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***NOTE BEFORE READING-I have been trying to expand on this thought for years and I never seem to know where to go with it. just throwing it here for someone who may like to take it a step further......****



In some cases nonviolence requires more militancy than violence. ~Cesar Chavez

On January 14, 2010, Phoebe Prince was found hanging in her home by her 12 year old sister. After an investigation, it was determined Phoebe had ended her life because of bullying she endured in school. On October 17, 2006, Megan Meier hung herself because she was constantly suffering at the words of fellow classmates through cyber bullying. On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh drove a truck filled with explosives to the front of a federal building in Oklahoma, causing him to forever be known as the Oklahoma City Bomber. During his time in prison, McVeigh regularly talked about the bullying he suffered as a child.

The perfect crime is usually defined as a crime that is unsolved or has never been discovered. I define it as a crime resulting from words. Words can cause a the end of life to the person the words were directed at, such as Phoebe Prince and Megan Meier, or they can cause a person to break and inflict their suffering on others, such as Timothy McVeigh.

Words are at the root of any occurrence, big or small, good or bad. Words create thoughts, thoughts create ideas and ideas create actions. Would Timothy McVeigh have blown up a populated building if he had been treated kindly and accepted as a child? Would Phoebe and Megan still have their life if they were never tormented and taunted day after day after day?

Created: Jul 27, 2010

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