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The Fire is a metaphor

By elephant84, May 31 2016 01:27PM

“Fire!” we yell.


- You bring a bucket of water and complain that “there isn't the money to put it out!”


“We need water not money.”


- “You need the money to get the water.”


“We will do it ourselves.” We retort.


- “But you're incompetent.” They reply.


“What do you care. You're refusing to put out the fire.”


- “It's our jurisdiction.”


“Then put the fire out.”


- I can't I don't have the money.


“But you started the fire.”


- “I've got to make a living.”


“I don't have any money.”


- “Then it's going to continue to burn.”


“But it's killing people.”


- “Nothings perfect.”


“But we can put it out.”


- “You're not allowed. It's against the law.”


“Who says?”


- “My job role.”


“Who's he?”


- “Me and those over there.”


“So you are going to let people burn?”


- “I don't make the rules.”


“But you are the role. You enact the rules.”


- I am not the role maker.


“Who is that?”


-“I'm not at liberty to tell you that.”


“Then if you are not at liberty you are in a tyranny.”


- “It's client confidentiality. Policy.”


“Then I have to stand and watch it burn?”


- “No. You can choose not to watch.”


“You're killing them.”


- “If you have a complaint there's a form online. Follow the complaints procedure.”


“How long will it take for a reply?”


- “I don't know. That's not my role.”


“What is your role.”


- “To put out fires.”


“Fuck the procedure. Fuck your role. I'm putting the fire out.”


- He knocks us to the ground yelling “Extremist!”


Then we pick ourselves up and...


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