This video has gone viral and receives a lot of attention from celebrities who want to signal their virtue on behalf of bully victims. It is the ultimate conservative buster because the complainer is not some ‘minority’ adult, but a cute little boy. Ben Shapiro’s battle cry ‘your feelings don’t matter’ would sound disturbing to any compassionate onlooker.
I hate these bully victim videos. Like most of them this one is at least to some extent staged. I saw a load of hate hoax claims particularly from adults over the years. Even high-up politicians like Katrin Göring-Eckhardt of the German Green party put their thin skin on display and read out internet hate messages. I have no doubt that this boy was mocked, yet the decision to catch his crying on camera is a bit unnatural. His ice-voice mother rather films and questions him than to give him a hug.
These videos are all precursors to attacks on free speech. They are the equivalent of the crying toddler footage that surfaces during every war in which our military/political elites take some interest in.
Now, I think of my own childhood and how I was raised. My parents taught me to never hurt some other kid if I was not physically attacked, to never go after a weaker kid and to simply ignore verbal attacks that I didn’t like. They also told me that if I get physically attacked, I should not go to teachers or other authorities but to beat the crap out of the attacker. If he/she was too strong I was expected to organize friends. I never needed to organize friends and I was hardly involved in physical fights because my parents gave me the tips how to handle myself.
Maybe this is the answer why we have all this mobbing and political aggression in the first place. As psychology professor Jordan Peterson points out the threat of low-level, yet physical violence can be a civilizing force. It is possible that we need to fear and learn from these threats to develop civilized, peaceful personalities.
Both of my parents, my mother and my father, say that they were doing the schoolyard brawls all by themselves. I find it troubling that kids don’t learn the social skills to avoid fights anymore and that there is an utter reliance on authorities. These kids will become adults who would never stand up against tyranny. So here I am, having all sympathies for the little man in the video, but I don’t really want to see him grow up to become a state-dependent pussy. I really have a problem with the mother’s cold, attention-seeking approach.
I believe that my parents made the right decisions. It didn’t harm me. I’m just a conservative war-monger now.