Monday, November 22, 2010

Return to School

Let's return to 1970.

SCHOOL -- 1970 vs. 2010

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.

1970 - Crowd gathers. Johnny wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end

up best mates for life.

2010 - Police called, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault,

both expelled even though Mark started it. Both children go to anger

management programs for 3 months. School board hold meeting to impliment

bullying prevention programs.

Scenario: Robbie won't keep still in class, disrupts other students.

1970 - Robbie sent to office and given 6 of the best by the Headmaster.

Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2010 - Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for

ADD. Robbie's parents get fortnightly disability payments and School

gets extra funding from state because Robbie has a disability.

Scenario : Billy breaks a window in his neighbour's car and his Dad

gives him a whipping with his belt.

1970 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to

college, and becomes a successful businessman.

20010 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster

care and joins a gang. Goverment psychologist tells Billy's sister that

she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.

Scenario : Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1970 - Mark gets glass of water from Teacher to take aspirin with.

2010 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car

searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario : Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from Guy Fawkes,

puts them in a model airfix paint bottle, blows up an ant's nest.

1970 - Ants die.

2010- Police, Armed Forces, & Anti-terrorism Squad called. Johnny

charged with domestic terrorism, MI5 investigate 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 break and scrapes his knee.

He is found crying by his teacher, Mary . Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1970 - 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 Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

Those were the days!

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