Ever been bullied? No? OK. Know someone who has been bullied or happened to be friends with someone who was a bully? How are you supporting bullying, whether negatively or positively, consciously or unconsciouosly?
Loved this excellent thought-provoking post “Bullying and Burke” by Shootin’ the Breeze. Don’t forget to share your thoughts.
Edmund Burke (1729-1797):
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
The little boy was in kindergarten. The bigger boys were in 6th grade. The girl was in 4th.
The kindergartener suffered from hydrocephalus, a condition that affected his appearance. He had a larger than normal head and his eyes were far apart. He knew he looked different. It probably took courage to go out on the playground. He had other health problems.
The two sixth grade boys made cruel remarks about the little boy. They made their cruel remarks from the top of the slide, having climbed the ladder, but staying on the top of the slide, blocking its use by other children. It was their podium on a stage. They could tease from on high. They thought they were funny.
The kindergartener naturally did not find them funny. The…
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