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Schools: 1973 vs 2006

February 22nd, 2007, 05:03 PM
Schools: 1973 vs 2006

Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.

1973 - Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jack's rifle, goes
to his car and gets his to show Jack.

2006 - School goes into lockdown, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail
and never sees his truck or gun again. Counsellors called in for
traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1973 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end
up best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.

2006 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark.
Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.

1973 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by Principal.
Sits still in class.

2006 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School
ge ts extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his father's car and his Dad gives
him a whipping.

1973 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to
college, and becomes a successful businessman.

2006 - Billy's Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to
foster care and joins a gang. Billy's sister is told by state psychologist
that she remembers being abused herself and their Dad goes to prison.
Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.

Scenario: Mary turns up pregnant.

1973 - 5 High School boys leave town. Mary does her senior year at a
special school for expectant mothers.

2006 - Middle School Counsellor calls Planned Parenthood, who notifies
the ACLU. Mary is driven to the next state over and gets an abortion without her
parent's consent or knowledge. Mary given condoms and told to be more
careful next time.

Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.

1973: Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.

2006: Pedro's cause is taken up by state democratic party. Newspaper
articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a
requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit
against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English
banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given diploma anyway but ends up
mowing lawns for a living because he can't speak English.

Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the 4th of
July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.

1973 - Ants die.

2006 - BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with
domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home,
computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never
allowed to fly again.

Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his
knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort

1973 - In a short time Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2006 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job.
She faces 3 years in State Prison.

February 22nd, 2007, 05:37 PM
Kinda makes you realize how pathetic things have become huh?

February 22nd, 2007, 05:58 PM
How very true.

February 22nd, 2007, 06:47 PM
I recall getting spanked as a kid by both parents, getting a shot with a wood mixing spoon by my mother (a big heavy one that my grandfather made for my mother ... he told her that it had to be heavy otherwise it would break on the 'boy' - i.e. me - and thus be useless for mixing cookie dough), getting the strap in school (or worse the yardstick by my pscyo French teacher in grade 8!), getting into a few scraps during recess, etc, etc, and I'm none the worse for wear from it. :angel: