"I would rather be a little nobody than to be an evil somebody" - Abraham Lincoln Don't let your silence allow this to happen again. At what point do we move from an act of bullying to an act of hate? I would suggest that when we reach that point where malice and violence are … Continue reading As Bullying Blossoms to Hate
"You who are on the roadMust have a code that you can live byAnd so become yourselfBecause the past is just a good-bye.Teach your children well,Their father's hell did slowly go by,And feed them on your dreamsThe one they picks, the one you'll know by.Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you … Continue reading And the Children Shall Lead the Way
"A lot of you cared, just not enough" - Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why CONFESSIONS - It is that time of year again when the idyllic days of summer begin to fade and we re-immerse ourselves into the early trappings of fall. This particular year we went from a record breaking heat wave in Calgary … Continue reading Remembering Wilson
"One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered" - Michael J Fox February 28 is "Pink Shirt Day", that one day a year when the emphasis is put on the issue of bullying. One of my issues with this is the strong focus … Continue reading Systemic Bullying
I was as saddened this past week as millions were when Dylann Roof boldly (I'm suppose to use "allegedly" here but he has admitted to his actions) and viciously killed nine people in a historical church in Charleston, South Carolina. Unfortunately I wasn't shocked which is even more saddening. Apparently Sandy Hook taught us nothing. … Continue reading Does Political Correctness Change Racism?
Let me start off by commenting on the title of this article. I have used the term "gimp" for the past sixty years and I am not going to change now just so I can be politically correct. I am known to be political but no one has ever accused me of being "politically correct". … Continue reading Bullying the Gimp
This country is yet again deeply disturbed over another teen suicide. Rehtaeh Parsons, the most recent high profile teen suicide, has pushed Canadians into an emotional high gear and it should. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has weighted in on this stating as a father he is “sickened” by what he refers to as the alleged … Continue reading Bullying and Role Modelling