Monday, January 07, 2008

The Wussification Of America

"The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race." ~ Don Marquis

I found this in my e-mail this morning. It is too true:

SCHOOL 1967 VS 2007

Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.

1967 - Vice principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets his own shotgun to show Jack.

2007 - School goes into lock down, the FBI is called, Jack is hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors are called in to assist traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.

1967 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.

2007 - Police are called, SWAT team arrives and arrests Johnny and Mark. They are charged with assault and both are expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario: Jeffrey won't sit still in class, disrupts other students.

1967 - Jeffrey is sent to the principals office and given a good paddling. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2007 - Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra state funding because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

1967 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.

2007 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.

Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some Aspirin to school .

1967 - Mark shares Aspirin with the school principal out on the smoking dock.

2007 - Police are called and Mark is expelled from School for drug violations. His car is searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario: Pedro fails high-school English.

1967 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.

2007 - Pedro's cause is taken up by local human rights group. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that making English a requirement for graduation is racist. American Civil Liberties Union files class action lawsuit against state school system and Pedro's English teacher. English is banned from core curriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover Independence Day firecrackers, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up an anthill.

1967 - Ants die.

2007 - Homeland Security and the FBI are called and Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. Teams investigate parents, siblings are removed from the home, computers are confiscated, and Johnny's dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario: Johnny falls during recess and scrapes his knee. His teacher, Mary, finds him crying, and gives him a hug to comfort him.

1967 - Johnny soon feels better and goes back to playing.

2007 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces three years in federal prison. Johnny undergoes five years of therapy.

End of e-mail.

The following is my own observation:

I've been concerned with what I call the wussification of America for quite a long time. It's getting worse.

It's long past ridiculous.

If things keep going the way they are currently, and at the current pace, the terrorists nations won't have to set off any bombs in this country. We will have effectively destroyed our own survival instinct, and they will be able to just waltz right in and force us into whatever level of servitude they wish.

Who will be able to stop them?


tugboatcapn said...

I will.

Liam said...

Mark, apart from a little of the hyperbole, you’ve written a post with which I agree entirely! Isn’t that a sign of the impending apocalypse or something?!

My advice would be to start by reviewing your legal system; the American public’s reflex seems to be to sue anyone and everyone for vast amounts of money at the first hint of something offending or hurting or not being instantly comprehensible to them. The law let’s them get away with it and that’s resulted in a vicious circle creating – and then perpetuating – a personal-responsibility-free nanny-culture.

Somehow you need to crowbar common-sense and self-reliance back into the American psyche. To shamelessly crib two of your former leaders; “Ask not whose fault it was, but what I could have done to avoid it!” and “If someone is to bear the blame, let it begin with me!”

Neil said...

Great post! Funny, sad and true all at the same time.

ELAshley said...

Not Democrats! Not Liberals. Not B. Hussein Obama. Not Hillary Rodham-Rodham....

Time to take back our country from the panty-waisted, politically correct, intellectually impaired Liberal establisment.

Anyone who can't grasp the brilliance of the Fair-Tax, the right of citizens to Home School, or that Abortion is murder, is my intellectual and moral inferior.

Lone Ranger said...

That's the Democrats' main problem -- they have no men in the party. Instead of trying to sew up all the minorities, they should try to recruit some males.

Pamela Reece said...

OMG Mark, you just explained what a mother trying to raise 3 boys has been and is like. This post has given me inspiration for a post of my own in my own words! Leave it up to you to keep my brain from turning to what I call mommy-mush! Thanks for making me crack-up with laughter so loud my 3 wonderful boys and my husband come into my office!

Marie's Two Cents said...


If it's at all possible for you Mike, from Mike's America has found a new toy lol.

We have all been putting codes on our blogs at debate times and Caucuses, and Now tomorrow a Primary.

It's like a live chat/vlogging/debate blogging lol whatever ya wanna call it.

It has been very fun, ya just click on and chat!

If you get the time tomorrow check in at MariesTwoCents


Mikes America During the Primary :-)

This ought to be fun.

Abouna said...

Perhaps when the enemy gets here, Pelosi, Reid, Murtha, Kennedy, Hillary and the rest of the limp wristed, panty waist liberals will all chip in and hire Dr. Phil and Dr. Keith to psychoanalyze them then take them out to dinner for a lovely sit down chat.

Yup, that just might work.

Liam said...

El Ashley, over, say, the last fifty years for what proportion of the time has there been a Democrat-controlled Congress with a Democratic president and what proportion has been Republican-controlled with a Republican president? I’m just guessing, but I’d expect it’s roughly an equal amount of time.

Your comment implies that all the blame for the current state of affairs lies with the liberal establishment… so what has the conservative establishment been up to all these years that it hasn’t spotted this happening and done something about it? Actually, that question is rhetorical. I don’t believe it’s a matter of one party’s philosophy beating another; both parties have had ample time to shape the culture of America, both at a federal and at a community grass-roots level, and yet you are still in the state you are in today. My point is that this isn’t a partisan problem it’s a problem pervasive throughout all ‘wings’ of society.

Class of '65 said...

When I was your age, Pluto was a planet....

ELAshley said...

Liam-- The blame for the West's social ills lies square on the plate of Liberal Ideology. And "No," government doesn't steer culture, it merely lays the track for the behemoth that does... Media. In all it's myriad shapes and flavors.

But I happen to agree with your assessment. You are quite right. Conservatism has sat on its butt, even aiding and abetting Liberalism's systematic and endemic destruction of....

Sorry. I saw a rant coming and decided to curb that unruly beast... How very Conservative of me!

Class of '65-- Class of '79 here... Pluto was a planet in 79 too. Still is in fact, whatever the planet-nazis say.

Lone Ranger said...

Class of '68. When I was in school, Pluto was a dog. He couldn't talk like Goofy -- who is also a dog -- because Pluto attended public school.

Al-Ozarka said...

Mark, this was an excellent post. Freedom just don't seem like freedom any more, does it?