Old Versus New

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SCHOOL – 1957 vs. 2012
Scenario:
Johnny and Mark get into a fight after school.
1957 –
Crowd gathers. Mark wins.  Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends.
2012 –
Police called, arrests Johnny and Mark.  Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.  Both children go to anger management programs for 3 months.  School governors hold meeting to implement bullying prevention programmes

Scenario:
Robbie won’t be still in class, disrupts other students.

1957 –
 Robbie sent to office and given 6 of the best by the Principal.  Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2012 –
Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin.  Becomes a zombie.  Tested for ADHD.  Robbie’s parents get fortnightly disability payments and school gets extra funding from government because Robbie 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.
2012 –
Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse.  Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang.

Scenario:
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957 –
Mark gets glass of water from principal to take aspirin with.
2012 –
Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug taking.  Car searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario:
Johnny takes apart leftover fireworks from Guy Fawkes night,
 puts them in a paint tin & blows up a wasp’s nest.
1957 –
Wasps die.
2012-
Police & Anti-Terrorism Squad called.  Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, investigate 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 morning break 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.
2012 –
Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job.  She faces 3 years in Prison.  Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.


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