Bellicose: (adj) demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.
I have seen this word in print a couple of times and had a general idea of what it meant, but am sitting here amazed at how well it describes our present social and political climate.
Somewhere along the line, we have allowed our pundits to convince us that people with a bellicose nature–a pushy, bullying, “picking-a-fight” profile–are the dominant voices, and that those who decide not to participate in such outlandish behavior are relegated to obscurity.
It is remarkable that we simultaneously have programs against bullying in our schools, while tolerating a bellicose attitude in our politicians and leaders.
Which one is it?
Is bullying really the ultimate costume, designed for the weak loser?
Or is bullying the necessary campaign used by those trying to achieve their purposes in order to win the day?
Of all the sins of mankind, the most heinous is hypocrisy.
I, for one, am tired of teaching my small children to be ladies and gentlemen … so they can grow up to be aggressive, adult sons-of-a bitches.