Good Friday everyone. Popping in with a post to give an opinion on something I saw on YouTube. I’m not going to link the video, if you haven’t seen it but are interested in looking you can do a search for it. The video is a disgusting 10+ minute posting of someone’s bratty ass kids bullying a 68 year old woman, Karen Klein, a school bus monitor in Greece NY. For the entire length of time, the worthless bitch recording the video is calling this woman fat ass and a host of other things. The mob mentality of these worthless brats choose to join in asking her where she lives so they can leave her gifts. Gifts such as defecating on her or her yard, pissing on her door, you know, things of that nature that makes today’s youth so special and worthwhile.
When I was in school, there were no bus ‘monitors’. There was only the bus driver. I’m speaking of Jr High years here. Behavior even remotely resembling what is shown in that video would result in expulsion from the bus, regardless of where on the route the bus was. Can’t behave? Walk your ass to school or home. A report would then be written to the school administration that resulted in a suspension or permanent expulsion from using the bus to get to school, depending on the actual offense. In some cases, expulsion from school was also the result. I got kicked off the bus a couple times, I was no angelic kid. Sometimes I forgot myself and what I was taught and would mouth off. Then, I would have to tell my parents why I couldn’t ride the bus and needed a ride to school. God help me if I decided to lie about what had happened because in spite of my thinking I got one over on the folks, they already knew what had happened. Their answer to needing a ride to school? Walk. After I walked home, there was always something dad had waiting for me to do. You see, since I had so much time available to disrespect people, he figured he would put it to good use. The only time there was ever any corporal punishment in my house was when we lied to or disrespected the folks. Lying is disrespect so I guess you could lump the two together. My point is, there were a lot of things I didn’t do as a teen or even younger, not only because I knew they were wrong, but out of fear of what was going to happen if I did. I freely admit that and I thank my father for it. It taught me that there were usually multiple consequences to my actions. The punishment never got physical though unless I tried to lie to him about whatever I had done.
I guess I got a little off track there, back to these asshole kids. I don’t have kids, likely never will. I’m 48, single, and live with my dog. I’m good with that. When he’s gone, I’ll get another one and dub him Hound II and I’ll still be single. The two questions in my title.. First, Isn’t That Special? Someone please tell me again what makes today’s youth so special? Because if this video is an example of it, I’m not getting the message. For years now, it seems, there are no consequences for actions unless the actions are against whatever the PC group of the day is. That is, the target of such bullying having ‘awareness’ raised that it’s not okay to pick on the people. Doubt me? Replace the word Fat, with Gay or Black in that video and tell me whether these geniuses would have had the balls to do what they did.
The second questions, What are people raising these days? That would probably be better phrased as whatever happened to Natural Selection? Today’s mentality seems to be one of as long as junior feels good about himself, whatever he does is okay. One plus one equals two unless getting it wrong upsets junior so in fact, one plus one equals three. Junior was on the team that sucked but he got the trophy anyway just so his feelings wouldn’t be hurt. When I was on the team that sucked, I had to stand there and watch as the winners got their trophies and I went home empty handed. Was I pissed about it? You bet but, that doesn’t change the fact that I was on the worse team or even perhaps, was the worse player on the team. Neither would have getting a prize for it. It seems to me that the goal of today’s society, at least in these United States, is to stroke the egos of these brats and just tell them it’s okay. Further, that doing anything less than stroking their egos is considered abuse by some, even the brats. To address my question of What are people raising these days (?), not only did these people, and I’m using that term loosely in this case, do this bullying, but they were stupid enough to record it and post it online somewhere. The complete and utter arrogance of these people to think that anyone would find that funny or cool completely blows my mind. Especially in today’s world where I’m told, I have to accept everyone for what they are rather than despise them for it. Someone forgot to tell these kids. That, or they forgot to put the knowledge, and sometimes fear, of consequences in to their mush filled heads.
Is this anything new? No it isn’t. The difference now is that instead of a small group of people witnessing it, it is put on this wonderful tool we have called the internet and it’s on blast around the world in 80 seconds. You all know me pretty well by now, I’m a cynic and a pessimist. That attitude allows me to to be surprised in a good way rather than disappointed. Hey, it works for me, your mileage may vary. I for one believe that this, attack, was planned by whoever shot the video. The camera was set up and the barrage began. The video is too steady and too low angle for it to be anything else. It was done with the sole purpose of embarrassing and harassing that woman just like the school yard bully does his/her deed while looking around to see if anyone thinks it’s cool. Another question that comes to mind is what the F was the bus driver doing letting this go on? Would he (or she) have let it continue if HE were the target? I damn sure wouldn’t.
The video ends with the bitch recording the video stating that the woman got her purse at Family Dollar but she doesn’t have a family because they all killed themselves not wanting to be around her. Just so happens, her son did kill himself 10 years ago. Really? Isn’t that special? We see throughout the video the bastard sitting behind her touching her ear. Why? I don’t know but again, replace the word fat, with gay, and tell me that wouldn’t be considered assault. Tell me that entire barrage wouldn’t be considered a ‘hate crime’. Yet again, Someone tell me why I’m supposed to give a shit about today’s youth.
Are they all like that? Of course not. The little bit of optimist in me would rather believe these are more of an exception than a rule.
Thank you for reading through my rant. I’ll be better by tomorrow for the Saturday Special. I promise.