Recalling ‘The Bully’ from my childhood. When I was a kid, there were no support groups for bullying. The parent mantra for bullying was, “Tomorrow, there will be someone else. You’ll see.” For me, there was no tomorrow for someone else. It was only me…day after day after day. I would never have dreamed how much horror one person can dole out to another.
Because of my History of Horror and Sci Fi film class back at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1991, I did some digging into Edgar Rice Burroughs and what I found was not very good. Yes he became a prolific Sci Fi writer, but his stories were rooted in some of the most racist mindset I have ever seen. I put it all in context considering the racial climate of the time but he does not get a pass.