Alumnus Jessi Lillo speaks out on Joe Paterno’s statue
Tear down JoePa’s statue? Abolish Penn State football? Close down the University? Yes, wonderful ideas. But only a beginning.
Right after that we need to tear down Mt. Rushmore, the Washington monument and any other statue, building, park or plaque that honors or bears the name of any of our elder statesmen who owned slaves. After all, thes…e men and those in their employ systematically raped, tortured and starved the generations of human slaves they owned. We must then redesign all of our currency because nearly every coin or banknote depicts one of these despicable humans. No matter that recalling and exchanging all U.S, hard currency will completely crash our economy (so what, those guys were bastards and our currency is offensive because of it?) because step 4 of the plan involves burning the Constitution. Those jackasses considered Blacks one fifth of a person and allowed those they governed to hang, beat and rape Black citizens for nearly 200 years without penalty.
Now that the little stuff (slavery, the Holocaust, institutional racism and rape by men of God)is obliterated, we can move on to what is REALLY wrong in the world- college football.
The ACC, Big Ten, and NCAA must go. One of these bodies allowed the other two to acquire universities with documented institutional cover-ups of multiple rapes and other crimes by their football players and staff. Granted, these crimes were against women and therefore not heinous enough to warrant the firing of a coach or anything, but we must wipe them out anyway. Carnegie Mellon has to go too. Do you know how many children were exploited and killed during the industrial revolution?