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2012-10-10 02:47:02 AM  

ExcaliburPrime111: Aulus: Interesting this should come out now.

Last week, my 13 year old granddaughter was being verbally harassed at her middle school by some boys who have been pulling this shiat since 6th grade. She got pissed off and punched one of them out. for that, she got sent home for the rest of the day. When her step-father went down to the school to pick her up and inquire about the incident, he asked what happened to the boys. They refused to tell him any more than that they "had consequences."

WTF?

Today, I learned the boy was joking about it in front of my granddaughter and she replied, "Yeah, it's pretty funny you got punched out by a girl."

I've got a feeling things are going to get interesting, especially since her mother, my daughter, is going down there for parent/teacher conferences tomorrow with fire in her eye. She's 6'1" and doesn't suffer fools.

What do you mean by "verbal harassment?" It is not all right to punch people, although I am glad that all the school did was send her home for the day. The boys should also be punished, but children will tease other children, and your grand daughter should learn to respond in words (like she did the second time,) or ignore the dolts. Violence should only be employed to defend against violence.


Yup, you are right.

However, when the harassment has gone on for two years and the school has done exactly zip to stop it, despite all their claims of stopping bullying, I think she can be excused for losing it, just that once.

Also, as you might have missed it, she is responding back now with words but the boys now also know that when it crosses the line, they are not safe.
 
2012-10-10 02:47:43 AM  

BolloxReader: Wayne 985: doglover: Suspended for three days for fighting back?

That's the saddest thing I ever heard.

Yeah, this crap happens a lot. Happened to a friend of mine back in junior high more than a decade ago and it's still happening.

Punched in the face and you hit back? That's a suspension, if you're lucky. Administrators "can't pick sides."

I used to not fight back for just that reason. My mom was told when I was in the 4th grade by the principal that if I managed to hurt the bullies, he would make sure that I didn't get in trouble for it. He knew I wasn't a troublemaker and that they started the fights.

/started taking martial arts after that
//parents had me yanked and put into a private school before I could take up the principal's suggestion


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/Will Smith Chicken Sandwich
 
2012-10-10 02:49:48 AM  

ongbok: farkingismybusiness: doglover: Mitrovarr: Sounds like the easiest three assault and battery convictions in the world. So what if they're kids? Charge them as juveniles. Throw them in juvy for a while. Make an example. In all honesty, if they assaulted someone in front of an adult with a video camera, they need a serious wake-up call right now anyway - that might do the job where other things have failed.

It's the Mail. Taking them seriously means we have to doubt children as a concept even exist now, let alone any of these kids bullied one another or the township is real or the kids aren't just some actors.

The majority of the Daily Mail stories come from a soundstage in Essex.

Here is the original story with the reporter that was involved explaining what had happened. By the way the bully didn't care about the camera crew being there and how the school said it is working to identify the bully from the tape, I'm pretty sure that the bullies are kids of either very prominent rich people in the community, school administrators, or high ranking cops.


I dunno. This sounds suspiciously like the Squishy Tits storyline in Wilfred.
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2012-10-10 02:52:44 AM  

Mazzic518: AverageAmericanGuy: Bullying is not something you can just "get over". It becomes part of who you are and your outlook towards others is shaped by your bad experiences.

I wasn't bullied. Rather, I was a bully, in the broadest sense of the term. I've held many kids by their ankles and dunked them in the toilet. I've stolen their books and locked their lockers with padlocks. It's something that I've grown out of, but I still carry around a little bit of that in me.

Telling someone to get over it is pretty callous. It negates their experiences and feelings. Rather, we should find ways to accept it as something that happened in the past and move on, accepting that there are scars that may never fully heal over.

I now have you favorited as "Blue : Douche"


Cool! I hope it's a nice blue like Blue 3.
 
2012-10-10 02:57:01 AM  

farkingismybusiness: ongbok: farkingismybusiness: doglover: Mitrovarr: Sounds like the easiest three assault and battery convictions in the world. So what if they're kids? Charge them as juveniles. Throw them in juvy for a while. Make an example. In all honesty, if they assaulted someone in front of an adult with a video camera, they need a serious wake-up call right now anyway - that might do the job where other things have failed.

