There were two incidents in the news that should cause us to stop and ask an important question; if we judge the degree of civilization of a society by the way it treats its weakest members, then how do we measure up?
Those incidents involved the two weakest members in our society; the young and the old.
The Young -The Sandusky trial ended this week with a conviction on 45 of 48 criminal counts related to the alleged assault of 10 boys over a 15-year period. In an earlier blog, I wrote, Do We Need Laws to Protect our Children? Sandusky will get life sentence; just like his victims.
The Old -Karen Klein was a bus lady mercilessly taunted by seventh grade boys.
There was a public outcry on both issues; now come the public apologies.
When are we going to learn that it is better to stop bad behavior in its tracks? Why were there so many Sandusky victims? What was legally done was not enough. Were there no students on the bus that could stand up for the bus lady?
Between the young and old are the rest of us, and we are expected to do the right thing, right away.
Tina Nocera, Founder