My experience as a director, principal and headmaster of schools in three states, both public and private schools, the words, actions and deeds which we have come to associate with the term "bullying" reflect the decay of family, home and household, this in addition of the ideological bullying fostered and carried out by school administrators and teachers. When I was in school in the mid-1950's and through most of the 1960's, the bully was usually a tough guy on the fringes of the social order, usually from parents on the fringes of the social order. Such boys usually had one or two would-be bullies, followers, to "back them up." I had only one encounter with such a bully. I was in the 4th grade. A new tough entered the 4th grade, a transfer into our community. He made his rounds, attempting to find folks to intimidate. I was one of those people he attempted to intimidate. I told my father who said, "Son, you are big enough and strong enough to knock the hell out of him!" I reminded by father that I would immediately get a whipping by the teacher, then a whipping by the principal and finally a whipping by him for getting a whipping at school. He said, "Yes, but you will not be bothered again by a bully." So, the next time he attempted to intimidate me, it hit him swiftly, as hard as I could, right between the eyes with all of the power which my 4th-grade fist and body could deliver. He fell to his knees stunned. His followers were equally stunned. I got my three whippings and was never again bothered by a bully. I acquired an undeserved reputation, for it was hardly a fair fight. What is called "bullying" today is of a different order, fostered by the therapeutic and effeminate anti-culture. I have found that most of those who allege to be bullied are themselves bullies. Old fashioned bullies and old fashioned remedies are regrettably not to be found!