I'll begin by saying that I don't normally visit this forum...I usually don't have anything to say that would fit my interpretation of the topics which are posted here.
Today, I decided to do a quick scan of the things that some feel are worthy of examination and expression of opinions. To my surprise, I didn't see one topic which relates to what I consider to be a crucial "scandal" or national embarassment.
I refer to the fact that homosexual rape of youngsters at Penn State...was witnessed and, allegedly, reported to designated "leaders" in the school administrative chain of authority...years ago...and nothing was done by those "leaders." No criminal report to the authorities, which certainly would have been required in the rape of a female...no disciplinary action internally for those "leaders" who failed to exercise what some of us call "a moral responsibility" to prevent such from happening...or if that takes more courage than we can muster...at least report it to criminal authorities. That's what rape...of anyone...is...a criminal offense.
The really sad thing that I see about all this...is that "leaders" failed to be "leaders"...and that seems to be the approach that these "leaders" intend to continue.
IMO, this reflects badly on anyone connected with Penn State in an administrative manner...who knew that such acts took place...and never even bothered...to do the right thing. The right thing...is to file criminal charges...against the perpetrator or offendant...and take steps to see to it that circumstances don't encourage this sort of criminal behavior.
Penn State...failed...a very crucial test...and the lack of "leadership" which such exhibits...should not be forgotten by anyone who has a child or younger brother.
And it makes me wonder...if male rape of minors is construed by school officials to be unworthy of reporting...what else might go on at Penn State which falls into the same or lesser categories...of human behavior?
And...if such things occur at Penn State, a well-renknowned university until this point....then does that mean that Penn State's "leadership" is a mirror image of the collegiate environment which exists throughout the United States?
My last question is a personal, rhetorical question...I do not want to see a lot of empty verbiage posted here about this question, just answer it for yourself, within yourself...if your son or your brother or your friend's son...had been raped by some "coach" and there was no responsible behavior by a school administration which knew of such event...how would you feel?
No feedback necessary, please...just something to think about which is more important/real (IMO) than some of the other topics thrown around in this forum for rhetorical debate. I don't want rhetoric, just a little thought within yourself.
Thanks for letting me intrude in your world