not in the least and the old man/coach who had a good run doesn’t wash with me. He’s pathetic.