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!