Bullying is in the black eye of the beholder

This bullying storm really is quite entertaining.

Like other progressive demons, it isn’t found where it doesn’t exist, because where it is perceived it, de facto, exists.

Moreover, all sorts of things are now considered bullying that would have been laughed off 20 years ago.

So it’s no surprise that the Labia team have been able to find examples of past activities of prominent Tories that could be framed as bullying.

My real concern is with these ‘adults’ who phone what amounts to Childline for grown-ups.

Did they not feel a loss of pride & self-esteem as they picked up the phone and hoped someone could help them? Does the shiny robe of victimhood hang well on their shoulders? WTF is wrong with people?

Well, when I grew up, we had to learn for ourselves how to deal with bullies at school. Any appeals to teachers were likely not only to be futile, but counterproductive. Appeals to parents usually met with the suggestion of returning any violence in kind. You’d think, to listen to the left, that a return to such tough love would have half of the school-aged population committing suicide. Still, at least the half who didn’t would be better prepared for adulthood.

AJ

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About Al Jahom
Anti-social malcontent, misanthrope and miserable git.

2 Responses to Bullying is in the black eye of the beholder

  1. Peter MacFarlane says:

    “Any appeals to teachers were likely not only to be futile, but counterproductive. Appeals to parents usually met with the suggestion of returning any violence in kind.”

    Agreed, on both counts, from personal experience.

    And I’ve done the second with my sons, too; boys quite as unlikely to take the advice seriously as I was, at their age.

    But what else is one to do? There’s only one world, and we have to live in it.

    If you can’t get by without whining, you ain’t going to amount to much.

  2. Henry North says:

    these days if you return violence in kind You get labelled as the bully and easily wiped off

    Its actually better to record them and then shame them

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