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Old 10-23-2012, 03:25 AM   #83
John Ianus
Location: Montreal
Join Date: Apr 2011
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Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
We'll have to agree to disagree. I believe that public disapproval of antisocial behavior is the most effective way to stop it. In bullying situations, if the bully's victim is the only one who ever says something, everyone believes that the victim is standing alone -- because, well, it's the truth. It's when others publicly express their disapproval of the antisocial behavior and their support for its victim, in a way that the bully, the victim, and everyone else sees it, that things change. The famous words of Martin Neimoller come to mind here.
what happens when the alleged disapproval of antisocial behavior rapidly escalates into bullying by a predictable clique? that seems to be the problem discussed. whether you always seem to think you're right doesn't change the fact really.

Pink Floyd's "Animals" comes to mind.