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SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007
by : Carl Langley
posted June 9, 2008
GUEST COLUMN – The author of this
compilations of senarios, SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007, is unknown.
Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into
school parki ng 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 fistfight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up
2007 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark.
Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started
Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other
1957 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the
Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class
2007 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested
for ADD. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a
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 psycho logist 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
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.
Columnist's Note: "This nation is becoming a land of wimps and we will
pay a heavy price for this nonsense in the years to come. I won't be
here but my grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be the ones to
suffer. God, what have we done to ourselves!"
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