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Jeremy on Bullys, in the World & on LIB


OP/ED by Jeremy Steele
Everyone has a right to be stupid; some people just abuse the privilege.

Recently a teenage girl from Massachusetts committed suicide following relentless abuses from other students, including online abuse.  Now 6 of those students are facing FELONY charges, and 3 others face lesser charges.
I say it’s about time!

Besides Massachusetts, it’s time to focus on the top five worst states to live where grade K- 12 bullying occurs: 1. California, 2. New York, 3. Illinois, 4. Pennsylvania, and 5, Washington.
School bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics are increasingly viewed as an important contributor to youth violence, including homicide and suicide. Case studies of the school shootings have suggested that bullying was a factor in many of the incidents. Statistic say that about 100,000 students carry a gun to school.  School bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics went on to say that teenagers say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings. 87% said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back
at those who have hurt them.” 86% said, “other kids picking on them, making fun of them  or bullying them” causes teenagers to turn to lethal violence in the schools.
Every individual has their breaking point. Inevitably insults, humiliations and abuses lead otherwise gentile people to act out in extreme ways and for friendships and relationships (personal and business) to crash by design (sometimes in the worst way).
It doesn’t take a genius to figure this out, but usually those, who are busy abusing others, are too busy enjoying themselves to think about it, all the while believing their actions are impervious to consequence.
Logically, there is absolutely no other way to expect events to unfold.  It’s especially idiotic when a lover, friend, co-worker or business partner is abusive, because it’s like beating and not feeding a horse well
and then expecting it to work well for you.

Bullying definitely does not stop at school. Many of the “bullies”  you knew as kids grow up to be adult bullies and bullies at work.  They are fellow students in college. They are co-workers and even your
boss at work. They grow up to be the criminals of the world.
So stopping bullying at the childhood level has ramifications for us all. The bully at work is more common then you would think.

And for those adults who have not grown up, it’s time to focus on  holding adults accountable for their actions, as well; adults who have  never matured and still behave as evil children do, attacking and hurting
others for no reason than their sadistic gratification.
A bully is anyone that makes you feel like you are less then you. The bully usually has lost control in one or more areas of his or her development,  seeks to compensatebfor that loss of control, also has very little worth for him or herself.  All the efforts the bully makes to hurt others is an outward projection of the
contempt the bully secretly has for him or herself.
It’s time to start policing the cyberworld and weed out and identify the evil ones  for the public awareness.  If sex offenders have to registered, so should all offenders!
On solid ground there are laws against abuse. In cyberworld, however, it is a land of demons on wings roaming around without consequence. This must change.  Cyberworld needs it’s Wyatt Earp to law down some law and order!

Easter Sunday Evening: Following what was a nice Feaster (Feast on Easter), a movie (we watched the film adaptation of F. Scott Fitgerald’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) and some music  (I put on Bonnie Raitt’s “Nick of Ttime”) Lucky and I were just  enjoying ourselves, in a good mood, and while settling down for bedtime, we got on the internet to check emails and then lukeisback, where we
read the personal attacks of a self-evidently sick and evil man.
His ongoing mission: to personally attack, belittle and hurt others, even during religious holidays, time that is supposed to be spent with friends and/or  family (He has bragged how he is a parent, as if knocking somone up in an overcrowded world makes him a superior being).  It takes
a special type of lowlife to personally attack others during a religious Holiday.
Obviously, he is someone who has lost control in his life, for him to feel the need to abuse others who have never done anything to him.

I believe in “Free” speech, though in reality nothing is free. Every expression, good or ill,has it’s consequences, or at least should have it’s consequences. But as long as those who commit abusive acts of cowardice in anonymity believe they can hide, they won’t be held to pay and their abuse will only continue and esculate.

It’s time that internet abusers identities be tracked and revealed! Critcism and light-hearted fun poking is one thing. There is a clear difference, however between that and someone who is  obviously trying to pathologically and maliciously hurt others.
No longer should we allow abusers to hide and attack others relentlessly and without being held to pay. Adults who act like the worst type of children are evil and evil must stop. We must stop thinking it’s just
somebody else’s job or problem because we are all connected and affected.

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