This is a comment by Ginkgo on the post “Talking Myself Out of Murdering Jerry Sandusky“.
“Do you remember the dinner scene at the end of The Color Purple where Whoopi Goldberg finally swoops up a carving knife and holds it to Danny Glover’s throat, and Oprah Winfrey starts coaxing her ‘He ain’t worf, girl he ain’t worf it.’?
“That dad in Texas acted on an emotion we can all identify with and quite a lot of us have actually felt, but he was putting his little girl’s childhood at risk—male disposability works like that. She needs him raising her rather than festering in jail. Fortunately that’s not going to happen, but it could have.
“Anyway, killing Jerry Sandusky would not be vengenance enough. The vengeance I want to see is the destruction of the glamor and glory that all Paterno’s and Sandusky’s supporters enjoyed all those years, that led them to so empower those two monsters and the entire rotten structure of Penn State and its football program. The vengeance I would like to see is machine gun fire raking back and forth and back and forth over the Penn State side of the stadium until there is nothing left alive, because those fans were the source of the power that enabled this ongoing atrocity. Ultimalety they are the guilty parties behind this institutionally protected program of child rape.
“No I don’t really want that. Besides—never happen. But a two minutes hate is cleansing, and then you move on.”
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