November 10, 2011 Leave a comment
I really want to write a nice long post on this, but I never get as much time to blog as I want on Tu-Th. Damn teaching. Anyway, really enjoyed this take from Science Fiction author/blogger, John Scalzi:
You know, there’s a part of me who looks at the actions of each of non-raping grown men in the “Pennsylvania State University small-child-allegedly-being-raped-by-a-grown-man-who-is-part-of-the-football-hierarchy” scandal and can understand why those men could rationalize a) not immediately acting in the interests of a small child being raped, b) not immediately going to the police, c) doing only the minimum legal requirements in the situation, d) acting to keep from exposing their organization to a scandal. But here’s the thing: that part of me? The part that understands these actions? That part of me is a f***ing [I edited for profanity] coward. And so by their actions — and by their inactions — were these men.
Also, what really bothers me– rioting because people who enabled a likely child molester got fired for it. But I don’t think Paterno or the others who looked the other way are bad people– just cowards.