Category: California

Sep 15 2019

California: America’s First Third World State

“As California goes, so goes the nation.” It that’s true, we are in for tyrannical single-party rule, jarring wealth disparities, the death of the middle class, institutionalized depravity, and resurgent medieval diseases like bubonic plague.

California has gone from a model to emulate to a dire warning of what havoc demographic transformation can inflict. It is proving definitively that you cannot have both open borders and a generous welfare state for long.

Black Pigeon Speaks makes the argument that California is America’s first third world state:

California has become a gangrenous limb. At this point, secession may be the only solution.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and KirklesWorth.

Sep 13 2019

Pod People

The original Invasion of the Body Snatchers fittingly took place in California, and the first remake right in San Francisco. That’s where a similar sort of pod people have become a reality:

On tips from KirklesWorth and Kate P.

Sep 13 2019

Anarchy Imposed on California Public Schools

Someone might actually be learning in California schools. That won’t do, so Governor Gavin & Co are taking steps to prevent it:

Newsom on Monday signed into law Senate Bill 419, which permanently prohibits willful defiance suspensions in grades four and five. It also bans such suspensions in grades six through eight for five years.

By eighth grade, some kids are big enough to start physically assaulting the teachers.

It is already illegal in California to suspend disruptive students in kindergarten through third grade. The extended madness goes into effect next July 1.

They may not learn anything else, but there is one thing kids will pick up on quickly: that they are free to do as they please.

This video offers a glimpse of the future of education under liberal rule:

On a tip from Varla.

Sep 03 2019

Californication and Internal Migration

As moonbattery plunges California deeper into dystopia, ever more people will escape to other states. Some fear that this diaspora will inflict Californication on the rest of the country. But Californian Dave Morrison argues that people who go to the trouble of leaving their state to escape leftism and its consequences have a good reason to avoid bringing the leftism with them. California’s cultural pollution is spread through the media, not internal migration.

“The problem is not the physical migration of people out of California. The problem is the ubiquity of progressive culture in the age of mass communication.”

He’s worth hearing out:

In support of Morrison’s argument, left-wing punk Robert Francis O’Rourke, running on a platform of sheer moonbattery and largely bankrolled by Hollyweird, beat Ted Cruz for a Senate seat among voters who were born in Texas. This is probably due to Texan-born voters being too young to have outgrown liberal politics; a lot of the older voters are from places like California, where they got a bellyful of Beto-style BS. From the Dallas Morning News:

A CNN exit poll showed that O’Rourke beat Cruz among native Texans, 51 percent to 48 percent. In contrast, 57 percent of people who had moved to Texas said they voted for Cruz, compared to 42 percent who voted for O’Rourke.

CNN is admittedly a dubious source of information, but it still remains possible that ex-Californians saved Texas from Betomania.

Personally, I can attest that since leaving New York for Arizona 13 years ago to get away from the moonbattery, I have never felt even remotely tempted to vote for a Democrat.

A more likely effect of internal migration than Californication is that liberal-controlled states like California and New York will become ever more radical as the sane people leave, while the rest of the country moves in the opposite direction.

Sep 02 2019

Sole Conviction Reversed for Kate Steinle Killer

Social justice has achieved the last extreme of injustice. An illegal alien can shoot an American woman on a San Francisco pier in front of an audience without legal consequence at the state or local level. Previously, Kate Steinle was denied justice when her murderer Jose Ines Garcia Zarate saw all charges dropped except for unlawful possession of a firearm. As it turns out, punishment for even that infraction was too much for a homicidal five-times-deported undocumented Democrat to be asked to bear. A state appeals court has thrown out the only conviction on arrogantly absurd grounds.

Via AP:

The 1st District Court of Appeal overturned the gun conviction because the judge failed to give the jury the option of acquitting Garcia-Zarate on the theory he only possessed the weapon for a moment.

Here we learn that if a foreign felon possesses a gun only long enough to murder an American, acquittal is a legitimate option.

Garcia Zarate also faces federal charges; otherwise, he would be set free to kill again.

If California officials had not released him from jail 3 months before the murder in defiance of immigration authorities, Kate Steinle would still be alive.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials had requested that the Sheriff’s Department inform them of his release date and hold him until they could pick him up. But San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy barred local law enforcement officials from cooperating with most federal immigration investigations.

This makes the moonbats running San Francisco complicit in Kate Steinle’s murder. Regrettably, no federal charges apply to them.

