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  1. lawgrace says:

    Thanks for two-part enlightening articles that answers more than a few questions that came to mind when I hear about Penn State / Sandusky / Paterno / boys molestation. I wondered how the failure Paterno and Penn State officials to take correct actions could have lessened the amount of irreparable harms that victims have suffered.

    In addition to Paterno and college officials, I believe refusal of students and family members to call wrong things wrong, and right things right insults victims and people who, to a degree, co-suffer with them. Students and Paterno’s family might want society to appreciate their love for Paterno justifies entitlement to OPENLY disregard victims (not simply victims of Sandusky, but victims of people who abuse their position of trust against defenseless people –children or otherwise!). NOT. When I read –in replying to a suggestion that her husband would likely be discharged from his position– Paterno’s wife said it would kill him, I was infuriated. I felt that she should be glad he’s not going to jail.

    I’ve also read elsewhere about Paterno’s glaring improprieties associated with Nike, and the junkets (bribes, etc), and Paterno’s coercion of students for Nike. Not only does the information I’ve gathered help explain why Paterno might have been too distracted to pay attention to Sandusky, if what has been reported is true, I’d say Paterno might be a worse person than Sandusky on several fronts. Paterno’s acts of being wined and dined, of accepting travels for he and his wife (actually he was being swayed by corporation for their purposes), and various other things; his refusal to retire after his injury seems like it was to ensue his non-Penn State interests would not falter, are appalling.

    Lessons to be learned from the entire Penn State scandal are so vast and priceless, there will probably never be too much written (if its factual) from those teachable moments. I happened on your article because I was looking for “a few pieces of information” about how horrors (sexual or not) happen when what is RIGHT becomes replaced by devotion to individuals whose decades of noxious actions causes permanent damage.

    (I’m pleased about being a yet growing Christian. And I was describing dangerous patterns of certain organized religious institutions that mimic Christianity. It seems like the Penn State scandal can assist describing pitfalls I’d like to mention.)

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