“California tumbles into the sea” But when Steely Dan sang this back in the seventies they had an earthquake along the San Andreas Fault in mind, not the kind of slow destruction that now stalks the Golden State, which is, how can I put this, fucked.
My first visit there was in 1978 and it lived up to all my preconceptions. Golden beaches, golden girls, fabulous wealth, glamour, cleanliness, and friendly helpful people (like the rest of the US). It lead the world in so many arenas, not just technology and movies. From what I can remember it was 100% white. Of course it wasn't, but I can't remember being aware of any non-whites.
From Gidget to Blade Runner
Roll forward thirty years and what you get is straight out of Blade Runner. A dystopian nightmare of violent gangs taking over whole areas of some cities – LA being a good and huge example – while Fresno has degenerated into a meths sinkhole and San Diego’s become an extension of Mexico.
In fact whole regions of Southern California now look and sound like Mexico. Latinos everywhere, Spanish the prevailing language, while garbage litters the streets. Squads of seemingly feral children swarm all over the place, the cars are rattle-traps, while begging and panhandling are rife.
One writer described it thus: “My neighbourhood has turned into a barrio, with bars on doors and windows, abandoned shopping carts, old sofas and junky cars strewn everywhere, graffiti, rude, surly people, chickens in yards, Mexican music blasting all night, ridiculously long waits in emergency rooms full of illegals, overcrowded, dangerous and ineffective schools, auto accidents caused by unlicensed, uninsured illegals, and on and on.”
A recent BBC production on the gangs of LA underlined a common thread. Vicious gangs murder and pillage whole neighbourhoods; gang members are virtually 100% black or Hispanic, while the emergency services (medical, ambulance, fire) are almost all white. This is how mixed societies operate, as we’ve seen time and again.
Whites are voting - with their feet
But the whites are getting fed up of it all, and are leaving the state in droves. Not just fed up with violence and general degradation, but also picking up the tab for the perpetrators. The mass Latino influx is largely low-skilled, low IQ – and strong in the reproduction stakes. This means that a rapidly declining white proportion of the population is being taxed out of existence to pay for these high-dependency Latinos and blacks.
They’re rightly fed up with it, and those remaining have used the referendum structure to limit what the state legislature can extract in taxes – funds which the ‘legislators’ then channel back to their own supporters. (The Democrats control the legislature and the Mexicans control the Dems – that's how/why it happens like this).
All this of course makes the state virtually ungovernable. The ‘legislators’ need vast funds for their welfare programs, and the providers of these funds (the whites), already paying the highest taxes in the US, are refusing to divvy up any more. Net result, the state is a short step away from bankruptcy and is already, like some African tinpot dictatorship, paying its debts with IOUs. The state’s credit rating is already shaky, and any further downgrades from rating agencies could send interest rates on its bonds soaring, forcing deeper service cuts and/or widening the deficit further.
California’s magnificent State Parks are being closed (48 at the latest count), thousands of prisoners are being let loose on the citizenry, while schools are closing gyms and labs. But the State continues to allocate increasing funds every year for English learners. Even last year, as the budget went into a tailspin, the State proposed an additional $5 billion for additional training for non-English speakers.
But that's not the best of it. In the middle of this meltdown the crooks – there’s no other word for it - in Sacramento are now proposing to extend free health cover to all illegals! Can you just imagine the impact of that? There wouldn’t be a sick child left in Mexico. Now it would be wonderful if there wasn't a sick child in Mexico. But transferring them all to California won't solve the problem. It’ll just bring the end on sooner.
California invites - and becomes - the Third World
The state’s population also continues to skyrocket at an unsustainable rate. In 1950 it was 10.6 million. If state growth had mirrored the national rate, that is, doubling from 1950 to 2000 (i.e. from 150 million to 300 million), then California at the end of the 20th century would have numbered a little over 21 million. Instead it has almost 40 million now. This has had a disastrous impact on all infrastructure and facilities (e.g. schools and hospitals) but more alarmingly, threatens the state’s ongoing supply of water.
The Sacramento Bee is a broadly liberal newspaper and Daniel Weintraub one of its most respected columnists. He has said that illegal immigration "…sits just below the surface of almost every major issue in California, from education to health care and the state's deteriorated infrastructure."
And that was back in 2003!
Working on figures from a National Research Council report, Edward Rubenstein calculated that nearly one-quarter (24.5%) of California’s current $38 billion state budget deficit stems directly from immigration. This figure was largely substantiated in another study.
And the Silicon Valley ‘miracle’ is now a mirage. Or at least it is for American workers. Indians and Chinese have shown a strong inclination to employ their own, this preference probably driven by natural clannishness (you know, that crime not permissible for whites?), acceptance of lower pay and their being easier to control. In any event over half of the high-tech startups there are run by foreigners.
These developments have been driven by reality- challenged ‘progressive’ academics and politicians, and probably even more so by an executive class looking for cheap labour. How ironic is it therefore that Chief Executive magazine has ranked California “the very worst state to do business in for each of the past four years", while Business Week called California a "basket case."
That flapping noise in the background is the sound of chickens coming home to roost. Except of course that won't bother the wealthy in their gated communities (with Mexican gardeners) or the tenured academics secure in their ivory towers.
Next up.... the US of A.
Now the demise of the Golden State is in itself a major tragedy. But the main point of this post is that this demise foretells what’s going to happen to the rest of the country in due course. California is at the front line and as such is the first to fall. All of the pathologies that afflict California, driven by mass Third World immigration, are spreading to the rest of the USA.
Once California goes under and can no longer afford its welfare programmes, the immigrants will move on to greener pastures. It’s already happening as far north as Washington State (i.e. the Canadian border) Already we know that whites will be a minority throughout the country by the middle of this century. If the majority is black/Hispanic, is there any reason whatsoever why the USA shouldn’t be a country similar to what, say, Brazil is today?
I'd love to hear some evidence that I'm wrong. But I'm not holding my breath.
(see also the follow-on post and comments here)