MLA Krueger makes use of his bully pulpit
Feb. 27 was the day Kamloops and area joined the anti-bullying campaign that has become a growing force in the country in the form of the annual Pink Shirt Day.
Local area young people gathered in various places to demonstrate their determination to show their desire to bring an end to bullying and its effects.
The news media, both local and provincial, had the job of bringing viewers a blight on a local event.
Kevin Krueger, our Kamloops-South Thompson MLA (sorry, the word “esteemed” does not apply here) once again showed his lack of knowledge in appropriate behaviour for a politician.
Granted, he is known as being like a volcano, erupting at the slightest irritation and spewing forth vast amounts of unintelligent verbal diarrhea, this time pointed at a political opponent.
Krueger’s actions were a perfect example of bullying.
He is unaware and most likely uninterested to learn bullying is not just physical, but mental, emotional and verbal.
It affects adults as well as children. It reaches far and wide.
In adults, we see a form of it in elder abuse, in racial and homophobic slurs hurled at those of other lifestyles and on and on.
As adults, part of our focus in life should be to set an example for our youth.
We want them to grow up in a positive atmosphere and desire to contribute to their communities in a positive way.
What an example this person (man is also not appropriate here) has set.
Thanks go to our visual andprint media for not covering up this incident.
I guess since this politician is not running again in the upcoming election, he chooses to go out in a blaze of smoke and fury — to the benefit of many.
To all who put such effort in the anti-bullying projects, many thanks as your efforts will bear fruit.
For more information on this vastly growing project, go online to the bullyproject.com.