America has been a bully on the World Stage since at least the 1840s. We went down to Mexico and stole for 15Million USD the whole of the SouthWest. From the 1500s until the late 1900s, we bullied (committed genocide) against the Natives of North America. From the 1500s until the 1960s, American Whites bullied African Slaves and their descendents. Our politicians have used both Manifest Destiny and the Monroe Doctrine to bully South and Central America since the Presidency of James Monroe.
In the Present, Christian Americans are bullying Homosexuals and anyone else who assumes the prerogative of free thinking in the Religious Arena. Both our Democrats and Republicans are bullying Iran as we speak. Why can we possess Nuclear Weapons as well as allow Pakistan (even going so far as to act as enablers) and assisting Israel with the attaining of Nukes, but, we think it is our God Given Right of Divine Intervention to stop Iran from reaching their goal of becoming a Nuclear Nation.
Think of it this way.
The Bus Monitor represents the American Indian. She represents Iran. She represents Homosexuals. She represents the American Black Person. She represents America’s poor.
The girl with her incessant harassment and nefarious barbs represents the American Christian Right in their constant harassment of Inter-racial Couples, Homosexuals or Mainstream Music (Rock, Hip Hop, Rap).
The girl could represent the American President– R or D, it makes no difference–and the CIA in their constant support of Big Business interventions in South America, Central America, the Middle East, Iran or Central Asia.
The girl represents Jim Crow, Black Codes and signs that state “No Dogs, No Chinamen, No Irish.” She represents the members of our cities police forces who target Black people on our Streets simply because they’re Black.
The boy who keeps poking and prodding the Bus Monitor reminds me of Clinton and Obama. They poke other Nations, but, rarely had/have political balls to take meaningful action. They’re actions always carefully calculated to keep them out of danger. Their actions always just short of a true commitment. And sometimes this was good.
The girl is the Neo-Conservative in their constant bullying of other nations in defense of Petro-Dollar Diplomacy.
If our National Leaders are constantly harrassing and bullying the world, how do we expect the Children of our Nation to act any better?
We are a bully Nation. Children are sure to pick up on this. We wish to punish these Children for actions taken on a school bus. Yet, these actions are identical to the actions of our Presidents, Congress and other leaders on the International and National Scene.
The girl and boy collectively represent Congressional partisanship. Especially that displayed by Republicans during the Presidencies of Clinton and Obama, but equally disgusting during the Presidencies of Reagan and other Republicans.
It’s hypocrisy. We are a Nation of hypocrites, it would seem. Especially our Good Christian Leadership.