Monday, July 23, 2012
Dumbass Idea of the Week: Molesting Penn State
Penn State has been given a $60 million fine, they've vacated their wins all the way back to 1998, and they've banned them for 4 years.
Here's why this is stupid: even if Joe Paterno did help cover up the Sandusky thing, there is absolutely NO REASON to punish the young men, the football players, for something they had no control of and probably didn't even fucking know about.
This is going to hurt Penn State for a long time, and the sanctions take away from a lot of blood, sweat, and tears that the former PSU players put into that program. This goes beyond being unfair: it is wholly unjust. This would be like firing all the employees of JP Morgan Chase after the bad trading scandal because of the actions of one man.
Whatever decisions Joe Paterno may have made (go actually read the Freeh Report, and you'll see that there is zero evidence that even comes close to proving he tried to cover it up) those decisions had absolutely nothing to do with football.
The NCAA is doing this because they're playing the game of public oppinion. They knew that if they didn't come down on PSU, they would face a lot of public flak and uproar. Why? Because the public is retarded. "Oh well, it's because Paterno had too much power, and that's wrong! It's because we worship football!"
Bullshit. Get your heads out of your asses. If you were in the PSU administrators' position, would you have cowered under the shadow of Paterno? Probably not, or at least you hope you wouldn't. At least, that's what everyone is saying, that they would have stood up to him. So if you believe that you would have stood up against the almighty evil Paterno, why would you assume that they didn't?
"Because they did nothing Jack!" You're right, they did nothing. But it wasn't because of Paterno. They did nothing because they wanted to save the reputation of PSU. Their decisions were theirs alone. If Paterno wanted them to be careful, if he urged caution, then it was only because he wanted to protect the victims (he actually is on record as having said that in 1998 or so).
That's what's wrong with this country: you fools want your pound of flesh, and you don't give a shit who you get it from. All you want is to feel better about everything so you can sleep at night. You want to know that "justice" has been served so you don't have to face the horrifying truth that everything is NOT alright.
Sorry to wake you. Go back to sleep. You'll be able to eat your freshly cooked bacon* in the morning.
*I will be making a post titled "Bacon Eaters," in the very near future. Sorry for taking a break from religion, but some rather important shit has come to light that needed addressing.