Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ahhh, a return to the Good Old Days


Libertarian Utopia

For sure the USA is being possessed by devils... and these devils are all inside a little cabal called THE TEA PARTY... It would not be so bad if they would just stay to themselves but NOOOOOOOOOOO, they have to try and make us all adhere to their insane schemes. I thought when George Dubya Bush was no longer at the helm; it would mean a return to sanity... SANITY? I don't even know the meaning of that word anymore. Firefighters watching someone's house burn down because he didn't pay the city $75???

What's next, COPS STANDING AROUND, NOT LIFTING A FINGER WHILE WATCHING SOMEONE BEING MURDERED... I can hear their voices now... "Hey, what can I do, the victim didn't pay his $75 protection fee to the city?" Sounds like a return to yesteryear’s EXTORTION PLOTS.

– 1920's - 1940's Street gangs would threaten to burn down a shopkeeper's store if he didn't pay them a certain number of dollars every week. Store owners would usually come up with the cash because mob gangs were fat, hulking, unbelievably ugly men who had divots the size of peach pits in their face. Each gang owned a particular "turf," a section of the city that contained all the abandoned warehouses along the coastline. Coastline property was highly prized back then, as it allowed easy access to dump dead bodies … From this site:

Ahhh, a return to the good old days! thinkingblue

PS: Most of the time, THE GOOD OLE DAYS, were usually not so good and quite scary. But today I don't know what's worse THE EVIL DAYS OF YESTERYEAR or TODAY'S CLOUDS OF TWISTED TEABAG ABSURDITY...?


Ayn Rand Conservatism at Work -- Firefighters Let Family's House Burn Down Because Owner Didn't Pay $75 Fee

By Joshua Holland, AlterNet

Posted on October 4, 2010, Printed on October 7, 2010

Thanks to 30 years of right-wing demagoguery about the evils of “collectivism” and the perfidy of “big government” -- and a bruising recession that’s devastated state and local budgets -- we’re getting a peek at a dystopian nightmare that may be in our not-too-distant future. It’s a picture of a society in which “rugged individualism” run amok means every man for himself.

Call it Ayn Rand’s stark, anti-governmental dream come true, a vision that last week turned into a nightmare for Gene Cranick, a rurual homeowner in Obion County, Tennessee. Cranick hadn’t forked over $75 for the subscription fire protection service offered to the county’s rural residents, so when firefighters came out to the scene, they just stood there, with their equipment on the trucks, while Cranick’s house burned to the ground. According to the local NBC TV affiliate, Cranick “said he offered to pay whatever it would take for firefighters to put out the flames, but was told it was too late. They wouldn't do anything to stop his house from burning.”

The fire chief could have made an exception on the spot, but refused to do so. Pressed by the local NBC news team for an explanation, Mayor David Crocker said, “if homeowners don't pay, they're out of luck.” MORE HERE


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