Friday, November 11, 2011

The Penn State Riots

A lot of people are having a hard time understanding the current Penn State Riots. If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's an article you might want to read. In short, this is what happened:

According to his grand jury testimony, [Mike] McQueary, then a 28-year-old graduate assistant, witnessed [Jerry] Sandusky [assistant coach] raping a boy estimated to be 10 years old in the locker room showers.

McQueary went to the head coach, Joe Paterno, who has now been fired for covering it up.


And the students and fans of Penn State football are rioting in the streets, because they - I guess - don't understand what he did. They, I hope, do not understand that he covered up an incident that has probably scarred that little, innocent boy for life. Ending one's supposed legendary football coaching career prematurely might suck, but it doesn't suck nearly as much as being the kind of deplorable individual that would allow a pedophile and child rapist to go unpunished.

This is exactly what I was discussing with the Michigan bullying legislation: bystander syndrome. People these days are frozen when presented with situations. They don't want to be the one to rock the boat out of fear of retribution. Well, I'm calling bullshit. I don't care what kind of trouble you get in, what job you lose, or what mountain of filth gets piled on your head...

IF YOU SEE A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY BEING RAPED, YOU STOP IT AND START SHOUTING AND HOLLERING AND YOU DON'T STOP UNTIL SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING ABOUT IT!

Jon Stewart of the Daily Show had what, I believe, is one of the most succinct and appropriate responses to the kids that are rioting around the Penn State campus. You may watch the video below. 

Love and Lyte,

Fire Lyte


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2 comments:

  1. And the more I find out about the case, the more I am deeply saddened... At least half a dozen victims have come forward at this point, and the cover up went all the way up the levels of the college and parts of governmental oversight. Such. Insane. Bullshit.

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  2. John Stewart is the only mainstream media source I trust, as he is most definitely the least skewed, as well as the fact he helps me try to forget how horrible the world is while doing it

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