I’ve never been to California.
I have no plans of going anytime soon. I imagine it being like a Third World country ruled by awful people without any of the upsides of living in Alabama or Mississippi.
“You may have heard that San Francisco’s Board of Education voted 6 to 1 to rename 44 schools, stripping ancient racists of their laurels, but also Abraham Lincoln and Senator Dianne Feinstein. The history upon which these decisions were made was dodgy, and the results occasionally bizarre. Paul Revere, for instance, was canceled for participating in a raid on Indigenous Americans that was actually a raid on a British fort.
In normal times, bemusement would be the right response to a story like this. Cities should have idiosyncratic, out-there politics. You need to earn your “Keep X weird” bumper stickers. And for all the Fox News hosts who’ve collapsed onto their fainting couches, America isn’t suffering from a national shortage of schools named for Abraham Lincoln. …
“If you’re living eight or 10 people to a home, it’s hard to protect yourself from the virus,” Senator Wiener told me. “Yet what we see at times is people with a Bernie Sanders sign and a ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign in their window, but they’re opposing an affordable housing project or an apartment complex down the street.”
“California Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing pressure from the increasing likelihood of a recall vote, as he makes public appearances across the state.
It comes as the RNC says it is investing $250,000 to support efforts by state Republicans to gather the roughly 1.5 million petition signatures required to call the recall election.
As the state has dealt with a surge in coronavirus cases and lockdown restrictions that impacted the vast majority of the population, Newsom has increased media access while showing his face all over the state to announce good news in the form of vaccination centers in Oakland, San Diego, Fresno and Santa Clara. …”
I love living in the Deep South.
- Sure, there is inequality here, but nothing like they have in California where the whole state has been transformed to suit the needs of the tech oligarchy. We have rich people in Alabama and Mississippi, but they are impoverished compared to Mark Zuckerberg.
- It is affordable for working class people to live here especially in rural areas.
- White people here are friendlier and far less full of themselves.
- Political correctness or wokeness is far less intense here that just about anywhere else in the country. There isn’t nearly as much pressure to conform to elite opinion.
- The SPLC is held in higher regard in California than Alabama.
- I’ve heard about these lockdowns from commentators who live in California and other Blue States and what I have experienced in Alabama is nothing like what has happened in California.
Expensive, uptight and politically correct is how I imagine California. I’m accustomed to poverty and non-Whites. I can’t imagine what it is like to live around so many liberal elites. I’m referring to the sort of upper middle class White people who would come out and protest Richard Spencer outside his apartment in Alexandria as a big virtue signal or Josh Hawley and Tucker Carlson in DC.