It's the Mail. Taking them seriously means we have to doubt children as a concept even exist now, let alone any of these kids bullied one another or the township is real or the kids aren't just some actors.

The majority of the Daily Mail stories come from a soundstage in Essex.

Here is the original story with the reporter that was involved explaining what had happened. By the way the bully didn't care about the camera crew being there and how the school said it is working to identify the bully from the tape, I'm pretty sure that the bullies are kids of either very prominent rich people in the community, school administrators, or high ranking cops.

I dunno. This sounds suspiciously like the Squishy Tits storyline in Wilfred.
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I love Wilfred.
 
2012-10-10 03:00:29 AM  

Pete_T_Mann: PacManDreaming: One man's torture, intimidation, humiliation and assault are another man's fun, mirth, delight and merriment⸮

Yeah, that video was pretty damn funny. I guess it was supposed to be serious and
solemn, like seeing a rape or murder caught on tape, but I couldn't stop chuckling.

Wayne 985: Punched in the face and you hit back? That's a suspension, if you're lucky. Administrators "can't pick sides."

Sure they can. A repeat offender gets in a fight with a straight A student that's never had any problems and you think they should get the same punishment?


You misunderstand. I'm ridiculing the administrators for their poor judgment.
 
2012-10-10 03:00:58 AM  
The "Two students fighting are punished equally" bullshiat was present when I was in high school. It set up an easy system for bullies to abuse, as anyone who was concerned about keeping a clean record wouldn't report it. Seriously, I got detention for reporting that someone punched me. The other student was also given detention. We were then released at the same time from detention to an empty school with no witnesses, he kicked my ass. I didn't report it, because then I'd have been suspended.

fark this system.
 
2012-10-10 03:05:30 AM  
So these assholes are on film committing a crime. Why aren't they expelled and in jail?
 
2012-10-10 03:05:40 AM  
And I agree with the poster about them likely being well connected. Let me share a story from my junior high school years.
There was a gang of five punks. They did what they wanted and the teachers oddly never corrected them. At the time Magic the Gathering was very popular. The whole library would be filled at lunch with kids quietly playing the game... until the punks walk in and start snatching decks. Just walk up and take it from you. You're just a kid, you call for help, the librarian pretends not to see them. They demand you pay them to get your deck back, you either pay or you never see it again. Eventually we got fed up and we organized. One genius among us organized a petition, we all signed it, and we made a big show presenting it to the principal. It detailed the attacks, names of the attackers, all our signatures, we were really proud of it. Next day, Magic the Gathering was banned.

Oh, it gets better.

Those same punks started wearing their hats backwards as a gang sign, and would harass anyone else wearing their hats backwards. Principal's solution: hats are banned at school. No exceptions. That means our student store sold hats with the school insignia, but you couldn't wear it on school grounds.

Why yes, they WERE the crotchfruit of well connected individuals.
 
2012-10-10 03:07:48 AM  

ongbok: farkingismybusiness: doglover: Mitrovarr: Sounds like the easiest three assault and battery convictions in the world. So what if they're kids? Charge them as juveniles. Throw them in juvy for a while. Make an example. In all honesty, if they assaulted someone in front of an adult with a video camera, they need a serious wake-up call right now anyway - that might do the job where other things have failed.

It's the Mail. Taking them seriously means we have to doubt children as a concept even exist now, let alone any of these kids bullied one another or the township is real or the kids aren't just some actors.

The majority of the Daily Mail stories come from a soundstage in Essex.

Here is the original story with the reporter that was involved explaining what had happened. By the way the bully didn't care about the camera crew being there and how the school said it is working to identify the bully from the tape, I'm pretty sure that the bullies are kids of either very prominent rich people in the community, school administrators, or high ranking cops.


Or they hold key positions on the football team. If you are important enough in sports, you can even get away with rape.
 
2012-10-10 03:11:23 AM  

Aulus: Yup, you are right.

However, when the harassment has gone on for two years and the school has done exactly zip to stop it, despite all their claims of stopping bullying, I think she can be excused for losing it, just that once.

Also, as you might have missed it, she is responding back now with words but the boys now also know that when it crosses the line, they are not safe.


