Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How Much More Evil Does Our Culture Have To Get?

The grand jury report that is causing all the trouble for Coach Joe Paterno at Penn State contains an absolutely shocking description of one of the crimes that allegedly was performed by assistant coach Sandusky:

On March 1, 2002, a Penn State graduate assistant ("graduate assistant:) who was then 28 years old, entered the locker room at the Lasch Football Building on the University Park Campus on a Friday night near the beginning of Spring Break.

The graduate assistant, who was familiar with Sandusky, was going to put some newly purchased sneakers in his locker and get some recruiting tapes to watch. It was about 9:30 p.m. As the graduate assistant entered the locker room doors, he was surprised to find the lights and showers on. He then heard slapping sounds.He believed the sounds to be those of sexual activity. As the graduate assistant put the sneakers in his locker, he looked into the shower. He saw a naked boy, Victim 2, whose age he estimated to be 10 years old, with his hands up against the wall, being subjected to anal intercourse by a naked Sandusky. The graduate assistant was shocked but noticed that both Victim 2 and Sandusky saw him. The graduate assistant left immediately, distraught.
That is shocking enough.  What disturbs me even more is the following paragraph:

The graduate assistant went to his office and called his father, reporting to him what he had seen. His father told the graduate assistant to leave the building and come to his home. The graduate assistant and his father decided that the graduate assistant had to report what he had seen to Coach Joe Paterno ("Paterno"), head football coach of Penn State. The next morning, a Saturday, the graduate assistant telephoned Paterno and went to Paterno's home, where he reported what he had seen.
 Look, even calling 911 would have been an improvement over this, but how sick and evil has our society become that the graduate assistant didn't go over and bash Sandusky's head into the wall to stop this crime from taking place?  Has fear of being called a homophobe at Penn State become so powerful that seeing a crime this horrible underway did not cause an immediate direct, violent response?

There was a time when this sort of action in a locker room involving two adults would have at least caused a call to the police.  But this guy is raping a ten year old boy?  (Those of you wanting to arguing, "But it might have been consensual," don't bother commenting here.)  I think of what Jefferson had to say about slavery--and it applies just as well to the moral depravity that the left has made the norm in our society:
Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.
I see that Penn State's president has resigned as well as Paterno, because of failure to take action when Sandusky's child sexual abuse became known to him.  The description of Penn State's president just makes me sick:
Spanier, 63, is one of the longest-serving (since 1995) and highest-paid ($620,000 a year) university presidents in the nation and has helped to raise the academic prestige of Penn State during his tenure. A trained therapist with a Ph.D. in sociology, he was known among the students for playing the washboard with local bands and performing magic tricks at certain functions.[emphasis added]
 Weird.  I would have thought a therapist would have some empathy or at least sympathy with victims.  But then again, much of the academic community seems to have gone off the deep end the last few years in its excuses for pedophilia.

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has pictures of the Penn State students rioting in response to Paterno being let go. I am glad that I will not be here in fifty years; I shudder to think what kind of society America will be with this sort in charge.  It reminds me of what happened when that Columbia University professor was charged with incest, and the reaction of many Columbia students (who are, after all, the elite of tomorrow) was, "Why is that illegal?"

This article at the November 9, 2011 San Francisco Chronicle argues that college football as a multibillion dollar business is part of the problem.  No doubt, economics is a factor.  But the core problem is a whole generation of academics has grown up believing--and are now teaching the children--that all forms of sex are equally valid, and to draw distinctions of any sort is narrow-minded.

UPDATE 2: America's proctologist just called; he found our head.  This account from a reporter who first broke the story indicates that the situation is far worse than originally reported.

UPDATE 3: This just gets weirder (if that's possible).  The district attorney who looked into the charges against Sandusky in 1998 disappeared in 2005, and was declared legally dead in 2010.  This November 10, 2011 NBC Philadelphia report suggests something very dark indeed:
This district attorney who had “a bitter taste in his mouth for the [Penn State] program, and its coach,”according to his nephew, and yet never prosecuted Sandusky, disappeared on April 15, 2005 after telling his girlfriend that he was going on a drive.
Ray Gricar’s car was found the next day in a Lewisburg parking lot and his laptop, sans hard drive, was found in the Susquehanna River, according to the Patriot-News.
 It makes you wonder: if the rumors are true, did people with money, power, and no morals, remove someone who might have caused some problems?

UPDATE 4: I could not make this up.  Sandusky actually wrote a book about his work with underprivileged children some years ago, shortly after being forced to retire.  The title?  I kid you not (you can look it up on Touched: The Jerry Sandusky Story.


  1. I would have called 911...

    ... to confess to my assault on the child rapist.

  2. "Has fear of being called a homophobe at Penn State become so powerful that seeing a crime this horrible underway did not cause an immediate direct, violent response?"

    What a ridiculous aside.

  3. There is a very severe reluctance to draw lines about sexual behavior in nearly all academic institutions. Or have you not noticed?

  4. I'm appalled that the Graduate Assistant didn't spontaneously call 911. However, I wouldn't be surprised if a 911 call would have only brought out campus police who would have only covered it up.

    How many people stumbled upon Sandusky's actions, and didn't even tell Paterno?

  5. In his adult orientation he is married with 6 kids. He's not "gay." He's one of YOU people. His example adds more evidence to the error in your using self identified adult "gay or bis" (around 3.5% of the population) as a baseline when trying to contrive a figure for gays/bis being more likely to abuse children.

  6. His adult orientation is obviously only half of his sexual orientation. He is bisexual. Take a look at the published journal articles; they overwhelmingly use terms like homosexual, bisexual, or heterosexual to identify child molesters with respect to their preferences for children.

    I know that most gay men do not go after children. But there are plenty of examples of people who are proudly and loudly homosexual, and engaged in sexual abuse of children.

  7. There is a very severe reluctance to draw lines about sexual behavior in nearly all academic institutions. Or have you not noticed?

    Really? I wouldn't be the least surprised if you or someone just like you hasn't been on & on & on about campus regulations concerning sexual harassment, date rape & the like.

  8. You might actually look for evidence before making assumptions. I have frequently written about my concern about the enormous social pressure and encouragement towards sexual promiscuity, the problems of how intoxication leads to rape. If anything, I have written about the need for more encouragement of encouraging students to draw lines, and not feel guilty about doing so.

  9. Jonathan Rowe can't face the truth. In his warped world, all gay people are martyrs and saints. The creep liked molesting little boys, face the facts.

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  12. Rowe is not saying that all gay people are martyrs and saints. He is arguing that pedophiles are not the same as gay people who pursue adults. There is some truth to that, but there is also some overlap between homosexual pedophiles and homosexuals who are interested in other adults, just as there is overlap between heterosexual pedophiles and heterosexuals interested in other adults. It may be that some people who are publicly heterosexual pursue children of the same sex because they have shame about sex with adults of the same sex.