Friday, March 30, 2012
TheVern predicts "Bully" will evoke very little change in society(although it would be nice)
Note *** The Following is just my opinion to the trailer of the documentary "Bully". This is not a formal review.
I want to first send my condolences to the parents of any children who have killed themselves. I can't begin to imagine the pain you must deal with everyday and my heart goes out to you.
The very premise of this documentary is a very noble one. Bullying is something that should be addressed and it needs to be stopped. I just don't think a bunch of hand holding and showing protest signs with photos of the deceased is going to change anything at all.
After watching the trailer to"Bully" it reminded me of a scene from the dark comedy "Heathers". In it a Teacher decides to hold a get together at a school cafeteria for a student who has killed herself(Those of you who saw the movie knows what really happened). The news was brought in and everyone was shown to be very happy and loving but the next day nothing was changed. That scene expresses how I feel about this documentary. It would be nice if we could all get along but that's not the way the world works. About 90% of the people you meet are going to be the best people in your life. 10 % are going to be complete assholes and you can't let such a small percentage ruin the larger half.
Look I've had my fair share of people teasing me throughout all my years of schooling, and do you know what I did to stop it? I stood up for myself. Now true some fights I won and some I lost but I never once lost any of my pride. As sad as I feel for the families of these victims. I don't have much empathy for the actual person who does commit suicide. I can't feel sad for someone that just gives up. If someone is tormenting you, fight back. If they beat you with fists, come back at them with a bat. Do whatever it takes(except murder) to make these assholes leave you alone. Many of you will think I'm being irresponsible for suggesting kids settle their arguments by using violence and that's not my intention. I just want for these kids who ae getting bullied to handle this issue themselves instead of asking the whole world for help.
Look, you are going to run into people who treat you like shit from time to time and you'll need to develop a little thicker skin for dealing with them. Because if you can't deal with them now they will tear you apart when you get older. OK my rant is done. Now I leave you with a song that best represents the theme of this article.