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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-10-11 01:21 PM
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12. I totally agree with you.
Edited on Thu Nov-10-11 01:22 PM by Lone_Star_Dem
Your son is not alone, and it wasn't only ESPN that was saying such originally. It was a vast amount of the "media" outlets. I commend you on setting the young man straight. Well done!

Last Saturday morning when I first became aware of this, I was outraged over what had not been done to prevent further molestation of children. I felt it was obvious there was a cover-up involved to save face for Penn State, with no thought to the devastation it would cause in the victims lives. What I was greeted with when I said this to people I know was, "Paterno told his boss. That's what he was supposed to do." At first I found very few who felt as I do that that what was done wasn't nearly enough. I'll admit, as the story has gained steam, more people are starting to speak out on the moral and ethical failure of the University.

What I'm realizing is, as a culture, we really have lost our ability to think, feel and stand up for what's right and wrong on our own. When we're told to feel and/or believe one thing, by and large, that's what we feel and/or believe. With very little, if any, consideration to whether it's right or wrong, or true or false. Even when it's something as obviously heinous as what Penn State did in this situation.

I've found the entire situation to be extremely disheartening.
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  -Anneewakee - Joe Paterno Rebubula  Nov-10-11 10:10 AM   #0 
  - Thank you for your post.  MineralMan   Nov-10-11 10:13 AM   #1 
  - i am floored, too. i was not even into this story until all the people defending the coach.  seabeyond   Nov-10-11 10:13 AM   #2 
  - I have no problem if you are conflicted...  Rebubula   Nov-10-11 10:35 AM   #5 
     - i am not conflicted. i do not understand the people that make excuses for the coach.  seabeyond   Nov-10-11 10:39 AM   #6 
     - Sorry...  Rebubula   Nov-10-11 10:51 AM   #8 
        - oh, okay... lol  seabeyond   Nov-10-11 11:00 AM   #9 
     - Hell, Paterno could have stopped this in 1998, when Sandusky confessed to pedophilia  Divernan   Nov-11-11 09:07 AM   #13 
  - Your last sentence is what is ripping my heart out. No one protected those kids and they KNEW,  myrna minx   Nov-10-11 10:16 AM   #3 
  - We've got the same thing in Delaware with the Earl Bradley case  LynneSin   Nov-10-11 10:19 AM   #4 
  - Too many cannot see the obvious moral and ethical obligation here  Lone_Star_Dem   Nov-10-11 10:42 AM   #7 
  - i think the moral and ethical line in this nation has become so blurred.  seabeyond   Nov-10-11 11:02 AM   #10 
     - I totally agree with you.  Lone_Star_Dem   Nov-10-11 01:21 PM   #12 
  - I wish I could stockpile recommends so that I could use them all on this post.  lumberjack_jeff   Nov-10-11 12:03 PM   #11 

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