OT: Entitlements [was Re: Python usage numbers]

Rick Johnson rantingrickjohnson at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 20:07:35 EST 2012

On Feb 13, 6:19 pm, Steven D'Aprano <steve
+comp.lang.pyt... at pearwood.info> wrote:

> Your faith in the magic of "immune system" is touching, but one wonders
> how "immune system" will save people who have been hit by a car.

Why do you assume that someone hit by a car is a victim? This mindset
is why you (and others like you) cannot understand the REAL problem we
face. The problem that is destroying the world as we speak.

What if you where driving the car and someone ran out from behind a
large truck? (that's called "jaywalking" BTW!) What if you had no time
to stop? Who's to blame: the driver or the rebel pedestrian? Streets
are no place for walking, and sidewalks no place for driving.

Q: But what if the pedestrian had right-of-way?
A: Then the driver (or driver's insurance) would be responsible for
medical bills.

Q: But what if the driver has no money or no insurance
A: Then he NEVER should have been driving in the first place! He made
a really stupid decision! So sell all his belongings at auction and/or
force him into hard labor until the debt is re-paid!

I have no problem providing REAL emergency care for my fellow man who
might find themselves involved in an accident, or an unlucky victim of
violence requiring medical attention -- as long as the accident/
violence was not his fault or caused by his own stupidity! I think
anyone who is human would agree with that. HOWEVER, as i have stated
before, poor health caused by poor life choices is no excuse for free
healthcare. These sloths are the people bankrupting the system!

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