Penn State as metaphor for our corrupted, deranged society

James Kuntsler gets it right.

The Penn State football sex scandal, and the depraved response of the university community at all levels, tells whatever you need to know about the spiritual condition of this floundering, rudderless, republic and its ignoble culture.

Fifteen adults knew about the allegations of Sandusky’s behavior before the arrest, and did nothing. By their silence, they participated in a coverup. But of course, one’s career is certainly more important than protecting prepubescent boys from being raped. We must have our priorities. Besides, there’s the moral wonderfulness of Penn State and the millions of dollars that football makes for them to think about too. So what’s a little anal rape compared to that?

Look, maybe I can understand a janitor being hesitant to report it. But the president of Penn State knew too. He could have forced the issue.

But instead, as with Wall Street, we have craven, morally vacant men in positions of power participating in and covering up stomach-turning situations and crimes.

I mean, all the talk about how Penn State football was a moral authority and built character was just absolute bullshit, wasn’t it?

Paterno passed on home to his wife for $1 in July

“I can’t see any tax advantages,” Frolik said. “If someone told me that, my reaction would be, ‘Are they hoping to shield assets in case if there’s personal liability?’ ” He added, “It sounds like an attempt to avoid personal liability in having assets in his wife’s name.”

Penn State may seek immunity after skirting public laws.

Why it seems like just yesterday that Penn State and Paterno were pompously and deceitfully posing as paragons of moral virtue, doesn’t it?