By BJ Bjornson
John Scalzi hits it out of the park regarding the ongoing Penn State saga where, as I understand it, students rioted last night in favour of covering up child-rape.
I�ll give you Scalzi�s paragraph where he explains his title:
Here�s what I think about that, right now. I�m a science fiction writer, and one of the great stories of science fiction is �The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas,� which was written by Ursula K. LeGuin. The story posits a fantastic utopian city, where everything is beautiful, with one catch: In order for all this comfort and beauty to exist, one child must be kept in filth and misery. Every citizen of Omelas, when they come of age, is told about that one blameless child being put through hell. And they have a choice: Accept that is the price for their perfect lives in Omelas, or walk away from that paradise, into uncertainty and possibly chaos.
Now, if you do nothing else today, go read his whole post. I can add nothing to it.