Originally Posted by Double Barrel
Institutionalized debauchery is what this is about. Beyond Penn State, the entire community appears to be willing to actively turn a blind eye to one of the most disgusting acts imaginable in order to serve some delusional hero myth.
I am finding the entire lot of them to be pathetic.
But this is America and it should serve as no surprise. I hate to keep bringing up guys like Mike Tyson and Michael Jackson, but Americans have been doing this for the last 20 years if someone can sing a great tune, knock a ton of guys out, or be exciting on the football field. How many of Vick's teammates do you think knew that he had a dog fighting ranch before he was ever caught?? I'd be willing to bet that quite a few of them probably visited the place a time or two. Hell, we've got half of Hollywood begging and spewing out the initiative to bring back Roman Pulunsky after he bailed from his crimes. They want him back. Hell, with Michael Jackson they just made a scapegoat out of that Doctor and made a murderer out of him knowing damn well Jackson has been on a suicide lifestyle for the last 10 years, but since it was for sweet little Michael someone had to be the scapegoat and get tarnished for it.
This Penn State thing really shouldn't be much of a surprise that folks turned a blind eye. They've been doing it for years and that's just the state of how Americans in this country operate. They believe in popularity and vanity can go along way to where people will ignore atrocities. Hero worship is way overblown.