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Posted on 02/04/2014 7:14:31 AM PST by Olog-hai
An 11-year-old boy is in the hospital after trying to commit suicidethe victim of bullying at school.
Its not a new problem in North Carolina, but this puts a new face on the age-old problem as Michael Morones remains in WakeMed with a tube down his throat and potentially life-long brain damage.
Michael tried to kill himself, apparently because he could no longer take the torrent of bullying he was facing at school.
Hes the kid that never walks. He dances everywhere, said Michaels mother, Tiffany Morones-Suttle. Hes so full of energy. Hes always on the move.
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or, because he was being sexually abused
Because he likes My Little Pony?
The comic book and star trek nerds who were beat up in school and teased in gym class never made headlines.
Neither did the computer nerds who were victimized by their peers.
Nor the fat kids.
Just those who may be light in their loafers.
I loathe the pink pravda media.
The Evil Pink Pony put him under a spell.
Maybe some pilots could visit his school or at least contact the kid and give him a patch...
“The class patch for a new batch of Air Force pilots plays on the show ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’”
My little Pony is the fig leaf
That didn't occur to me.Yes,That's a plausible explanation.And so is that he has "new age" parents who were so looking forward to him becoming "transgendered" at 13.You know,kinda like "Cher".
No matter how he reacts to the bullying he’ll be suspended.
I have a kid in my Troop that’s a big fan. Brightest kid, by a country mile, in my Troop.
His Dad is a former Army Ranger. My committee chair and I just set the kid up with a laptop crammed full of the very latest development tools available from Microsoft. We also have him set up for Cisco Engineer certification.
The goal? He gets his GED and coins at being an IT guy. Having a very rough time in middle school right now, and he’s one of the best kids I know.
Sounds more like he has severe behavior control issues. The My Little Pony fixation is just a distraction.
People are shocked when the unnatural are treated as such.
I know the middle school years are tough, and peer pressure is overwhelming, but if you’re going to profess your love for My Little Pony and dance everywhere you go, you’d better have a thick skin. You have every right to do those things, just as other people have the right to point out that’s not the norm.
Wait....are you saying the kid SHOULD have been bullied?
There is a group of young men, teens even, who like this show.
It’s very odd.
Probably an assumption on my part; but I seriously doubt the poor kid has a father at home.
Fatherless homes have ruined America.
“Should”? No. That it was inevitable? Yes, absolutely.
I watched the first season on Youtube. It was old school morality stuff mixed with entertainment. Like cartoons used to be. No agenda in it. The Pink parade adopted it since one of the characters is a tomboy with a rainbow mane.
Never showed any overt or even subliminal homo BS. and I looked.
Dunno about the later episodes. But there ya go.
Prayers up for the poor kid.
I don’t care if he likes My Little Pony.
My sis loved my electric trains...what’s the difference?
uhhh.....Google “Bronies” and then do your best to discourage ANY children from being fans of this program.
Also, a "Step-Dad" is mentioned and quoted. No Dad.
Some of us gave back as good as we got.
I wonder if the child has been told anything of God. That could help.
Apples and oranges. Only recently has “bullying” (another word that since adopted as buzzword, is becoming dumbed down) become a popular cause celebre. Admittedly because of homos, even if they try to hide that fact.
In our day bullies were known, but it wasn’t a publicity stunt, just a fact of life for many and we had to deal with it.
I will say we never heard about so many suicides for KIDS. Maybe family structure being better then mAde the difference. Not so much insecurity. Personally I dealt with some bullies and LOTS of just plain mean kids, but my family was wonderful. My parents, and even my many cousins, I thank God for them. They played with me rather than belittling my ugliness.
"It teaches the most basic moral values to a lot of complex thoughts," said Michael's step-father, Shannon Suttle.
Seems the step-dad is a big fan of My Little Pony.
Yeah. Another difference-maker. See my post. You wonder about the stability of society overall as contributing to even a kid trying to kill himself. Never mind bullying or not.
Article is a little vague. There's a step-dad in the picture.
IMO, a father would step in and say "No, you're not going to play with Pink My Little Pony dolls.", and that would have been the end of it. Or, "The kids are teasing you for playing with Pink dolls? So stop doing it. What did you expect?".
'Tis what I would have done. But then again, I'm not a new-age PITA pushover like the mom and step-dad in the article.
The difference is it’s OK to be manly and scary to be womanly.
No matter how much homos and feminists successfully attack, this is still the way. Women are viewed as lesser and unimportant.
Abolish school, the longest-running hoax of all time.
Bullies and their parents should be jailed.
Dealing with bullying is one sided. Going after bullies. While this should be done, it is just as important to teach kids to DEAL WITH bulling. Why a kid is being bullied will likely continue, bullies will always exist, why not teach kids how to deal with it? “Education” is key to preventing and dealing with bullying. A combined curriculum for bullies and victims should be mandatory for all students.
