still in exile from hell
Why in the world would anyone who escaped the evil clutches of the community of Perry Hall, a small town outside of Baltimore, Maryland, ever want to return to it? Even if just on social media? But recently, like a fool, I did.
And, I got what I deserved. An exit notice on Facebook (Classmates of 1971) to leave and not come back.
From - Rick Belhumeur
He stated words to the effect of, "Bradley Chapline, remove all of your commentary. As you can easily see by looking at previous posts, this Facebook page is used to communicate with schoolmates from our past, not to post your stories."
In adding on, over ninety percent of this 1971 Perry Hall Classmates membership posted likes and supports to Belhumeur's demand.
What was wrong with this? One would have thought that since I was the second worst academic student in the history of the Baltimore County School District to ever graduate from high school (0.98 grade point average), I wound up doing quite well for myself. You would think that a student, meaning me, back then, that was almost always in trouble, that there would been a keen interest in how I overcame such shortcomings and turned into a quite productive and intelligent citizen. For, more than a few of my commentaries talked about these times of overcoming great odds against me through aspects of growing, maturity, and experience. To me, these short stories were really interesting.
But no, here in present day with my old classmates made it seem like old times. I had back in my high school days, large groups of my fellow classmates, frequently, "gang up" on me both physically and mentally. So, of course, in this 1971 Perry Hall Senior High classmates forum, although it was just a mental put-down of sorts , it hurt just as bad as back in the olden days. So, I was polite and did what I was asked to do. I removed all my content from the website.
But, growing up in Perry Hall, during the 60's and early 70's, was a place where people thought very well of themselves. I clearly see nothing has changed for them. In other words, they were very good at looking down at others who did not meet their perceived upscale standards.
In my book, this was truly a form of bullying. So, in a sense, it was not surprising when I learned recently of how violence grew in the Perry Hall high school system of education. Because, in today's world of public schools, the chances are good that if a kid is bullied long enough, retaliation is almost inevitable in the form of coming back heavily armed, and going on a shooting spree.
Luckily for them, I was not, full scale ahead of my time in retaliating against those I had felt had done me wrong. For, I had only dropped a water-proof cherry bomb in a toilet, and flushed it. There was a teacher I absolutely hated that was sitting on the throne in the next stall of this particular faculty restroom. While he was the only one with injuries, they were minor. But, the damage to the school's plumbing system was much worse than I ever expected.
So, it is true, Perry Hall Senior High School, was a relatively new institution of learning during my years of attendance there. It was also true that I seemed to be the first to use an act of violence in retaliation. Surely, nothing to be proud of, at all.
So apparently, the acts of violence got more brazen, and more sophisticated as the years passed. The one thing that never changed at Perry Hall, were apparently, the "high-class" bullies. So, in the first day of the school year in 2012 for Perry Hall Senior High, was the day that an act of extreme violence took place in the school cafeteria. Perry Hall High School made the national news. Congratulations. The link below provides the details.
My point is, no one here, meaning my classmates, has learned any lessons. Was taking a chance, however slim, that I might retaliate violently worth kicking my innocent commentaries out of Classmates of Perry Hall 1971? What was it hurting? In fact, my website counter told me that over 50% of my classmates were reading my posted material.
So, why the change to have my commentaries ousted? Was this just another "follow-the-leader" act by my classmates?
You just never know at what time, what age, and what place a person can go over the edge. Why not be safe, and treat others by being nice, cordial and accepting of others. Is this that much of a burden? That much of an effort?
Well, I have news for my Classmates of 1971. While I still have a level of hatred for you people. losing everything in life I have worked so hard for after leaving Perry Hall Senior High School decades ago would in no way be worth disgracing myself in acts of retaliatory violence.
But, my classmates should take this to heart; maybe your next victim will not be as willing to walk-away from your "slaps in the face" as I was.
My ending note, I've never been so happy to still be in, "Exile From Hell".
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