When jury nullification resulted in this murderer getting off with a weapons violation, it was remarked,

Moonbattery has reduced California to a lunatic asylum without walls, run by the craziest of the inmates. The last sane Californians are advised to escape and other Americans to stay away for their own safety.

This has now been confirmed.

On a tip from Bluto.

Aug 27 2019

California: Democratic Party’s Vision for America

Demographic transformation via mass immigration from the Third World — much of it illegal — has allowed Democrats to achieve total dominance in California. If everything goes according to plan, the border will remain open and the same will soon be true for the country as a whole. That means that Democrats will do to the entire USA what they have done to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the rest of the erstwhile Golden State, which now has the highest poverty rate and lowest quality of life in the country despite its abundant resources.

Tucker Carlson paints the picture:

More on San Francisco’s Orwellian language restrictions here.

As noted in the video, progressives are at war with the middle class and with the family. Decaying California has only just begun to demonstrate what America will look like if they prevail.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Aug 18 2019

Los Angeles Is a Sh**hole

There is no point importing a different population from sh**hole countries when we have sh**holes right here in the USA. Portland and San Francisco are two examples. Los Angeles is another. Paul Joseph Watson lifts the lid:

Any city will become a sh**hole that remains under moonbat rule for long.

Aug 12 2019

Los Angeles Assemblymoonbat Sides With Rats Against Humans

Progressives always self-righteously side with “them” versus “us.” In the dystopia subsidized homelessness is making of Los Angeles, it comes down to humans versus the burgeoning rats that spread serious diseases like typhus. Guess whose side leftist local authorities take. That’s right, the side of the rats.

California Assemblyman Richard Bloom of hoity-toity Santa Monica wants to ban second-generation rat poisons. (The rats developed immunity to first-generation poisons.)

He is worried about “predatory species, such as raptors, bobcats, and foxes (that) regularly consume rodents as part of their diet. Poisoned rodents also become more lethargic and exhibit abnormal behavior” according to an analysis of the bill.

However,

The analysis says that data is “less conclusive in pointing to (rat poisons) as the specific cause of death in necropsied animals.”

Hawks dying from the rat poison is theoretical, like CO2 exacerbating global warming.

What is not theoretical is the threat LA’s exploding rat population poses to humans.

Typhus cases spread by fleas hosted primarily by rats numbered 109 in 2018, having more than doubled in seven years.

People die of typhus, which has already reached epidemic levels in Los Angeles. Rats have even carried it into City Hall. Some suspect that bubonic plague, also spread by rats, is already present in LA.

Another threat that is not theoretical but actual is posed by wind turbines, which kill hundreds of hawks every year. These turbines are subsidized by the same sort of moonbats who would ban rat poison.

Too bad we can’t just send in a few thousand feral cats; there is no shortage. But with today’s rats, that might not work out:

On tips from Varla and R F. Hat tip: Bunkerville.

Aug 09 2019

Recycling Industry Flounders in California

Assuming benevolent motives, if it were not for unintended consequences, liberal policies would have no consequences at all. One consequence of minimum wage moonbattery is that it has helped kill the recycling industry even in eco-mad California:

California’s largest operator of recycling redemption centers shut down Monday and laid off 750 employees.

RePlanet closed all 284 of its centers… The move came three years after RePlanet closed 191 of its recycling centers and laid off 278 workers.

This will make it hard for people in the Bay Area to redeem recyclables.

RePlanet isn’t alone:

Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit that studies issues in California’s recycling industry, estimated that more than 40% of all redemption centers have closed in the last five years.

Among the reasons recycling businesses cannot stay afloat despite being subsidized by Big Government is minimum wage moonbattery imposed by Big Government:

“With the continued reduction in state fees, the depressed pricing of recycled aluminum and PET plastic, and the rise in operating costs resulting from minimum wage increases and required health and workers compensation insurance, the Company has concluded that operation of these recycling centers and supporting operations is no longer sustainable,” a company spokesman said in a statement Monday.

No doubt the progressives running California will respond with still larger subsidies, along with draconian penalties for not recycling.

Hat tips: Frontpage Mag, Maggie’s Farm.

Jul 30 2019

California’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum

Cultural Marxism is not a tool that you build things with. It is a wrecking ball that can be applied only for demolition. A case in point is the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum excreted by the Education Department in the People’s Republic of California.

Via The Wall Street Journal:

Ethnic studies is described in the document as “the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity with an emphasis on experiences of people of color in the United States.” But that’s not all it is. “It is the study of intersectional and ancestral roots, coloniality, hegemony, and a dignified world where many worlds fit, for present and future generations.” It is the “xdisciplinary [sic], loving, and critical praxis of holistic humanity.”

