In case you needed any further evidence of the decline in modern of modern civilization, you need look no further than Happy Valley Pennsylvania, where Penn State University students recently staged a passionate, and at times violent, rally in support sexual abuse of children by lecherous old men. There was a time when idealist young men and women at college campuses around the United States once protested against things like war and segregation. The times, as Bob Dylan said, are most definitely a changing.
In case you missed it, Joe Paterno, the coach of the Penn State football team, was told by one of his assistants that his former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, had sexually abused a boy of around 10 years of age in the team’s shower. Mr. Paterno did not call the police, but rather reported the incident to one of his superiors (10 days later) and then went about his business. He did not report the incident to police. He did not even bother to find out who the victim or make sure he got help. It apparently didn’t bother Mr. Paterno that Mr. Sandusky ran a charity for underprivileged children and was therefore constantly surrounded by vulnerable children. There have also been reports that Mr. Paterno was made aware of similar allegations when Mr. Sandusky was still working for the football team in the late 90s. The police were not called then either, and Mr. Sandusky was simply told to stop bringing young boys to work.
The students at Penn State believe that we have all been brainwashed by the left wing media into thinking the child rapists should be reported the police. Much like the Vatican, they believe that the sexual abuse of children is best dealt with looking the other way and asking the abusers to carry out their abuse in another location. The students at Penn State believe that pedophiles are merely misunderstood, and should be protected from the unenlightened police who blindly focus on only the negative aspects of the raping of children.
I admit that I may have been a little harsh on Penn State students and tarred them all with the same brush. I should point out that there is a group of students that acknowledge that Joe Paterno may have made a little slip-up in allowing a pedophile to prey on innocent children for many years, but believe that we should also take into account that he won a lot of college football games as a coach. I myself will certainly agree that of all the people who have enabled the sexual abuse of children, Joe Paterno was definitely the best at coaching college football.