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California Delenda Est

- by - February 10, 2013 - 07:01 America/New_York - 5 Comments

“California at Twilight”, by Victor Davis Hansen
[long article, but very much worth reading].


“The old blue/red war for California is over. Conservatives lost. Liberals won — by a combination of flooding the state with government-supplied stuff, and welcoming millions in while showing the exit to others. The only mystery is how Carthaginian will be the victor’s peace, e.g., how high will taxes go, how many will leave, how happy will the majority be at their departure?…”

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  1. reddecaesari

    February 10th, 2013

    thanks for posting this mary.
    native californian. parents arrived here after ww2 with high hopes.

    this is 100 percent accurate.

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 10th, 2013

    Victor Davis Hanson is a historian and understands you have to look to the past to see what works and what doesn’t work. Too bad no governor of this hell hole called California has ever asked him for policy assistance.

    Here’s a favorite quote of his:

    Mexifornia is just another proof of the fact that they (the CA Legislature) can ignore the operation of the free market, but they will not be able to ignore the <consequences of ignoring the free market.

    – Victor Davis Hansen

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  3. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 11th, 2013

    *sigh* All I can say is, I left CA almost 6 years ago and I haven’t looked back. It may not look like a 3rd world dictatorship, but their policies certainly are. Soon enough the view will mirror their policies.

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  4. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 11th, 2013

    This is so spot on—

    “We are like the proverbial spoiled third-generation progeny of the immigrant farmer: the first-generation toiler lived in a hovel until he bought his 80 acres with paid cash. The second remodeled the old house, had a nicer car than a tractor, doubled the acreage, but took the weekend off and had less money in the bank than did his dad. The third fantasized and puttered about in his hiking boots, went through the inheritance, mortgaged the land — and was as glib and mellifluous as he was broke.”

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  5. Dadof3

    February 11th, 2013

    MJA I have a friend who fits that 3rd gen example but he skipped a gen as it was his father that made millions.

    Now he has politics where he’s against rich peope and thinks the death tax is great.

    O rly? Then stop cashing the inheritance checks trust fund boy and find out your worth in the world.

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