Monday, September 10, 2007

The good and bad of change

1963 and 2007

Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.

1963 - Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jack's rifle, goes to
his get his to show Jack.

2007 - School goes into lockdown, 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.

1963 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up
friends Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.
2007 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge

1963 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by Principal.
Sits still in class

2007 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School gets
extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his father's car and his Dad gives him

1963 - 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
and joins a gang. Billy's sister is told by state psychologist that she
remembers being abused herself and their Dad goes to prison. Billy's mom
affair with psychologist.

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

1963 - Mark shares headache medicine with Principal out on the smoking

2007 searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario: Mary turns up pregnant.

1963 - 5 High School Boys leave town. Mary does her senior year at a
school for expectant mothers.

2007 - Middle School Counselor calls Planned Parenthood, who notifies the
ACLU. Mary is driven to the next state over and gets an abortion without
her parent's consent or knowledge, Mary given condoms and told to be more careful.

Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.

1963: Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.

2007: Pedro's cause is taken up by ultra-liberals. Newspaper articles
nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for
is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system and
diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he can't

Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the 4th of July,
puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.

1963 - Ants die.

2007 - ATF, 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, Mary, who hugs Johnny to comfort him.

1963 - 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.

And this is what we call progress?


Matty said...

Sorry, I had to laugh..but it's so true! How sad life has become....surely we are in big trouble!

Children with out voices said...

You don't realize how close some of these hit to home. My son sinus's are acting up with the season's pollen, I go to the store to get him some sinus medicine to dry them up. lol Card says take slip to pharmacy for medicine. I go to the pharmacist and she helps me decide which one is best for his situation. Then they go to ring it up and she says I need you to sign this book and I need proof of age and address. Can you believe I forgot my drivers license in my other handbag. She says I'm sorry mam we can't sell you this without proof. I said you have to be kidding she said. No mam federal law they have been using cold medicine to make crystal meth. The year 2007 you can't buy glue, paint or cold medicine with out proof of age. Your right Matty sad indeed.I actually see the invasion of the government into person lives as a threat to our freedom. We have a group of Amish, beautiful people , perfect not but they are able to take care of their own. The rest of us we need to be controlled by the gov. we can't think for ourselves.
I have always sad that the rights of many are effected by the rights of the few. I grew up in the Era when" the majority ruled" and watched as one woman took prayer from school because she was offended. I can't help but review history and see that the " squeaky wheel gets the most grease." It takes one shepherd to control a flock, I sure hope we have the right shepherd for 2008.

Grisel said...

Just a warning - check to see if the sinus medication has pseudoephedrine. If it does, that is what is being used to make the methamphetamine - and it's evil! I refuse to take any pills with pseudoephedrine; it is like caffeine in that it gives your system a jolt of energy but doesn't cure the problem. It makes me grind my teeth. I would never give it to a child.