The California thread

Leonard D Neubache

Owl
Gold Member
In a homogeneous country, poor people getting displaced as property prices rise is not taken as some sort of sinful purge. It's just the realities of the market. They move somewhere else and that's that.

However in a multiracial nation like America suddenly races that reliably occupy certain economic niches are being "purged from their own neighbourhoods" like there's some sort of ethic cleansing going on.

The reality is that real estate prices go up as cities grow and if the locals don't raise their incomes to match then out they go.
 

Dr. Howard

Peacock
Gold Member
So what is California's future then? I see cities like San Francisco and San Diego just becoming more contrasting versions of what they are now. Remember San Francisco is an utter shit hole until you climb of the crest of the hill by the courthouse and federal buildings. Then its a spotless paradise.

I just think the bad areas will get worse and worse, perhaps the rich areas will separate into a smaller municipality. A great historic example of this is Kinloch Missouri and the sorounding mini towns that make up St. Louis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinloch,_Missouri Kinloch looks like the set of a zombie apocalypse movie, it is surrounded on 3 sides by other towns that are also not great, but also not as as bad. The neighboring police to Kinloch patrol the bordering streets and essentially chase anyone from Kinloch out of the neighboring towns. The few local social service officers in Kinloch are corrupt, and the police department can't afford to drive squad cars.

The best part about the Kinloch example is that it is the hometown of good ol Maxine Waters. She is re-living the child hood decline of her town as a senile adult in California.
 

kel

Pelican
Dr. Howard said:
I just think the bad areas will get worse and worse, perhaps the rich areas will separate into a smaller municipality.

Brazilifiation. And as there it will happen informally first before (maybe, if necessary) becoming official.

 

Dr. Howard

Peacock
Gold Member
kel said:
Dr. Howard said:
I just think the bad areas will get worse and worse, perhaps the rich areas will separate into a smaller municipality.

Brazilifiation. And as there it will happen informally first before (maybe, if necessary) becoming official.


Based on that video it seems like Brazilification and St.Louis-ification are the same thing.
 

Douglas Quaid

Kingfisher
This is what the Left wants. A tiny elite, with some loyal government employees, and a large peasant class that's easy to control. Give them just enough free shit while promising more, enable terrible behavior, deflect blame. Chaos in the streets is great for the Left.
 

Roosh

Cardinal
Texas is absorbing most of the Californians:

 

MKE-Ed

Robin
Roosh said:
Texas is absorbing most of the Californians:

This is going to have a big impact on the political direction that Texas will move towards very soon. All of these now former California residents will bring with them their far leftist progressive liberal politics with them. They will change the political dynamics of Texas and within a decade or so Texas will become a very left leaning state. Once this happens, Texas will become a strong democratic stronghold. This is going to be a big problem for the GOP when you factor in the number of electoral college votes the state has.

The likelihood of a republican winning the presidency will decrease substantially due to this. Another thing that will change Texas is the illegal immigration that comes from Mexico. Those folks vote very heavily democratic. This is going to be interesting too see this play out within the next 5-10 years.
 

BlastbeatCasanova

Kingfisher
The liberal flight phenomenon irks me to no end. Vote leftists policies and then turn tail when the consequences of your politics begin to affect your life. The south is also getting a lot of people moving from Cali, New York, etc. coming down to escape the high taxes and other policies they voted for
 

Dr Mantis Toboggan

Kingfisher
Gold Member
MKE-Ed said:
Roosh said:
Texas is absorbing most of the Californians:

This is going to have a big impact on the political direction that Texas will move towards very soon. All of these now former California residents will bring with them their far leftist progressive liberal politics with them. They will change the political dynamics of Texas and within a decade or so Texas will become a very left leaning state. Once this happens, Texas will become a strong democratic stronghold.

No it won't. Look at the numbers. Trump won Texas by about 800k votes. That data shows that around 200k Californians moved to Texas over the course of a decade. That means that, even if 100% of those Californians vote and 100% of them vote Democrat, it would take around 40 years for Texas to turn blue (ignoring other factors). In reality, many of those aren't eligible voters (that data includes children and non-citizens), probably half that are eligible don't vote, and the ones who do vote are not 100% Democrats--if anything, given the fact that they're fleeing California for Texas they're probably disproportionately likely to come from the 40% or so of Californians who are Republicans. If we assume half vote and that their voting patterns are representative of Californians as a whole, that's around 60k Democrats and 40k Republicans per decade, or a net +20k for the Democrats. At that rate it would take almost 1000 years to flip the state.