No, hes not right. Theres nothing wrong with some people getting a good solid smack in the face, especially when they're provoking someone. Really, it should happen more often. As a matter of fact, it should happen all the time to people like Bloomberg and Limbaugh. You should be proud of your granddaugter, she stopped putting up with their crap and gave em a smack. I'd take that over some mealy larva-child anyday.

Wayne 985: Pete_T_Mann: PacManDreaming: One man's torture, intimidation, humiliation and assault are another man's fun, mirth, delight and merriment⸮

Yeah, that video was pretty damn funny. I guess it was supposed to be serious and
solemn, like seeing a rape or murder caught on tape, but I couldn't stop chuckling.

Wayne 985: Punched in the face and you hit back? That's a suspension, if you're lucky. Administrators "can't pick sides."

Sure they can. A repeat offender gets in a fight with a straight A student that's never had any problems and you think they should get the same punishment?

You misunderstand. I'm ridiculing the administrators for their poor judgment.


My bad. Broken meter I reckon. Or maybe opiates.
 
2012-10-10 03:12:40 AM  

Aulus: Interesting this should come out now.

Last week, my 13 year old granddaughter was being verbally harassed at her middle school by some boys who have been pulling this shiat since 6th grade. She got pissed off and punched one of them out. for that, she got sent home for the rest of the day. When her step-father went down to the school to pick her up and inquire about the incident, he asked what happened to the boys. They refused to tell him any more than that they "had consequences."

WTF?

Today, I learned the boy was joking about it in front of my granddaughter and she replied, "Yeah, it's pretty funny you got punched out by a girl."

I've got a feeling things are going to get interesting, especially since her mother, my daughter, is going down there for parent/teacher conferences tomorrow with fire in her eye. She's 6'1" and doesn't suffer fools.


A friend's daughter was picked on by a boy outside of the school (at the local movie theater). Her father bought her a taser, though she's not allowed to take that to school. If there's ever a repeat of the incident, the kids in for a rather shocking surprise.
 
2012-10-10 03:14:40 AM  

Securitywyrm: The "Two students fighting are punished equally" bullshiat was present when I was in high school. It set up an easy system for bullies to abuse, as anyone who was concerned about keeping a clean record wouldn't report it. Seriously, I got detention for reporting that someone punched me. The other student was also given detention. We were then released at the same time from detention to an empty school with no witnesses, he kicked my ass. I didn't report it, because then I'd have been suspended.

fark this system.


You usually have 2 types of bullies in high schools. The kids that are just bad seeds and don't care about their high school record. And the kids whose parents or family are prominent members of the community, so they aren't afraid of getting caught because they know nothing will happen to them.

The system were the victim of the bully gets suspended for fighting back is bs because the only way to stop most bullies is to fight back. When you fight back, even though you may not win, the bully will move on to a target that will be less work. Now if you punish both the bully and the victim for fighting back, you are taking away the victim's only defense from a bully because the bully doesn't care about being punished, or knows they won't be. However the victim usually is a person that does care about school so therefore won't fight back and jeopardize their school performance.
 
2012-10-10 03:17:26 AM  
MIchael Doerrer needs to be punched in the face. Acknowledging the problem but punishing this kid for finally standing up for himself? fark him.
 
2012-10-10 03:18:20 AM  
Dear Bullies,

Columbine.


Regards,
Bullied Kids.
 
2012-10-10 03:20:30 AM  

OgreMagi: If you are important enough in sports, you can even get away with rape.


Is this about Big Ben?
 
2012-10-10 03:21:23 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: AbbeySomeone: AlwaysRightBoy: Earguy: I hate the word "bully". Say it a few times and it even stops sounding like a real word. Bully. Bullying. Bullied. What does it mean?

Let's start using some other terms: torture, intimidation, humiliation, assault.

But they're just kids being kids!!!!

/likes your terms better

Some adults still behave this way. It is a personality defect.

I have a 42-year-old guy at work who's one of the biggest bullys I know.

/I keep telling him he needs therapy


purely psychosomatic

/Lie down on the couch!
//What does that mean?
 
2012-10-10 03:22:36 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: Bullies are untouchables typically, both from the students and the despicable faculty (some of them are good people though).


Oh, God. Yes, for some reason just yesterday I was recalling my horrible time in Middle School and how I was bullied by just about everyone in that place (it was kind of a ghetto school of almost all hispanic kids; technically I'm hispanic but I don't really look it in the classical way, and I was newly removed from suburbia to this place, so I really was an easy target as an "other"...)

