Jason, I never said I had disdain for the firefighters, and I wasn't trying to imply that. I have no problem with what they are doing directly, but the people who send the firefighters out were somewhat wrong in the matter. I do not agree with Ronnie that all living things are equal. I believe that we are better adapted to living than, say, a cucumber.
The only animals I have regard to are usually cute, fluffy, and pretty. I have a certain regard to humans, but I don't like how we have become to be, I even look at myself in distaste sometimes.
To state my point clearly:
I wouldn't have liked the outcome from this fire anyway. Obviously a vast amount of emotional distress was created by the incident. In order to prevent myself from that distress I look at it as an insignificant loss of lives in comparison to the other 6 billion humans out there. It doesn't help me to feel what the families are feeling and start feeling depressed, because I don't think there is a point to be made to the govmnt.