An Ordinary American blogs about the epidemic of bullying, and the demands of parents to have the schools do something about it.
You know, like passing more anti-gun legislation; it solves the problem, and shows the people the government is there to solve all their problems.
Bullies do what they do because they do not respect the person they are picking on. Fear generates a healthy dose of respect. If you don’t believe me, ask any veteran who went through boot camp. We feared our drill instructors and knew, without a doubt, that they could kick our ass seven ways sideways to Sunday.
But because THEY also knew it, the need to “bully” wasn’t there. By the end of our eight or twelve weeks of basic military training, mutual respect had been achieved.
You can achieve the same thing in the civilian world in eight to twelve seconds if you simply stand up to the SOB who is bullying you and promise what we called “violence of action” and have every intention of following through.
It’s a mindset you have to acquire, which is why we’re such a spineless nation ruled by bullies. It’s much easier to run whining to the government to make more laws against bullying than it is to stand up to them and/or teach our kids how to stand up to them.
Spare me the talk about lawyers and courts and police. Simply STANDING UP to a damned bully will win three-fourths of the battles. Tell them to kiss your ass and howl at the moon.
If you live in fear, it is because you choose to live in fear. Bullies are nothing new, nor is standing up to them.
But again, we choose to be spineless.
And to prove it, our U.S. Government is the biggest bunch of bullies there are, and we don’t even have the guts to vote their asses out of office.
That last part of the quote is the core result of not addressing this issue.