What happens when a ship of fools hits an ideological iceberg? Well, if the ship is California and the iceberg is reality, various things. The true believers assemble on the deck and ask the band to play Grateful Dead jams. If you are one of the captive normies you head for the life boats. And if you’re in-between you start to panic and rethink the unsinkable nature of the ideology you’ve been fed.
For the last few years, the normies (and some not so normal) have been fleeing California by the millions. Mostly this has been a combination of toxic policies that makes life there difficult and ultra-expensive. Things like endless wild fires, clogged and crumbling roads, rampant crime, limited job opportunities, shortages of water and electricity have gone from frightening to unavoidable. The impossibility of living a middle-class existence on an upper middle-class income has driven out the young. And the old are cashing out their over priced homes to live on that value in more moderate cost areas like Nashville and Salt Lake City.
But last night we got to see the in-betweens reacting to the utter madness that has been unleashed in the last two years by the combination of BLM policies and Soros funded district attorneys. Last night ultra-progressive San Francisco voted to recall Chesa Boudin by a 60% to 40% margin. This continues the trend where all the school board members up for re-election were booted out because of their fanatical anti-white and radical anti-meritocratic agenda outraged parents especially Asian-Americans.
In addition to this election, we saw Los Angeles, the epicenter of everything fake, advance a fake Democrat to the brink of being their new mayor. Rick Caruso, a billionaire and Republican, switched party flags to run as a Democrat and is the top vote getter in the primary that will see him compete in November for mayor. Both Los Angeles and San Francisco are reeling from the effects of the crime epidemic that followed the BLM riots in 2020. Homelessness has become endemic and neighborhood stores are shutting down under the weight of endless smash and grab robberies. The regular people are frightened and confused as to how to return to normal life.
But the elites and other true believers are still telling anyone who will listen that all is for the best in this best of all possible Californias. And to confirm that fact Governor Gavin Newsom took more than 56% of the vote in last night’s primary. Well, after all what does a governor have to do with tackling crime and homelessness? And he did do such a great job with the pandemic. And he does have really great hair. But it’s going to be long hot summer and if the rolling brown outs and the wildfires really start to take their toll, who knows, maybe the in-betweeners may decide they can’t afford to keep Governor Nuisance for another four years.
As an outsider, I prefer to see California continue to stew in its self-appointed insanity. And even the change of a few mayors and DA’s and even a governor won’t fix California anytime soon. What might do the trick is when the last of the legacy nuclear power plants are soon decommissioned. Once the cost and the reliability of their electricity falls off the cliff and their mandate for battery cars goes into effect then the clownish aspect of their policy decisions may finally break the back of the true believers. But that’s a ways away. So, in the short term enjoy the music on the deck, California.