Bullying is One Big Psy-Op

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Young girl bending down covering her face with her hands trying to protect herself from mens’ fists, finger guns and hands pointing at her. Women’s rights. Violence against women. Domestic violence.

Why do I tell you it’s a psychological operation of a sort? It simply because of the purpose of it. Just as the purpose of any psy-ops operations in military warfare and propaganda campaigns is to demoralize the enemy, the same is also the purpose of bullying- to demoralize the target. If you are a target of bullying, I want you to understand that if bullies can demoralize you, they can then crush your will to stand up for yourself and fight back.

Bullies tell targets things like:

“You’re not strong (pretty, smart) enough.”

“No body likes you” or “You don’t have any friends.”

“You can’t fight against us.”

“You’ll always be a nobody” or “You’ll never amount to anything.”

“No one will ever date you (or) marry you.”

“You’ll never win that contest.”

“You’ll never make the team.”

You’ll never this and you’ll never that. You must realize that these statements are all design to tear down your confidence and to keep you mentally subdued- to get you to overcome your natural reluctance to bow down and take abuse, they must slowly weaken you so that you won’t stand up to them and you’ll give up on yourself and let your bullies just walk all over you.

Again, this is all designed to weaken your resolve and force you to surrender to their abuse.

Bullies want you to believe that you’re worthless.

They want you to believe that you’re powerless.

They want you to believe that you can’t do anything right.

They want you to believe that you’re an evil person.

They want you to doubt yourself

They want you to feel inferior.

toxic brainwashing

In short, they want you to hate yourself.

Why? Because bullies know that whatever you believe about yourself, others are more than likely going to believe it too. If you don’t have confidence in yourself, how can you expect anyone else to have confidence in you?

These bullies want you to stop focusing on your goals and going after your dreams because they were too lazy to go after theirs. They want to convince you that you’re a failure and that everything you set out to do is going to fall flat. They want you to give up and submit to their subjugation so they can feel superior.

Psy-ops are also conducted to create opportunities that otherwise might not come to fruition.

The opportunity to keep you silent and from talking about their abuse.

The opportunity to bully you freely and with impunity.

The opportunity to use you to further their selfish and evil agendas.

You see, if they can weaken you, they can silence you and they can bully you safely, without being detected and continue to feel superior and get that rush of power. They can use your weaknesses and shortcomings to distract attention from their own. They can make you the bad guy and the object of suspicion while they get to go on doing their dirt without fear of being caught.

Think about it, if they can ruin your reputation and make you into a known troublemaker, then people won’t suspect it’s the bullies stirring up all the discord. They’ll look over at you instead. Understand that where there’s smoke, there’s fire and if people expect trouble to come from a certain person, then that person is where they’re going to look.

To do what the bullies want to do to you requires changing public opinion about you. If bullies can demonize you in the eyes of others, and they often do, they can cut you off from having any friends, allies, or support. Once they cut you off from support, then they can bully you at will because no one else will like you and any bystanders will either not care or they’ll refuse to help you because they will believe that you deserve the abuse.

Bullies are experts at breaking down barriers that would prevent them from abusing you. I urge you to see it all for what it is. Never let them cause you not to believe in yourself. Never let them destroy your confidence. Never let them gaslight you and try to tell you that their behavior is your fault. Never let them cause you to hate yourself.

Always stand up for yourself and call the bullies and their behavior out. Because, in doing so, you keep those barriers in place to protect you. You keep your reputation; you keep the support of others. Most importantly, you keep your confidence, your self-belief, and your healthy self-esteem.

With knowledge comes empowerment!

0 thoughts on “Bullying is One Big Psy-Op

  1. Stella Reddy says:

    This one made me cry, as the truth in there hit me, hard. It takes a lot to speak up for yourself, especially in face of others trying so hard to bring you down, but it is within yourself. All it took was remembering this is my life, not theirs, and I too have rights. I remembered I too have a voice.

  2. Arun Singha says:

    I can imagine, how much sufferings are there in domestic violence.
    Your posts will open the eyes of sufferers.
    Let the sufferers get courage to get rid of these bullies.
    Your posts will bring happiness to these sufferers, that I am sure
    Thank you so much for sharing 😊🙏

  3. DutchIl says:

    Thank you for sharing a uplifting post!!.. you have great courage and determination and no doubt serves as an inspiration for many!.. I often think of a bully as someone who ridicules someone else because the bully has nothing good to day about himself/herself… 🙂

    Until we meet again…
    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    (Irish Saying)

  4. Kym Gordon Moore says:

    So play into the mental weakness of your victims huh? Anything to ruin someone’s reputation and still, the only way they can get the other person’s power is if the other person gives it to them. Act like you know what they are doing before the bullies do. As you noted, knowledge is empowerment! 💪🏽

    Great advice and advisement Cherie! 👏🏼🤗🦋😍✨🤔💋🌞💐

  5. Hadassah says:

    Charlie, Thanks for this. I am a girl child advocate and I am always sure to reiterate to the young girls that they have a voice.
    Cheers from Nigeria.

  6. stevescountry says:

    You’re doing great Cherie, keep sharing these things for people. I wish I had known some of these things when I was in school, and even after. Have a great weekend!😊😺

  7. euroktoo says:

    It’s a great piece! But how does one call out a bully and stand up to them? My bully boss and his pack o pals “are after me” and when they gave me a letter of concern, I stood up for myself and responded to their allegations- I went so far to say that their statements were ridicously over exaggerated. They did not even hear me! I am asking the union to step in, but my board does not fear federations, unions or associations- they hire toxic people to flush out the good folk. I’d like to leave with a positive reference and my reputation. I think I’ll escape with my character in tow!

    • cheriewhite says:

      They heard you, Kim. They only acted like they didn’t. However, keep documenting the bullying incidences using the 5W Rule (What, Who, When, Where, and Why). And start planning your exit to a new school if you must. Work bullies rarely back down. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with such childishness. 💔 Sending you lots of love and hugs. 🤗🤗🤗🤗

      • euroktoo says:

        Thanks Cherie- you know, you are right. Thank you for saying so!! They totally did! I am working on my exit plan- but still off on medical leave for a long while yet. Started physio just at the end of last week and am trying to regain strength in the hand and forearm.

  8. Adelheid says:

    Bullies uses words to demoralize a person and if you’re not strong enough, you will easily crumble. We all need to fight back against these bullies. Again, a very helpful post. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Loa Lab says:

    This is such a great piece of inspiring and helpful content… Thank you so much for sharing… I am saving it for future references as I write affirmations a lot and I am working in the direction to help people achieve power and drive and everything in between… 😊 So this article will always be a reminder for me to keep working because small statements can make a huge difference and it’s a fact…

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