SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2010
Jack a high school student goes hunting before school with his Dad and then Dad drops him into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.
1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at the shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack’s Dad.
2010 - School goes into lock down, Police called, Jack and his dad hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counsellors called in for traumatized students and teachers.
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2010 - Police called and SWAT team arrives -- they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged with assault and both expelled even though Johnny started it .
Jeffrey will not be still in class, he disrupts other students.
1957 - Jeffrey sent to the Principal's office and given a good paddling by the Principal. He then returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2010 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The family gets extra money (SSI) from the government because Jeffrey has a disability.
Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a hiding.
1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
2010 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse , Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. The state psychologist is told by Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the government provided psychologist and has a nervous breakdown.
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1957 - Mark shares his headache with the Principal who poors a glass of water for him to take it.
2010 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. He is then searched for drugs and weapons.
Alfredo fails high school English.
1957 - Alfredo goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.
2010 - Alfredo’s cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. Green funded lawyers, file class action lawsuit against the state school system and Alfredo’s English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Alfredo is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English. The lawyers get a Government payout from the high court.
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from cracker night, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a “red ant” bed.
1957 - Ants die.
2010 - Police, Security and Asio are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. Asio investigates his parents - and all siblings are removed from their home and all computers are confiscated. Johnny's dad is placed on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
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.
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 and becomes a Green Politician after campaigning as a victim!
Don’t ask me what happens in 2024? but I’m sure the Teal’s can get a guernsey somewhere!