Upon reading a story of a young man, Tyler Clementi, who took his life after being not only taped without his permission of a private act but then outed on Facebook with the video by his roommate, I was shocked, horrified, painfully traumatized, and outraged. How can this society continually permit this terrible treatment of people for who they are? This young man was a classically trained violinist, a freshman at Rutgers who was just beginning his life not only just finding himself like every other person his age. What sick, twisted individual terrorizes someone to the point that they believe suicide is the only remedy to the pain of life? How can the actions of his roommate be justified?
Tyler’s isn’t the only story, recently three other young people committed suicide for being bullied. Bullying has been taken to a new level with the Internet and text messages. How can one feel good about themselves hurting someone, mocking them for being who they were born to be? How can the parents of the person who bullies be even a tiny bit proud of their child?
I sincerely hope we wake up soon and will personally speak up and out about this injustice. Bullying needs to stop before we lose many more beautiful people to hate and bigotry. This is evil, this is horrid, and this is unjustifiable. The little pieces of shit that think this is okay or try to downplay the effects of their actions should pay a dear price. I ask the Universe to give a special rush on Karma for those that hurt these kids.