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 oneself?

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 do not.

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 our families.

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. Be assertive. Take charge of your life, health and well-being and you know what . . . bully for you!

Kind regards,

Richard Andrew King: Grandmaster, Kiado-Ryu Karate