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SCHOOL —  1958 vs. 2013

Scenario:
Jim goes quail hunting before school, pulls  into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
1958 – Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jim’s shotgun, goes  to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jim.
2013 – School goes into lock  down, FBI called, Jim hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again.  Counselors called in for traumatized students and  teachers.

Scenario:
Sean and  Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1958 – Crowd gathers. Sean wins.  Mark and Sean shake hands and end up buddies.
2013 – Police called, SWAT team  arrives, arrests Mark and Sean. Charge them with assault, both expelled even  though Mark started it.

Scenario:
Bob won’t be still in class, disrupts other students.
1958 – Bob sent to office and given a good paddling  by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class  again.
2013 – Bob given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for  ADD. School gets extra money from state because Bob has a  disability.

Scenario:
Chris breaks a window in his neighbor’s car  and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1958 – Chris is more careful  next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful  businessman.
2013 – Chris’s dad is arrested for child abuse. Chris removed to  foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Chris’s sister that she  remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Chris’s mom has  affair with psychologist.

Scenario:
Phil gets a headache and takes  some aspirin to school.
1958 – Phil shares aspirin with Principal out on the  smoking dock.
2013 – Police called, Phil  expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and  weapons.

Scenario:
Pedro fails  high school English.
1958 – Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes  to college.
2013 – 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 falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee.. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to  comfort him.
1958 – In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on  playing.
2013 – Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job.  She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny under goes 5 years of  therapy.

Scenario:
Geoff takes  apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane  paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.
1958 – Ants die.
2013- BATF,  Homeland Security, FBI called. Geoff charged with domestic terrorism, FBI  investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Geoff’s  Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly  again.

I don’t know who wrote this….but….pretty darn accurate scenario on how twisted up everything is these days.

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