There are some days when I log on to the internet, browse the handful of sites that I follow, and lean back in my computer chair and think to myself how great it would be to set sail to some distant tropical island where I could live out the rest of my days without having to hear the word “America” ever again.
“California is falling to pieces but its administrators are far too busy banning luxury foods to care. The state is failing to educate its kids, cannot house its prisoners or pay its bills; what was once the most vibrant and forward-looking state in the country has become a dismal failure — a social catastrophe that is a drag on the whole country’s performance.
It’s pathetic. A law passed in 2004 that bans foie gras across the state will come into effect on July 1. Animal protection agencies and their allies in the government ganged up and convinced their fellow Californians that this was the most important issue of the day. Geese and ducks, those poor birds and their tasty livers, fattened up and slaughtered to grace the tables at upscale restaurants, that’s just too much for a good Californian to have on his conscience. The animal activists really came out for this one. “People are allowed to eat food, not allowed to torture it first” — the president of the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “How would you like to have a tube crammed down your throat and corn forced down it? It’s very inhumane” — the chairman of the California Democratic Party.
Congratulations California, your elected representatives don’t have time for the state’s real problems. They are busy — banning foie gras because its method of production involves cruelty to geese.”
Democracy has failed.
In a liberal democracy, public opinion is politicized. The great issues of the day (such as race, immigration, changing demographics) can’t be discussed honestly in public because doing so would offend some minority voting bloc that might retaliate against one of the two mega parties that rule the country.
So we just keep drifting into one iceberg after another: Detroit, Birmingham, California. A whole continent of black people has failed under liberal democracy (in addition to their outposts in the Caribbean and Latin America) but it would be “racist” to draw any conclusions from experience.
Typical progressive “Ecotopia,” West Coast, New Age stupidity.