My brother, the Shah, 13th in line for the throne of Iran sent me this one. I can’t imagine what my five year old will encounter 50 years from now but they way things are going it ain’t going to be pretty.
SeeÂ what 50 years will do.
Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifleÂ in gun rack.
1956 – Vice PrincipalÂ comes over, takes a look at Jack’s rifle, goes to his
car and gets his to showÂ Jack.
2006 -Â School goes into lockdown, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and
never seesÂ his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized
students andÂ teachers.
Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight afterÂ school.
1956 – Crowd gathers.Â Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best
friends. Nobody goes toÂ jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.
2006 – Police called,Â SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge
them with assault, bothÂ expelled even though Johnny started it.
Scenario: Jeffrey won’t be still in class, disrupts otherÂ students.
1956 – Jeffrey sent toÂ office and given a good paddling by Principal. Sits
still inÂ class.
2006 – Jeffrey givenÂ huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School gets
extra money from stateÂ because Jeffrey has a disability.
Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his father’s car andÂ his Dad gives him a
1956 – Billy is moreÂ careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college,
and becomes a successfulÂ businessman.
2006 – Billy’s Dad isÂ arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care
and joins a gang. Billy’sÂ sister is told by state psychologist that she
remembers being abused herself andÂ their Dad goes to prison. Billy’s mom has
affair withÂ psychologist.
Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some headacheÂ medicine to school.
1956 – Mark sharesÂ headache medicine with Principal out on the smokingÂ dock.
2006 – Police called,Â Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car
searched for drugs andÂ weapons.
Scenario: Pedro fails high schoolÂ English.
1956 : Pedro goes toÂ summer school, passes English, goes to college.
2006 : Pedro’s causeÂ is taken up by state democratic party. Newspaper
articles appear nationallyÂ explaining that teaching English as a requirement for
graduation is racist. ACLUÂ files class action lawsuit against state school
system and Pedro’s EnglishÂ teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro
given diploma anyway butÂ ends up mowing lawns for a living because he can’t
Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers fromÂ the 4th of July,
puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red antÂ bed.
1956 – AntsÂ die.
2006 – BATF, HomelandÂ Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic
terrorism, FBI investigatesÂ parents, siblings removed from home, computers
confiscated, Johnny’s Dad goes onÂ a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly
Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess andÂ scrapes his knee. He
is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary, hugs him toÂ comfort him.
1956 – In a short timeÂ Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2006 – Mary is accusedÂ of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She
faces 3 years in StateÂ Prison.
Now, You tell me,
IsÂ something wrong here? Â