First, odds are that the full extent of the abuse, depravity and perversion at Penn State is not yet known. But what we can already see is disgusting evidence of the moral rot, and lack of real, true values, at the heart of our country.
The worship of sports and its personnel is an idiotic epidemic largely infecting those who don’t have lives of their own but must live vicariously through the activities of others. No, not everyone who likes sports, etc. is an idiot, obviously. But it’s beyond shameful that those whose passions run so high for what are only games and the people that play them would, even for a moment, prioritize their team affiliations, school loyalties, etc. over the plight of young boys, or girls, who’ve been raped.
Where the hell are their priorities, values, ethics, morals, etc.?
It’s also a clear sign of mental illness that the “beloved” coach – who may indeed be the greatest in the game, etc. and SO WHAT? – upon hearing about the crimes (apparently for at least the second time) said he would “pray” for the victims, i.e. babble to a non-existent deity which, if it ever did exist, failed quite miserably as well to protect the boys in the first place.
So let’s…remind the guy-in-the-sky – who’s as real as the Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause – to, well to do what?
What doesn’t seem to be in dispute is that a grown man, who was informed of the crimes long ago, failed to act to protect the boys, failed to even report the abominable criminal to the police. And now, consistent with the illogical, belief-based mindset of this “good Christian nation”, can only respond by irresponsibly, stupidly – but unfortunately not surprisingly – announcing that he’ll be “praying” to some presumed outside force.
If only such a creature existed, wouldn’t you think that after creating the universe, everything in it and all its immutable laws, it wouldn’t constantly have to be reminded of how IT screwed up by allowing the horrors of life, many perpetrated by horrible people, to be visited upon innocents?
Of course it also wouldn’t have to be reminded, for the past couple of thousand years, just how it screwed up people’s lives by forgetting to give them everything they wanted, or failing to make sure that their favorite…football team won their games, etc.
Perhaps it would be almost harmless enough, if people hadn’t been conditioned to accept the insane notion that the worst and most vile of human behavior can be “prayed away” when innocents have been preyed upon.
Above: A painting by Michael Horn, from 1964, that portrays the worship of football and the deification of players in America. America – specifically Alabama because of all the racism associated with it in the 60s – is symbolized by the man with the “A” on his hat, revealing the dark side of his nature, as his exposed hand transforms into a menacing, animalistic claw. He is standing under a flag with a skull and cross bones with an “X” on it.
Above the flag is an image of Malcolm X (the “X” on the flag connecting his demise with the consciousness indicated by the flag and the man beneath it). The character hiding behind the sunglasses basks in false piety amid the trappings of religious authority.