We Don’t Want Bullies On The Playground!
“Life is a ﬁght,
but not everyone’s a ﬁghter.
would be an endangered species.”
― Andrew Vachss,
Bullies. Oh, my goodness! This political season seems to be more vicious than previous ones. Maybe only because it is the political season in which I’m involved right now! Regardless I keep thinking this political season reminds me of elementary school bullies. I’m reminded of the bullies and how a small cadre of not particularly nice or likable kids would follow them around the playground–mostly out of fear. The rest of us tried to stay out of the way which, of course, was not always possible.
“People who love themselves,
don’t hurt other people.
The more we hate ourselves,
the more we want others to suffer.”
― Dan Pearce,
I remember that I loved to swing and that I still do. There was this one kid, however, who would come over and try to shove us off the swings. He would go down the row, shoving us stiffly in the back and we would fall out of the swing in mid-arc. We would cry and pick ourselves up with our scraped knees and dirty faces and go hide away from him. Then one day, one girl tricked him. He was coming down the row of swings pushing us out. When he got to her she waited until the split second before he was going to shove her out and she threw her head back and broke his nose. Yep. She got in trouble but he never shoved another girl out of a swing again.
“Haters and bullies are always cowards, you know.
They like to pick on little guys.”
― Scylar Tyberius,
He was eager to push us around until someone fought back. Now, I’m not a fighter by nature. I feel there is every possibility that we could, if we would, and if we really wanted to, be kind to each other and create a world of peace and love. Bullies do not agree. Bullies much push every one out of the way. Bullies are determined to win no matter what harm they do in the process.
“Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue
our own version of happiness.
No one deserves to be bullied.”
― Barack Obama
We have had eight years of growth. Eight years of Barack Obama and his family setting the example of what kind and loving people and families do. When he became President of the Untied States, he did not shun Hillary Clinton. He brought her into a high position to help America get better and better.
America is great. Together we can keep it great. I urge you to stay away from the bully and fight back with a vote for Hillary Clinton. Don’t you wish, at least once in your life, to punch the bully in the nose? VOTE! That will be the best punch ever.