HAVE WE ALL LOST TOUCH WITH REALITY DUE TO POLITICAL CORRECTNESS – I personally think I come from a generation that was kinder and looked at the world and the things around us without having to be told by some quango that what I do, see or hear is or is not politically correct.
Life seemed so much simpler with common sense being the guiding torch to right and wrong and when we did do something wrong common sense dictated that we were punished for our sins.
This ‘commons sense’ approach provides us with far more respect, not just for other but for ourselves and this is something that appears sorely missed in the modern world that is controlled by a nanny state that employs quango and quango to come up with rules and regulations that push us into a state of confusion and frustration.
The other night, over a beer or three, myself and a few old friends were discussing things that we could present to the Government in order to form a quango. We figured that being part of or head of a quango was an excellent way to boost our earning power and considering the idiots that runs these things we thought we would fit right in.
I think it was after the third beer that one of my friends started to reminisce the past and his school days. As he said, the world has gone mad and that political correctness, instead of creating harmony in the community has in fact driven us apart.
He remembered an email he got and promised he would dig it out and send it to me and yesterday I received that email.
Take a look and tell me if we old guys have lost the plot or that our politically correct society is not the utopia it was design to make.
Johnny and Mark get into a fight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends.
2012 - Police called, and they arrest Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it. Both children go to anger management programmes for 3 months. School governors hold meeting to implement bullying prevention programmes.
Robbie won’t be still in class, disrupts other students.
1957 - Robbie sent to the office and given six of the best by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2012 - Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADHD – result deemed to be positive. Robbie’s parents get fortnightly disability payments and school gets extra funding from government because Robbie has a disability.
Billy breaks a window in his neighbour’s car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2012 - Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care; joins a gang; ends up in jail.
Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1957 - Mark gets glass of water from Principal to take aspirin with. Passes exams, becomes a solicitor.
2012 - Police called, car searched for drugs and weapons. Mark expelled from school for drug taking. Ends up as a drop out.
Johnny takes apart leftover fireworks from Guy Fawkes night, puts them in a paint tin & blows up a wasp’s nest.
1957 - Wasps die.
2012 - Police & Anti-Terrorism Squad called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, investigate parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated. Johnny’s Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly in an airplane again.
Johnny falls over while running during morning break and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. She hugs him to comfort him.
1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing footie. No damage done.
2012 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy and ends up gay.
Well there you have it… it does appear that happier times were had when common sense ruled. I guess now I need to turn the lights off and hide under the sofa and wait for the ominous knock at the door by the ‘political correctness’ police – that’s idiots for those who are not familiar with the term.