We are living in very difficult times since the Great Recession of 2007-2009, but one of the worst elements is the total lack of concern about basic human decency and life itself, if one does not have the income to pay one’s bills.
So now in Detroit, a depressed city in a state run by Republicans who have taken away home rule from the Motor City, we are seeing many residents, many of them poor and/or unemployed, who are unable to pay a basic water bill, and therefore, are having their water supply totally cut off, as if water is not a basic part of sustenance!
Without water, one cannot wash and bathe.
Without water, one cannot cook meals for basic sustenance.
Without water, babies and children are endangered, even more than adults.
Without water, toilets cannot be flushed of human waste.
Without water, if fire breaks out, one cannot protect himself against the dangers of injury and death.
Without water, a human being is being told his or her life, and that of his or her family, does not matter one iota!
Without water, people will die in a country which has many religious people insist all fetuses should be born, but apparently,once born, to hell with your children and your personal need for water!
What is wrong with America, that most people will hear about this, and dismiss it, as, after all, they have water?
Should the lack of money tell us that therefore one should die? Apparently so, but that is an obscenity that no moral or ethical person could ever accept!