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Old Today, 02:15 AM
Status: "Drain the Swamp Trump Created" (set 15 days ago)
Location: Dallas, TX
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Originally Posted by Upstate67 View Post
That may be. But he won't be bullied any longer.
As I said and/or implied, that option is open ONLY for people who are able to defeat the bully in a fight...or at the very least make the bully's victory so costly they will make the bully think twice before doing so again. And even that much assumes the bullied person doesn't have a really low social standing to begin with. So that isn't actually solving the overall bullying problem so much as simply shifting the problem onto someone else. No net gain/ badness reduction for the school as a whole...or society as a whole, for that matter.

All of this means that instead of implicitly shifting the burden onto the victim, we should focus on creating a social climate that stigmatizes bullying every bit as much as we currently stigmatize other better-known bigotries. Also, have the school staff recognize the social and psychological effects of a bully-friendly climate. Furthermore, this is a great book about how our contempt for others based on non-character traits (in this case, weakness) can practically invite a culture of persecution into a society. Our Contempt for Weakness: Nazi Norms and Values - and Our Own (English edition). Harald Ofstad. 1989

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