Our current educational system is trying to prevent bullying through campaign advertising. But, it’s never going to prevent it. You have to bully a bully, because talk isn’t going to work! Unless, it’s from someone they fear! Someone who has the power to do something about it!
Now days, it’s much worse, since kids can videotape the whole scenario. The power of bullying another human being is like a drug and being able to record the incident, they can relive it, getting their sick kicks over and over again.
Schools are covering up the problems that exist with bullying. Why? Well, what do you expect a teacher to do about it, when the administrators won’t back them up. And, why don’t the administrators do their job, because they don’t have anyone to back them. They’re bullied like the rest of the educational system, because someone else is pulling the strings. Who’s going to bully the bully?
As it came to dealing with a bully in my classroom, I dealt with it in my own way. The culprit was placed in time-out, permanently, until he/she admitted to harassing another student. Usually, it took almost the entire day before he/she looked me square in the eye and admitted to bullying someone else and the reason for his/her action. Surprisingly, the bully would become friends with the one he/she was bullying and I didn’t encounter any further problems. But, that was before parents could dominate the educational scene. Just about everything you can and can’t do is dictated by the parent. It’s the same as bullying! Parents are bullying the teachers, because teachers aren’t respected by our society.
In Barbara’s real estate career, she did have to deal with a prominent bully and it was none other than Donald Trump. Donald is a mega-shark, especially with ALL and I mean ALL of his financial holdings. I was surprised to discover that some of his investments are close to my home and I don’t live in New York! This mega-shark certainly has his hands in many cookie jars.
Barbara survived dealing with this mega-shark when it came to receiving a commission two of her staff members and she rightfully deserved for selling Trump’s Plaza Hotel to a China corporation. He actually tried to sue Barbara, rather than pay the commission. Barbara hired one of the best attorneys in New York to take her case. His name was Richard Seltzer. She knew she needed a bully to fight a bully and therefore succeeded in swimming in a mega-shark’s infested water. As the saying goes, when thrown in the water, you either sink or swim!
In closing, I would like to share the following quote found in, The Urantia Book, (book about Earth’s civilization): “The survival of democracy is dependent on successful representative government; and that is conditioned upon the practice of electing to public offices only those individuals who are technically trained, intellectually competent, socially loyal, and morally fit. Only by such provisions can government of the people, by the people, and for the people be preserved.”