Up until just a couple of years ago, bullying was frowned upon and considered a terrible offense. It is undeniably a despicable behavior aimed at scaring, angering, or shaming whoever is being targeted.
Bullies of all types were labeled appropriately, and they were canceled by the cancel culture vultures.
But now, that same bad behavior seems to be widely accepted and tolerated, and even promoted during this pandemic.
Let’s be clear, bullying not only happens in school with young children and teens, but it can also happen to anyone, anywhere, at any age.
A bully is defined as “a blustering, mean, or predatory person who, from a perceived position of relative power, intimidates, abuses, harasses, or coerces people, especially those considered unlikely to defend themselves.”
According to stopbullying.gov there are various types of bullying:
- Verbal: name calling, threatening to cause harm
- Social: leaving someone out on purpose, embarrassing someone in public, spreading rumors
- Physical: hurting a person’s body or their possesions
To be considered bullying the behavior must be aggressive and include:
- An Imbalance of Power: such as physical strength, or popularity to control or harm others.
- Repetition: bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once.
Repetitive bullying is happening right now in many places from people in perceived positions of power, and it is being accepted as the new normal.
I’ll give you some examples.
My 21-year-old nephew was told by his girlfriend that if he wanted to attend a trip to Florida with her family, he would need to get v@ccinated.
There was no bullying in her request. She feared for his health and for her family’s health if he did NOT get the v@ccine before traveling with them.
He stood his ground and said, “no.” They let him join the family trip, and the young couple happily continued moving forward with their loving relationship.
As fate would have it, his v@ccinated girlfriend got infected with C*ovid. A few days after her symptoms first appeared, he came down with symptoms and was subsequently diagnosed with the virus as well.
It was obvious who caught the virus, and who gave it to whom. But, they continued to love each other regardless of the details and without any blame.
Now, here’s where the bullying begins.
My nephew works full-time as a waiter in an established country club. The mayor of NYC used his position of power to mandate proof of v@ccine for both customers and staff, ages 12 and older for access to:
- Indoor dining: Restaurants, catering halls, event spaces, hotel banquet rooms, bars, nightclubs, cafeterias, grocery stores with indoor dining, coffee shops and fast food or quick service with indoor dining
- Indoor fitness: Gyms, fitness centers, fitness classes, pools, indoor studios and dance studios
- Indoor entertainment: Movie theaters, music and concert venues, museums and galleries, aquariums and zoos, professional sports arenas, indoor stadiums, convention centers, exhibition halls, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, pool and billiard halls, recreational game centers, adult entertainment and indoor play areas
The country club where my nephew works, following orders from the Mayor of New York City, told him he needs to get v@accinated or lose his job.
On top of that, the various media networks (both mainstream and social) have bombarded the airwaves and news feeds with this continued forced coercion to v@accinate people who do NOT want or need to get the v@ccine.
For whatever reason: personal choice, religious, medical, spiritual, already infected and have natural immunity – like my nephew – there are people that simply don’t want to or need to get jabbed.
The people that do NOT want or need to be v@ccinated have been called names, shamed, threatened to be fired from their job, threatened with fines and/or jail time.  This all falls into the verbal bullying category.
The news media and ALL of the people that are promoting the idea that “this is a pandemic of the unv@ccinated” are actively spreading rumors that are NOT true. At least not according to the most recent medical science about natural immunity and the Delta variant.
“This study demonstrated that natural immunity confers longer lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization caused by the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, compared to the BNT162b2 two-dose vaccine-induced immunity.”
Spreading rumors falls into the social bullying category.
Creating a segregated population (v@ccinated vs un@vaccinated), as they are actively doing in NYC, CA and other states is also social bullying. They are intentionally “leaving someone out on purpose.”
Which leads me to the final form of bullying: physical.
My assistant, Natasha, works part-time with me and full-time at another job that she has held for the past 16 years. She is an excellent employee and an asset to any company. I am grateful for her hard work and as her boss, in a position of perceived power, would never bully her into doing something that went against her belief system.
But that’s not what happened with her primary employer for whom she has loyally worked for almost two decades. They informed her that she needed to get v@accinated to keep working.
She told me that she cried on the way to the clinic and cried in the car before going in. Something inside of her, her deeper intuition, told her NOT to do it. But, she needed to keep her primary job so she submitted her body to the medical injection.
Two weeks later, she found herself in the emergency room at the local hospital with crushing pain in her chest. She thought she was having a heart attack. The doctors told her she was suffering from myocarditis (inflammation around the heart), and it was directly caused by the jab – they’ve seen it before.
After she was discharged from the hospital, she scheduled appointments to check on other issues and was told that she now has inflammation in her lungs, too.
Natasha was bullied into getting the jab and she suffered physically. The adverse reactions she experienced don’t happen to everyone that gets jabbed. But, it certainly happened to her, and it has happened to many other people as well.
Bullying, of any kind, verbal, social, or physical, is harmful to human health and happiness and it needs to stop. Not only does it damage the intended targets, but the bullies themselves are also damaged.
- Don’t feel loved
- Suffer from insecurity
- Need to control others
- Feel powerless
- Enjoy the rewards they get from bullying
- Want to dominate others to improve their social status
- Are the victim of bullying themselves
Bullies have lost their way. I believe they have disconnected from spirit and need something or someone to show them the way back.
If you are being bullied by someone or some larger institution that has perceived power over you, have the courage to stand strong.
They may see you and have a moment of recognition and remembrance and STOP what they are doing.
But, even if they don’t, know that there are millions of others standing strong with you.
Here are some organizations to connect with that are taking a stand for you and with you:
Don’t be afraid of the bullies.
”I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” — Rosa Parks
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker, Herbalist and best-selling author. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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