[LMB] OT: Bullying

Becca Price becca_price at yahoo.com
Thu, 26 May 2005 06:24:12 -0700 (PDT)

--- yadler at thejnet.com wrote:
> if only the victim had better social skills, the bullys
> wouldn't pick on 
> him.
> It is never hte bully's fault.
> If /victim/ were a good kid, why would /victim/ be picked on?
> Clearly, there must be mutual fault!
> that is a very well reasoned philosophy.
> on a larger scale, between nations, its called appeasement.
> Give the dictator the little country near him, and he'll leave
> the rest alone. Really.

which brings to mind Kipling's poem on Dane Geld

"That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane."

of course, he goes on to say:

"For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that plays it is lost!


it works that way for bullies, too. And too often people let
them get away with it - which leads to Colombine and other
school shootings.


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