|Source: Sean Simmers, THE PATRIOT-NEWS|
The Huffington Post recently published my post on why denial is the real issue when confronting evil. The post was prompted after my editor mentioned that a friend of hers had used the phrase “damnatio memoriae” in reference to an artist who painted over the image of accused molester Jerry Sandusky after the sex-abuse scandal broke.
That led me to think a lot of about the painter’s reaction as well and our own very human impulse to deny the ugliness that is sometimes right in front of us. Go here to read the full article.
(Photo: The image of Sandusky on a mural celebrating Penn State was painted over after the scandal broke. All that is left now is an empty chair.)