When I was young, “bullying”, by definition, involved actual physical violence or threats of same.
I am amazed at how cowardly and weak we have become, in more recent generations, that mere speech can now be construed as “bullying”. When I was young, the motto was, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” I guess modern generations have become so weak that even names can hurt them. It seems modern generations are at least as easily hurt at least as badly, by mere speech, as it took actual violence to harm members of my generation.
The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
He who knows the least obeys the best.
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However, the thread is not about her disappearance in so much as the aspects of that case beyond the bullying leveled at her family.