Nov 15, 2011

Evil Exists And it Exists at Penn State

 “All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.”

I wonder how it is possible that there are people that do not believe in the existence of evil. Evil is real and you don’t need to look any further than Penn State to confirm that. The actions of one man were evil-beyond any definition of the word. But it was the lack of action by all the other men surrounding him that sat back and did nothing to protect the innocent-that was truly evil.

You can try to argue with me that it’s not against the law to stay quiet and while you would technically be right, there is a moral obligation that is bigger than the law. I wrote a post titled What Would You DoPart 1 and Part 2 that illustrates the point that society is so afraid of stepping in and helping that we allow children to be in danger.

Why are we more afraid of hurting someone’s feelings/reputation/or upsetting them than helping a child? Why did so many people stand back and do nothing at Penn State? Why are the students and community more concerned with winning a football game than protect innocent children?

The riots at Penn State made me sick and I don’t know that my questions can be answered. All I can say to the people who support Joe-read the grand jury report, you’ll be glad he’s gone too. I’ve heard the excuse that people were worried about the school losing money and how many millions of dollars were at stake since Penn State brings in 80 million dollars a year off their TV contract. To those commentators I have one question for you…..

How many millions of dollars per kid was worth winning a football game?

There is no excuse for staying quiet; you become a bad person when you turn your back on evil.

Apathy and evil. The two work hand in hand. They are the same, really.... Evil wills it. Apathy allows it. Evil hates the innocent and the defenseless most of all. Apathy doesn't care as long as it's not personally inconvenienced.

JAKE THOENE, Shaiton's Fire

The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles.

AYN RAND, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

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