It seems I can't turn on the news or talk shows or even look online without the topic of bullying coming up. Bullying is such a serious problem, and it's really scary. Back when we were kids, bullies could pick on us at school but then we would go home and feel safe and loved. Now, the bully's reach is not just physical. They can extend their reach to their targets through Facebook, Twitter, texting, emails, etc. The madness never ends.
And because of the anonymity that cyber-bullying can create, kids are able to be even more aggressive than they could be in person. Kids are killing themselves to try and get away from all of the hate. Killing themselves!! This is so incredibly terrible, that someone is made to believe that they are as worthless as the bullies are telling them they are. And then they gather more courage than the bully's possess and use it to end their own life.
And if parents want to get involved, God forbid they say anything to the bully, or they could get thrown in jail. How about throwing the bullies in jail? And what about the people who stand by while someone is being bullied? Aren't they just as bad as the bully himself? We need to speak up for these kids, these little ones that have lost their voice and lost their self-respect.
How much are they like the innocent babies growing in their mother's wombs. Wanting to be protected, craving love and basic human needs, wishing they had a chance to be heard, trying to express their side of the story. And aren't the people involved in the death of these unborn babies the biggest bullies of all?
The doctors who kill lives instead of saving them, just for the money - Bullies.
The men who pressure the baby's mother to get rid of it - Bullies.
The parents who would rather escape embarrassment than embrace a grandchild - Bullies.
The friends who convince the scared mom that her life will be ruined if she has to care for a baby - Bullies.
The media/political figures/celebrities who spread lies that it's your body and your choice - Bullies.
The people that do nothing to stop our Holocaust of Abortion - Bullies.
Stand up to the bullies!!
Bullies disrespect people's intrinsic value, they want to get rid of anything that is different, scary, or inconvenient. They make themselves feel better by crushing others down. Being anti-bully means being respectful of all life, and being respectful of life means being pro-life. So if we are going to really talk about the affect bullying has on children, let's not forget all the children whose lives were snuffed out before they had a chance to join the discussion.