Reading reviews for the film If…. on Amazon.com – many of which speak of the boarding school bullying that takes place in the film – reminded me of the oft uttered phrase by some parents and educational authority figures “bullying builds character”.
Yes, I can totally see where they come from with that, seeing the great wonders it did for their characters! It must take a great deal of strength to look away, stick your fingers in your ears and go: “La-la-la – I’m not listening!”. It takes a real fortitude to ignore the cancer that rapes one’s (student) body.
Ha – by their standards, getting raped must be fucking empowering!
Hopefully, the next thousand Columbines will erase these pusillanimous pricks from the gene pool – one can but hope!