1963 and 2007Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.1963 - Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jack's rifle, goes tohis get his to show Jack.2007 - School goes into lockdown, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail andnever sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatizedstudents 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 upbestfriends Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.2007 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge1963 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by Principal.Sits still in class2007 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School getsextra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his father's car and his Dad gives himawhipping.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 fostercareand joins a gang. Billy's sister is told by state psychologist that sheremembers being abused herself and their Dad goes to prison. Billy's momhasaffair with psychologist.Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some headache medicine to school.1963 - Mark shares headache medicine with Principal out on the smokingdock.2007 searched for drugs and weapons.Scenario: Mary turns up pregnant.1963 - 5 High School Boys leave town. Mary does her senior year at aspecialschool for expectant mothers.2007 - Middle School Counselor calls Planned Parenthood, who notifies theACLU. Mary is driven to the next state over and gets an abortion withouther 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 articlesappearnationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement forgraduationis racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system anddiploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he can'tspeakEnglish.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 domesticterrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computersconfiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowedto 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. Shefaces 3 years in State Prison.And this is what we call progress?