Saturday, May 12, 2012

bullying

much has been talked about in the media and the watercoolers across america regarding bullying...bullying in schools mainly but folks also get bullied in their workplaces and communities and homes...and often, in desperation- they decide that life is not worth living...and, apparently, mitt romney added to someone's bullying experience by holding the kid down and humiliating him by cutting his hair...

and we feign outrage...but if we look at these incidents as isolated ones...we miss the bigger picture- america, as a country and as a culture, is a bully...the 'kids will be kids' mentality lets people off the hook for being fuckers...and it comes as no surprise to me that the kids who were the schoolyard bullies are now looking to run the country...

i mean america never picks a fight with anyone who might actually fight back...we didn't win the cold war as much as we waited it out...we always blinked...mmm...we will never take on china because they have us outnumbered in a ground war and so, we continue to push cuba down in the mud and we invaded countries who had little more than rocks to defend themselves...vietnam- well, you get the picture....

we won't take on iran because 1) there really isn't a reason to and 2) we don't want to start shit with china (see above reasons) or russia (again, see above reasons)...

america is a nation of bullies and we always have been- one of the gop's fondest memories is teddy roosevelt 'walking softly but carrying a big stick' up san juan hill in...puerto rico....uh huh...if we actually picked on someone our own size...well, we'd probably have to end up spending our military budget on education...

1 comment:

Julianna Smith said...

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