It must be by this time evident to all men of reflection,
who are either free from erroneous prepossessions, or
can divest themselves of them, that it is a system so
radically vicious and unsound as to admit not of amendment
but by an entire change in its leading features and characters.
-- Alexander Hamilton, on The Articles of Confederation, the system the Founding Fathers wanted to abolish and replace with their Constitution of The United States*. --.
It came from the heart and from real life experience.
From the head, too -- the speaker identified the problem and proposed a practical solution.
What else could you possibly, reasonably want?
Olympic champion gymnast Aly Raisman gave testimony in court against U.S. Olympics team doctor Larry Nassar. We are giving here the link to the FULL Raisman testimony because mainstream news organizations – apparently terrified of losing megabucks for transmitting the upcoming Olympics -- are omitting (read: censoring) the most important part: Aly´s devastating criticism of the "Olympic family" organizational structure that protected Nassar for decades. Don´t miss her cogent, concise solution. It is the necessary first step.
Here is the CNN censored version of her testimony. Gosh, it´s only a minute and half summary, CNN will tell you: we couldn´t include everything. That´s the reason why the part about the structure being corrupt got left out.
Let me tell you something about censorship from hard experience with having a newspaper column and being on TV. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A REASON.
Now you know why I never listen to the reasons of censors.
Mainstream media want you, dear reader, to believe that the problem was one bad apple. Don´t let them get away with it. The problem is structural through and through. The means CNN et al are part of the problem. They are just as guilty as American Olympics bureau-pathic administrators who failed to listen to abused girls, much less pull the trigger.
Aly noted that Nassar now is “nothing.” Exactly. That is why locking him up is literally and figuratively next to nothing.
That is the same reason why removing this or that individual – Lou Anna Simon, the president of Michagan State, Nassar´s employer, just resigned over the affair – is next to nothing. The resignation of Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics President, is next to something. The resignations of USA Gymnastics top board members, Paul Parilla, Jay Binder, and Bitsey Kelley, are next to nothing.
To begin to wonder how somebody like Nassar could be admitted to medical school in the first place, much less graduate and go on to occupy a position of power and responsibility for decades, is something.
A change of, not in, systems is needed. Hamilton and the Founding Fathers got it right.
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I decided to make this post when today the U.S. Olympic Committee demanded that the entire USA Gymnastics Board resign within six days.
Sorry, Committee, your Dr. Feelgood solution won´t do a thing. The reason is a structure is more than the individuals comprising it at any particular time. It is a tragedy that Committee CEO Scott Blackmun and his colleagues are incapable of seeing the difference.
Or, maybe, they see it only too well.
*“Federalist Paper 22," The Federalist Papers.