In the interest of calling attention to bullying, I want to point out an example of bullying that is very harmful to our societies: militarism and over-policing.
Agent Provocateur: Traditionally, an agent provocateur, French for “inciting agent(s)” is an agent employed by the police or other entity to act undercover to entice or provoke another person to commit an illegal act. More generally, the term may refer to a person or group that seeks to discredit or harm another by provoking them to commit a wrong or rash action.
“The establishment irritates you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight because once they’ve got you violent they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humour” -John Lennon
Basically, there are peaceful protesters in the street, protesting something. Then, there are the undercover assholes, dressed in black, paid under the table, and told to throw bricks. Once these bullies begin violence, the uniformed police have license to attack everyone.
This is the paradigm we have all willingly allowed.
“I think our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put way as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it”.-John Lennon
Here are some videos that show just how brutal these bullies are allowed to be.