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California continually elects the kind of people who want to change the world but can’t even change a tire. – Bryan Preston
And they did it again this Tuesday, retaining rather than recalling Gavin Newsom. What do I take from that? That California is doomed. The four horsemen of socialism, environmentalism, tribalism, and wokeness will continue riding over California ravaging the productive and rewarding the rent-seekers and takers. They are going to have to hit bottom before sanity returns.
I am not sure that will happen anytime soon. A few years ago I thought Californians would recognize where their folly was taking them. I thought Newsom’s recall was the tipping point. But having failed, and having Californians vote to retain Newsom in landslide numbers has changed my opinion. I don’t think California hits bottom until it hits Venezuela levels. Even then I think it more likely they will demand the rest of the country subsidize their folly and bail them out than make any substantive correction.
As for me? I am going to be doing my best to see that those fleeing California do not Californicate Texas. I would advise the rest of you in the still-healthy states to do the same. Get involved in local and state politics and drive the influence of the parasite class out of your state.Published in