My heart aches for Karen Klein.
Klein is a 68-year-old school bus monitor from New York state.
Her video on YouTube has focused a keen eye on bullying.
If you haven’t watched it, you should. It is a verbal stoning the likes of which I’ve never witnessed.
In the 10-minute clip, middle schoolers pelt her with insults from every imaginable direction.
They mock the way she sweats and tell her to “Shut the fuck up.” They call her a troll, a fat ass.
They speak of things that are unspeakable.
“Why is there water on your face?” one of the punks says.
“Because I’m crying.”
There is nothing as cowardly and indecent as preying on the weak, the defenseless. This is not child’s play, the innocent work of juveniles.
These are savages who need to be taught a lesson.
Had this been my mother, I would be in an orange jumpsuit now, awaiting bail.
I am outraged. I am ashamed.
We should all be.