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After many tears, countless swearing battles, tons of vulgarities and generalized hatred based energy expended, Jessi’s father gets on the videos too in the same fashion. He tells Jessi’s bullys that he will get them too. Way to go in the world of parenting!

Before the internet there was the telephone and a little talked about thing called “Crank Calling”. It was basically the same type of bullying. High School kids would phone their school rivals, talk in disguised voices, threaten their enemies, tell them what they thought of them, not let them get a word in edge wise and then rudely hang up. As a teenager I (like my peers) was on both ends of Crank Calling. Then your parents would get wind of your crank calling, or one parent would call the other and talk about it. And finally, grounding, public humiliation of some kind, or harsher paddle based punishments were given to appropriate offenders. I remember that eventually it just got old and really boring and there were better things to do with your time.

Now of course, in 2010, the internet has allowed Crank Calling to reach thousands of people, many who do not even personally know the crankster. Obviously it is larger and more out of control. But if you look closer at the past Crank Calling system and compare it to today’s cyber bullying you are struck in the face by the absence of parents. Where are the parents? Aren’t they supposed to be monitoring their children’s use of the net? Aren’t they afraid of Cyber Predators and other dark creatures of the net night? What has happened to parenting 101? Is it out the window?

Jessi’s parents have obviously been missing. And Jessi’s father idea of rescueing his daughter by getting on video with her and helping to elevate the anger is seriously an erred way of thinking. It is in cases like this that I often think, “How come society does not have a licensing process for having children and parenting?” Can just anyone have kids and raise them anyway they want and then expect society to fix the problems created by their own negligence?

Bullying is one thing. Bullying your bullys is another. But the worse offender in this situation is the lack of parenting. And they don’t want gays to marry? Perhaps we shouldn’t let straight people get married and have kids anymore without some form of parent license, because obviously many are not doing a very good job of it.

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Image of a desktop computerSo a young girl and her family are being harrassed online, ala Online Bullying fashion. The young girl took the offense recently and under the pen name “Jessi Slaughter” (aptly chosen name!) began posting irate, vengeful attacks at her bullys on a little known Youtube wannabee video posting site.

In many of the videos a very young, and immature Jessi threatens sticking a pistol down her personal bully’s throats and blowing their brains into jelly. Nice girl huh? (Visions of past high school shooting rampages come to mind)

After many tears, countless swearing battles, tons of vulgarities and generalized hatred based energy expended, Jessi’s father gets on the videos too in the same fashion. He tells Jessi’s bullys that he will get them too. Way to go in the world of parenting!

In my day we had a little talked about thing called Crank Calling. Teenagers would call their school rivals on the phone, tell them what they thought of them, call them names and generally humiliate their opponents without letting their enemy get a word in edge wise, then rudely hang up. It was a fun and vengeful thing to do on a Friday night while your parents were watching tv. Then parents would get wind of the cranking and would punish the culprits with grounding, paddle based punishments or total humiliation of some kind. I like all of my peers eventually grew tired of it and realized that there were other more important things to do in life with our time.

Nowadays, in 2010, the internet reaches a wider audience of potential cranking targets. But when you look at this heart breakingly sad story, you can only wonder “where is the parent”? How come parents are not monitoring their children’s ue of the net? Aren’t they afraid of those horrible dark cyber predators we have heard about? Don’t they want to know what their kids are doing in their free time? Or is this just the new baby sitting of 2010? Jessi’s dad thought a good option was to get on video with his daughter and further aid the hatred and anger to the point where it became a real problem. Visions of Columbine high et al, come to mind!

It is stories like this that make me wonder why potential parents are not forced to go to school to learn the skills needed for the job, then forced to take an intricate test where they will either be granted a parent license or not. Contrary to the moronic Mormon point of view, parenting does not come natural and few people actually can accomplish the task adequately.

And people don’t want gay people to get married, but they think bad parenting is a good option? Funny how rights work huh? I think it is time that having children was not a talent given lightly but that should be licensed like driving and gun carrying. After all, it does not appear that the¬†majority of straight parents are doing such a fine job after all.

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