1. Kirk Garner
    March 17, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

    I see a spineless school administrator. School administrators must be required to have their balls and their frontal lobes removed upon certification. Zero tolerance policies teach our children the wrong lessons about life.


  2. shg
    March 18, 2011 @ 3:34 pm

    I couldn’t quite put into words the feeling I got after watching the video. Matt Brown did it for me. It was awesome.


    • Mark Bennett
      March 18, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

      “Nice” is often the enemy of “awesome.”


  3. Dennis Potts
    March 19, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    I see a kid who tried to do what he’d been told by his “protectors” was the right thing to do, only to find himself alone when he needed those “protectors” to intercede.

    I see that self-reliance can produce timely and effective solutions to nagging problems.

    I believe that embarrassment is highly underrated as a behavior modifier and (particularly when coupled with rapid deceleration trauma) can create a strong, lasting impression for the recipient.

    I know that a rapid, measured response to a smaller bully one has tolerated for an extended period can provide an epiphanic moment (see self-reliance, above) and years of personal satisfaction that far outweigh the societal cost of the response.


  4. Jeffrey Deutsch
    March 20, 2011 @ 7:29 pm


    Those of us on Facebook might like to check out this discussion by world-renowned self-defense and violence expert (and acquaintance of mine) Marc “Animal” MacYoung (also see the comments – including mine).

    Jeff Deutsch


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