Friday, November 20, 2009

What Year Would You Prefer?

Would you rather grow up in 1957 or 2009 and why?



Scenario 1:


Jack goes quail 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.


2009 - 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.



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.


2009 - Police called and SWAT team arrives — they arrest both Johnny and Mark. They are both charged them 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.


2009 – Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. He becomes a zombie. He is then tested for ADD. The school gets extra money from the state 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.


2009 – 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.



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.


2009 – 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.


2009 - 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.


2009 – 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.


2009 - 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.

8 comments:

James' Muse November 20, 2009 at 5:41 PM  

2009.

Scenario 9
William goes to a restaurant with his high school buddies for lunch.

1957:
William is thrown out of the restaurant because it is a "Whites Only" establishment and he is African American. His friends try to stick up for him, and are beaten up by a mob of angry white people upset that their children are mingling with a negro. William gets hit by a firehose by the police and is arrested for violating the Jim Crow laws.

2009
William and his buddies are able to eat in peace.

No Subject November 20, 2009 at 7:09 PM  

I thank GOD that I was born in 1956 and grew up in a time when as children we were taught things like…

1) To believe and trust in our Father GOD for their needs
2) That the United States of America is the greatest nation on Earth
3) To respect our elders
4) To respect people’s property
5) If we wanted to be admired and respected we would have to earn it
6) That the world doesn’t owe anyone a living
7) To stand up to bullies, for the weak and for what is right
8) That we alone are responsible for the choices that we make in life
9) That we can have, achieve or become anything if we are willing to work hard and earn it

Today they are taught…

1) To trust Uncle Sam for their needs
2) That America and American are the cause of all the evils in the world
3) To not let their parents push old fashion values and morals on them
4) Private property is a form of greed
5) That they are wonderful, just because they are
6) That the government should take from those who have and give it to those who do not
7) Fighting doesn’t solve anything
8) Its can’t be their fault so they should blame it on someone else
9) If you excel, you must be doing it at someone else’s expense

fuzzys dad November 20, 2009 at 7:53 PM  

I would say 1957.it was a simpler time.

Miss T.C. Shore November 20, 2009 at 8:33 PM  

James' Muse said...
2009.

Scenario 9
William goes to a restaurant with his high school buddies for lunch.

1957:
William is thrown out of the restaurant because it is a "Whites Only" establishment and he is African American. His friends try to stick up for him, and are beaten up by a mob of angry white people upset that their children are mingling with a negro. William gets hit by a firehose by the police and is arrested for violating the Jim Crow laws.

2009
William and his buddies are able to eat in peace.... until one of his "homies" caps him.

WoFat November 20, 2009 at 9:35 PM  

I was in school in the 50s. Except for the complete lack of computers, it wasn't too bad.

Libertarian Advocate November 21, 2009 at 5:55 AM  

T.C. Nicely reasoned retort to James Muse.

nacilbupera November 21, 2009 at 3:19 PM  

Scenario 10:

Stella buys coffee from an eatery and promptly spills coffee in her lap.

1957--Stella is sitting in a diner and rushes to the powder room where she finds her girdle has helped protect her from serious burns.

2009--The cup of coffee carries the words "Caution: HOT!!" in 6 major languages on the cup, but Stella, an illegal immigrant doesn't even know how to read her native tongue. Stella donning nothing but absorbent sweat pants and confined to the limits of a used sports car receives 3rd degree burns, is rushed to the hospital in an ambulance on taxpayer funds, and sues the eatery for $2.9M. After the lawsuit, the company reduces the temperature of the coffee, but Stella calls 911 for getting served a cup of cold coffee.

The Malcontent November 22, 2009 at 9:38 AM  

After last night's vote, I feel very sick as well. The problem with these Obamamorons is they they look at issues with blinders on. They are so enthroned with Obama that they can't see the forest thru the trees. It's ok to debate with them, but they don't want that, they look at us Conservatives as *nut cases*.. and I'm sorry but I can not deal with people like that. In my clear and 20/20 eyes, the Democrat party is following the lead of Jim Jones and the faithful at Jonestown. It is chilling to observe so many politicians gulping cyanide-laced kool-aid in fanatical unison. Americans will never forgive the Democrats for this attempt to force gigantic government expansion and debt upon them. The Democrat leadership has destroyed the party for a generation or more.
The Democrats have voted in unison to debate the bill. It seems that they have absolutely no understanding of how enraged the American people will be at this attempt to change America into a socialist state.
The socialist/democrats have just drawn the line in the sand.
They own this grievous disregard for the American people's wishes. They have no idea the payback they will be receiving. And they will deserve every bit of it. And they will live to regret it. This is the last straw.
There is really something wrong with those responsible for this incredible political folly. Whatever is wrong, they have sown and soon will become their Waterloo.

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