Was going to post about Libya, but in the process of researching I somehow ran into this. The video above was taken at a school in Australia. From what I've been able to discern from various news stories, the chubby kid, Casey Haynes, has been a victim of bullying in his school. On this day he finally had enough and body-slammed his tormentor. The subject of bullying keeps popping up with the usual bullshit "answers" from school authorities and psychologists implying that all fighting is wrong, "encouraging" the victims to report the bullies. Now most anyone with an ounce of common sense knows that such action is not likely to help and more likely to encourage the bully. Yet on the Australian television program Sunrise, consultant adolescent psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg said the increased focus on his case was likely to trigger even more victimisation. Carr-Gregg said studies had demonstrated that children who retaliated were victimized more, saying that there are better ways of dealing with this such as holding the boy in a bear hug “or just walking away”. Yes, the old "studies had demonstrated" argument. Wonder if these studies are in anyway similar to the "studies" years ago that told us that bullies suffered from "low self-esteem" and that they were the real victims. I love the "just walk away" argument. Most victims are already walking away when they get attacked. You really need an advanced education to be this stupid. What irks me most is that after this kid finally screwed up the courage to fight back and won and rightly earned the chops to be walking tall around school the next day, yet what happens? Poor kid gets a 4 day suspension (granted, the bully got 22 days but still) and some worthless POS psychologist tells him he needs to live in fear of more victimization. Bear hug...gimme a break.