Saturday, October 13, 2012

When Grade School was Politically Incorrect.

School 1962 vs. 2012

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

1962 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends.
2012 - Police called, and they arrest Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it. Both children go to anger management programs for 3 months. School Board holds meeting to implement bullying prevention programs.

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

1962 - Robbie is sent to the office and given six of the best by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2012 - Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADHD - result deemed to be positive. Robbie's parents get monthly disability payments and school gets extra funding from government because Robbie has a disability. 

Scenario:  Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a spanking with his belt.

1962 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.

 2012 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care; joins a gang; ends up in jail. 

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

1962 - Mark gets glass of water from Principal to take aspirin with. Passes Exams, becomes a Lawyer.

2012 - Police called, sholl locked-down and searched for drugs and weapons. Principal is fired. Mark expelled from school for taking drugs. Ends up as a drop out. 

Scenario:  Johnny takes apart leftover fireworks from July 4th Celebration, puts them in a paint can and blows up a wasp's nest.

1962 - Wasps die.

2012 - Police and Anti-Terrorism SWAT team called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism,  parents are investigated, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated. Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly in an airplane again. 

Scenario:  Johnny falls down while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mrs. Wiggins. She hugs Johnny to comfort him.

1962 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing football. No damage done.

2012 - Mrs. Wiggins is accused of being a child molestor and loses her job. She faces 3 years in prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy and ends up gay.

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