These questions get to the heart of the issue at hand: Whose life is it anyway? If your life belongs to you, then you are free to decide how you deal with emergencies such as fire, injury, or crime. It is in your hands and no one has the right to take that away from you. If your life does not belong to you, then you are a slave whose life is in the hands of agents of the state. These agents have no interest in keeping you alive, or your possessions safe, beyond what they can extract from you through the force or fraud of state power, namely taxation.
Decided to revisit this idea with a little remix, based on something I made a while back.
Great counter argument. You almost hit yourself in the chin you knee jerked so hard
A fire extinguisher can only do so much… just like a first aid kit.
They are for initial response. What’s you’re point?
No but for real this is such a dumb argument.
A) Fire extinguishers can help put out small fires. The fire department has a comparative advantage in putting out large-scale fires. You do not have that comparative advantage (and equipping yourself with a fire extinguisher will not give you that advantage). If you have even the most basic of fire safety training (like crappy OSHA pamphlets they give you at work) you know to run away from a fire that is large and rapidly growing.
B) First aid kits aren’t going to help you in a car accident. Again, comparative advantage.
C) The police serve a purpose as a standardized group of people who can administer some form of justice (depending on the laws). We call the police because they have a comparative advantage in crime solving. It’s probably not a great idea to have vigilante justice, so a standardized agent of justice (aka a police officer) is a good person to call when crime happens.
This is why we call the fire department, ambulances and the police. This doesn’t mean we don’t need the other things, because they serve a purpose.
The pictures do not segue into the content of anarchei’s post very well. I see the connection he is trying to make, but the pictures and text do not go well together.