what-a-loser

I was thinking after writing a post earlier just how it could be effective to combat bullying in schools that were suffering the “Trump Effect”…

It’s complicated…

For how can you assuage a child whose been bullied by saying it is wrong, that you won’t stand for it, and that you will do something to make sure it never happens again, and they see an ad on TV that counteracts everything you just told them?

You saying — “Bullying is Wrong” and having someone who is actually doing it  WHILE RUNNING FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THIS COUNTRY……  is one…..huge…. disconnect….

He has more credibility than you….

So what tools would work?  What is one practical way to make sure the child understands that bullying is wrong and that you are in power to do something about it, whether you are an administrator, a teacher, or even a parent?

The answer is as obvious as going “Back To The Future..”  Bullying does not stop, until you beat up the bully… You have to BEAT UP THE BULLY… that is the only way…

Now when little children start to bully, talking to them works, training works, getting them to empathize with their victims works… but with grown up bullies, you getting them in trouble by telling on them just makes it rougher on you when no one is looking… With grown up bullies, YOU HAVE TO BEAT UP THE BULLY… the “beating thing” is the only thing they understand.

How to do that with Trump in a school situation?

The solution is simple.  You have to discredit the source (Trump) by publicly ridiculing him in EVERY classroom and executing a full court press to your students that his and similar Republican’s values are ridiculous and never to be tolerated…

Republican talking heads will call in and complain perhaps. After all, by definition you are being political in an apolitical environment…  To some extent they are right.

What we need is to discuss whether politics as usual apply here as they would if Kasich had been the Republican nominee, and these were just policy allignments, or if something unethical or malicious is at hand that needs to be culled out….

I’m leaning to the latter.  Because we are not dealing with free thinking adults.  We are dealing with little children who are scared. And my retort to those Republicans complaining that such an action is rooted in politicality, would be that …. you brought that on when you elected a bigot to represent your party…

As Americans we have the moral duty to defend this nation from its enemies foreign and domestic.  Right now with the increase of bullying, Trump’s reputation is a domestic enemy.  We are obligated to denounce, trash, destroy, demean, any ounce of credibility he or his party has….

Those who are Republican but fear Trump, can leave that party, or they can kick out those Trump supporters who hijacked their party… it remains to be seen who is the stronger… But until they do, there can be no other course but in every school to be political in front of ones students when emphatically denouncing Trump and showing your kids that the world, and those who are trusted to keep it safe, are not crazy…. Donald Trump is!…

Kids will “get” it and the effects will not linger after November’s election date…

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