I would complain to the teachers about somebody kicking me or destroying my stuff or throwing food at me. All they'd do was say "Well, who was it?" Answer: I DON'T KNOW! (Seriously, it's not like they go and introduce themselves before they spit cola in your face.) And so the teachers couldn't or wouldn't do anything.

Very frustrating!
 
2012-10-10 03:22:39 AM  

Mock26: Dear Bullies,

Columbine.


Regards,
Bullied Kids.


I thought that wasn't true?
 
2012-10-10 03:22:51 AM  

Wayne 985: doglover: Suspended for three days for fighting back?

That's the saddest thing I ever heard.

Yeah, this crap happens a lot. Happened to a friend of mine back in junior high more than a decade ago and it's still happening.

Punched in the face and you hit back? That's a suspension, if you're lucky. Administrators "can't pick sides."


I can and do.

I've flipped a desk "by accident" to get at someone's hand when one group of boys was making what looked like tin foil wedges to launch at an autistic kid.

It took a lot of willpower to remember I'm not allowed to actually discipline students by my contract and that dragging the boys out of the classroom and making them kneel on the floor and stare at the wall, as they did to violent bullies in my previous (read: better) school. Lucky for all of us, the boys were only making paper wedges from normal paper. They've also been much calmer for a year. I think other teachers have stepped in, too.

But in Japan you've got those 3 year classes you're ALWAYS with all day everyday. So if someone is the bullied kid, it gets BAD. They literally can be bullied to death. While teen suicide rates in Japan are now lower than the US slightly, it's as much because of things like windows that are welded shut and new, jump proof gates in the subway platforms as any real cultural advancement.


But you can always take a side and you should always side AGAINST bullies.
 
2012-10-10 03:23:39 AM  
the Daily Fail is trolling you good folks. the kid is wearing his hair like a five year old dressed in a sailor suit by his doting momma. a nun could take one glance and would want to kick the crap out of this twink.
 
2012-10-10 03:25:00 AM  
Punched in the face and you hit back? That's a suspension, if you're lucky. Administrators "can't pick sides."

They can, but I'm sure in today's society they face strict ramifications against it.

CSB time- I wasn't bullied too much in junior high, and not at all in high school. I did get in one fight with a guy I had never had issues with before in 8th grade. He put me in a headlock/chokehold for some unknown reason in drafting class. After struggling proved futile, I responded by hitting him in the head with a t-square. That got him to let go and step back, after which he gave a right to the jaw and I just took it. The teacher saw the punch and gave the other kid detention after we each told our side. Teacher then told me "next time, use a hammer".

Never had ANY issues after that one.
 
2012-10-10 03:28:19 AM  
I'm glad the news crew didn't let their responsibility as adults get in the way of their story.

/eyeroll
 
2012-10-10 03:31:49 AM  

The Southern Dandy: I'm glad the news crew didn't let their responsibility as adults get in the way of their story.

/eyeroll


They were afraid of the bullies also.
 
2012-10-10 03:32:39 AM  

doglover: But you can always take a side and you should always side AGAINST bullies.


You probably wouldn't be surprised to hear that teachers will oftentimes not only take the side of the bullies, but will also single out the bullied kid in class, increasing the torment for him.
 
2012-10-10 03:35:36 AM  
My old man used to tell me stories about a one-armed bully that terrorized him in high school. There was this kid that had lost half an arm in a farming accident as a child, so he had one full arm, one overly muscled half-arm, and was a total asshole. He would pick fights with bigger kids, wacking them with this bony, muscly knob, and the other kids would get in trouble because no kid missing his arm could be anything other than a victim.

I had a similar experience when I was in high school, with an asshole that would take off his prosthetic leg and beat kids with it, and then complain that they attacked him.
 
2012-10-10 03:40:58 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: But you can always take a side and you should always side AGAINST bullies.

You probably wouldn't be surprised to hear that teachers will oftentimes not only take the side of the bullies, but will also single out the bullied kid in class, increasing the torment for him.


Just look at Ender Wiggin.
 
2012-10-10 03:42:26 AM  

farkingismybusiness: AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: But you can always take a side and you should always side AGAINST bullies.

