Let me tell you, most guys who get punched in the face deserve it. I would say maybe eighty percent of them fully deserve what’s coming to them. Maybe the other ten percent could’ve used a good tongue lashing instead. This guy was one of those people I wished I could’ve taken out myself. Every second word out of his mouth was faggot and he’d uttered a variety of rotating racial slurs. He smelled like a decomposing liver.
“Yeah, we stopped the zombie menace, but we’re the ones who let it become a menace in the first place. At least we’re cleaning up our own mess, and maybe that’s the best epitaph to hope for. “Generation Z, they cleaned up their own mess.“”
“When you’ve been on the Internet long enough, you just assume that whatever you did, good or bad, will appear somewhere. So you suddenly start caring whether what you said was the truth or not. If what you did was honest or not. If who you are is good or not. The Internet makes us behave ourselves. The Internet makes us accountable. The Internet keeps it real. The Internet is Karma.”
“I discovered I’d been granted special powers in exchange for my suffering. Now I can see things others won’t. I can withstand pain that would break most people. I possess a determination that’s practically superhuman and the wrath of a fearsome goddess. I am the avenger. The punisher. The dispenser of dues…”
Cornered: 14 Stories of Bullying and Defiance edited by Rhoda Belleza
From the introduction:
“But bullying starts with adults. It starts with controlling parents who will do almost anything to maintain that control, and teachers who don’t tolerate kids finding their ways through natural developmental stages…Back before language we absorb through all our senses. If we grow up experiencing domestic violence, even if it isn’t aimed at us, we learn the ways of violence…It’s too easy to look for bullying kids and try to stop them from being bullies. That usually results in making them more devious. Let’s call it meanness. Let’s call it indecency. And let’s understand that it never starts with the kid.“