posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 03:16 PM
I'm only in my 30s. When I was a kid, I was bullied, but unlike kids today, I wasn't brainwashed into believing turning the other cheek was the only
way to handle the problem. I punched them in the face (if they were girls) or kicked them as hard as I could in the balls (if they were guys). The
bully was usually punished for instigating the fight. Even if there was no punishment, the bully never ever bothered me again. This was true through
It started to change in the 1990s. In high school, they punished the kid defending himself right along with the bully. Turning the other cheek in
today's school environment only gives the bullies one more target. The bullies are protected. It happened to my son in fifth grade. They gang up on
kids like rabid jackals now and the teachers encourage it, sometimes by just ignoring the facts or actively believing the "odd child" (which is what
my son's principal referred to him as while defending the little illegitimate sons of female dogs who were responsible) deserves it. She admitted the
bullying was occurring almost constantly and did nothing. My kid was quiet and studied hard, got good grades, and was overweight. Those were his only
"sins". He tried to fight back once and got put in a tiny room and they called in in school suspension. The bullies got NOTHING! As the parent of a
white kid, I had no recourse. I went all the way to the superintendent and no one lifted a finger to stop it. I'm sure if he were another race
instead of white, something different would have happened because the system would have been afraid of a lawsuit.
I wanted to strangle her. I really was that angry. Instead, I pulled my kid out of school. He's home schooled now. When I see how stupid and mean
other public school boys his age are, I know I made the right decision.
Discrimination does happen. Having been on the receiving end of the stupidity that is the public school system and their anti bullying measures, I
would not be surprised if what the author of the Washington Times article inferred was correct. Even if that is not the spirit of the initiative, that
will be the end result because the people in charge are usually too stupid to think out of the box and apply it to everyone equally.
(Sorry about the rant. I feel better now.