How stupid we have become!!!
You should know that by today's standards none of us was supposed to ever make it. :o
HIGH SCHOOL -- 1952 vs. 2012
Jack goes quail hunting before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his truck's gun rack.
1952 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2010 - 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.
Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1952 - 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.
1952 - 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 whipping with his belt.
1952 - 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 psychologist.
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1952 - Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock .
2010 - The police are called and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His car is then searched for drugs and weapons.
Pedro fails high school English.
1952 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college
2010 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against the state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is then banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.
Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the Fourth of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up a red ant bed.
1952 - Ants die.
2010 - ATF, Homeland Security and the FBI are all called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI 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.
1952 – 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 State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.
This should hit every email inbox to show how stupid we have become!
very good RiverRat! if wasn't so close to the truth it would be funny. but it is very close to how things have become.
I just recently graduated high school not too many years ago and what's sad is, that is absolutely correct.. We've become a bunch of wimps..
I wish it was 1952. :(
I wish it was 1750.
It is funny and disgusting at the same time. This is what happens whenever a bunch of whiney pansies are let in charge of our society. You cant even take a damn pocket knife to school anymore.
Oh, how true it is.
Soooo much truth in this
Hell, you don't need to go back to 1952 for most of that. 70s maybe. In the 80s it seemed like the change started to accelerate.
I got called into the office for taking a decongestant (from the factory packaging) in 1983 (I was Class of 84 FWIW). Nothing came of it aside from a short lecture with the accompanying frowns. Nowadays, fugetaboutit, suspension at the absolute minimum if you hadn't checked it in through the nurse's office. Possible expulsion if you're on someone's... excrement list.
Everyone carried pocket knives too. I can't ever recall a stabbing. Occasionally though, someone would cut themselves (never seriously) screwing around.
Zero Tolerance laws have really helped, haven't they? Yep, no judgment required.
In the 70's in Oklahoma I always had a 30-30 and a 22 in the gunrack in the back window of my truck. The shotgun and fishing pole was behind the seat. I never locked the truck and never had a problem!, I even had a teacher b borrow the 30-30 because it was a Marlin and he wanted to compare it to his dads 94 before buying one. Can you imagine that happening now? We'd both be in jail.
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