This past week, one of the icons of college football fell hard, fell deep and fell forever in the eyes of the American public. He fell from something that occurred outside his boundaries, but within his responsibilities. Joe Paterno led great teams at Penn State also known as "Linebacker U", but he didn't stop his pedophile assistant coach Sandusky from raping 10 year old boys in the college shower rooms.
It reminds me of Macbeth's famous line, "To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; and all our yesterdays have lighted fools, the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing. -- Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5, lines 17-28)
Sexual molestation of children continues as a routine aspect of life in America. With the Internet porn sites and fatherless families, molestation accelerates beyond anyone's imagination or comprehension.
Gays, straights and other characters play on the fears and insecurities of children. Fathers rape their 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 year old daughters more than most Americans realize. A huge percentage of men cheat on their wives with regularity. Increasingly, millions of women cheat on their husbands.
As much as it pains me, my brother and I were molested by our 5th and 6th grade teachers, both homosexuals. Thankfully, we stopped them from doing their damage beyond initial advances. In college, a number of homosexuals preyed on my brother and me. We rebuffed them because we were too big to handle.
Across this nation, straight and homosexual (gays) men prey on children. It's a matter of new adventures for their sexual proclivities.
Joe Paterno didn't report the attack, or at least didn't follow up on the attack by Sandusky, so Paterno forever, after 46 years of exemplary coaching, takes the long dive to ruination.
But it calls into question our civilization or humanity's culpability. With so much child rape and molestation in America in our schools, in the workplace and on the Internet, what drives it, what causes it, what allows it and why has it proceeded at such high levels in this seemingly moral society?