Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Where have all the bullies gone?

The Disappointing Taste of Revenge, a blog entry by Ta-Nehisi Coates:
It's sort of the same thing here. This kid--who shouldn't have put his hands on anyone--gets power-slammed on a concrete driveway, is stumbling out of the frame, and for all we know could be concussed, and you read the comments, and everyone's yelling "Damn right." This is a world filled with people who've been bullied--but no people who are, or ever were, actual bullies.

I'm certain that the real bullies are hanging out with Carl Sagan's fire-breathing dragon, or are orbiting the sun near Bertrand Russell's teapot.