♫Just when I thought I was over yoooooou.. ♫ just when I thought...
In Detroit apparently thousands of delinquent bill payers have had their water shut off for weeks.
This has apparently led several groups (apparently) to actually reach out to the U.N. for help under the notion that over 10,000 people are being denied a basic right of life.. water.
This raises some concerns with me..
The ethical question of charging people for water goes without saying.
When I first discovered long ago that I was to get a water bill (which was from a company on the other side of the country) I was kind of dismayed.. but meh..
Most of the arguments there involve "Go and get your own water if you don't want to pay" however my reaction to that is that most fresh water that I know of is either off limits because someone already bought/claimed it or the water is completely contaminated because: civilization.
In my view, this is one of those things that should fall on the governing body to facilitate rather than leaving it to a bunch of pulled-out-of-the-air cash funnels... but yes yes.. capitalism. No, I don't think capitalism is the problem here. The bottom line is when people don't have water they die. That's it. How much more complicated can it be made?
Why are American people reaching out to the U.N. for help?
Am I overreacting in saying that the implications of that are so ghastly that I want to vomit up my venting spleen?