Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Why must the government save people from themselves?
Was reading an article today in The Australian saying that SMS warnings regarding bushfires didn’t give enough information and where not location specific. That there wasn’t enough information and that information from all sources was almost the same. Of course it is – it’s all from the same source.
You can’t have it both ways, either you let the government run your life or you run your own life. Take responsibility for your own decisions.
Did you decide to live and build in an area that may be affected by bushfire at some time in your lifetime?
Did you decide to plant all those trees so close to your home?
Did you decide to build your house from combustible materials?
Did you decide that you would rather have the overseas holidays and plasma TV’s instead of buildings and contents insurance?
Look I’m sorry – but you have to be accountable for your decisions. No-one else is to blame but you.
You will call me cold-hearted, you will call me uncaring. I’m neither – I’m a realist and that means that I am accountable for every action that I make and can account for every decision.
I made the decision to buy where I did. Which is in an area that could be impacted by fire, but it beats the other two locations we were previously looking at, we knocked those on the head for various reasons. Some of those reasons were; private dead end road, log cabin building, treed location, and black ice.
We opted not to buy in two locations because of the above reasons. It’s called self-protection and common sense. I chose not to place myself and my family in a position that could endanger our life, even if it was a 1 day a year, or lifetime event.
Think ahead, if the day is going to be declared a Code Red day – get out, get out early and stay out. If you want to save your sentimental items, take them with you, if you want to save your animals, take them with you. To leave early is not a crime – don’t let the opinions of others, colour your decision that may affect your life and family forever.
Be Prepared or Prepare to Die.
I can’t repeat that often enough. You are NOT a coward if you decide to leave, you are a survivor.