DRS asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

SCHOOL - 1957 vs. 2010 See how stupid we have become?


Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.

1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends.

2010 - 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 board hold meeting to implement bullying prevention programmes


Trevor won't be still in class, disrupts other students.

1957 - Trevor sent to office and given 6 of the best by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2010 - Trevor given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADHD. Trevor's parents get fortnightly disability payments and School gets extra funding from government because Trevor 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.

2010 - 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.

Scenario :

Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957 - Mark gets glass of water from Principal to take aspirin with.

2010 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario :

Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from Guy Fawkes, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a bull ant nest.

1957 - Ants die.

2010- 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 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.

2010 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

See how stupid we have become?

17 Answers

  • 10 years ago
    Favourite answer

    True and we call that progressing, moving forward. I laugh when I hear those terms. We are not moving forward at all, we have degenerated into a society of victims. When you are at the edge of a cliff, it is not a good idea to move forward, you might want to back up and take a different course, but alas, we still have people that want to progress no matter how long the fall is.

  • 10 years ago

    Yes things were much simpler back then but that generation wasn't filled with radicals and freeloaders like today everyone paid their own way and weren't filled with hate like today, Even the government was different unlike the fools that are there now but the big question is can we return to those happy days? Who knows for sure but taking control of the congress from the democrats was a good start, re-electing Dirty Harry was not. We can move to getting it right again in 2012 by removing the jerkoffs that we missed last time and certainly dumping that socialist clown pretending to be an American President. Yes We Will..

    Source(s): Obama was elected to sove the Problems but instead has become the real problem and must be removed,,,,
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    VERY STUPID... but we cant blame this on the older generation... I just saw on the news this AM.. I forget where it took place but , an 8 yr old boy had a falling out with his teacher, and I guess he pushed her.... make a long story short, hes taken away in hand cuffs and , they take him to a psychiatric hospital... mom didn't know anything about it ... till she got the call..... How long do we let this kind of stuff go on? Yrs ago, the kid would have been sent to the principal, parents called... conference... and it would be decided the out come between parents and principal... The teacher was the one that called the cops.... I personally think they have given teachers too many rights.... Id sue the school board if I was the mother of that child..

  • 10 years ago

    Good point. How about this? In 1957 High School Principals list the top three problems they have to deal with as: Running in the Hallways, Tardiness and Chewing Gum. In 2010 High School Principals list the top three problems they have to deal with as: Drug Abuse, Gang Violence and Teen Pregnancy.

    How far have we fallen? When did this all begin? Well, as an old timer who was there, it began to decline after the Supreme Court outlawed prayer in school and the decline really accelerated after Jimmy Carter formed the Federal Department of Education. The more Federal Bureaucrats have insinuated themselves in public education the worse it has gotten.


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  • 10 years ago

    The stories about school years are far different from the 50's than from the children of today. Even these kids look to the law to protect them from being disciplined by their parents. Interestingly the laws about teachers touching students has led to many older teachers retiring. Kids are taught that their parents are stupid and old fashioned, polluters of the earth and unreasonable in their attitude concerning sex, violence, alternative life styles, and ethnicity. To them love means recycling and peer approval.

    They never learn to deal with adversity because adversity isn't peaceful. Having an opinion is akin to bullying. We are raising drones who think they are hip and teaching them that drugs are the answer to too much energy, puberty, and the confusion that accompanies growing up. They equate rights and freedom with legalized abortion and marijuana. Is it any wonder we hear about young people calling the police because McDonald's messed up their order? It brings tears to my eyes.

  • 10 years ago

    Hi Ralph

    The really sad thing in all of this is how big business and money is so tied up in our day-to-day activities.

    We are all affected by the compensation culture. All madness.

    Best wishes.

  • 10 years ago

    What about the Chestnut that happened in Northern Ireland.

    A child forgot his/her money to buy biscuits.A kind assistant gives boy/girl a biscuit.

    Result. Assistant is 'hauled over the coals' and accused of grooming.

    Yes!It would be hilarious; If it was not so serious.

  • 10 years ago

    Yes. It is idiocy and anyone with a brain can see it.

    I sometimes thinks the nation/world has been brainwashed. Up is down and wrong is right. And who suffers the most? Our children.

    And the beat goes on.....

  • lhills
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    Sad, but true. My sons' school just opened a hotline to report kids who are "verbally abusive" outside of school too. Like that's any of their business. I tell my boys if someone makes fun of you, suck it up and move on. If someone hits you, knock 'em flat, mommy will let you watch movies while you're suspended.

  • 10 years ago

    1957-Job gets sorted.

    2010- Jobs to get it sorted.






    Child psychologist.


    Rights advisor.


    Magistrates/Judges/Prison officers/visitors/rehabilitation advisor.

    All paid for the taxpayer who are sick of all this garbage anyway.

    All employed in the public sector doing non jobs.

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