Thursday, November 10, 2011

The fresh Penn State scandal and the old Catholic priest abuse scandal remind me of an important sociobiological truth: members of a brotherhood protect each other, even when they shouldn't.

4 comments:

DR said...

One advantage of an increasingly atomistic society.

Anonymous said...

Brotherhood of what? Sodomy?

Anonymous said...

That's a pretty big brotherhood:

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ycn-10407023

"It actually gets worse. Madden went on to say "When Sandusky quit, everybody knew; not just at Penn State. It was a very poorly kept secret around college football, in general. That is why he never coached in college football again and retired at the relatively young age of 55, young for a coach." Madden also called the Second Mile Foundation "the perfect cover" for Sandusky's scheme."

Average Joe said...

I think that these sex abuse scandals show that the more horrible the crime the more difficult people find it to deal with it. Because the sexual abuse of a child is so horrible, people just found it easier to ignore the problem and hope that someone else would deal with it.