Former Penn State players, Franco Harris, Rudy Glocker and Christian Marrone are passing around a letter for other athletes to sign, criticizing the Freeh Report as being "highly flawed and factually insufficient." They plan to publish the letter in The Wall Street Journal and other large publications. But if they truly want to help Penn State, they need to throw that letter in the trash.
Pages - Menu
- Public Health & Applied History
- Human Rights
- The Middle East
- African History & Politics
- Racism and the African-American Experience
- Philosophy of History
- Religion & Spirituality
- עברית, 普通話, Français, Русский язык
- The Environment
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
|Multiple Universes Interpretation|
Friday, July 13, 2012
|Penn State riot after Paterno Firing|
Kristallnacht or the "Night of Broken Glass" refers to a tragic series of events, which occurred on November 9, 1938. Mobs of young Nazis took to the streets of Berlin and other German cities, shouting "Heil Hitler." They smashed the windows of Jewish-owned stores and synagogues, and as a lynching-hysteria took hold of the crowds, roving bands bludgeoned to death whatever Jews they could find. I do not mean to belittle the horrors and tragedy of the subsequent Holocaust by comparing it with the dozen or so victims of Penn State molestation scandal, however repugnant. But I do want to respond to the growing chorus of voices who insist that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) should not impose a "death penalty" on the Penn State football program. Their reasoning is that "such drastic actions would unfairly harm those who had nothing to do with the scandal." This is where Kristallnacht might offer useful insights into the nature of fanaticism, as it unfolded at Penn State. What were the good citizens of Germany doing that evening as Nazi mobs smashed and killed? Where in fact were they?
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Seldom if ever have I read an essay as powerful and real as Chris Hedges' "How to Think." I have to thank friends Florence Tate and Malik Chaka for forwarding it, and thus making sure that this piece of wisdom arrived in my email box on a day when my soul scavenged for nourishment. I am copying this essay in its entirety below.
Monday, July 2, 2012
|Charges dropped against tanning addict|
As for Gricar's March 2005 disappearance, had the public not been exposed this week to a level of moral depravity on the part of Penn State officials that leaves one gasping for air, questions would not be popping up all over the place as to whether the missing district attorney had been murdered. The motive would have been to stop him from re-opening the Jerry Sandusky case.
Gricar's jurisdiction had encompassed Penn State University. He vanished shortly after learning that an eye-witness to Sandusky's rape of one child, had come forth with evidence that might allow him to re-open the case. Gricar's red mini coop was found parked at an area shopping mall. Sometime later the county-issued laptop was fished out of the Susquehanna River, in the same vicinity as the missing car. The computer hard drive turned up three months later in the same river, but water damage had made whatever data it contained irretrievable.
Newly discovered emails reveal that football coach Joe Paterno may have initiated a cover-up that the University's President, Graham Spanier and vice-President Gary Schultz, carried out. These university administrators had lied to the grand jury about their involvement in suppressing an investigation into Sandusky's behavior. None of them showed any concern whatsoever for the fate of children that Sandusky would continue to molest.
|Missing Pennsylvania district attorney|