Should they be praised? I don't know... I never was when I prevented other kids from doing bad things, so maybe I'm just jealous but I am unsure as to
whether they should be praised or rewarded for doing the right thing. However, they shouldn't be punished for it IF this wasn't some kind of
altercation between the boys and they weren't defending anyone but each other.
I grew up in the ghetto. Things are a bit different there but I know for a fact that some people will defend a friend or family but wouldn't lift a
hand to help a total stranger. Actually I think most people are like that. How many people would risk their own health or life for a total stranger. A
lot less than would do so for someone they actually care about.
I remember this one time when I got arrested because I defended a gay boy. I didn't know him, but I wasn't gonna just sit there and watch an innocent
be bullied. Some A hole rednecks were verbally picking on the poor kid and he was obviously frightened, so I did what he couldn't. I stood up to them
for him. They decided two on one was good odds and decided to attack me. I "won" that fight and the cops arrested me. All for trying to protect an
innocent. I didn't even want to fight the guys, I just tried to tell them to leave the other dude alone.
One time I went after a 30something year old man because he was trying to screw around with a 14 year old female friend. I figured a 2X4 would even
the odds when it was a 14 year old boy and a grown man. Nobody else thought so... the guy didn't even go to jail. I nearly did though.
I have a family now so I wont be the good guy anymore. I can't afford to go to jail and not be able to get a job because of it. It sucks because I
don't like bullies and feel a need to do something about them but... the system wants them there.
So... because of my childhood, and how I always got into trouble for trying to help people, I won't be doing so anymore unless you mess with someone I
actually care about. If I don't know them, it sucks and I don't like it, but I'm more important to me than they are. That's what the system wants me
to believe and if I don't I may very well be severely punished for it so I have no other options.
But like I was saying... If this was what I would call a normal altercation between some people, then I wouldn't classify them as "heroes" for
defending themselves. This kind of thing happened far too often in my neighborhood and was never reported, usually because nobody died but weapons
were still waved around by morons. And I didn't even live in one of the "bad" areas...
I've been suspended from school for defending random strangers. I have also been kicked off the bus for doing so.
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Just to clarify, I think the kids did the right thing. But this is all too common, the good guys are the bad guys. That's how it works in our society.
Just like politics really, most people think the corporations, banksters, and politicians are the good guys when in reality the people are usually the
good guys and those A holes are the bad boys who need to be punished. Wouldn't it be nice if things worked like they should...
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