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Concerning Bullies

Lately with all the high profile, teen suicides, the topic of bullies has been on everyone's lips. 

Bullying is a by-product of rape culture and of a military theocracy, which is the predominant social structure on this planet.  Aka Kyriarchy, it is the world's longest running tragedy.  It opened in the Bronze Age and has been held over for 275,600 weeks.

It is a system that sustains itself by keeping vast numbers of poor, uninformed, unreasoning and superstitious people living, breeding and dying under the belief that their next life will be better than this.  Meanwhile, a small number of people who are informed, profit immensely and live their lives in every bit the idyllic splendor they promise to those who labor and die in poverty to make it all possible.  They hoard the wealth of society in a small number of people. 

What is wealth?  It is the tangible benefits of a society working together: food, shelter, warmth, sex, knowledge, joy and long life.  No society lasts for long when the benefits are hoarded in the hands of only a few.

The simple glue that holds this system together?  Bullying.

A man's home is his castle

This is the kōan and reinforcing message to every man across the planet., from wealthy to dirt-ass poor  It is an ego boost and a promise of some small reward for perpetuating the system of oppression that keeps him down.  It is a permission slip to brutalize women and children.  He may "belong to" a factory or a warlord or a wealthy man and as a result be forced to endure shame, pain, poverty, helplessness, disease, injury or even death.  He takes in form of a bribe, permission to "own" a woman and whatever children they have.  He may be the lowest form of scum in his town, but when he gets home - he can put a woman down, put a child down and become the king of his pile of shit.  Until tomorrow, when he leaves the house and starts all over.  The cycle repeats.

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Call for Evidence: Disability Harassment

We have extended the deadline for providing evidence to Friday 17 September 2010

We want to hear from anyone who has been bullied or harassed for disability related reasons, and from organisations that work for/with disabled people, including voluntary and community sector organisations, public authorities (such as local councils, police, housing, social services and education) and public transport operators.

Secure Survey: You can now give us your evidence using our secure portal - with options to complete an online questionnaire or upload files to the Inquiry

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Individuals who have experienced harassment

If you have been harassed because of your disability, or someone close to you has been affected, we want to hear about your experience. We want to hear from people who are Deaf or disabled, including those with mental health conditions and long term health conditions, as well as their family, friends or associates. We want to know what happened and what public authorities and public transport operators did – or didn’t do – to help.

Your experiences – positive or negative – will help the Commission to show what police, social services, schools, bus companies and other agencies can do to put an end to the harassment of disabled people in public places and behind closed doors. If you’re not sure what to tell us, we have a questionnaire to help get you started.

You can give your evidence anonymously but providing a name and contact details will help us if we need to contact you to find out more about what happened. Your personal information will be treated as confidential.

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