Skip to comments.At Penn Stateís stadium, profanity, scorn greet one fatherís protest
Posted on 11/15/2011 5:45:26 AM PST by LSUfan
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. In the middle of Curtin Road, John Matko held one handwritten sign in his right hand and rested another against his jeans. Two inches of black tape obscured Penn States logo on the 34-year-old fathers hat, as he tried to ignore the jeers, slaps and beer hurled at him.
Put abused kids first, one of Matkos signs read. Dont be fooled, they all knew. Tom Bradley, everyone must go.
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True, but it's simple human nature to be less rigorous in vetting the source when they're agreeing with you (or at least telling you what you want to hear).
That's spelled "über alles", fwtw. You're right though. The Nazi crowd controllers indeed adapted many motifs from American college football. Clearly they recognized just how effective at firing up a controlled crowd and instilling group loyalty they were.
American College Football Cheerleading and the Nazi Salute:
US wartime intelligence believed the Nazi salute may have been copied from American cheerleaders based on the views of one of the Fuhrer's best friends in the 1920s, Ernst Hanfstaengl.
The Office of Strategic Services explains how Hitler developed the salute: "In 1923 he adored American football marches and college songs. The 'Sieg Heil' used in all political rallies is a direct copy of the technique used by American football cheerleaders."
It continues: "The American college type of music was used to excite the German masses who had been used to very dry-as-dust political lectures."
-- slightly digested from http://www.breakingnews.ie/archives/2001/0728/world/kfsnmhsnsn/
What happened at Penn State is not about college football. It is about Penn State. These terrible crimes were not occurring anywhere else. The Penn State coaching staff and its odd culture resemble no other football program in America.
The secretive culture of corruption that allowed a monster like Jerry Sandusky to hide out in the open within its midst was, is and, hopefully, always will be unique to Penn State under Joe Paterno.
Ostrich-like thinking there, fan-person.
To refuse to confront or acknowledge a problem.
I am not refusing to acknowledge or confront a problem. The fact is, Joe Paterno covered up for a child molester at Penn State. Penn State has a huge problem. But there is not even any suggestion that anything like this occurred elsewhere.
Couple this with all the truly unique (and now apparently creepy) aspects of Penn State’s closed, secretive, insular culture and it is as clear as the nose on your face that the problem exists at Penn State and blaming “college football” would be a cop out pure and simple.
I don't think there's anything "sudden" about it. It's human nature to trust those who back your point of view (this should be abundantly evident when reading threads about the various GOP candidates).
The particular soil of big time college football brings out many forms of crops. The Paterno-Sandusky harvest is only one. Other programs will have similar crops.