Wow have times changed !!!!

By today’s standards none of us were supposed to ever make  it.

HIGH   SCHOOL — 1957 vs. 2014

Scenario 1:

Jack   goes duck hunting  before school and then pulls into the school parking lot with his shotgun in his  truck’s gun rack.

1957 –  Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s shotgun, goes to his car and gets  his shotgun to show Jack.

2014   –  School goes into lock down, FBI called,  Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called  in  f or traumatized students and  teachers.

 Scenario 2:

Johnny   and Mark get into a  fist fight after school.

1957 –  Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.

2014 –  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 .

 Scenario 3:

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.

2014 –  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.

 Scenario 4:

Billy   breaks a window in  his neighbor’s car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

1957 –  Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and  becomes a successful businessman.

2014 –  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 spanked herself , and their dad goes to prison. Billy’s mom has an affair w ith the psychologist.

 Scenario 5:

Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957 –  Mark shares his aspirin with the Principal out on the smoking dock .

2014 –  The police are called  and Mark is expelled from school for drug violations. His   car is then searched for drugs and weapons.

 Scenario 6:

Pedro fails high school English.

1957 –  Pedro goes to summer school, passes English and goes to college.

2014 –  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.

 Scenario 7:

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.

1957 –  Ants die.

2014 –  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.

 Scenario 8:

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.

2014-  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.  


About J. D. Groover

I truely believe that what should matter most in life is how you see yourself, not how someone else tries to convince you to see yourself. *****Life is not about "finding yourself"*****its about creating yourself.!!!!! I write and post things here because I like to think I am contributing some things of value to my world. Some times a little humor, some times things with a more serious tone, but hopefully always in good taste. If what I post occasionally bites a politician in the ass, all the better :>)
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One Response to Wow have times changed !!!!

  1. Pete says:

    Hi Jim and thanks for an early Christmas present. This was a great posting and it was all based on reality, I know because I was in school in the 50’s and every word is true.
    Have a great Christmas and New year!


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