Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Bullies and the Pork Chop Video
I started this blog years ago, to among other things, fight the bullies in our schools.
Only to find myself fighting the bullies of the Harper regime, day in day out.
The ones who can't find a dollar for anti-bullying programs. The ones who are bullying a whole country.
But every now and then, like I did the other day, I get an e-mail from somebody out there asking me "Simon, why aren't you writing about bullying anymore?" And it breaks my heart.
I feel I'm letting them down. Not doing my part to try to make things better. Because bullying is still a huge problem everywhere, from schools, to workplaces, to homes for seniors. When coupled with depression it can be devastating.
Rebecca Marino has decided she cannot battle opponents and depression at the same time. The Vancouverite, who rose as high as 38th in the world in the WTA rankings, announced Wednesday she’s “stepping away” from the game due to an ongoing battle with mental illness, which she admits was exacerbated by some “really hurtful” comments she was subjected to on social media.
And when you're too young, or too gentle, or too vulnerable to deal with the brutality or the bigotry, it can be fatal...
So I just want to say to any of my readers out there who have suffered from the cruelty of others, or are still enduring it, that I promise to try to do better.
And in the meantime, I want to make up for all my failures. And I mean all of them eh?
By running an awesome video from the Canadian poet Shane Koyczsan.
Because I'm sure you will recognize yourselves in it, like I did. It's so brilliant.
And I just love its message...
Isn't Shane amazing? Doesn't this sound like a great project?
And of course, aren't you BEAUTIFUL?
Don't let anybody tell you different.
Now, has anyone seen those Harper bullies?
Have a great weekend everybody...
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