No matter how deep the abyss or high mountains loom, knowledge and awareness are the solution: ever since Cain and Abel, the inhumane habitually badgered and intimidated human beings they perceived different, weaker or less worthy -- at the workplace to control the workforce for the marketplace, in the military and on campuses filled with gender opposites attracting best and worst, defiling to maintain cave man rights to take the spoils, spoiling lives with alcoholic assault.
However, even a world seemingly over complicated with ceaseless demands and impotent bureaucracy, infused by those who need both redirect and misdirect the masses to serve up to the higher ups, implementing 24/7 dummied down maze of media myopic drool, that keeps our heads spinning with spin. It's just another infestation of bully manifestations.
Nonetheless, even the 1% behind the 2014 Bilderberg curtain pulling the bullied strings, can be deflated like a football by the Golden Rule.
Neither G.P.A., free Community College or four year student debt weighted; black, white, red, yellow or sky blue green; whether Middle School bully or High School bullied, Full Stop occurs only when the bully's target is us enabled with the courage to turn, face the craven rat with a mirror reflecting his coward's scowl, proclaiming, this far you have come, but no farther -- I am not your doormat, for I distinguish between Bullies and Friends.
In every era, bullying, bullies and friends are rooted in history's documentation, at all social & economic levels, and marital status, but it is the younger circle of friends most tragically impacted by the evolution of bullying into Trolling social media Likes for power yielding information, connecting the dots between Auschwitz death camps and New Millennium breath taking, life snatching, Bullicide.
While neither bullies nor bullying is limited to school yards, classrooms, voter polling places, private prisons, military deployment or police state city streets, our most intelligent response, realizing both bully and bullied are among our friends -- be a reasonable voice.
Nip it in the Bud, perhaps remains a nation's most reasonable call to action. Stand with school friends who don't feel safe, not hesitating to be device connected as security assurance, even in a teen's bedroom.
As we celebrate the courage of Nebraska landowners standing tall against Keystone's corporate political bullies, and the Friendship Nine sit-in against racial bullies, the prevention of sexual bullying is not in banning the potential female victim from Fraternity House bully pit parties, nor turning a blind eye to an elevator NFL wife beater, or a deaf ear to increasing numbers of spouses bullied on Super Bowl Sunday.
As long as bullying lives in the hearts and minds of those who can only justify themselves by imposing oppressive power over others, most rapists and other bullies will remain co-workers, bosses, dates, police, classmates, family and friends.
Our 21st century devices are at once both inroads for sexual predators and digital informational highways to education and human development connection.
The most mature response? Immunize our children against all childhood diseases, including Bullicide; for like date rape, bullying thrives on adult ignorance of a child's life -- and cyber space bullying comes from both Bullies, and Friends, with deadly potential.
Perhaps three life lessons: laugh as much as you can, especially at yourself, never miss an opportunity to say I love you, and always, regardless of their age, always listen to the children, for the younger we start the greater the save.