You probably wouldn't be surprised to hear that teachers will oftentimes not only take the side of the bullies, but will also single out the bullied kid in class, increasing the torment for him.

Just look at Ender Wiggin.


The police chief's kid on the Simpson's?
 
2012-10-10 03:43:23 AM  

farkingismybusiness: Wayne 985: doglover: Suspended for three days for fighting back?

That's the saddest thing I ever heard.

Yeah, this crap happens a lot. Happened to a friend of mine back in junior high more than a decade ago and it's still happening.

Punched in the face and you hit back? That's a suspension, if you're lucky. Administrators "can't pick sides."

I usually fought my fights outside of school. It was hilarious going to the administrators office the next day with a bruised swollen hand and a black eye and denying absolutely everything.

"Now we know you were in a fight. We have several sources."
"I have no idea what you're talking about."
"We've heard there is a video tape of the fight."
"I have no idea what you're talking about."
"Well I guess you're just like your brothers. Go back to class."

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When I was in the Navy I loaned a shipmate 50 bucks and 3 pay days later he finally told me straight out he had no intention of paying me back. The next night I threw all of his possessions over-board (I knew where he kept his locker key). A few days later we had a fight and after that I got pulled into the MC's office and he asked me to file a report. I told him I slipped going down the stairs and hit my head on the scuttlebutt. He looked at me and said "You're a good sailor, most now a days are pussies and would rat out their shipmates".
 
2012-10-10 03:43:44 AM  

Apos: Stupid tag was busy being bullied,then?


By the Asinine tag. Why do you ask?
 
2012-10-10 03:45:03 AM  
Fat newscaster lady, take note. THIS is bullying.
 
2012-10-10 03:45:31 AM  
So, how do we know this is bullying? Maybe the kid did something to deserve getting his azz handed to him by an upperclassman. Happened to me plenty.
 
2012-10-10 03:46:28 AM  

Wayne 985: doglover: Suspended for three days for fighting back?

That's the saddest thing I ever heard.

Yeah, this crap happens a lot. Happened to a friend of mine back in junior high more than a decade ago and it's still happening.

Punched in the face and you hit back? That's a suspension, if you're lucky. Administrators "can't pick sides."


At which point, I wonder, can the school be sued as accessory to assault and battery?
 
2012-10-10 03:48:12 AM  
Romney was a school bully. It's pretty well documented.
 
2012-10-10 03:50:10 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: But you can always take a side and you should always side AGAINST bullies.

You probably wouldn't be surprised to hear that teachers will oftentimes not only take the side of the bullies, but will also single out the bullied kid in class, increasing the torment for him.


I don't think it's surprising.

You gotta realize some people are literally asking for it. They do everything possible to piss everyone off all the time, and they play the martyr card when everyone's pissed at them. They're like little North Koreas. Those kids aren't really being bullied by bullies so much as they're poisoning their own life. You can do everything and anything you can think of and they'll STILL be bullied because they're the root of the problem. But those kids are very few and far between. No more than one per school in my experience.

FAR, FAR more common, and the cause of more than a little of my liver damage from drinking, are the teachers who are forced to put up with poisoned classrooms by retarded rules and regulations that prevent any real discipline from being enforced. I have a friend with two kids. He can't afford to lose his teaching job or even take a pay cut. He's got a kid in one of his schools now who cuts himself and drinks his own blood in class because the other kids are so cruel to him all the time he's broken in the head now.

And there's very little you can do except try to let the anger go because you don't get to spend much time with the classes and honestly they don't pay you enough to get that involved in your free time, because you have to work three jobs just to make your own ends meet.

So yeah, you can point to rare cases as evidence of something, but I don't give two shiats. Bullies are ALWAYS bad and standing up to them is ALWAYS the right choice.
 
2012-10-10 03:52:17 AM  

Securitywyrm: The "Two students fighting are punished equally" bullshiat was present when I was in high school. It set up an easy system for bullies to abuse, as anyone who was concerned about keeping a clean record wouldn't report it. Seriously, I got detention for reporting that someone punched me. The other student was also given detention. We were then released at the same time from detention to an empty school with no witnesses, he kicked my ass. I didn't report it, because then I'd have been suspended.

fark this system.


