Why do so-called "experts" scratch their heads wondering where bullying comes from?
It seems obvious to libertarians.
It comes from the same places all other mindless prejudices – racism, sexism, nationalism, homophobia – come from.
Children learn it from their parents who learned it from their bosses or their competitors or some other bully who learned it from the very top of our culture, the nation's power-wielding wealth-seeking statists who bully their weaker citizens and from international militarists who bully weaker countries into submissiveness.
Everyone learns bullying from everywhere.
They learn it from TV and video games and Facebook and Hate-Tweets.
They learn it from the never-ending war on terrorism that brands all Muslims as bigoted jihadis just as other enemies in other government-engineered wars were branded with ethnic and racial slurs by government propagandists.
They learn it from the foul-tongued demonizing spewed forth from members of one political party against another.
They learn it from insufferable Police State enforcers who Taser and beat defenseless people with no accountability.
They learn it from public school teachers and administrators who hide behind the gimmick of "zero Tolerance" rules to avoid rational decision-making while punishing children for being children.
They learn it from "tolerant" liberal movie stars.
Earlier in October actor Chris Noth of "Law and Order," "Sex and the City" and "The Good Wife" Hate-Tweeted:
"Highest level of racism was showed yesterday when Republicans forced a shutdown of our government. Mostly because our President is black."
People used to write EPIC FAIL!!! in online forums whenever someone compared someone else to Hitler on the basis that calling someone a Nazi was so outrageous the comparison failed.
Today calling non-racist people racists is the new EPIC FAIL!!! and the race-baiters are the New Nazis.
But then Noth added a call for physical violence to his irrational hatred by Hate-Tweeting:
"Every Tea Party member should be horsewhipped."
It doesn't help that opposing hatemongers responded in kind, like these non-X-rated printable comments from Weasel Zippers:
"that's what we're gonna do to you real soon, libtard..."
"This type would have loved Hitler if he had only been 'black.'"
"Your an ass Chris."
"Liberals are seriously the scum of the earth."
"Someone needs to kick your ass up between your shoulder blades."
"I will beat you to within an inch of your pathetic life. Come on douche bag bring it on!"
Bullying begets bullying. Children learn from everywhere.
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