Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Personal responsibility issues...

Via Amy Alkon... Five people in Gold Canyon in California refused to evacuate when told that the fires were coming their way but now that they are in danger, they want to be bailed out. Problem being is that there is no safe way to get to these morons. If they try, there is going to be more loss of life (most likely that of the firefighters).

I'm not for people dying, but c'mon, it's not like they didn't have any warning and they chose to stay in harm's way. This entitlement/lack of personal responsibility has permeated American society to the detriment of the whole.

As one of Amy's commentors pointed out, there was none of 'bail me out' when the Midwest Ice storms hit and there was more damage done there over a wider area than Katrina.

I'm sorry that Los Angeles looks like Mordor but that's what you get when you reclaim desert and then don't let nature work as it is supposed to. If you are dumb enough to build in a wildfire area, be ready to run when they start, if you are dumb enough to build in a floodplain, ditto that. But don't complain and ask to be saved from your own stupidity. IF you don't care about your property and family (how can you TRULY care if you build in such places and are obtuse enough to ignore warnings to get out?) then why should I?

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