All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Jared in the Joint

Jared Fogle made his fortune as the fat guy who lost a lot of weight eating Subway sandwiches.  He grew in fame and fortune as his waist size shrunk.  The same over indulgence that made him fat, according to his own report, lead him to drink and porn, which soon had him visiting prostitutes.

Again according to Jared, he soon found that those distractions were not enough, he stated viewing child pornography.  When those fantasies no longer satisfied him, he made arrangements to try out the real deal.  He doesn't say how long this went on.  What we do know is that he got caught.  His court confirmed victim count is at least 14 individuals, not counting images. He is one sick puppy.

Fogle was sentenced to almost 16 years in federal prison for his crimes.  That's where he met fellow inmate Steven Nigg.

According to WND:
Steven Nigg, 60, beat Fogle until his face was swollen and bloodied during a Jan. 29 fight inside Englewood FCI’s recreation yard, TMZ reported Wednesday. Nigg, who is serving time at the Littleton facility on a gun conviction, was punished with solitary confinement.
Prisons are by nature filled with unhappy people.  Like any other social group the prisoners have a hierarchy.  Where a prisoner finds himself in that hierarchy depends on three factors:
  1. How tough he is
  2. What subgroup (gang) he belongs to
  3. His crime
Drugs, stealing, assault, even murder are all crimes that inmates can rationalize.  Even the crime of rape is rationalized depending on the facts.  One thing they don't rationalize is sex with little kids. 
If an inmate is in for sex with a minor, the facts matter, at least to the other inmates.  A man can be convicted of sex with an underage girl and the other inmates won't care.  "The ho was full grown and said she was 19" is a valid defense in the eyes of the other prisoners.  It might not fly in court, which is why he's doing time, but its not grounds for concern among the prisoners.  It might be illegal, its not evil in their minds.
The guy who gets off on pictures of kids under 5 and has sex with kids under 12 is a freak.  He is evil.  He is something else, at least in the minds of some of the other prisoners.  He is the personification of someone else, someone from many of their pasts.  He is just like the guy that violated them when they were kids.
Except now they can do something about it.  Now they are societies outcasts.  They are already in jail.  They have nothing left to lose, except some rage. 
I don't know that Steven Nigg is an adult survivor of child abuse.  He might not be.  He might be some guy with anger issues that saw an easy mark that the guards and other inmates wouldn't stick up for.  He might have had a beef with Jared over some thing else.  We don't know. 
I'm surprised it hasn't happened before this.  If Jared doesn't toughen up, its going to happen again and again.  Count on it. 

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