1957 vs. 2007

July 19, 2008 at 12:25 pm | Posted in humor, stupidity | 3 Comments
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I don’t know who wrote this, it came in an email and I thought it worth sharing.

Scenario:
Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
1957
– Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2007
– School goes into lock down, 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 buddies.
2007 – 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 the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2007 – Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario:
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor’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.
2007 – Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy’s sister 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 aspirin to school.
1957 – Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.
2007 – Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario:
Pedro fails high school English.
1957 – Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.
2007 – 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 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 cannot speak English.

Scenario:
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.
1957 – Ants die.
2007- 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 him.
1957 – In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2007 – 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.

This should hit every e-mail to show how stupid we have become!

And if we do not wake up and take our country back – WE will not have a country , nor a society to grow old in or for our children to grow up in

Think about it !

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  1. from a firsthand view of the whole school situation…agreed! (though these are, thankfully, the exceptions and not the rule in present day. not everyone gets caught.)

  2. The quail hunting, I believe, is from the headlines. Several of the other examples seem to be worst case scenario conjectures. But close enough to be within the realm of today’s level of ignorance among parents.

    Our great grandparents, and in some cases our grandparents, worked with horses, or with people that worked with horses and other livestock, and thus had a very realistic and healthy respect for discipline. Discipline is not just fine manners to parade before company, or lack of complaint by teachers. Discipline, “the will to complete a task”, is a safety issue. When we live around actual, physical, present hazards, respect, courtesy, and discipline are keys to surviving and thriving.

    Parents that see someone punish their kid, and react with ‘Dang, that is something I didn’t teach the kid,’ as our great-grandparents were most likely to do, would likely apologize to whoever did the punishing for the parent’s failure to teach the kid, and also apologize for the kid’s misbehavior. Then they would address the faults in the kid’s learning.

    Parents that see that same scene and respond to an assault on their kid – are setting that kid up to die young. This is a hostile world. Many missteps result in someone being killed – by careless or reckless people with weapons, cars, or character assassination tools.

    During the Reagan era, Federal courts found that parents that failed to teach their kids discipline committed felony child abuse – as in, lose custody of the kid, go to jail. That finding apparently needs to be dusted off.

    Damn that Dr. Spock and his twisted baby book. That book ruined a generation, and cost the US generations of child rearing know-how. If he could have just stuck to health issues.

    Thanks for the post, Honjii.

  3. Although a lot of these are way too extreme to both sides, I agree with the idea behind it. Society has become a little too over cautious.


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