In short, it is unmitigated moonbattery.

Most of it is incomprehensible to someone whose skull is not stuffed from ear to ear with BS:

The document is filled with fashionable academic jargon like “positionalities,” “hybridities,” “nepantlas” and “misogynoir.” It includes faddish social-science lingo like “cis-heteropatriarchy” that may make sense to radical university professors and activists but doesn’t mean much to the regular folks who send their children to California’s public schools.

However, the overall intent is clear enough. Benevolence has no part in it:

Capitalism is described as a “form of power and oppression,” alongside “patriarchy,” “racism,” “white supremacy” and “ableism.”

The alleged form of oppression also known as economic freedom has lifted countless millions out of poverty and enables our high standard of living. Educrats oppose it vehemently. They throw meaningless $5 words at capitalism like monkeys contemptuously crapping in their hands and flinging it at zoo visitors.

There is one aspect of American society that students are encouraged to revere:

One proposed course promises to explore the African-American experience “from the precolonial ancestral roots in Africa to the trans-Atlantic slave trade and enslaved people’s uprisings in the antebellum South, to the elements of Hip Hop and African cultural retentions.”

However, the malevolent Cultural Marxist purpose soon becomes clear. Students are not to admire blacks who are worthy of respect, like Clarence Thomas and Ben Carson, but cop-killers, communists, and lowlife terrorist scum:

Teachers are encouraged to cite the biographies of “potentially significant figures” such as Angela Davis, Frantz Fanon and Bobby Seale. Convicted cop-killers Mumia Abu-Jamal and Assata Shakur are also on the list. Students are taught that the life of George Jackson matters “now more than ever.” Jackson, while in prison, became “a revolutionary warrior for Black liberation and prison reform.”

Davis is a communist who was involved in murdering a judge. Fanon was a racist revolutionary hostile to Western Civilization. Seale was a Black Panther founder who faced charges for murder and inciting riots. None of these sociopaths is a constructive role model.

The same goes for Hispanics. You are not likely to find Ted Cruz among the Latinx hagiographies:

The Latino section’s people of significance include Puerto Rican nationalists Oscar López Rivera, a member of a paramilitary group that carried out more than 130 bomb attacks, and Lolita Lebrón, who was convicted of attempted murder in a group assault that wounded five congressmen.

Incidentally, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of the unrepentant Marxist terrorist Rivera. Nobody is likely to commute James Fields’ absurdly draconian sentence.

The curriculum lauds bilingual education…

That’s because assimilation and integration do not further Cultural Marxism. Keeping Spanish speakers isolated and poor does.

Reason itself comes under attack, as the social engineers replace critical thinking with Critical Theory:

Critical thinking is described not as reasoning through logic and consideration of evidence but rather a vague deconstruction of power relationships so that one can “speak out on social issues.” Thinking critically “requires individuals to evaluate phenomenon [sic] through the lens of systems, the rules within those systems, who wields power within systems and the impact of that power on the relationships between people existing within systems.”

One course is entitled “Math and Social Justice.” You can’t have both. Most likely the course will indoctrinate students that 2 + 2 = 4 is an oppressive white male construct.

Student activities are to include “a direct action (e.g., a sit-in, die-in, march, boycott, strike).” The point is not to educate, but to train moonbat foot soldiers to be deployed against American society.

When moonbats achieve hegemony as they have in California, education becomes a form of vandalism.

On a tip from Varla.

Jul 25 2019

Visit Skid Row, Los Angeles

Austen Fletcher is your tour guide for an informative visit to Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles:

Even the street people seem to understand that throwing money at LA homelessness won’t lessen it, any more than the booming economy does. On the contrary, other people’s money is fuel for the fire. Zombie hordes of mentally ill, drug-addled derelicts inundate Left Coast cities because liberal rule incentives dysfunction.

Governor Gavin Newsom’s solution is to double down by doubling the state taxpayer money spent subsidizing homelessness to an astounding $1 billion. As we will soon see, you can buy a lot of homelessness with that kind of money.

What would Democrats do differently if they were deliberately trying to collapse Western Civilization? That would sure make for a stumper of a Jeopardy question.

On a tip from Kate P.

Jul 20 2019

Visit Los Angeles

What if tourism bureaus told the truth? An ad for Los Angeles might reflect what moonbattery has wrought in the erstwhile City of Angels:

On a tip from Scott D.

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