See what 50 years will do...

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by unclerob, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. unclerob

    unclerob Member

    Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.

    1956 - Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jack's rifle, goes to
    his car and gets his, to show Jack.

    2006 - 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: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

    1956 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up
    best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.

    2006 - 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.

    1956 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by Principal.
    Sits still in class.

    2006 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School
    gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.


    Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his father's car and his Dad gives
    him a whipping.

    1956 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to
    college, and becomes a successful businessman.

    2006 - Billy's Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster
    care and joins a gang. Billy's sister is told by state psychologist 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 headache medicine to

    1956 - Mark shares headache medicine with Principal out on the smoking

    2006 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car
    searched for drugs and weapons.


    Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.

    1956 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.

    2006 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state Democratic party. 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 can't speak English.


    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.

    1956 - Ants die.

    2006 - 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.

    1956 - In a short time Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

    2006 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She
    faces 3 years in State Prison.


    Is something wrong here?
    (something to be said for the good old days...)
  2. And that list could go on and on. Really sad to think about how sue crazy this country has become. How everyones problems are someone elses fault. Everyone wants to be a victim.

  3. I think it's all about greed. The Average American will never make a Million dollars in thier lifetime, so if something bad happens to them, BAM, instant millionaire. Sad but true.
  4. Fenix

    Fenix Guest

    Heard the list before, very true. Was definitely born in the wrong time :(
  5. azcarbine

    azcarbine Guest

    The law suit is an American way of life anymore. If anything happens..........then sue! You can become an instant millionare and if you lose you don't even have to pay the defendent's legal costs. Its like spending a couple of dollars on Lottery tickets.
  6. rrjenn

    rrjenn Guest

    I can think of a few not on the list that are happening right now. I heard a border agent was run over by a drug smuggler and killed on the Mexican border. Apparently border agents are now afraid to use deadly force after watching the Bush regime put two border agents in prison for shooting a drug smuggler. Seems like in the past those two agents would have received an award for defending our borders. Not anymore.

    Some black kids nearly beat a white kid to death and Jesse Jackson gets them set free, but a white kid driving around with a noose hanging off the rear of his truck may get up to 11 years in prison cause that noose somehow violated the black peoples rights.

    I tell ya right now just as soon as publishers clearing house knocks on my door (any day now I hope) I'm outa here.
  7. I remember everyone having gun racks with guns in their pick ups during high school and no one said anything, because it was never an issue.

    I also remember the fight and paddling scenarios too :)

    Graduated in 77
  8. That post pretty much shows how life in these here United States has changed over the last 50 years or so. When I was in HS, 79-83, it was very common for guys to come to school with their deer rifle in a rifle rack because after dismissal they were meeting their dad who was already hunting for an evening hunt. Try that now and not only will you get expelled but you will end up a felon and your school will make the national news.
  9. rrjenn

    rrjenn Guest

    Why is that? What happened about 50 years ago that might have been the cause of the problems in schools these days? Think civil rights and integration and you may have the problem figured out. I'm not a segregationist or a racist but I see why my kid feels like he needs a weapon at school where he goes.
  10. bombadillo

    bombadillo Member


    People call me bible thumper and all kinds of other things, but they took god out of the equation. I read a really interesting article written by Ben Stein, actor/gameshow host that really shows what they've done in our society to take away any talk of god. The moral law of what people abided by in 1956 was a whole lot different than today and I really don't think that its a coincidence. When I can break into someones home at gunpoint and break a window, cut myself on the glass, and sue them for money I know I'm in a place that is going down fast.
  11. Joe Sixpack

    Joe Sixpack Guest

    hmm that last one i wish i had a female teacher to molest me when i was going to school.. i was never that lucky :/
  12. Fenix

    Fenix Guest

    which makes you wonder why these teen boys are so stupid that they turn them in. :roll:
  13. Kelotravolski

    Kelotravolski Member

  14. Fenix

    Fenix Guest

    sorry to scar you kelo, I was just inquiring into their state of mind since most boys that age only have on thing on their mind, it makes just makes you wonder.
  15. I have not heard of a lot of them turning the teacher in, its more a matter of them bragging to their buddies and word finally gets around to an adult
  16. elguapo

    elguapo Guest

    Honestly, I think that everyone is being culled into being a victom. Look at society: actually doing anything proactively is really looked down upon. The laws, how peoples perception of a "normal" person is always that you have to be the victom...Always the victom. And someone else (always!) is there to take care of your skinned knee, wipe your snotty nose...but as long as you have your hugeby large plasma TV, a gas guzzling SUV and your Starbucks Latte, all is well. Baaaahhhhh Baaaaahhhh Baaaaaahhhh.