Snagged by Pat Darnell | July 28, 2012 | Bryan TX
Someday, somewhere in the far off future some one will say: "Wow, they played a game called 'football' back then?!" Can you imagine this convicted pedophile, as a coach, giving your child advice?
"You see, Plimpton, once you have been 'knocked out' it becomes easier to be knocked out."Penn State, JPMorgan Chase, and the War on Youth - Truthdig: " Henry A. Giroux, Truthout, July 12, 2012"
The message is clear. Once again, crime pays for the rich and powerful. We can only understand what happened to the young victims at Penn State if we also acknowledge what recently was revealed about the criminal actions against children exhibited by GlaxoSmithKline. In this instance, Glaxo illegally marketed Paxil to children, gave kickbacks to doctors and made false claims about the drug even though one major clinical trial found “that teens who took the drug for depression were more likely to attempt suicide than those receiving placebo pills.” Penn State and Glaxo are symptomatic of a much larger shift in the culture and the relations of power that shape it.'via Blog this'
Can somebody come out in support of the poor folks art Penn State? Who? Rick Santorum? YIKES!!!!
Santorum Defends Penn State, Paterno Jul 27, 2012 [HERE]
" ... Connect these dots and Penn State becomes only one shameful and corrupt marker in a much larger scandal that reveals an ongoing and aggressive war on youth. Everywhere we look, young people are under siege. Twenty percent of young people live in poverty and over 42 percent live in low-income homes. Young people now find themselves in debt, jobless, incarcerated or unemployed. Stories about young people being denied the right to vote, being abused in juvenile detention centers, taking on jobs that pay the minimum wage or worse living at home with their parents while unemployed and facing a bleak future rarely seem to arouse the concerns of the American public or its governing politicians. All the while, the ruling corporate and financial elite use their power to punish those marginalized by class, race and ethnicity - slashing social benefits, increasing tuition, refusing to abolish punitive bankruptcy laws, denigrating young people as lazy and refusing overall to invest in their future. The Penn State scandal has to be understood within a broader political, economic, and cultural landscape. Not only is it symptomatic of a growing culture of cruelty, hyper-masculinity, big money, big sports empires, corporate power, academic illiteracy, and the unchecked power of the privileged elite, but also as part of a larger war on youth, public values, and the democratic mission of the university and any other non-commodified public sphere. (Jul 14, 2012. Caitlinator (CC BY 2.0)By Henry A. Giroux, Truthout)... "