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Hypocrisy Abounds by WaywardSoothsayer Hypocrisy Abounds by WaywardSoothsayer

Highly unpopular opinion incoming. If you can't handle a simple opinion or are here to be a self-righteous zealot, please leave now. Think before you comment, please.



All too often, those who cry the loudest about bullies turn right around and become bullies themselves. Usually, they'll find a 'bully' and start a witch hunt against them (oftentimes complete with threats of sexual assault, bodily harm, and death)- thereby turning into the very evil they claim to hate so much. It's a fine show of hypocrisy- it's bad to be a bully, but arguably worse to be a bully and a hypocrite.

It's fine to feel passionately about a cause. I get that, and everyone has the right to feel that way. But, it's not fine to step all over everyone else and push others around/force them to bend to your will, no matter how much you feel your cause to be 'moral high ground', 'right', or otherwise. And what's that old saying, 'An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind' or something? Just a thought.
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Little-rolling-bean Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sadly true
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DrMechano Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a second-grade teacher, and I think our stance should be against bullying, not the bullies themselves.
My philosophy is that bullying is something a child does, not something a child is. A child who engages in bullying can be corrected in a compassionate way that seeks improvement rather than punishment for the sake of simple retribution.

Just to clarify, you are against bullying itself, right? If that's the case, you're an "anti-bullying" person too! To be anti-bullying can easily mean preventing and correcting bullies, not simply wanting to take petty revenge on them.
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WaywardSoothsayer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
Yeah, I'm against bullying itself.

But the way people en masse and the media go about the whole issue, I'd prefer to call them on their bull when they start acting up like savages.
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LadyCharizard Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not necessarily; people who are "anti-bully" tend to have been bullied themselves (I myself fall into this category).

I'm against bullies, but I know better than to go on a "witch hunt" for bullies and make their lives a misery.
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WaywardSoothsayer Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
I've been bullied myself, but I simply can't stand with people and movements who act so incredibly hypocritical and vindictive as a whole.

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LadyCharizard Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I understand. Those people have no common sense, and it's a shame. :no:
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