Posted by: ourlifewithmpd | November 11, 2011

Penn State

If you don’t know what’s going on over there, you don’t want to. Very, very triggering stuff. You probably don’t want to read the rest of this post.

 

 

For the rest of you, you’re not crazy to feel triggered by this.

Or to be angry.

Or for it to be bringing up ALL the feelings about ALL the abuse you suffered.

The worst part is the people rioting in support of a man who KNEW children were being molested, who was TOLD they were by someone who WITNESSED IT, and who didn’t do even one of the following: 1) grab that man who witnessed the attack and drag him to the police, 2) call the police himself (aren’t colleges mandated reporters??), 3) confront the child molester himself, 4) make sure that the supervisor he told followed up on it … ANY of those things would have meant something.

But it wasn’t his business, he didn’t want to get involved, kids you know sometimes lie, the guy had a reputation to protect, maybe the other guy didn’t see what he saw, yadda yadda yadda …

And the guy’s a good coach! And he’s old! And we like him! He can’t possibly one of those people who stand aside and do nothing while children are being raped!

So yeah.

I just finished reading this and the enormity of it all finally hit me and I was finally able to cry a bit about it. Which is good. Maybe that will help you.

Because the thing that triggers me the most about this whole mess is that it reminds me of ALL THE FUCKING PEOPLE WHO KNEW I was being raped, molested, put into child porn photos, etc., and DID NOTHING.

SAID NOTHING.

Let it happen. To me, to my siblings, and to God knows who else.

By saying and doing nothing, encouraged it to happen. Because silence is tacit agreement, which emboldens these sociopaths to do it again.

Those people are “nice people”. Some are my family members. Some are teachers, police, counselors, etc.

Don’t let it be you.

Because if you see someone hurting a child and let your fear stop you from helping that child then you are the same as these people who stood by and let you be hurt.

I would rather die than let what happened to me happen to someone else. How about you?

 

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