Apparently business is so slow at the Department of Justice that it has decided to turn its attention away from trivial matters such as running guns to Mexico and focus on combating the effects of bullying.
Now before you liberals swell with righteous indignation, try for a moment for some of that sensitivity for which you are supposed to be famous.
You see, I was a Victim of Bullying.
I was short, skinny and wore glasses. I was bookish, awkward and my parents had even worse fashion sense than I did so I looked like a walking train wreck. And my father liked to give home haircuts and it should have been one of the last things he did with his spare time.
I was not good at sports, and so I got teased, and beaten up. I was called all sorts of horrible names, names that I cannot repeat here. I was dumped upside down in a trash can while half the school gathered around to laugh. I was called a f*g, slammed up against walls, hit, had things thrown at me, and on one memorable occasion I was punched in the throat in high school apparently because I was a “little white m***********”.
And all I was doing was trying to get to fifth period before the bell rang. What happened to my tormentors? Nothing. And according to Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West, I should be homeless, depressed and a menace to society:
"When kids who are the targets of bullies show up in school, not ready to learn because they’re too afraid...that’s not just a challenge for the victim or his or her family; that becomes an education challenge. And when those bullied children show up in doctor’s offices and clinics suffering from anxiety or depression or a whole host of other issues, that becomes a health care challenge. And when those bullied victims leave school and can’t find jobs because they don’t have the skills employers need because, as the research indicates, they’re more likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school, then that becomes a business community challenge.”
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