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Friday, April 18, 2008

What's the matter with kids these days?

Got this in the mail today!

SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2007

Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.
2007 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counsellors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2007 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.
1957 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2007 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbour'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.
2007 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.

Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1957 - Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.
2007 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.
1957 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.
2007 - 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 state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane pain t bottle, blows up a red ant bed.
1957 - Ants die.
2007 - BATF, 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. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1957 - 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. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

I wish this could hit every e-mail - pass it on!

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://Allans-Perspective.blogspot.com

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Anonymous Karen M., A said...

As a high school teacher and an advocate for children, I pose the following question, " What is wrong with soceity these days? What is wrong with parenting? When do we realize the kids didn't get this way alone and aren't going to change alone either?"

Love the e-mail, but the problem isn't JUST with the kids...

Friday, April 18, 2008 11:13:00 a.m.  
Blogger Allan said...

Karen I would bet money that you think spanking is child abuse!

Friday, April 18, 2008 11:13:00 a.m.  
Anonymous Shannon S., said...

This just reminds me of all the tragedies that had to occur that made us have to change our reactions.

Friday, April 18, 2008 11:14:00 a.m.  
Anonymous kelldogg said...

wow! seems like someone somewhere is overreacting to these situations!

Friday, April 18, 2008 11:15:00 a.m.  
Anonymous J R B., said...

I know a child that was on Ritalin. He is a zombie. His mother started taking his medicine . It had a different effect on her She overdosed and lost her hearing.

Friday, April 18, 2008 11:15:00 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is an issue that might have bearing on your subject:

New Book targets 4-7 year old: "My Beautiful Mommy & Plastic Surgery"

Friday, April 18, 2008 11:18:00 a.m.  
Anonymous Kimber L., said...

This is great! Sadly it is too true!! I wish I was raising my family back in the 50's instead of now!!!!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008 12:29:00 p.m.  

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