Paterno-ism

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Well now, look at that; they took down Joe Paterno’s statue from outside the Penn State Stadium.  Why?  To make themselves feel better about the culture of excess and abuse they have created and continue to nurture around this country daily?  Football – the commodified and commercialized sport of champions – has become the heroic denouement in this bone-dry graveyard of capital.  How many more of our children, and ourselves, will be sacrificed on this altar of consumption, greed and excess, grinding down our youth in order to enrich the wealthy and distract the Joneses? 

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About kulturcritic

With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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