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74 vs 14 .

1974 VS. 2014
Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after   school.

  • 1974: Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark   shake hands and end up best friends.
  • 2014: Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests   Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both                      expelled even though Johnny started it.

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

  • 1974: Billy is more careful next time, grows up  normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful                      businessman.
  • 2014: 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 school.

  • 1974: Mark shares headache medicine with   Principal out on the smoking dock.
  • 2014: Police called, Mark expelled from school   for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and                      weapons.

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.

  • 1974: Ants die.
  • 2014: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms,   Homeland Security, and FBI are 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.

  • 1974: In a short time Johnny feels better and    goes on playing.
  • 2014: Mary is accused of being a sexual predator    and loses her job. She faces 3 years prison.

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

  • 1974: Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at   Jack’s rifle, goes to his truck and gets his to   show Jack.
  • 2014: School goes into lockdown, FBI called,    Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck    or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized  students and teachers.