One of my favorite sayings is "no one can pick on my little brother/sister/friend but me." It's a universal feeling. Whether it's Bart and Milhouse or Nixon and Spiro Agnew, when someone else picks on someone you care about, it's a threat. Especially if the person you care about is the person you pick on the most. The poster behind the worst lowering job in history has been the source of web scorn, but GuacamoleFire finds the same principle at work on that forum and over here on Jalopnik and expands on how this might be a positive instinct.
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