SHORT COMMUNICATION 325
A Classic Example
No one can deny that America’s culture is now chest deep in evil behavior. Evil behavior has significally increased since the year 2000 began. Now, the counterculture philosophy is cruising along at a very clear and fast pace.
This is bad enough, but is adding insult to injury is the averted eyes syndrome, which is the fact that people know and see evil in progress, but they simply look the other way and say and do nothing. That is a classic trait of counterculture people. They have thrown out good core values and brought own evil values.
Penn State University is now paying a very stiff price for exercising the averted eyes syndrome in the form of child sexual abuse. It has led to several officials at the university being fired and severely damaging the legacy of their famous football coach, Joe Paterno, who soon died after everything, was brought to light.
What is going on in the American culture is this: If criminal or immoral activity is going on and it does not directly effect the knowledgeable persons, family, or friends, they all look the other way. Here is a classic example.
An elementary school in Los Angeles, California, got into serious trouble. Considerable inappropriate child abuse was going on for a great many years. It was kept quiet among the faculty members as a classic example of the averted eyes syndrome. At least two faculty members got into serious trouble, and the whole faculty was disbanded and replaced. The child abuse was blatant. One teacher’s bail was set at $23,000,000 million dollars: one million dollars for each year of the abuse.
In the New York City a woman was being raped in the doorway of a closed business. It was a dark knight but the rape was visible because of the lights at night effect. Several people walked by and saw what was going on, but they looked the other way. Thankfully, a police cruiser was passing by, saw what was happening, and the rapist was arrested.
Many people look the other way because they might end up in legal trouble through no fault of their own. Time from work can be lost when they have to testify in court as to what they saw going one. One can accurately say the word syndrome can be changed to dilemma in a small number of cases. In most cases when inappropriate or criminal behavior is going on, the averted eyes syndrome is the very accurate conclusion. And that is what going on to a very large degree. It is a very sad situation to say the least.