Bullying leads to several suicides every year.
Studies have shown that envy and resentment may be motives for bullying. Research on the self-esteem of bullies has produced equivocal results. While some bullies are arrogant and narcissistic, others can use bullying as a tool to conceal shame or anxiety or to boost self esteem: by demeaning others, the abuser him/herself feels empowered.
Well meet Daniel Cowart, a 21-year-old white supremacist who was convicted of planning to assassinate Barack Obama. Cowart, a Tennessee skinhead who conspired with another man, Paul Schlesselman, to kill Obama while he was still a presidential candidate, pleaded guilty in March to eight crimes related to the plot. He now faces 12 to 18 years in prison.
Cowart has a giant swastika and an iron cross tattooed on his upper body. Obviously he must have very strong political beliefs to put such controversial symbols on his body, right???
Well not really. Cowart (coward?????) has asked a court to alter two Nazi tattoos before he is sent to federal prison. Apparently his personal convictions aren't so strong. Perhaps he's afraid of getting the shit kicked out of him on a daily basis in prison because the group he belonged to disowned him after his arrest, saying he was a "probationary" member and had been thrown out of the group. No fellow Nazi backing on the inside, buddy.
Too bad for him!