Sunday, January 07, 2007

This will make you think

This will make you think....


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

1957-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. Counselors called in for

traumatized students and teachers.


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

1957-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.

1957-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 gets

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.

1957-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: Mark gets a headache and takes some headache medicine to


1957-Mark shares headache medicine with Principal out on the smoking


2006-Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car

searched for drugs and weapons.


Scenario: Mary turns up pregnant.

1957-5 High School Boys leave town. Mary does her senior year at a

special school for expectant mothers.

2006-Middle School Counselor 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.

1957-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 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.

1957-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.


Thanks Bob H.
Sad isn’t it…

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