Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1960 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end
best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.
2006 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark.
them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.
(video is on youtube 15 minutes after the incident)
Scenario: Jeffrey won’t be still in class, disrupts other students.
1960 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by
still in class.
2006 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School
extra money because Jeffrey has a disability.
Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his father’s car and his Dad
1960 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to
and becomes a successful businessman.
2006 - Billy’s Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to
care and joins a gang. Billy’s sister is told by psychologist that
remembers being abused herself and their Dad goes to prison. Billy’s
has affair with psychologist.
Scenario: Mary turns up pregnant.
1960 - 5 High School Boys leave town. Mary does her Grade 12 year at
special school for expectant mothers.
2006 - School Counsellor calls Planned Parenthood. Mary is driven to
next province and gets an abortion without her parents’ consent or
knowledge. Mary given condoms and told to be more careful next time.
Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from Halloween,
them in a bottle, blows up a red ant hill.
1960- Ants die.
2006 - Fire Department and RCMP called. Johnny charged with domestic
terrorism, Provincial Government investigates parents, siblings
from home, computers confiscated, Johnny’s Dad goes on a terror
Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his
He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary, hugs him to comfort
1960 - In a short time Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2006 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job.
faces 3 years in prison.
And don’t forget:
1960: Sarah buys a cup of hot coffee at McDonald’s and spills some of it over her legs whilst driving her car. She tells nobody how stupid she was and treats the burns with ointment bought from the pharmacy down the road.
2006: Sarah sues McDonald’s for not warning her the hot coffee she bought is actually hot and appears on Larry King Live to share her physical and emotional scars and trauma with millions around the world. Gets awarded millions in compensation. Starts a website to assist those getting fat from McDonald’s food to sue.
1960’s: Annette has bad acne a month before prom. Noxeema doesn’t help it clear up at all. In a fit of humiliation, she refuses to emerge from her room until two weeks after the dance is over. Her parents sigh and chalk it up to adolescence.
2006: Annette has bad acne a month before prom. Mom takes her to a dermatologist and then to the plastic surgeon to “do something about that nose” while they’re at it.