Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago

    Bullying is a national characteristic in this country, from schoolyards right up to high government and all points between. Most of it goes wholly unnoticed. Been to a doctor lately?

    The worst case I heard of was some years ago, an interview with a woman serving life with no parole because she failed to prevent her husband from raping her two young children. His brother held a gun to her head and forced her to watch, while he explained in graphic terms how the kids and she could both be killed should she complain.

    She must have complained anyway, and the men got a few years, but she probably died in prison.

    I can’t think of a socially acceptable term to describe this kind of thing – it’s by no means unusual – but I can’t think of it as any kind of ‘justice’.

  2. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago


    Bullying, unfortunately, is a human characteristic, not a national one. Children have to be taught that compassion and empathy does not mean you’re weak.

  3. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    One of the few times McCoy and I are on the same page.

  4. Subversive

    Subversive said, almost 3 years ago

    You can only know it was rape for sure because the victim is not pregnant

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “Rape” is a crime of violence, not “sex”. Sexual abuse, that goes on sometimes for decades, is sometimes not quite the same, but still about dominance, not just “sex”. Hmm, comparing this to all the attacks here on “Taliban”, “islam”, or “hindu” practices, with an occasional slam at “holdout” Mormons, and their “punishments” for the women they dominate, maybe our system isn’t all that much better????

  6. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago


    “{ Children have to be taught that compassion and empathy does not mean you’re weak.”

    And in this country, victiims are counseled to learn to deal with being bullied, and bullies get off scot free.

    Many of them never learn compassion, but rarely are any called out on it. The bullies demand, and we meekly acquiesce. Well – some of us do some of the time. Some of us eventually recognize what’s going on and reject it. We are the ones called ‘unpleasant’, of course, but it’s necessary to set limits. My immediate frustrations are mostly medical, and I have observed that a patient with a witness is generally dealt with more reasonably than one which is not. I have witnessed an elderly friend who would dearly like to reduce her 23 prescriptions, several of which are destroying her kidneys told by two different doctors ‘if you don ’t take this medication you’ll die’. She’ll die a helluva lot faster with no kidneys, though. And we are all going to die of something. A person who is taking 23 prescriptions is carrying a burden of toxicity which itself is an obstruction to good health.

    Yes, bullying is a human characteristic. However it is one which may be discouraged or fostered. This country, though its various public agencies, not to mention the education system so-called, fosters bullying. If you need a less subtle example, consider Monsanto’s business practises. When their genetically modified crops corrupt the crops of an organic or even a farmer who is growing traditional, natural crops, Monsanto is never held responsible; they sue the victim for ‘patent infringement’, and the victim farmer loses everything. The SC simply rubber stamps their brutal, dishonest and bullying business practises, and in fact has supported a law which says no matter how badly you may be injured by a Monsanto project, they can’t be sued. In other words, support for bullying at the highest government levels.

    @ Genome Project – I simply replied to an off topic comment, which is peripherally relevent, though not directly relevant. it’s part of the same syndrome, and the fact that you don’t recognize it validates my point. lt’s ubiquitious in this country – could be so all over the globe by now, or not, but I’m sure of it here.

  7. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago

    “All i would take is once for this type of punishment to be carried out and men would stop raping men, women, boys abd girls.”

    Would be much simpler and ultimately more effective to teach girls from childhood that they are not merely entitled to defend themselves, but obligated to. Then train them to do just that – armed or not.

    I do have to admire your thinking – but I suspect that it would get more women killed than not; a dead person tells no tales.

    Self defense in general often gets short shrift in the courts, but it’s almost a guarantee it will be futile if a woman pleads self defense. Apparently there is no treatment so offensive that a woman isn’t supposed to merely put up with it, she’s supposed to embrace it.

    I think that may be the point of the cartoon ;-)

  8. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago

    Traveled ..? I’d guess I’d traveled enough to get the general gist, and I don ’t see this kind of pathology offshore.

    The Middle East? Well, hey – we’re getting there. It can’t happen over night, but we’re getting closer with every generation. Would be nice to think they’ll opt out of female circumcision, but it would be even nicer to think that the syndrome would be recognized and rejected by enough people to see the end of it.

    True civil equality without respect to gender. Wouldn’t that make a nice change?

  9. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 3 years ago

    ""In Elenor Roosevelts words, no one can make you feel inferior without your concent"
    So a woman who can’t put her rape behind her is at fault ..?
    Yup. That’s the way it’s done, all right. You begin by criticizing her behaviour, her clothing, her location … and then, after the fact, you complain because she hasn’t ‘gotten over it’.
    How about this. Run down her rapist, lock the SOB up til he’s had his fill of rape, and give her some closure. Better still, give her the means to defend herself from the start, and maybe she won’t ever have to deal with that.
    But we do to raped women the same thing we do to schoolyard victims. Do we counsel them to put the rape behind them? No, we do not. We counsel them to make their life about the rape. Way to create more victimization.
    I’ve been raped, but that was bad enough; I refused to give the SOB the rest of my life. Back then, there was no pretense whatever about succoring the victim. Back then, if you weren’t a nun with from a widely recognized convent, a rape victim who reported could look forward to being raped all over again by the authorities. Oh, not physically … but they’d make damn sure you understood that the whole thing was your own damn fault (for being female in a gender shared culture?) – if it happed at all – and that you probably had it coming. You probably changed your mind after the fact. You’d be lucky not to be hit on by one of your ‘protectors’. Not much better today, really.

    Not that Eleanor Roosevelt was wrong – only that the ultimate outcome of many of these things depends as much on the way the authorities and other people in your life react as it does on your own, natural reaction, which may be ruthlessly smothered by those around you.
    Eleanor Roosevelt had the education and resources – both personal and economic – to see some issues pretty clearly. The population today hasn’t been educated, they’ve been indoctrinated, and one of the points of that indoctrination is to create a population of victims, in reality, or in the imagination of the victims. Victims can flip, of course – particularly with the proper counseling. A woman I knew when my daughter was small told me she and her sister had both been molested as children. She said that she’d put it behind her, but her sister had been in continuous counseling all her life, in effect, and what she had learned from it was that she had ‘earned’ the right to bad behavour.
    You see a lot of it, if you know where to look. It is infinitely easier to have a ‘wonderful’ life, if you have some personal resources. Education. Backbone. All the things this culture sabotages and obstructs.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    Some people believe that the answer to cruelty is more cruelty. I’ve never felt that way. I wonder if sometimes a person who feels that way has an impulse towards cruelty which is somewhat repressed — enough so that it won’t be acted upon in most situations — but released when it finds a target that can be claimed to be socially acceptable.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    By the way, my mother was raped (when she was about 50) and knifed and left for dead. She knew who it was — a neighborhood kid. She managed to wait until the rapist left the house and then got to the phone and called the police. The rapist was picked up hitchhiking about a mile away. My mother did not feel vindictive — she didn’t want him out on the streets, of course, but she felt that he needed treatment rather than punishment, because he was very disturbed.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    It doesn’t.

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