Bullied into a Dark Future

I cannot imagine what kind of callous moron could possibly see anything in being a victim of bullying. Maybe the idea comes from our cultural propaganda, where the bullied nerd, like Back to the Future’s McFly, always fights back in the triumphant climax, becomes a stronger person for it and goes on to be a successful patron of a nuclear family, while the bully winds up washing his car.

Bullying, in our cultural propaganda, is simply a dramatic plot device which the hero overcomes. Rarely, if ever, is it represented as it really works- as something privately eating away at kids, flat and uninteresting, and never overcome.

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