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  •  You start by stopping the enabling. (4+ / 0-)
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    wader, fiddler crabby, dicentra, Black Max

    The adults are the ones I fault the most here. Choosing to look the other way because of fatigue and perceived overload ("too many kids to take care of"), fear of the bullies' parents (because almost invariably the parents of bullies are bullies themselves, and are the type to sue at the drop of a hat), or-- most noxiously-- they simply like and respect the bullies more than the victims.

    Yes-- a lot of the time, the bullies are liked and respected more than the victims. Their chameleonism and power-tripping are what we all have been told for years are good social skills, leadership potential, and self-confidence. And their parents are, as I said before, a lot mroe likely to go to bat for their kids right or wrong.

    How exactly do you fight an enemy that has more social capital and community support than you? You quit trying to reason with them, and build some social capital of your own. It's Congress and the fight against the runaway narrative writ small.

    Real Democrats don't abandon the middle class. --John Kerry

    by Lucy Montrose on Fri Jul 01, 2011 at 08:22:38 PM PDT

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