Thursday, April 25, 2013

High School...1957 vs 2010

 Scenario 1
Jack goes quail hunting before school
and then pulls into the school parking lot
with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.

1957:  Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to  show Jack.
2010:  School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counsellors called in for traumatized students, teachers and caretaker staff.

Scenario 2

Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1957:  Crowd gathers.  Mark wins.  Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2010:  Police called and SWAT team arrives ~ they arrest both Johnny and Mark.  They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario 3

Jeffrey will not be still in class; he disrupts other students.

1957:  Jeffrey was sent to Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal.  He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2010:  Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin.  He becomes a zombie.  He is then tested for ADD.  The family gets extra  money (SSI) from the government because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario 4

Billy breaks a window in his neighbour's car
and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

1957: Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
2010:  Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse, Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang.  The state psychologist  is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.  Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.

Scenario 5

Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957:  Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock.
2010:  The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations.  His car is then          searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario 6

Pedro fails High School English

1957:  Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
2010:  Pedro's cause is taken up by state.  Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist.  ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher.  English is then banned from core curriculum.  Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario 7

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

1957:  Ants die.
2010:  ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called .  Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism.
The FBI investigates his parents ~ and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated.  Johnny's dad is placed on a terror list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario 8

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

1957:  In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2010:  Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job.  She faces 3 years in State Prison.  Johnny undergoes 5  years of therapy.

The foregoing should hit every e-mail inbox to show

(Thank you, Tom, for sending to me)

Words of Wisdom

One day  your life will flash before your eyes.
“Make sure it is worth watching.”

Merle Baird-Kerr … written February 20, 2013
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  1. My comment here is... As your Andrew would agree.... We have come so far we have gone backwards ! We should be so advanced in our handling of life but we are not and why is that ?


    1. It is PEOPLE who stand in the way of what should be advancement! Lax in control, lax in proper administration, lax in dealing with current issues. Thanks for your comments....Sherrie

  2. Maybe it all boils down to Lack of God in today's world.

  3. An excellent reason! To even CONSIDER taking The Lord's Prayer out of all school ludicrous. Regardless of my teaching grade in elementary school, I openly chatted
    briefly about the various "faiths" in my class...weekly had said student tell a little about their family's religious beliefs. Great respect gained by entire class and appreciation by the parents.