Thoughts on Gay Bullying...

bulliesSo apparently Canada still has gay kids killing themselves...

Go figure... the nation with perhaps the strictest rules in regards to what people can say towards other people (granting legal protections towards gender, social, racial, and sexual orientation minorities) STILL has little gay kids getting picked on and bullies to the point of such desperation that there is no other choice for the afore mentioned gay than to kill themselves.

How is this possible????

If you listen to our loudest culture warriors and word policemen, the ones of kids killing themselves are doing so because of the brutal harassment being dumped upon them by unfeeling, hyper aggressive classmates… Harassment they feel could all be stopped if only for the existence of strict anti-bullying laws drastically restricting what individuals (primarily students but be totally aware that this is intended to blanket all Americans) can say to one another.

The laws are intended to clearly define what exactly constitutes bullying (and cyber bullying), but critics claim that the laws do little more than allow state governments to have never before permitted access to the lives of free citizens.

And it seems reasonable to think that MORE control into the lives of citizens would be the solution to ending the tragic and selfish acts of savagery by these poor, sad, lonely teens because of the heartless words of their classmates…

Yet strangely, as the pair of recent homosexual teenager suicides in Canada so brutally and shockingly illustrate, it does little more than expand the reaches of government to fine and harass.

Because gay kids are still killing themselves.

Words hurt…

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I keep hearing this debate go on in the media… Week in and week out, stories about this politician speaking out about bullying here, this celebrity speaking out about it there…

But does it really mean that these cases of “BULLYcide” really are as common place and prevalent as the media says it???

Or has this been nothing more than a media circus gone wild; it’s banner picked up ever so willingly by special interest groups dying to stake a claim for themselves and “all too eager to gain control/ look like they are doing serious work of important people” politicians.

It’s becoming more and more like violent video games…

Naughty words on rock records (not rap records because that would be racist)…

gay_bullyingAnd Communists, communists everywhere…

Just another hyped up media creation that everyone wants to be on the right side of.

And that’s the point…

Paint out an argument where there is no other defense to it than to go face first into a bathtub filled with the blood fresh from some lovelorn teen’s wrist, and dare them to do so in order to prove you wrong.

It’s the perfect strawman.

And despite what Lady Gaga and Barbara Walters want to tell you, it’s really nothing more than that.

Not every teenager who kills himself is gay. Just as not every gay teenager kills himself.

Teens do kill themselves and have for thousands of years… it’s fucked up, it’s sad… but it is also true.

They kill themselves because their parents divorce.

They kill themselves because a girl dumped them.

Or because Judas Priest said to do so in a song.

Teen-Suicide-AttemptAnd yes, sometimes they do also kill themselves because they are gay.

But mostly, teenagers kill themselves because they are stupid and confused, with brains coursing with hormones and emotions and just pure unfiltered shit, who for whatever reason believe that there is no other way out from this mess called life than to call it a day at 15.

No more, no less.

Now there are externals that can cause these self-destructive kids to get to this point, and yes, there is no reason to think that severe bullying could not be a reason in and of itself to prompt kids into taking their lives.

But that doesn’t mean you go and make new laws…

You just enforce the ones we already have.

God don’t make trash…

gay-bullying5After much deliberation, I have concluded who is should be held responsible for all the gay teens killing themselves...

It’s not the asshole bullies, like Glee has tried to convince us... There have always been asshole bullies (not to mention asshole bullies that took shit to far) as have there always been little gay kids (when I went to school we called them “sissies”, “fairies”, and “nancies”). But it seems that only now has this odd rash of gay kids being so teased (in an era, mind you, where it has never been better to be gay) that suicide was the only other option.

Nor is it the scared and frightened parents who do everything wrong in accepting their child's difference...

The blame for this falls plainly on the feet of two sources…

It falls (mainly) to the feet of the media, desperate to fill their 24 hour news cycle with something… ANYTHING… Shitting on Obama (or republicans depending on which television network you gravitate to) will only take up so much time.

Besides, this is an emotionally charged issue that gets people going, and we- the pathetic sheeple that we are- fall for this horseshit every single fucking time that these jerks throw it out there.

But to say that there is just blame to be had by the media is not entirely true…

While the blood may be on the hands of the news, it’s those queers still stuck in the closet who slashed those little limp wrists.

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Not for saying or doing anything that may have hurt the Faberge egg-like feelings of the young gay but because through their quiet cowardice that the stereotype of there being nothing worse for a man to be than gay (as this dramatic act of fatalism seems to be a gay male thing as opposed to lesbian) to continue in perpetuity.

88comingoutWhile it might be criminal for the media to have created this fucked up scenario where it has become a perfectly reasonable reaction for a gay kid to kill himself should he feel bullied enough for his choice, those hiding in the closet for some twisted reason (not breaking mother’s heart, fear of public repudiation, ect, ect, ect…) created the discomfort necessary to cause such emotional torture.

Perhaps instead of lamenting the tragic losses and blindly blaming the unintended cruelties of their peers, why not do something that matters (as opposed to those pointless bullshit PSAs promising kids that it will get better) and change the perception of shame in admitting to the world that you are gay and proud.

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