Children need to be safe, that’s all there is to it.
This is hardly the first story on the biggest CLUSTERFUCK of the year, but it really seems that a few of the people throwing their two cents into the mix aren’t hitting on the necessary point. Kids have to be safe, they deserve that much. And to be abused at all like the victims allegedly have been is a tragically low point in the integrity of humankind.
So there’s a traditional hierarchy in place at Penn State, that should not factor into anything. So there was a cover-up, that should be factored into the conspiracy of the matter. So there’s a head coach that has been the figurehead of the university’s football program for decades…all this shit just doesn’t matter.
Shut it down. Shut it down now.
There needs to be a swooping in of law and order like no one has ever seen before. Segregate and quarantine all those who had any little thing to do with the story at all, and get the facts. Forget the media, forget press conferences, and forget bullshit rally sessions outside Paterno’s house. I mean for fuck’s sake, really? All of that needs to be pushed aside for the real professionals to do their jobs. And if it needs national intervention, then so be it.
At the very least, children’s lives were destroyed of their innocence. And that’s a fucking tragedy in itself. The fallout gets worse by the day, and I can’t believe that Paterno might possibly coach his team this weekend against Nebraska. It’s earth-shattering sometimes that the necessary course of logical action doesn’t take place as it should. We’re all human, and I’m a fucking idealist until I die, but shit deserves to happen way differently than it has already. And that order includes the removal of everyone involved with this case, regardless of their position. Take them away from public life, administrative positions, and whatever else they do in their lives that has to do with being around anyone that they could possibly harm. There is so much of this that is is complicated, I get that…but that much of it is simple.
If anything, the underage victims and their families deserve to have due process from this very point on. They’ve got a lifetime of healing to do. They deserve to have their healing begin today.
And that’s my giving a damn.