Not discounting the effect this internal migration has on smaller states like Colorado and Virginia, but Texas is safe for the foreseeable future. Even illegal immigration won't have a substantial effect on a state like Texas that has voter ID laws and enforces them. That's not to say that the left can't push through amnesty at the federal level of course, but that will happen (through the flipping of numerous other small and medium-sized states) long before Texas flips on its own.
 

bucky

Ostrich
Dr Mantis Toboggan said:
MKE-Ed said:
Roosh said:
Texas is absorbing most of the Californians:

This is going to have a big impact on the political direction that Texas will move towards very soon. All of these now former California residents will bring with them their far leftist progressive liberal politics with them. They will change the political dynamics of Texas and within a decade or so Texas will become a very left leaning state. Once this happens, Texas will become a strong democratic stronghold.

No it won't. Look at the numbers. Trump won Texas by about 800k votes. That data shows that around 200k Californians moved to Texas over the course of a decade. That means that, even if 100% of those Californians vote and 100% of them vote Democrat, it would take around 40 years for Texas to turn blue (ignoring other factors). In reality, many of those aren't eligible voters (that data includes children and non-citizens), probably half that are eligible don't vote, and the ones who do vote are not 100% Democrats--if anything, given the fact that they're fleeing California for Texas they're probably disproportionately likely to come from the 40% or so of Californians who are Republicans. If we assume half vote and that their voting patterns are representative of Californians as a whole, that's around 60k Democrats and 40k Republicans per decade, or a net +20k for the Democrats. At that rate it would take almost 1000 years to flip the state.

Not discounting the effect this internal migration has on smaller states like Colorado and Virginia, but Texas is safe for the foreseeable future. Even illegal immigration won't have a substantial effect on a state like Texas that has voter ID laws and enforces them. That's not to say that the left can't push through amnesty at the federal level of course, but that will happen (through the flipping of numerous other small and medium-sized states) long before Texas flips on its own.

Let's hope you're right. I was under the impression that Texas gets a million new Hispanics every few years and that many of them end up voting, almost all democrat. I like your reasoning on many of the Californians that are fleeing the state being right-leaning.
 

Leonard D Neubache

Owl
Gold Member
https://www.theburningplatform.com/2020/02/21/on-leaving-the-golden-state/

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I’m afraid that the one thing I will be carrying with me out of California is a numbness to human suffering. I am very worried that I will not be able to leave that numbness behind but only time will tell. I do understand that the numbness is a defense mechanism that helps me deal with the reality of Southern California. After all, you have to be numb to watch a 70+ year old woman that looks like your grandma defecating by the recycling bin. You have to be numb in order to casually step over someone passed out on the sidewalk. You have to be numb to walk past the once attractive woman that is now toothless and having a loud argument with a tree. You have to be numb to pop on Netflix while knowing that just a few hundred yards away is a homeless encampment in the dry river bottom that has hundreds of men and women sleeping in the tangles near the salt marsh. I have become comfortably numb. I didn’t before but I now 100% understand what that means.
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Seems to be a common mental process.

When you go to 3rd world countries where people live in filth and squalor, beggars and destitute people in rags on every corner etc. you're firstly shocked and appalled, but after a while you get used to it.

The brain adapts to all kinds of things from abuse to vanilla porn to the good ole hedonic treadmill.

I think the powers that be are exploiting this mechanism in the brain so we get numb to the coming shift to communism and human cattle'ization as zero rights workers for globohomo.
 

Athanasius

Pelican
Here is a stat for you from a RS McCain article:

As of the 2016-2017 school year, 54.2% of California public school students were Latino — an absolute majority — while 23.7% were white, 12.1% were Asian and 5.5% were black.
 

eradicator

Peacock
Gold Member
Athanasius said:
Here is a stat for you from a RS McCain article:

As of the 2016-2017 school year, 54.2% of California public school students were Latino — an absolute majority — while 23.7% were white, 12.1% were Asian and 5.5% were black.

At least Mexicans tend to work pretty hard. At least compared to the Indians "engineers and programmers" that were recruited from a call center, and the Muslim rapefugees.
 
"At least Mexicans tend to work pretty hard. At least compared to the Indians "engineers and programmers" that were recruited from a call center, and the Muslim rapefugees."

I live in Los Angeles, which is wall to wall Mexicans and other Latinos.

They may work hard but 100% (yes 100%) of them are on some form of social welfare that the rest of us pay for.

Never met an Indian on social welfare. Just sayin'
 

2 Cool 4 U

Woodpecker
aeroektar said:
there's a lot of people living in the 600 mile stretch between SF and Portland that share very little in the way of lifestyle or beliefs with those urban degenerates.

The map desperately needs to be redrawn, but probably won't be for a long time for various reasons.

The corridor along I-5 between Sacramento and Eugene are very conservative.

But for some reason the libs want to control those counties
 

2 Cool 4 U

Woodpecker
TigOlBitties said:
I bought an electric bike because I got tired of it. The commute is so much faster and more pleasant now. That's $27.50/week, or almost $1500/year the city/county doesn't get from me, and I wish more people had this attitude.

But if you live out in the East Bay, Vacaville, Fairfield, or Sacramento and commute to Downtown SF because you couldn't afford the rent, an electric bike won't suffice.
 
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