Power For Peace: Battling The Bullies
Copyright 2007 Richard Andrew King
In a perfect world there would be no bullies; no abusers, intimidators,
predators, oppressors, persecutors, or tormentors. The only law would
be love and therefore no one would ever think of harming another
person, let alone raping, battering or destroying them.
However, as we all know, this is not a perfect world and never will be
because of its bi-polar design. For every good seed, there is a bad
seed; for every good deed, a bad deed; for every virtue, a vice; for
every hero, a villain. To be sure, this is not a Pollyanna world. It
is, unfortunately, and by its own declaration, a wicked world where
wicked things happen and where wicked people prey on weakened souls.
Pretending this is not the case is to deny the blatantly obvious and
risk unspeakable tragedy. How many women, for instance, who are living
the heinous effects of rape never thought it would happen to them? How
many years of agony do rape victims suffer with Rape Trauma Syndrome
(Rape-Related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)?
According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network:
http://www.rainn.org/statistics/effects-of-rape.html), victims of
sexual assault are...
* Three times more likely to suffer from depression.
* Six times more likely to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.
* Thirteen times more likely to abuse alcohol.
* Twenty-six times more likely to abuse drugs.
* Four times more likely to contemplate suicide.
Beyond this, how much suffering spills over to the families and loved
ones of those individuals beset with such stress and turmoil? The cost
in physical, psychological and emotional suffering is staggering. Is
the cost of such trauma worth going through life unprepared to defend
Our goal at LadiesSelfDefense.Com is to help women take charge of their
lives, particularly those women who understand the value of learning to
defend themselves against the bullies, rapists, abusers and murderers
of the world. Statistics show that women who fight back when abused
and/or attacked have a greater possibility of survival than those who
Battling the bullies starts with a clear vision of the dangers in our
civilization, followed with the desire to protect oneself from such
dangers and their potentially negative consequences on ourselves and
Bullies are heartless predators. Predators prey on the weak, not the
strong. By making ourselves strong, we limit, if not totally dissuade,
predators from preying on us. Bullies are basically cowards
compensating for their internal weakness through external physical and
psychological abuse. By standing up to such individuals and threatening
them with our strength, will and skill, they often run away to find a
weaker prey, leaving us unharmed to live another day in peace and
quiet. By not standing up to them, we suffer the slings and arrows of
their diabolical dementia.
As decent humans we often think that other humans should also be
decent. Yet, being human does not necessarily confer upon the
individual a sense of compassion, decency or humanity. Just because
someone is human doesn't make them humane. For example, Saddam Hussein
was human but, as history as proved, totally inhumane. He was a bully
of the highest order, his life a testimony, as that of all tyrants and
even his sons, to the fact that uncontested bullies keep taking and
taking and taking and raping and raping and raping and killing and
killing and killing with no end to their abominable behavior. Their
thirst is never quenched; their appetites never filled; their stomachs,
bottomless pits of insatiable iniquity.
The moral of this story: battle the bullies. Don't let them bully you.
If anything, you bully them and teach them their behavior is not only
unacceptable but dangerous to them in more ways than one. If they mess
with you, they will regret it. Enroll in a self-defense workshop for
women and females to learn positive skills. Be strong. Be courageous.
Take charge of your life, health and well-being and you know what . . .
bully for you!
Richard Andrew King: Grandmaster, Kiado-Ryu Karate