All bullies are, or believe themselves to be weak. Believing they could never win in a fair fight, they need to FORCE others to do their will.
There are 2 ways to do this.
The traditional ‘Bully’ uses a false sense of power. “Do what I say or I’ll beat you up, or humiliate you, or those you love”. These have been popular especially in school settings. And outrage mounts as those who are unwilling to confront them want laws passed so somebody else will confront them.
Some are well dressed and highly paid, but still, at heart, they are bullies.
But there is a second type, that hasn’t received as much press, that I’d like to address, or rather confront. It is what I chose to call the Weak Bullies, the Whiners. They lead with supposed weakness. “I’m so weak you MUST help me.”
No, I don’t!
The ultimate, and I’ve experienced it first hand, is the threat of suicide – “Do what I say or I’ll commit suicide”. Implied is that you will feel guilty for the rest of your life if you don’t acquiesce to their demands. Well let me respond clearly and forcefully: “It would be a loss for everyone if you chose to commit suicide, but that is your choice, and I for one will never feel the slightest bit of guilt for your decision”.
The primary defense against bullies is to ignore them when you can. When you can’t and sometimes they can be rather intrusive – confront their message and remove their pseudo-power.
PETA – The animals are so weak you must defend them…
No, let them fend for themselves.
These people don’t so much love animals as they HATE people!
Species come and go. They have for millions of years. That’s nature. Sure I’m as sentimental as the next person and would hate to lose tigers, especially white tigers, because they’re so beautiful, but not because they’re in danger of becoming extinct.
I find it somewhat fascinating that the endangered species crowd are very selective protecting tigers and many birds. But in all fairness the measles virus is almost extinct. Not only is it naturally going away, but people in large numbers are actively trying to kill it! The same is true for many other species. Perhaps we can get some people together for the following causes:
Save the ebola virus.
Save the black plague.
Save Lou Gerick’s disease…
Save Sickle Cell anemia…
And if we remember to – Save Altzheimers…
They aren’t as cute & cudly as a tiger cub,
but fair is fair – or is it?