Meanwhile, we girls are never stopped from being like boys.
Because boys are so much better than girls. God forbid a boy show any interest in pink.
I know you didn't mean to degrade stepfathers but that strikes a nerve.
A lot of us have taken the job on voluntarily and worked very hard at it. I took on four and love them all. I lost a good friend last year who took on two. His daughter said at his funeral “He was my stepfather- he stepped up, he stepped in, and he stepped over anything that got in the way of being a great father.”
I had a chance to watch some of Duck Dynasty last night.
One of the Roberston sons hired an expensive “pet photographer” to do a session with his mom Miss Kay and her beloved dogs.
The father Phil Robertson hears of it and opines, “’Pet photographer’...that’s the degree you get when you are rejected for ‘aromatherapist’.”
The photographer shows up and is very much a priss. Phil catches one look at him and says, “Oh-oh Miss Kay we got one with mommy issues.”
I know what you mean.
My mother ran off with her 2 small children decades ago, which the kids were OK with. A couple years later she met my dad and very shortly they were married. My dad adopted the 2 who asked “can we call you daddy?” when they announced the news to the 6yos. He did everything for them and bio dad had nothing to do with it.
Recently my sister’s best friend revealed before my sister died that she asked if sis ever told her bio dad about her cancer. She said she doesn’t know him and doesn’t care. My dad had a nice breakdown when my sister was actually dying. He loved those kids and worked hard with them.
Yep...family is a big help.
I was seldom taken to church as a child and when I was a child God wasn’t so hidden from the public square. (I still don’t attend church but I now looking for one)
In my child’s mind God was a big old super hero who was at my side when nobody else was. My invisible friend that loved me even when I didn’t think anybody else did. I could tell Him anything.
I knew a few songs...I think knowing something of God if even not a disciplined knowledge...it has carried me through many a storm in my life.
I don’t watch the show but I would’ve spewed coffee out my nose if I heard that. LOL
The wussification of America is disgustingly successful. When we were kids if someone picked on us our dads taught us how to fight. Now kids roll up into whiny balls.
I’ve saved this great article of memories of yesteryear reminding me of how far they have sunk:
How To Fight
December 20th, 2006.
The summer I turned 6 years old, some of the neighborhood boys started bullying me. Back then, I owned a pair of cabbage patch kid roller-skates and my favorite activity was skating around the block singing nursery rhymes at the top of my lungs. One day, a few boys in the 8-10 range thought it would be pretty humorous to push me around and watch me flail. I tried to run from them, but I couldnt skate faster than they could run. They taunted me for a while and then knocked me down. Angry, humiliated, and with two freshly skinned knees, I did what any 6 year old girl would do in my position.
I went home and told my Dad.
My Father was an ex marine and always preached the benefits of learning self defense. Unlike most parents, he had no interest in calling the parents of my bullies to open up a dialogue or some other such tripe. Instead, he planned to teach me to kick a little ass.
My Mother balked at this idea. She didnt think little girls should be fighting. Little girls were supposed to have tea parties and then play dress up. Fighting was for little boys.
What if someday a vicious serial killer kidnaps her? my Father asked, Do you want her to die weeping and begging for her life? Or would you rather she have the courage to wrench the knife from the killers hand and stab him in the throat?
He paused, mid tirade, and said to me, If that ever happens, V, stab and twist. Stab and twist.
With my Mother temporarily mollified, My Father took me into the back yard to teach me how to fight.
Nervously, I explained to my Father that not only was I outnumbered by the boys, but they were bigger and stronger than I was. There was no way that I could beat them. My Father merely brushed my fears aside. He said that while they had the advantage of size and strength on their side, I could develop my own advantages. Here are some tips that he gave me:
1. Always Respond to Threats with Complete Confidence
Sometimes all it takes to make a bully re-think pounding you into a pulp is to make it very clear to him exactly how unafraid you are of a physical confrontation. When a bully threatens you, he is trying to invoke in you some fear in which he can feed off of. If you respond to his threats with confidence, even eagerness, it will give him a pause. If he doesnt chicken out right then and there, he will enter the fight with a slight feeling of unease. His apprehension is your advantage.
2. Fighting Dirty is Fighting Smart
A fist fight isnt the same as a karate tournament with judges and points. Your opponent is trying to hurt you, so dont let some silly moral argument prevent you from kicking the little bastard in the nuts. Throw sand in his eyes, kick him in the back of the knees, bite him, or punch him in the stomach hard enough to knock the wind out of him. If hes got you pinned down and you happen to see a rock out of the corner of your eye? Dont be afraid to grab that rock and smash his face with it. There is no shiny trophy waiting for you at the end of this fight, so everything goes.
