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Child Discipline in the 60"s V 07

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Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist


fight after school.




1960 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny


and Mark shake hands and end up best friends. Nobody goes to


jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.






2006 - Police called, SWAT team arrives,


arrest Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both


expelled from school even though Johnny started it.






Scenario: Jeffrey won't stay still in


class, disrupts other students.






1960 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a


smack on the bum by Principal. After a very short time, sits


still in class.






2006 - Jeffrey given huge doses of


Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School gets extra money because


Jeffrey has a disability.






Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his


father's car and his Dad gives him a thumping.




1960 - Billy is more careful next time,


grows up normal, goes to uni, and becomes a successful and


responsible citizen.






2006 - Billy's Dad is arrested for child


abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang.


Billy's sister is told by psychologist "Of course, you


remember being abused" and their Dad goes to prison. Billy's


mum has affair with psychologist.






Scenario: Mary is pregnant.




1960 - five high school boys leave town.


Mary does her final year at a special school for expectant






2006 - School counsellor contacts Planned


Parenthood. Mary gets an abortion. Mary given condoms and


told to be more careful next time, and also kids don't need


fathers, anyway.






Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover


firecrackers from cracker night, puts them in a bottle,


blows up a red ant hill.






1960- Ants die.




2006 - Fire brigade and police called.


Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, government


investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers


confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch-list.



Scenario: Johnny falls while running


during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by


his teacher Mary who hugs him to comfort him.




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. She faces three years in prison.





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