Tis A Sad World We Live In

Surveillance cameras in schools, armed police, students bringing guns to school, rampant drug use, metal detectors—truly a sad assessment of not only our education system but also our society in general.

Just growing up in the USA is many, many times more dangerous and deeply more depressing than when I was growing up. What is happening in our society should seriously discourage potential parents from having any children. I know I would not want to bring any children into this very sad, very dangerous world.

I graduated from high school in 1966, and the absolute worst thing that could happen at school from middle school through high school is getting into a fist fight after school—or the girl you have a crush on says ‘no’ when you ask her to the dance.

I never saw police at any school, surveillance cameras, tracking badges, not even so much as a knife.

If you were bullied at school, when you got home you were safe and the bullying did not continue.

Students did not kill themselves by the dozens. There were no ‘grief counselors’ to coddle us. Teachers did not have sex with their students. Teachers were not fired if they rapped the knuckles of a problem student with a ruler.  The rapping was usually well deserved.

Students, for the most part, respected teachers and adults, because their parents did not shirk their duties as parents, but taught their offspring good manners and respect.

Students and young adults did not wear their jeans below their butt cheeks. Girls would not date boys who dressed like winos and bums. Boys showered and wore clean clothes to take a girl out. Boys didn’t see how gross they could be and still expect girls to date them. Girls had more respect for themselves than they have today.

Teenage pregnancy was a rare exception, not the norm.

Elementary kids did not use crack, cocaine, smack, marijuana, or any other drug.

And it was a helluva lot harder to meet graduation requirements prior to 1967 than it is today. Graduating students today (far too many) would fail miserably if they had to meet the requirements I had to satisfy. Today our high school students have the education of 8th graders.

And I haven’t even begun to write about our society’s problems like millions of illegal immigrants, shameful driving habits and attitudes, blacks murdering blacks in great numbers in places like Chicago, and so on and so on.

Yes, the world I grew up in was a HELLUVA lot better than the world we live in today. Only people my age and older can see how society has sunk into a pit of depravity, because our world was a much better place and we can clearly see the difference.

If trends, morality, and attitudes are really swinging on a pendulum, I wonder how much farther the the pendulum will swing before–or even ever–the pendulum swings away from filth and Satan and back toward something we haven’t seen for decades: decency.

One last thing: this is the United States of America, which is overwhelmingly, predominantly, an English speaking country.  If you are not from the U.S. and you come here legally or illegally, learn English!  Do not even dare ask me to learn your language.  If you don’t want to learn my language, pack up your tacos and tequila and go back across the border where you belong.  I should not have to learn a foreign language to live in MY country and accommodate immigrants who sneak into my country to take whatever they can get and give nothing back but crimes like drunk driving, convenience store robberies, domestic violence, muggings, and so on.

If you don’t like the U.S. the way it is when you get here, I seriously doubt there is an anchor tied to your ass.  Go back.

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About thomlucci

Disabled Veteran from Vietnam era, 2nd generation Italian-American, conservative, born in PA, raised mostly in Europe. Graduated from high school in France in 1966. Former print journalist, professional photographer. Love animals: dogs, cats, horses, mostly. Current Opinions of News is a blog where I vent my frustrations with Democrats, crime, social issues, and so on.
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