I was suspended in middle school after a boy pulled my hair in class and when we went to lunch, I kicked him in the back down the stair well. Granted, from their side, I was the bully.
 
2012-10-10 03:59:57 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Bullying is not something you can just "get over". It becomes part of who you are and your outlook towards others is shaped by your bad experiences.

I wasn't bullied. Rather, I was a bully, in the broadest sense of the term. I've held many kids by their ankles and dunked them in the toilet. I've stolen their books and locked their lockers with padlocks. It's something that I've grown out of, but I still carry around a little bit of that in me.

Telling someone to get over it is pretty callous. It negates their experiences and feelings. Rather, we should find ways to accept it as something that happened in the past and move on, accepting that there are scars that may never fully heal over.


From now on, you get the Dennis Leary voice in head.
I bet you even have a nice hardwood floor.
 
2012-10-10 04:00:02 AM  

doglover: You gotta realize some people are literally asking for it. They do everything possible to piss everyone off all the time, and they play the martyr card when everyone's pissed at them.


That's sadly true. My 11-yo stepson is regularly bullied, but frankly, it's his own damn fault. He's got absolutely no filter between his brain and his mouth, he has absolutely no social intelligence, and think that if he just says whatever he thinks, people will simply see the light of day, and realise he's right, and if he's right, they can't be mad at him. Mix that with a very egocentric point of view, a very short temper, and an emotional immaturity that makes him sometimes react like a 5-yo, and people very quickly become very pissed at him, and he lose all chances to make friends. You see that every time he gets in a new environnement (new class, club, camp, etc...), where his relations to the whole group deteriorates in a matter of days.
So, yeah, I can understand when those kind of people gets bullied.
But some are bullied only because they are different (gay, geeky, ugly...)
 
2012-10-10 04:07:21 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: You probably wouldn't be surprised to hear that teachers will oftentimes not only take the side of the bullies, but will also single out the bullied kid in class, increasing the torment for him.


In many if not most cases, bullying in schools happen because teachers want it to. If you have tough, threatening kids in your class you placate them by throwing the nice kids to them. It doesn't have to be all teachers, most teachers or even many teachers, but as long as there are one or two who defer to bullies in this way, bullying will continue.
 
2012-10-10 04:10:19 AM  
I was bullied in jr. high and really wish I wasn't such a good kid and listened to grown ups. They all said fighting doesn't solve anything and whatnot.

I wish someone would have just told me it was alright to defend myself. II was huge as a kid, I would have smashed that bully so hard his kids would be born crosseyed.

Let your kids know if they're being beaten and humilitated: fight back.
 
2012-10-10 04:10:48 AM  
I credit my bullies with helping develop my super low self esteem. The constant bullying and back-biting by my "friends" was the start of anxiety issues that i still have to this day. Of course I've Facebook stalked them all and in the game that is life....I won!
 
2012-10-10 04:12:13 AM  

HotWingAgenda: My old man used to tell me stories about a one-armed bully that terrorized him in high school. There was this kid that had lost half an arm in a farming accident as a child, so he had one full arm, one overly muscled half-arm, and was a total asshole. He would pick fights with bigger kids, wacking them with this bony, muscly knob, and the other kids would get in trouble because no kid missing his arm could be anything other than a victim.

I had a similar experience when I was in high school, with an asshole that would take off his prosthetic leg and beat kids with it, and then complain that they attacked him.


You'd better watch out, I have a feeling your wife might get murdered by a one armed man... I really hope you're not a doctor.
 
