Tuesday, 15 December 2009
The Real Lord of the Flies - the School Bus
If you want to understand the true nature of any society, then take a ride on the school bus.
The contemporary version of the Lord of the Flies is the school bus after the schools shut, a place of blaring I Pods, ringing mobile phones, unchecked chaos and aggression with a perpetual odour of chips.
I have seen things on the school buses in Medway that would make a sailor blush.
No parent truly understands their child until they have seen them on the school bus.
A child that is well behaved, polite and considerate turns into a living version of the Tazmanian Devil, a ritalin fuelled demon.
They all swear.
Out of 100 or so you will find around 30 % that understands the concept of showing respect for their elders.
All it takes is one to lead with the abuse and all their friends follow suit.
I have seen gangs of school girls verbally abuse old ladies and old mena on the buses and laugh at their distress.
I have seen teenage girls indulge in behaviour on packed buses filled with other school children that would be inappropriate in a nightclub or a working mens pub on a sunday afternoon.
And it is getting worse.
Every year the ratio of Little Bastards over Good Kids grows greater as evil triumphs.
In the absence of any authority that dares challenge their behaviour, they have rejected all boundaries for themselves.
When I was kid in my village, then when you acted like a prat someone who was older than you gave you a quick slap.
If you showed disrespect to someone you got a back hander.
And you didnt show disrespect again.
You learnt your place in the pecking order.
That way you learnt to respect people and understand that if you did not respect other people then you might get a good clumping if you played up.
All that is gone now.
Now if a kid gives you crap then the moment you say anything to them then they just give you a load of verbal or just attack you.
If they give you a load of verbal and you give the little bastards a slap, then they simply go running to the police and you end up getting arrested.
In effect they have our entire society by the short and curlies.
Therefore we have chaos in our society.
A society in fear of its own children is one about to collapse.
There must be discipline imposed on children from the earliest age.
They must respect authority, not society fear them.