They might even step in to help you — before you have to throw a punch. Do that in a schoolyard — yours or the world’s — and other bullies take note.
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The many critics of Donald Trump mewl that the U.S. president is “backing himself into a corner” (the Guardian) with his “blustering” (Washington Post) over the North Korea crisis.
That punch changed the future, or at least Marty McFly’s.
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Maybe that’s the secret to knocking world bullies down a peg: Takes one to know one.
On the weekend, China’s foreign minister even called on traditional rival Russia to help “cool down” the Korean crisis.
TOPSHOT – This undated picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 14, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the “Dropping and Target-striking Contest of KPA Special Operation Forces – 2017” at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Does doc’s rep excuse United?
High school punk. Same animal, except one has nuclear weapons and, sooner or later, a missile that can deliver them without imploding on the launch pad. Nutty dictator.
The Chinese could fix Kim Jong-un’s wagon in about five minutes. Without them, he’s just another windbag.
Force. In the real world, there’s only one way to deal with bullies like Kim.
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He was constantly putting gun-toting bullies in their place. You can’t go soft on bullies, not even bantam-rooster ones like Kim. Stand up to them and good things happen. John Wayne knew that.
Kennedy in the Cuban missile crisis. If JFK had not stared down the Russkies, how different Veradaro might look today, not to mention the planet. It worked for John F.
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Bush tried in vain for years to solve North Korea’s crazy Kims. president was too wimpy, the other too patient. The likes of Barack Obama and George W. One U.S.
president has bully tendencies himself, as most real estate moguls do. The new U.S.
He needs to be punted from the schoolyard, pronto. Bullying Prevention Week isn’t until November, but Kim Jong-un can’t wait that long.
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Biff took to parking cars for a living. In 1985’s Back to the Future, meek George McFly punched bully Biff Tannen’s lights out, won the girl and turned his life around.
So when he moves warships within rifle range of Pyongyang, people perk up.
The dude just smacked Syria’s strongman for gassing children and dropped the Mother of All Bombs on ISIS bunkers in Afghanistan. Trump is neither.
The last thing Beijing needs is a shooting war between its problem child next door and America.
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It worked for you, too, probably, in your school career, or even at work, though I hope minus the stick. One whack with a handy stick upside the buttocks and a punk named Joey D never bothered me again. It worked for me when I was eight.
We all know that nightmare.
But he did not. On the other hand, I bet Neville Chamberlain, wherever he is, wishes he’d stood up to Hitler in 1938. He appeased Das Fuhrer, let him take chunks of Czechoslovakia, then declared “peace for our time” and told reporters to “go home and get a nice quiet sleep.”
Of course, those far-left sermonizers would find a way to mock Trump if he discovered a cure for cancer.
But the principle is the same. Stand up to him.
Would the Soviet Union still exist as one of history’s great bully states had Reagan not declared it the Evil Empire and waggled his finger in its face? Same for Ronald Reagan.