See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No EvilPosted by YaVaughnie Wilkins on Dec 1, 2011 in Featured, Misc | 0 comments
The Complicit Goings-On At Penn State University
Ten alleged victims and fifty counts of various sex crimes against children over a decade and a half, and this man is free to go home? This is one of those cases where ‘innocent until proven guilty’ is unnecessary. Let’s just drop the word “allegedly” and call a spade a spade; a snake, a snake; a monster, a monster; a child molester, a child molester.
According to the reporting of various media outlets around the country, another bombshell is dropped on the leadership of disgraced Penn State University by way of Jerry Sandusky every week.
The mystery continues as to how it was possible that Sandusky has gotten away with so many counts of raping children, while under the roof of one of the biggest and most prestigious university football programs in the country. If “The Great Experiment” has been so great, then why was that godforsaken sports facility always empty when Sandusky, (the grotesque sasquatch), lured defenseless children into the PSU locker room? Didn’t anyone part of the winningest collegiate football team ever practice?
To add insult to injury, even when adults were present, it apparently did not matter much because they all cowardly and selfishly turned a blind eye to the fear, cries and abuse of little boys entrusted to Sandusky. And for what? Their careers? The prestige of PSU? The current season? The reputation of Joe “JoPa” Paterno?
Ultimately, what their stupidity, obsequiousness, and silence garnered is a minimum of 10 victims of perpetual sexual abuse, and thus, they are each responsible.
But given Sandusky’s propensity to rape defenseless boys, as well as his unfettered access to Penn State’s locker rooms since at least 1969, there likely are many more victims from much earlier than 1997, the earliest case of abuse documented in the grand jury report.
However, the three-monkey-syndrome did not only afflict the men in charge at PSU. Apparently, Dottie Sandusky “believes” her husband is “innocent” of all 50 charges against him. In fact, in the wake of one accuser stating in his grand jury testimony that he screamed for help while Jerry was attempting to rape him in the Sandusky home basement, Mrs. Sandusky had the gall to say in a press release that this victim, as well as the others, were making up the allegations against Jerry and herself.
This is the type of inscrutability that turns the table on the victim and acquiesces the accusation to his upbringing or socioeconomic background. This accomplice should herself face charges.
There is absolutely nothing worse than a pathetically passive woman who cannot see the monster that is her husband. It is much easier for these shrinking violets to ‘stand by [their] man’, than to call into question absences from the family home at strange hours; and bringing various young boys into the basement of their home for overnight stays. The mere creepiness of Jerry Sandusky’s presence would have been enough for me to prevent him from being around children. This woman is a piece of work.
Since the Sandusky-Penn State scandal broke, reporters and commentators have pontificated as to why Dottie might be in such deep denial. Some writing that because she has been married so long to this man, she cannot fathom fending for herself as a single woman. While others stating she herself may have suffered some form of abuse. Either way, her oblivion is no defense for her husband or herself.
Unfortunately, sexual abuse of children is all too common. From ages 4 to 9, my stepfather sexually molested me in our family home as well as in the home of another family member, with whom we stayed for several weeks, while in transition from one house to the last house I lived in with my family. The brazen attitude and intimidating presence of my stepfather gave him great confidence to not only keep me home from school on several occasions to satisfy his demonic perversions, but also molest me in a house full of people. I am still baffled that no one sensed a change in my behavior once he moved into our home. Or maybe they just ignored it, like the vermin at PSU.
By the time I finally told my mother what her husband had done to me as a child, I was 16-years old. At first, it was great. She threatened to call the police, threw him out of our home and informed members of his side of the family. However, two years later, she took him back. She actually forgave the man who forever altered the trust and innocence of her child, and resumed her marriage with the monster who terrorized all of her children. Why? Were there no other men to love? Were there no other men who would accept her as a divorced woman with three kids?
If my own mother could find it in her to resume life as usual with my stepfather after learning of his disgusting abuse of me, then I do not suspect Dottie will leave or criticize her husband for raping the children of strangers.
Like my stepfather, Sandusky thought he was invincibly untouchable. Well, it looks like his rein of intimidation is over. Once he is convicted, I hope he endures the pain and suffering equal to that of each of his victims combined, and multiplied by a thousand. Child molesters are considered among the worst offenders in the prison population, so he has that to look forward to! (But the coward will likely commit suicide before going to prison for life.)
Moreover, the grand jury report calls into question the authenticity of the testimony of Graham Spanier, the former university president, who was recently forced to resign. Noted on page 10 of the report, Spanier testified he was unaware of the details of what McQueary saw or of Sandusky’s abuse, yet Spanier banned Sandusky from using the university’s football facilities with children.
It begs the question, if he did not know the details of Sandusky’s rape of an 8-year old boy, then why did Spanier take such drastic measures to keep him off campus, specifically with children?
Of anyone, Spanier should have known better than to sweep this under the rug because prior to taking the job of president at PSU, he was a renowned family counselor, and thus knew all the right questions to ask and authorities to alert. With this background, there is absolutely no defense for any child being raped by Sandusky after 2002, when McQueary witnessed and pseudo-reported Sandusky for rape of a child in the locker room showers. Yet, there were several. So for Spanier to now quip that his “heart aches if any of these children were hurt” is another slap in the face to these victims.
It is not a matter of “if”. Rather it is a matter of “how”. How are these babies souls going to be made whole again as they enter into adulthood? I pray they all receive intensive therapy so they do not themselves become child predators.
After the criminal prosecution of Sandusky is finished, each and every one of these victims should civilly sue the hell out of Penn State, Mike McQueary, Joe Paterno, the Jerry Sandusky estate, Gary Schultz, Tim Curley, the university police, the Penn State Board of Trustees, and The Second Mile. Had any of these men reported what they saw, or heard, Sandusky would have been stopped and prosecuted years ago. That is why they all should pay for their negligence.
The most touching article written about this Penn State tragedy came from Jason Gay at the Wall Street Journal on Nov. 10, 2011: ‘Not the Time for a LongGoodbye’
The Sandusky Grand Jury Report Can Be Found Here:
A Few Links Regarding The Effects of Child Sexual Abuse Can Be Found Here:
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