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School - 1957 vs 2007
By Paul D Berube   
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Last edited: Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2007

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Is this really any way to live?

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: Johnny take s 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, M ary.  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.

 


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Reviewed by Z McClure 1/19/2013
What a difference 50 years makes, eh? How the mighty have fallen. It's time to repent and return to common-sense!


Z.B.McClure 'ZACH'
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/15/2008
How TRUE, Paul! What a mixed up world we have become, and I don't see much "for the better", either. Love these "57 to 07"!!
Blessings and Love ~~ Micke
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/15/2008
What a difference - God help us!

(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
Reviewed by Bob Hennessey (Reader) 2/9/2008
Wow that pretty well nails it. Would love to post this on my personal website with proper credit to author. Is that permissable


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