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Monday, May 27, 2013

Time to re-post this excellent editorial

It's almost impossible to overstate the importance of old-fashioned "resistance." Indeed, without resistance (e.g., pushing back, taking an aggressive stand, demonstrating that you're willing to fight, etc.), things can get out of hand very quickly, whether we're talking about international relations, social intercourse, basic economics, children or adults.

Take the typical school yard bully for example.

The thing that keeps these bullies going is that no one resists them. No one is willing to fight back -- either by instantly reporting them to a teacher, or (taking matters boldly into their own hands) by punching them squarely in the nose. And experience has taught us that when you appease a bully, two things happen, both of them bad: the bully continues his dominance, and his bullying tends to become more frequent and extreme.


David Macaray: Labor Unions: America's Last Hope

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