Charles P. Pierce: The Brutal Truth About Penn State | Syracusefan.com

Charles P. Pierce: The Brutal Truth About Penn State

MikeSU02

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 15, 2011
Messages
12,368
Like
45,880
This snippet does not do the article justice. Wow.

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7233704/the-brutal-truth-penn-state

There will now be a decade or more of criminal trials, and perhaps a quarter-century or more of civil actions, as a result of what went on at Penn State. These things cannot be prayed away. Let us hear nothing about "closure" or about "moving on." And God help us, let us not hear a single mumbling word about how football can help the university "heal." (Lord, let the Alamo Bowl be an instrument of your peace.) This wound should be left open and gaping and raw until the very last of the children that Jerry Sandusky is accused of raping somehow gets whatever modicum of peace and retribution can possibly be granted to him. This wound should be left open and gaping and raw in the bright sunlight where everybody can see it, for years and years and years, until the raped children themselves decide that justice has been done. When they're done healing — if they're ever done healing — then they and their families can give Penn State permission to start.

If that blights Joe Paterno's declining years, that's too bad. If that takes a chunk out of the endowment, hold a damn bake sale. If that means that Penn State spends some time being known as the university where a child got raped, that's what happens when you're a university where a child got raped. Any sympathy for this institution went down the drain in the shower room in the Lasch Building. There's nothing that can happen to the university, or to the people sunk up to their eyeballs in this incredible moral quagmire, that's worse than what happened to the children who got raped at Penn State. Good Lord, people, get up off your knees and get over yourselves.
 

Similar threads

Orangeyes Daily Articles for Wednesday for Football
Replies
5
Views
374
    • Like
Orangeyes Daily Articles for Tuesday for Football
Replies
3
Views
405
Replies
8
Views
613
    • Like
Orangeyes Daily Articles for Monday for Football
Replies
5
Views
505

Forum statistics

Threads
167,507
Messages
4,707,720
Members
5,908
Latest member
Cuseman17

Online statistics

Members online
280
Guests online
2,070
Total visitors
2,350


Top Bottom