These two stories show an attitude that has been growing in the last few decades, one of entitlement and arrogance. In California and Louisiana, Firefighters have been cuffed, if not arrested, at accident scenes, for blocking traffic, which is standard procedure when called to the scene of an accident. I have personally responded to more than my fair share of vehicle accidents, several just to block or direct traffic while the EMS crew works on the victims. I don’t care if there’s no fire, if the tones go off, we respond.
At this point, I’m waiting for a “feminist” to all but assault a first responder for “assaulting a woman” by simply carrying her away from an accident, or for “illegally detaining” someone who should be kept immobile until cleared by an EMT. We live in a country where people have been told for decades that they have a “right” to this or that, or that there is not “right or wrong” only what you decide. How long until Police are called and told to kill someone because it’s the caller’s “right” to have their “assailant” killed for “denying their rights?” We’ve seen children kill their parents for the smallest of things, children report their parents for “abuse,” that being not buying a new PS3 or XBox1, and even laws prohibiting police from interfering when someone who does not have custody wants to transport a minor across state lines for an abortion, because the girl would be “abused” by being told her parents were disappointed.
At this point, I’m waiting to be told that as a white male, I’m not allowed to earn a salary, am required to kneel in the presence of all non-white-males, and am required to hold my wallet open while doing so. We’re headed to hell in a nitro fueled handcart people, and unless we wake up, we’re close to a hot welcome.