Can’t pass on pointing out where progressivism always leads to, and never disappointing, is news about the once great city of Detroit. Seems the problem there is that people on the dole not being able to pay their water bills, and the UN apparently will have to step in (not kidding):
DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s a basic human right: water. But could the United Nations soon help the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provide the service to struggling customers?
Wait a fucking minute. Water is a basic human right? Next someone will tell me that air and food are too? Why the fook do I have to pay for any of that then? It seems that a lot of these things progtards keep saying are “basic human rights”, while necessities, are nothing of the sort. Why, pray tell me, do progressives constantly rob us of our real rights – freedom, the right to bear arms, the right to demand government stop treating the productive like serfs – while ascribing rights to things that are not? It cheapens everything. Just like that 700 page EU constitution which made cheese and wine human rights. It’s laughable.
Anyway, back to the article and what we can read between the lines:
Water department spokeswoman Curtrise Garner says it’s a possibility — but for now, the water bills must be paid.
“We do have programs that do help those that are just totally in need; can’t afford it — but we also know that there are also people who can’t afford it would can not pay and we know this because, once we shut water off, the next day they are in paying the bill in full. So we do know that that has become a habit as well,” said Garner.
“At the DWAS Department — it’s not our goal to shut off water. We want people’s water on, just like they do; but you do have to pay for your water…That’s the bottom line.”
Garner said the reality is that nearly half of Detroit Water and Sewerage customers can’t pay their bills; and that has led activists to lobby the UN to step up and take action.
Well DUH! Someone has to pay for the free shit the left wants to give away. This practice of telling others they must give, be it their time, their labor, their property, or anything at all, without compensation, sure smacks of indentured servitude or slavery to me, but the left, which claims to abhor these things, sure seems immune to the consequences of their policies. You can label it a right and demand people get it, but that’s not going to change the laws of physics, biology, economics, or human behavior. No agency in the universe has the ability to defy the natural order, but progressives seem immune to that fact. Water is no exception. The UN might have made water a human right, and the people in Detroit might think they are being really clever petitioning the UN to redress this problem and help them get what amounts to more free shit, but when push comes to shove, they will discover that the only thing forcing someone else to give their services or property for free does, is basically make them pack up and leave. So I was not surprised to read the following suggestion to solve the issue:
Wrote Rodney Carter, “Call President Obama he has plenty of taxpayers cash to spend. Wasn’t that a campaign promise he made along with free rent and gas and payin’ my car note…Socialism only works if there is someone to pay for it.”
Get someone else to pay for this shit! The problem is that Detroit, as will eventually happen in every liberal paradise, has reached a point where the takers outnumber the makers, and the takers constantly feel they deserve more, despite the fact they are just taking. Now the city of Detroit is discovering that being broke they can’t afford to give free water. So now they want to expand the circle of “other people’s money” they feel entitled to. After all, there is a cost associated with getting it to the people, and somebody has to pay that cost. I would also not be surprised to find out that people that get shit for free feel no obligation to be responsible users/tenants, as practice has borne out in the real world.
You can’t make this shit up, but these people believe they can keep this system going into perpetuity.