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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Penn State Meltdown

Photo: the brilliant colors of Autumn on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia The shameful developments at Penn State over child sex abuse are incomprehensible, except in the context of sports. Sports are overly highly regarded in this country to the exclusion of other really important concerns. The sports mentality of too many people is proof of the bread and circuses role that sports play in the U.S. Spectator sports keeps the minds of the masses off of illegal wars, torture, corporate ctiminals, excessive greed, income inequality, and a whole host of other maladies that plague our society. The coverup at Penn State is another symptom of an upside down set of American ethics. Paterno should be ashamed of himself. He should also tell the Penn State jocks to stop rioting and go back to their dorms.

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