photo: courtesy of WTVR-TV
Anyone who tells you that America cares about children is going to need to clean their mouth out with Aurora two-ply white toilet paper, because that’s simply a load of crap.
KDVR and CNN reported Thursday that a 10-year-old girl from Aurora, Colorado hanged herself after a video of her defending herself from a bully surfaced on Facebook.
The studies on bullying show that the target of the behavior suffers lower grades, which also lowers their self-esteem. The question to be asked is why the administrators allow it when they know the repercussions.
A) The victim commits suicide.
B) The victim walks into a classroom with an AR-15.
We also must wonder why administers don’t allow victims to fight back. The reason why kids continue to bully the target is because they know they won’t fight back-often for fear of repercussions from authority figures, whether they must deal with school administrators or their own parents.
I was bullied when I was in both the Church and in school, and no amount of therapy has helped me conquer it. However, I don’t go out and hurt myself. What I do instead is laugh at catastrophes.
This is especially true when the person is of a higher tax bracket. The reason for that is due to Americans perception of my learning disabilities. The way I see it, if I wasn’t allowed to earn it, not only will I laugh when you lose it, but I’ll also take pictures!
I laugh when a two-story house with a BMW and a Mercedes burns to the ground. Worse yet, I’m more inclined to record the event and try to make money off LiveLeak. The thought of helping anyone who has more than I do never crosses my mind, and the reason for that is because they are the same kind of people who prevented me from excelling thirty years ago by labeling me as either lazy or slow-and I love it when, I who have never broken the law, hear about the death of a cop.
I was harassed mercilessly for years by them because of my long hair and my Megadeth and black and white 105.5 KNAC PURE ROCK stickers. Hell, I’ve even been harassed by them during presidential election years.
There is a direct correlation between bullying and suicide (source: Hinduja, S., & Patchin, J. W. (2010). Bullying, cyberbullying, and suicide. Archives of Suicide Research, 14(3), 206-221. doi:10.1080/13811118.2010.494133).
If you think the rural areas are safe, think again. Rural children, especially migrants, are just as likely to experience this hell (American Medical Assoc. Reference List
Fong R, Vogel B, Vogel R. The Correlates of School Violence: An Examination of Factors Linked to Assaultive Behavior in a Rural Middle School with a Large Migrant Population. Journal Of School Violence [serial online]. July 2008;7(3):24-47. Available from: Education Source, Ipswich, MA)
However, what about when the target snaps and takes revenge? Writing this as someone wo was bullied, one says that the results are as beautiful as a centerfold.
You’re not going to like this.
Those who were victimized aggressively became very defensive (that explains me alright) prior to therapy. However, they were more tranquil after treatment (I was bullied for years, so I have a long way to go) (source: Authors: FUNG, ANNIS LAI-CHU1).
(source: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology; Aug2012, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p360-367, 9p, 2 Charts, 4 Graphs). For example, I don’t trust people and I hate police (as I didn’t care to be stopped without cause and put to the ground-for no reason). However, when the pit bull gives the bully what’s coming to him, the results are nothing short of beautiful.
(source: Honorato, B., Caltabiano, N., & Clough, A. R. (2016). From trauma to incarceration: Exploring the trajectory in a qualitative study in male prison inmates from north queensland, australia. Health & Justice, 4(1), 1-10. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40352-016-0034-x)
This study found that, while there is still more research to be conducted on how exactly those bullied eventually snap and become violent offenders, there is a connection. The findings did state that early detection and intervention lower the prevalence of violent behavior in those who were targets.
We should start punishing those who bully and those who either deny or encourage the prevalence thereof instead. We should also incarcerate the parents for teaching their brats that it’s okay to prey on others. That makes more sense than trying an 11-year-old child as an adult after he shoots his classmates.
What should we do with that eleven-year-old who shot everyone in the classroom? Psychotherapy, nothing more. He’s tasted his revenge. He has exacted justice. He now needs help in letting the chapter fade into history.
Na, you would rather have the suicide, wouldn’t you? I’ll go tell Ashawnty Davis’ parents you think that way-especially since the fight was put on video-especially since she was only ten.
As for me, I kick ass. I might not be able to physically hurt fascists, racists, members of the military, and other subhumans, but you’ll sure get both barrels from me.