Watching this video brings back alot of memories . I dealt with bullies all the way up to the 10th grade .
That small kid in the vid , who was picking on the big guy , clearly was trying to impress his friends and never expected the big guy to stand up for
I could associate a hundred different names with the actions of the little kid , names of bullies I dealt with in school .
I was picked on from about the second grade forward , for different reasons . One of the most common reasons was that my grades were above and beyond
everyone else's . Another reason was that I grew up poor , and my folks couldn't afford to buy new clothes for six kids every year . Yes , the kids
used to pick on me and poke fun at me and take jabs at me simply because I wasn't dressed as nice as they were .
I remember how I was taught to turn the other cheek and not to fight . That all changed when I came home with my first black eye , in the fourth grade
My dad was furious . From that point forward , he told me it was no holds barred . He told me he had better never hear of me starting a fight , but
that I had better never come home with another black eye . And I never did .
Talking to the teachers did absolutely no good . It was either stand up for myself , or get whipped . I figured out pretty quick that I didn't like
ass-whoopings , so I learned to defend myself . I never once started a fight , but I also never lost another one . My dad would tell me there is no
such thing as a fair fight ... someone was gonna get beat , and that wasn't fair .
My dad never once though , taught me anything at all about how to fight . And he was a welter-weight who boxed for sport while in the service .
Needless to say , once I started standing up for myself , this brought other problems . More than once , I was suspended from school for fighting .
My dad also taught me that I should never throw the first punch , and that I had better never hit someone unless they had hit me first . And I never
Still , the "cool" people continued to pick on me , every year . Now though , it was simply to challenge me , after I started defending myself . There
were those who just had to prove that they could take me .
The fourth grade was the last time I ever got "beat up" , and this was by a kid who just had to prove he was a better fighter than me . And he was .
And I didn't like that .
There were bullies who would challenge me to meet them after school , and it got to the point that if I refused and just walked away , they would go
as far as picking on my little sister just to provoke me .
Yes , this one kid flat out slapped my sister across her face at school one day and told her to "tell your brother who did it" . When school let out
and she told me about this , I was furious . I didn't go looking for the guy though . We went ahead and began to walk home from school .
Well , the guy and his "cool" friends were waiting for us about halfway home . Plus , there were several adults at the location , picking up there
kids . He began talking smack and I had every intention of just trying to get around him and his friends and get to the house , but then he shoved my
sister to the ground .
To make a long story short , I beat the living crap out of the guy . I went a whole lot farther than Casey did . I kicked the crap out of him and then
kicked him for crapping .
And I never felt good about it . As a matter of fact , I always felt bad after having to give someone an adjustment . But you just don't pick on my
Anyway , this crap went on until I reached the 10th grade , and then for some odd reason , everyone seemed to mellow out and leave me alone .
So yes , the bully in the video clearly lacked sound judgement when picking on someone twice his size . Or rather , he lacked sound judgement by
picking on anyone at all , no matter their size . I've also seen little guys rip bigger guys a new one .
But Casey exercised restraint , I don't see it any other way . These kids had most likely been taunting him for a long time , and he finally just had
enough . Congrats to him for standing up for himself . And clearly , from the video , he was not gleeful or proud of what he had just done . My heart
goes out to this guy , I have been there too many times .
As for the other kid who was dancing around like Tommy Morrison right before Buster Douglas knocked his silly ass out 90 seconds into the first round
... NEVER judge a book by it's cover .
I won't say I glad to see the guy get slammed like that , but he brought it on himself . It was no one's fault but his own .
Hopefully , the video will serve as a lesson for other would-be bullies .
edit on 15-3-2011 by ReRun because: (no reason given)