Jerry Sandusky is the accused pedophile that was an assistant coach at Penn St.
I'm assuming that he is guilty. The trial is going on now. I base my assumption on what I have personally read. I fully understand due process. I am not a juror on this case. If I were... I wouldn't be communicating on the topic.
If indeed what's being said is true, here's my take on it. (You can substitute Catholic Priest if you like... same difference.)
Jerry Sandusky was allowed ALL ACCESS on the Penn St. campus to molest kids. How did this happen?
It happened because the people of Penn St., and it's fan base, were so FIXATED on the tribal mentality of "winning" that they sold their souls.
They've convinced themselves that the navy and white uniforms are sacred artifacts. They convinced themselves that winning football games is the purpose of their existence. They convinced themselves that bad things are only done by those on the outside of their belief system and outside of their sacred idols and holy shrines. They convinced themselves that athletic ability is far GREATER than intellect or morals.
The concept of winning something that is meaningless is somehow important.
It's SO important that they chose to ignore the consequences. They raised a select few to iconic, God like status in the sole pursuit of winning.
They allowed a select few to act without the rule of law because they were so vain and indifferent.
They tied their identity to those who could "win" to such an extent that they lost their own identity and moral compass.