Humanity only got to where we are thanks to social constructs. Or are you suggesting none of us are living a "real life" because we aren't being chased by fucking bears and stabbing dear with pointy sticks?
Nothing could be further from the truth. I'd never suggest something so obscene.
As Dead Man and Oh So so effectively illustrated, I'm talking the complete opposite. We are still living a real life, but only better
because we ALL
team up. Some of us study the bears, others map out their habitats, other create effective anti-bear strategies, and meanwhile a whole other team of people are working on the deer problem. And we ALL enjoy the benefits.
That's how America truly works, at its best. Every single great American accomplishment from kicking the Nazis asses, to stopping legalized racism, to walking on the Moon, is the result of teamwork
It is arrogant, stupid, and selfish to not chip in and then complain.
As Mandemo pointed out, in his native county the folks simply pay taxes to the bigger cities to handle their fire and police duties.
Those morons in Obion were getting an EVER BETTER DEAL! 75 fucking dollars a YEAR! A week of flipping burgers at Mc Donald
's would've paid that.
The fact that this is house number two that burned while firefighters watched indicates that people don't learn lessons. They do, however, adapt to systems. Install a system that works and they'll bitch and moan a bit over the initial implementation...then years later they'll wonder why they ever did it a different way.
edited 8th Dec '11 11:09:52 AM by TheStarshipMaxima