This is short, but telling. And it is the result of fear. We have bought, hook, line and sinker, the whole idea that we are in imminent danger from everything and that we must allow the state to ignore our rights in order to keep us safe. We give up freedom for security. Unfortunately, security from the plethora of perceived danger from the outside give us no security from oppression from within. Now, we are much more likely to be brutalized by those who are assigned to “protect and serve” us than by any kind of “terrorists” we can think of.
Jim goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
1958 – Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jim’s shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jim.
2013 – School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jim hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.
Sean and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1958 – Crowd gathers. Sean wins. Mark and Sean shake hands and end up buddies.
2013 – Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Mark and Sean. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Mark started it.
Bob won’t be still in class, disrupts other students.
1958 – Bob sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and…
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