Monday, November 14, 2011

Quote of the Day, Jr.


"I enjoy being around children. I enjoy their enthusiasm I just have a good time with them. Everybody needs people to care for them. Sometimes they don't want it. Sometimes they don't understand what you're trying to do, but they want to be disciplined."

-- Jerry Sandusky in a recently uncovered interview with NBC News from 1987

The interview in question is disturbing for a whole host of reasons, given what we now know about Sandusky. But one of the most unsettling things about it is that as you watch it you find yourself feeling as if it should've been obvious what Sandusky was up to. Of course we're tainted by hindsight now, but there's something off about the way Sandusky appears when talking about his relationship with kids. Maybe it's the frightening condition of his teeth, all lupine incisors which make him look like one of the vampires from 30 Days of Night, but it's much, much more than that. I felt like I had seen his mannerisms before -- and in fact I have. That's because years ago I saw a documentary that stayed with me and likely will for the remainder of my life: It's from 1994 and it's called Chicken Hawk.

For those who haven't seen it, it details with a clinical detachment the men who belong to NAMBLA -- the North American Man-Boy Love Association -- and is often told from their point of view. It obviously was met with a metric ton of controversy and indignation when it first opened, and with good reason. But much to its credit, the picture it paints is something I think every adult should see; yes it's gruesome stuff, unbelievably hard to watch at times, but it's also mesmerizing in the way it pulls back the curtain on the way men who molest children think and rationalize their despicable desires. It shows sickness and evil in the most matter-of-fact manner imaginable.

There's just something about the way Sandusky talked, and I get the feeling that if anyone around him had seen this documentary he or she might've at least been suspicious of his motives.

I'm not going to put it up here, but the movie -- in its entirely, I believe -- is posted on YouTube. Although I promise you'll feel like you need a shower afterward, I can't recommend watching it enough as a fascinating window into the mind and soul of people like Jerry Sandusky.

14 comments:

Amy said...

Hell. I feel like I need a shower now.

and someone needs to punch this guy in the face. Hard.

Anonymous said...

There was actually a phenomenal SVU episode about that organization which did an excellent job of bringing their special brand of crazy into very specific focus. I don't think I've ever felt so vomitous as I did after watching that shit.

Anonymous said...

Would someone mind telling me what the NCAA stance is on this? I was told that if these coaches were caught gambling on games (with no students involved) they would be sanctioned. But not for this??? Sorry for the bother but I just what to understand this.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Did anyone read the grand jury report? Holy shit! I think it should be required reading...especially for parents.

Nick said...

30 Days of Night

Now that was a movie...

Dr. Squid said...

Would someone mind telling me what the NCAA stance is on this?

I believe it's something along these lines: if the kids got paid, the NCAA would put SMU on 3 more years probation.

Nick said...

Also?

Let The Right One In.

Too bad Sandusky didn'ttry and get busy with that little girl....

Anonymouse said...

Nine years ago...NINE FUCKING YEARS AGO...the head of the "The Second Mile" was informed that Jerry Sandusky was caught anally raping a child. Not only were the authorities not informed, Jerry was kept in the position that allowed the abuse to continue. This corruption is far beyond just a few people at Penn State. This is an institutional problem that needs to get cut out.

SMU got destroyed for paying players. Terrelle Pryor lost millions of dollars by being blacklisted into the supplemental draft for receiving money and cars in college. Yet a man can continually rape children repeatedly on a campus, with the knowledge of countless people, and all Penn State faces is a public shaming.

I get that the NCAA doesn't really do anything other than collect money and make sure Student Athletes continue to be exploited. But if they allow Penn State to play a bowl game following this fiasco, it just shows they don't give a shit about anything but money.

Mary said...

The way this whole scandal has played out makes me absolutely sick. Can someone please explain to me why Wendell Courtney was not also indicted? He was the Penn State general counsel during the initial investigation at Penn State, and was privy to all of the allegations and police reports as well as the CPS investigation back in '98. At that time he was concurrently general counsel for, yup, you guessed it, Sandusky's charity, the Second Mile. Courtney reportedly NEVER TOLD THE CHARITY ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION. Consequently Sandusky was permitted unfettered access to more kids until 2008. Courtney very quietly resigned from the charity last week, I bet thanking his lucky starts that JoePa and Mc Queary were talking all the heat. (mind you they deserve every bit of the heat they are getting plus more) To me he is just as culpable as the other players in this sickening situation. ALL the men involved, JoePa, McQueary, TimCurly, Gary Shultz, Jack Raykovitz, and Courtney should be charged with child endangerment, accessory to rape and failure to report suspected child abuse. Those with state professional licenses should have them revoked immediately (teachers licenses and therapist licenses as applied - teachers & therapists are required by state and federal law to report such info to police and CPS)

While I am at it, why did the Judge, who set the ridiculously low bail amount for Sandusky not make the court aware that she had connections with the Second Mile Charity? And why was Sandusky allowed to return to his home, with (surprise, surprise), it's backyard abutment to the local elementary school playground? Isn't one of his bail conditions that he not be in proximity or contact with young kids and schools/playgrounds? (Pardon me while I pause a minute to recover from throwing up in my mouth a bit thinking of him sitting in his home watching/leering at all the elementary school kids playing on their school playground just steps from his window.)

LK3 said...

As I told you in the Paypal, I thank you for shining a continued light on this. I am horrified by the reaction and non-reactions by many - I do not have kids and I cannot imagine ever witnessing something like this and not trying to beat the crap out of Sandusky. I do not care if McQueary looked up to him - what on earth do you need to see for you to think on your own? As for all the officials above him...disgraceful. Upset because you had to leave your job not on your terms; upset because you are getting death threats - be thankful you weren't that 10 year old kid and someone else turned a blind eye because football and money mattered more. Imagine how that would feel, ba$tards,

Anonymouse said...

Oh thank the lord, Sandusky, while awaiting trial (where his backyard faces an elementary school), will continue to receive his $59K a year pension from the organization that he used to fish for victims. That cock sucker Gary Schultz who lied to investigators to protect Sandusky got $421,847 as a pension, along with a yearly pension of $331,000 from Penn State. Again, this asshole lied to investigators, perjured himself, and failed to report the rampant abuse he knew of. Who says the anal rape of little boys doesn't pay.

But the important thing is that we NOT pay players.

Mary said...

Let us not forget that Sandusky is collecting a pension from Penn State plus the $150,000 one time payout when he retired. But in reality, that is NOTHING compared to his pay from the Second Mile, where since '98 (the first reports of his being a pedophile were in '98) he has been paid $456,000. source: IRS filings courtesy of and oh yes, they continues to pay him through at least 2010, according to the Second Mile's IRS filings.

Mary said...

I am not sure if the link took in my comment above, if not, Chez, please include this link to the deadspin web page with the details of the IRS filings.

http://tinyurl.com/d5dxaym

robpo said...

In an effort to be more fully informed, I read the Grand Jury report. And I'll say, my desire to crank this fucker in the face with a baseball bat is not lessened. JoePa HAD to go, the two administrator deuschbags had to go, McQueary has to go, and any number of administrators at Second Mile should probably go too. Sandusky should be castrated, jailed in a women's prison, and every word generated by him should be deleted from history.
And I'm boycotting NBC for even interviewing him the other day.
Hitler caused more damage to humanity in summation, but on a scale of morality, Sandusky equals Hitler.