I’ve been thinking on and off about maybe sitting down and writing a little something about the calls for the government to institute some kind of national anti-bullying strategy. No, I don’t think it’s a good idea. You can’t legislate the normal types of human socialization that go on as we’re growing up. We already have laws and education to deal with this sort of thing when it gets out of hand and becomes criminal, plus, in theory at least, we have parents and role models who can help kids figure out how to respond appropriately, hopefully before things go that far.
But rather than writing all of this out long form, I’ll let this douchey sounding Anthony Furey guy from SunNews and his guest John Gormley say it for me through the magic of video.
I don’t often agree with the tripe that comes out of SunNews, but they’ve gotten this one almost exactly right.