2012-10-10 04:13:19 AM  
Because of my size and tactless demeanor, I was always pegged by people who did not know me as a bully. Self admittedly, I could never handle the PR, at that time known as student counselor's office, I was a champion of the people, a bully of bullies. Despite the daily beatings I endured from my seven older siblings, I learned to rise above the tacit physical rules of the playground. I would not be subdued by some predetermined pecking order based on family name or reputation. If you wanted to push my friends around, you had to go through me. I broke my fifth metacarpal in my right hand twice in fourth grade standing up for those without a voice.
Were our walls made of steel and concrete? No, they were gathered pine-straw heaps formed to represent walls and passageways. Should the medium of our boundaries dictate the ferocity with which we defend them? As you and your elementary school friends took stance against the foes of your fathers, I stood against you. No longer would the repressions of recess go unheard. It was I who formed the rebellion against you, you potentate of the playground. It was I who gathered the scattered, scared masses and united them against you. Suspension after suspension; lashing after lashing; my determination became as tough as my back against the belt. I made my mission be known that no longer would my peers be bullied by the likes of you. Your end would come. Be it not today or tomorrow, but this I promise to you: I will be there laughing over your body.
Not many seasons would I have to wait for your demise. Your reign of ruthlessness was at hand. I don't know what celestial bodies aligned during your quivering march to the gallows, but the same stellar shadow was cast upon thy father as well. How toothsome it would be to witness the fall of two generations of thugs concomitantly.
That day we were all dressed as one, even you, the oppressor, donning the uniform of the commoner. The sun had passed its apex but was still high in the sky and our shadows short as you stretched your arms upward toward your ultimate demise. I like to think your father was receiving his just comeuppance simultaneously. The entire crowd watched as you grasped onto that horizontal bar, the fair maidens stopping in their march to observe the spectacle. Laughter nipped at your pride like flames licking away the flesh of the Maid of Orleans. Your legs flailing in the air; twelve miles across town, your father slumps into his chair. Even coach in his bike pants is egging you on. Not one pull up, not even one; your bullying days are almost done. A cell phone rings and a call form the factory has let us know that your dad has just been fired, as you fall to the dirt embarrassed and tired. I lift my sneakers and kick in your face. No longer can you threaten us with servitude and disgrace, as you my fiend have just fallen to last in the rat race.
 
2012-10-10 04:18:45 AM  
grinnel:

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Wrap it up Charles Dickens. You're not getting paid by the word.
 
2012-10-10 04:18:59 AM  

padraig: doglover: You gotta realize some people are literally asking for it. They do everything possible to piss everyone off all the time, and they play the martyr card when everyone's pissed at them.

That's sadly true. My 11-yo stepson is regularly bullied, but frankly, it's his own damn fault. He's got absolutely no filter between his brain and his mouth, he has absolutely no social intelligence, and think that if he just says whatever he thinks, people will simply see the light of day, and realise he's right, and if he's right, they can't be mad at him. Mix that with a very egocentric point of view, a very short temper, and an emotional immaturity that makes him sometimes react like a 5-yo, and people very quickly become very pissed at him, and he lose all chances to make friends. You see that every time he gets in a new environnement (new class, club, camp, etc...), where his relations to the whole group deteriorates in a matter of days.
So, yeah, I can understand when those kind of people gets bullied.
But some are bullied only because they are different (gay, geeky, ugly...)


He reminds me of someone I know very well...
 
2012-10-10 04:22:17 AM  

Smiledriver: I was bullied in jr. high and really wish I wasn't such a good kid and listened to grown ups. They all said fighting doesn't solve anything and whatnot.

I wish someone would have just told me it was alright to defend myself. II was huge as a kid, I would have smashed that bully so hard his kids would be born crosseyed.

Let your kids know if they're being beaten and humilitated: fight back.


That really only works if you are big and strong. Bullies are happy enough to go back to picking on kids smaller than them.
 
2012-10-10 04:24:36 AM  
It's not bullying. It's assault.
 
2012-10-10 04:29:14 AM  
Personally, I think it's good. Kids need to be bullied when they are young.

How else are they going to be good Citizens? Being bullied prepares you for life. You can't stand up for yourself against a cop or the TSA.....you'll end up in jail. No, you bend over and take it like you did in 3rd grade when that big kid beat you for looking at him funny.

Bullying is unpredictable - just like life. There are no reasons or explanations....just like life. It prevents people from noticing the absolute absurdity of our tax systems and legal systems. It teaches people to accept things that would be hard to change and to get used to living with things you hate.
 
2012-10-10 04:36:14 AM  

grinnel: Because of my size and tactless demeanor, I was always pegged by people who did not know me as a bully........


But alas, now you're just pegged as TL;DR
 
2012-10-10 04:38:37 AM  

grinnel: Because of my size and tactless demeanor, I was always pegged by people who did not know me as a bully.


That was pretty good. Well done, sir (or whoever wrote it if you didn't).
You ADHD guys are missing out.
 
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