Several years ago, after reading a formidable but neglected book by Mark Pendergrast called The Most Hated Man in America: Jerry Sandusky and the Rush to Judgment, I joined the small group o f skeptics who have concluded that America’s paramount sexual villain is nothing of the sort. Sandusky, now 77 years old, has been imprisoned since 2012, but he still insists on his innocence, and–believe it or not–there isn’t a shred of credible evidence that he ever molested anyone. Indeed, it is now known Saint Sanduskyhat he was physically as well as morally incapable of doing so.For more details, see Crews Saint Sandusky and Sandusky: The House of Cards.
One of the above essays was supposed to be published in a Catholic magazine, but it chickened out because it did not want to be perceived as Catholics defending child molesters.
But Sandusky was not a child molesters, and Catholics do not defend sex crimes.
The two biggest child molestation trials of the past 20 years were Sandusky and Michael Jackson. Now it appears that both were physically incapable of doing what they were accused of doing. Both loved kids and adopted kids, but neither had any natural kids. Reportedly Jackson was chemically castrated as a child in order to preserve his high-pitched voice.
The multiple charges from each of several accusers appear doubly absurd when they are regarded collectively. ... At that time Jerry, already in his sixties, was suffering from prostatitis, dizzy spells, kidney cysts, a brain aneurysm, a hernia, bleeding hemorrhoids, chest pains, headaches, hypothyroidism, drowsiness, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.Crews is a retired English professor who previously made a reputation exposing Sigmund Freud as a crackpot. You would think that it would be obviously that Freud was a big phony, and that we would not need an English professor to tell us. But certain ethnic groups and professional interests propped up his reputation for a century.
Those were not the only medical conditions that would have discouraged priapic feats. Jerry had been born with vestigial testicles that left him almost devoid of testosterone and incapable of fathering children, much less of raping them. He was closer to a eunuch than a satyr. And, revealingly, his conspicuous deformity went unremarked by every “victim,” including all thirty-six who would eventually divide Penn State’s settlement fund.
This is one of those subjects that causes me to believe most people, including highly educated people, are sheep incapable of independent thinking. There is just no way an intelligent rational person can believe in Freud or these convictions, unless he is just parroting nonsense.