Bullies come in all shapes & sizes
Wear many a clever disguise.
Intimidation tactics vary widely
(read between the lines)
Dealing with bullies?
Now there’s a task
It takes more than just grit & courage
Most of us are just not up to it
Blinded as we are, by our own self-interest
(tripping endlessly over our supposed self-interests)
What do we do instead?
Shoot the messenger
Circle the wagons of privilege & entitlements
(Treasured illusions about “democracy,” “fairness” & “freedom” die hard
Especially when eyes & ears are only partly open)
Watch the games of divide & conquer
The not-so-thoughtful among us are all too prey to
Fear tactics abound.
After all, whose “side” are we on?
(Circles have no sides)
Are we all both the bullied
and the bully?
& the colonized?
‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “We Americans are locked in an asylum for the criminally insane with the criminally insane, and they are armed to the hilt. We are in a dangerous place. Yet we continue to call ourselves free. Psychosis and delusion is not freedom.” – Charles Sullivan in ‘Contesting the Systems of Power