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Evil's Great Advantage
A basic advantage in America's modern cultural deterioration has been gaining momentum during the past several years, and it has greatly helped evil behavior to have a pronounced foothold in the culture. This advantage not only helps criminal behavior, it greatly helps immoral behavior to gain momentum as well. This advantage has a special name: It is called the averted eyes syndrome. It is like a green light for evil to go ahead unnoticed.
The averted eyes syndrome takes place when knowledge of evil is being done at the moment or over a period of a short time, but because the evil behavior does not affect one personally, or a friend, or a family member, the knowledgeable person looks the other way and lets the evil continue. This is happening a great deal in America's culture now.
The averted eyes syndrome takes place anywhere at any time. Recently, the mass media in the U.S. focused on two very serious cases of this evil behavior. The two cases involve a famous university (Penn State) and a large elementary school in the Los Angeles area. Child abuse went on for decades while coaches, teachers, and school officials looked the other way. Now a very stiff price has to be paid. One elementary school teacher is behind bars and his bail is set at $23,000,000 million dollars, because he is accused of abusing 23 students over a long period of time while others' eyes were being averted.
Also recently in a large city (New York City) a woman was being beaten and raped in the entrance way to a closed business at 1 A.M. on a main street. A man happened to walk by and refused to answer her screams or look at what was actually going on. Fortunately, a police car happened to be driving past the scene, and the policeman rescued the woman and arrested the rapist. There was no averted eyes syndrome by the policeman.
The police are among the few who do not resort to or participate in the practice of averting one's eyes. They have the legal right to intervene at any time something not right is going on. So the wise thing is to do the right thing at all times and remember one important thing: They always see us before we ever see them, Speeders will always attest to that.