Bullying fail paradox

Obviously in today’s society, there’s a great deal of attention being given towards the age old practice of bullying. If you base it off of perception, then it’s safe to believe that bullying is the number one cause of pretty much everything horrible in the United States, surpassing disease, obesity and bears.

But before I go completely off tangent in another exaggerated introduction, let’s get back to the point. As PSAs like the one the WWE runs every single week, when it comes to bullying, one of the first things that is advised towards children, is to tell someone. Preferably an adult or someone with authoritative power, to try and put a stop to it.

Ah, Clayton County, Georgia. Where failure isn’t just a common occurrence, but pretty much a way of life. Long story short: kid who is being bullied does what he’s supposed to do, and tells someone. His 59-year old great aunt. Great aunt goes to kid’s school to confront bully and tells him:

If you put your hands on my child, I will (mess) you up, your momma and your whole generation.

And in a twist of irony, bully goes and tells someone that he was being bullied. The Clayton County sheriff’s department.

In the end, the 59-year old great aunt is arrested, and everyone loses. There’s no way the 59-year old aunt is going to be able to post the $5,000 bond. The bully is going to be outed as a pussy for tattling to the cops when he was bullied. And the great-nephew of the arrested woman is going to get it the worst, because not only is he now going to be known as the kid whose big-bad-mean great aunt will show up to the school to defend him, but now that the bully is going to get bullied for being a pussy, he’s going to take it out doubly worse on the kid, for humiliating him and ruining his cred.

Everyone loses, the bullying won’t stop, and will in fact probably get worse, and the chain extended. Game over, and good night, Clayton County. Don’t ever change, because where else would I get my local amusement from?

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