3. Talk Some Shit
Nothing will rattle your opponent faster than you screaming a steady stream of shit at him while youre engaged in combat. The crazier you sound the better. If you cant think of anything tough to yell, yell nonsense like, Im going to eat your eyes! If you cant think of any nonsense to yell, just plain scream. The second your opponent suspects that youre a freaking lunatic hes going to get scared. Fear causes people to make mistakes.
4. When You Lose, Claim It Didnt Hurt
Sometimes youre just outmatched. But even losing a fight can be used to your advantage. When its over, feel free to spit blood in his face and tell him that it didnt hurt. Laugh when he walks away. You might have just gotten your ass kicked six ways from Sunday, but I guarantee you that anyone watching that fight will think twice about ever messing with you in the future. No one wants to fuck with the crazy kid who feels no pain.
Armed with my new tips and tricks, I laced up my skates and headed out to face the jungle that is childhood. When the boys confronted me again, I dared them to mess with me. One ballsy kid lunged towards me with the intent of pushing me down. Quickly, I kicked that kid squarely between the legs with my skate. He crumpled to the ground as I hysterically screamed at his friends, ILL EAT YOUR EYES! ILL EAT ALL OF YOUR EYES! Terrified, those boys got up and ran like Hell. Ive never felt so empowered in my entire life.
In retrospect, I think my Father was just trying to teach me a little something about fear and courage. Back then, and even more so today, it became quite popular to advise your children to: Run. Hide. Look away. Go get someone bigger. Be afraid. As a result, modern children and adults alike are easily paralyzed by fear and have no idea how to defend themselves.
After reading certain articles on my website, Ive even seen people comment, What is she going to do if she says the wrong thing to the wrong person? Shes going to end up getting hurt or killed.
I feel sorry for those people. So paralyzed by fear of what might happen, that they lack the courage to stand up for themselves or for someone weaker. I refuse to live my life afraid to say what I feel or do what is right because there might be some mysterious villain lurking in the shadows who is bigger and stronger. Better to be dead, than to live your life afraid.
Besides, I could just as easily spend my life acting meek and compliant only to still end up with a bullet in my head. However, because my Father taught me courage, its not likely that Id go down without a fight. Who knows? I may even end up wrenching a knife from some psychos hands and stabbing him in the throat with it.
Of course, Ill remember to stab and twist.
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-I’ve only seen a few episodes primarily because I was at my brother’s house and he makes a point of watching.
The obviously phony plot lines are ridiculous but the guys themselves are flat-out hilarious. The kind of tough-guy dead-pan drollery that you and I probably both grew up with.
I’m telling you it does my heart good when I’m able to catch it. Good old common sense and ready wit.
(They also have the loony old uncle Si, who was a demolitions man in Vietnam, and that guy is frickin’ priceless. Last night he was going on about his personal stash of secret wisdom, much like the superheroes of movies and television; one of the boys said,’Si, those superheroes’ secrets are all over the tv-—how secret can they be?’ And Si pops back, ‘I ain’t talkin’ ‘bout them, I’m talking like Victoria’s Secret, if she can have secrets then so can I!”
(All the boys cracked up in astonishment at the old wild man...)
“just as other people have the right to point out thats not the norm.”
People have the right to do a lot of things that aren’t right, beneficial or Christian.
There have been bullies since caveman days but only now has it become the fad to kill oneself over it. When children see adults playing the victim card over every little insignificant thing, it's no wonder they don't learn to buck up and deal with everyday social interactions.
You're right, I didn't mean to degrade step fathers. A child, be it a girl or a boy, needs both a strong mother and a father figure in their lives.
In reading the article, it looks to me like this particular child has neither. The quotes in the article are telling. "You might think Michael's parents would be furious with the kids who were bullying their son, but then that wouldn't be in keeping with the show at the center of what they were teasing him about...."It teaches the most basic moral values to a lot of complex thoughts," said Michael's step-father, Shannon Suttle.
A)I'd not look to cartoons for lessons in parenting. and B) I think that a little outrage is called for in a situation like this. However, it's likely that if the parents were the type to follow tenets A&B, this situation would never have happened.
Too bad for all concerned.
I also thought that it was interesting that the article blamed the school for the bullying situation, rather than the children doing it, or any of the other players involved.
He can’t like “My little pony”. because I don’t HAVE a little pony!
That episode of DD was hilarious. That pet photographer was a citiot and an effeminate if I ever saw one.
"Bullying" seems to be the new catch-all phrase for all aberrant and self destructive behavior in kids these days........
I suspect the real reason is negligent parental guidance and addiction to electronics that allow the kids to avoid the necessary interaction with others in the outdoor world that allows their minds to expand and experiment............
I’ll drink to that.