First enjoy Dan Savage talking passionately with a group of High School Students, paid for of course by the Department of Education, as a part of their anti bullying campaign labeled, “It Gets Better.”
Having been a member in good standing of the political left very early on in my life, I know pretty much all of the asinine mantras that we are likely to hear. violence never solved anything and war is never the answer are among my favorites. Upon growing up, and actually learning a little something about economics, history, and consequences, I gave up being a leftist, (or being wrong about everything,) just prior to graduating from college. The problem with the phrase violence never solved anything is that in the real world, it is just not true. In fact, violence often is the only thing which can solve some problems. Wringing our hands and crying about bullying will only serve to embolden the bullies, most especially since they get a rise in their good feelings by inflicting fear upon their victims. So, when they see a national whine fest like the one in the video, their reaction is not going to be, “golly, I did not know I was causing so much angst amongst my fellow human beings. Maybe I should rethink my life.” The reaction is more likely to be, “hey, I got a lot of people to be afraid of me. I really am somebody.” The answer for people who seek validation in bullying others is to not allow them to find that validation.
Imagine if the Department of Education spent the money wasted on Dan Savage’s approach to purchase karate lessons for every child in America identified as a potential target instead. Standing up to bullies is what stops bullying. This is something which was understood by people who existed prior to the 1970’s. It is also a valuable lesson for children to learn, as adults are also capable of bullying. The only difference is that adults bully in different manners, but the methodology for stopping it is the same. Standing up to the bullies, and giving them a dose of their own medicine rather than validation is what will put an end to it. As Dennis Miller once asked, “do we really want to send our children into the world completely unprepared for the shit storm that is adult life?”
For Mr. Savage I have this to say, what Bible are you reading? In my Bible, the Old Testament, the whole slavery issue was addressed with the parting of the Red Sea and Moses leading the children of Israel away from the slave masters of Egypt. The removal of the tyranny of bondage is kind of the whole point behind the Jewish Holiday know as Passover. In case you have missed its airing every single year since the mid 50’s, go and rent, “The Ten Commandments,” some time. It was a movie directed by Cecile B. DeMille, and is generally regarded as the way an epic movie should be made. Personally, I found the performances of Yul Brynner and Charleton Heston to be over the top, but then that really seems to be just up your alley anyhow.
I have also not read anything about stoning girls for losing their virginity any where in any version of the Bible that I have ever seen. Don’t Murder, (including stoning people to death,) don’t steal, don’t bear false witness, those concepts are all in there however. Putting aside the religious and anti religious arguments, I am sorry that you personally never learned to stand up to the bullies who tormented you during your formative years. While you obviously never learned the lesson of standing up to them in order to stave off their vicious attacks, you also subconsciously learned to utilize this for your own personal validation. Here is my case in point, a video of Dan Savage bragging about his attempts to bully Rick Santorum. The video also highlights other leftists telling us that they feel as though capitulation and appeasement are the preferred methods for dealing with bullies.
Now that these videos of you have gone viral, enjoy your upcoming vacation spot, otherwise known as under Barack Obama’s bus. say hello to the many folks already there.