I'm not sure pride or anything else has much to do
about this. Anyway you analyze what went on at Penn State it was just
dumb. If anything, it looks more about
protecting certain individuals than Penn State's image.,
The actions of Sandusky had nothing to do with pride but the ensuing
coverup surely did, by protecting university individuals to try to
keep the story from going public. Pride = attendance = income. At
least that's my viewpoint.
I would buy that IF the Penn State officials had gotten
rid of Sandusky. If they were worried about the pride and
image of Penn State, why on earth would they keep
Sandusky around, knowing what he was up to? Any
thinking person could see that this was a potential bomb
waiting to take the whole thing down, pride and all.
And that the probability of it blowing up on them is
high. A child sex abuser who's 60 does not reform.
So, sorry, but don't buy the pride thing. It just looks
like a bunch of dumbies to me. Dumbies who perhaps
put Sandusky above Penn State pride.
On 7/26/2012 12:44 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You don't seem to be very familiar with big organizations where all
moral compasses have been disabled in favor of the "good" of the
organization. Their entire culture was to do everything "for the team".
They were so arrogant they thought they could simply ignore it up and
maybe all of their mindless followers would even defend them when the
rape of young boys was uncovered. Ever hear of an organization where a
statue of a living person was placed at a main entrance as in the
recently removed that never should have been there Paterno statue? Thats
mindless "for the team" worship.
And you don't seem to understand that if the goal was
the good of the organization, then those running the
organization would have simply gotten rid of Sandusky.
Not reporting what they knew had occured to the police,
though reprehensible, was consistent
with protecting the organization. Allowing Sandusky to
continue to bring kids over, use the Penn State
facilities, in essence helping him further his crimes,
was obviously courting disaster with a high
probability of it destroying them all.
On Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:31:15 -0700 (PDT), " email@example.com"
From an underling's perspective, it's either getting fired now (for turning
the perv in) or getting fired somewhere down the line when the thing explodes.
It's not a difficult decision for most. This is on the inner circle.
On 7/27/2012 5:31 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
There is normal sensible people with a moral compass "good" and then
there is the broken "good for the team" as practiced at Penn state.
Know anyplace else where a statue of a *living* person was erected at
the main entrance?
The Chinese did have a lot of wisdom. However, I hope they had cast iron
underpants for their boys, with Sandusky close by. That Sandusky has a
reputation of being a PIA.
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
There's an old axiom about keeping your
enemies close so that you can
keep a watchful eye on them.
Don't forget that the NCAA and its membership is a fairly compact society -
everybody knows everybody and has for years and years. If the NCAA issued
TOO big a penalty, the coaches, sports directors, etc., may worry that the
same could happen to them. Those in decision-making positions at the NCAA
could very well be replaced by a worried membership.
Pay no attention to the "toothless geek behind the curtain."
I've been reading this group for 5-6 years and Harry is nothing, if not
a rotten toothed troll...
Yes they have plenty of pervs OVER there....Don't they?
But very few dentists....This troll will start a thread and you guys
just jump right in, to feed the toothless wonder.<sorry for all you fine
peeps who have "IT" killfiled!>
This KFed' troll is worth his weight in
entertainment and decayed teeth...
I see him now, sitting at his/her/it's keyboard, trying to think of one
more way to RIP the USA. As if good ol' Brits
are clean of any past accusations.
OFF WITH HER HEAD. "SAID THE FAT MAN TO THE HEAD CUTTER-OFFERER"
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