Well...terrorists can learn a lot about right and wrong just by observing how families and communities teach young people right from wrong. Or whether they even bother.
Regular readers know that this weblog is only partly about bullies and bullying. The real problem is the behavior of bully enablers, especially the mature, responsible, child loving adults inhabiting the community in question. Segway to the small town of South Hadley, Massachusetts. (Close your eyes and spell that state three times fast in your head.)
Read this and ponder the quality of character of South Hadley's leading families.
Darby O'Brien is not the local child molester who got off on a legal technicality. He's not some criminal who deserves to be harassed. Darby O'Brien did what any adult who is civilized enough to have earned the right to complain about terrorism would and should do. Darby O'Brien is the guy who committed the unfathomable, inexplicable, and unforgivable act of placing more value on the life of a 15 year old girl than he placed on the bloated egos and the public reputations of a local football player and his coterie of hair pulling Jerry Springer rejects.
My god!! What was he thinking?!! Doesn't he know that football is second only to God? How dare he sully the reputation of His Majesty?!! He should be dragged before the House Un-American Activities Committee for such heresies.
As readers can see, the moral values modeled during His Majesty's upbringing are still a source of family and community pride. Between shoplifting, bullying a little girl to death, and petty burglary, I think it's safe to assume that we'll be reading more about His Majesty over the next few years.
There's one characteristic of the American Family that the world can always count on:
Those who are raised to believe they can do no wrong rarely surprise us by doing no wrong.