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Nov 22, 2021 - Feature of the Week

Dealing With Bullies

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There is only one way to deal with bullies. You back them down or put them down or you will go down. This is a lamentable truth but truth it is, nonetheless. Those who stand up for themselves will be free. Those who don’t will become slaves. It is the story of life.

Bullies are heartless souls with an unquenchable thirst for dominance and power. They don’t care about anyone’s well-being, rights, goodness or life except their own. They are cruel, insensitive, unsympathetic creatures consumed and ruled by their own insatiable lusts and desires. If their negative behaviors are not nullified, they see a green light and step on the gas and remain on the gas until a red light stops them.

Unchecked bullies graduate to tyrant status. They thrive on being overlords and emperors and making others bend to their will. There is never a compromise unless they are given everything they crave, which is no compromise at all.

It is sad to see how some people cave to the will of these miscreants. They (the cavers) would rather pacify them (the miscreants) than stand up to them, defy them, challenge them or rise up and defeat them in a battle for individual freedom and sovereignty.

Standing up to bullies means you’ll have to fight them in some manner—verbally, psychologically or physically. The former two are preferable but the later may be requirable.

Standing up to bullies and tyrants takes courage but what’s the alternative? Being a slave? No thank you. To be free we must be willing to fight for our freedom—at all costs. If that means engaging in some degree of conflict or even giving up our life, so be it. It is far better to die free than wither away in the shameless shackles and chains of tyranny. There is no dignity in bondage.

Take a good look around the world. How many countries and billions of people have forfeited their freedom for enslavement? Too many. Way too many. It is a sad commentary on those who gave up their freedom because to them fighting for it was too dangerous. Enslavement is the quid pro quo for their unwillingness to fight. This is beyond a very bad bargain, needless to say.

In life we all have to deal with bullies and tyrants. How we deal with them is the question. The Karate Institute of America and the Kiado-Ryu way of life are rooted in freedom and stand against bullies and tyrants who would challenge our Divine Right to that freedom in an attempt to deprive it from us.

Therefore, to repeat the opening line of this article: “There is only one way to deal with bullies. You back them down or put them down or you will go down.”


© Richard Andrew King and Kiado-Ryu Martial Arts