Sometimes, violence is the answer.
A lot of people disagree with me, I am sure. That's because they are naive or have never faced violence themselves. Many take the idea of turning the other cheek to an extreme. Sometimes, you have to get angry.
That's why Ontario's new anti-bullying legislation is a fundamentally dumb idea.
"Let's talk about it," says the new laws defenders.
"No!" says I. Let's do something about it. I am sick of talk.
We are raising a generation of spineless wimps who can't stand up for themselves. They grovel in the dirt, thinking what they're told. bowing to anyone richer, stronger or more powerful than they. They have no gumption. The "let's talk about it" mentality only feeds this. No one is telling these kids to get up and stand on their own two feet. No one is telling them that they are actually worth something.
I remember once, two of my younger sisters and my brother were stone picking for a sod company. A chap they were working with hit one of my sisters. My brother, although younger, is very protective, and hit him back... significantly harder than he'd hit my sister. My mom, when she first heard of it, was upset.
My dad was proud.
As far as he was concerned, my brother had done exactly the right and manly thing and protected our sister.
There aren't enough people out there teaching the weak to defend themselves. There aren't enough strong people out there defending the weak. There are too many who would rather "talk about it."
There's nothing to talk about.
Hit the guy back.
Only do it once.
You will not need to do it again.