This is just plain old wrong. Morally it’s just reprehensible that the fire fighters would stand there and do nothing even after the owner assured them that he would compensate them for their expenses.
Kevin Williamson of the magazine “National Review”stated that it was perfectly ok for the fire fighters to not do anything because the owners hadn’t paid. And, since fire fighting for the rural area wasn’t even available until 1990, that was a natural expectation.
So… let me get this straight… Dood forgets to pay his bill. His house starts to burn down. He calls 911, but they won’t come out. They come out after a neighbor who HAS paid his $75 bill calls, but do absolutely nothing but WATCH until the fire spreads to the area of the owner who has paid for the services. And… it’s perfectly moral, because you see these services weren’t even offered until 1990.
This is the USA not some over controlling dictatorship where there is only black and white, no gray.
I’m very disappointed in these folks… very disappointed… Would they watch someone be murdered because they didn’t pay their “protection” fee? Because this smacks of that little gem…
There are so many things I want to say about this, but it’s all swearing like a sailor.
© ‘Fizz’ 2010