Skip to comments.Sundown for California
Posted on 07/22/2009 10:42:07 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
Millions once moved to California for its boundless promise, but time has not been kind to the Golden State.
Twenty-five years ago, along with another young journalist, I coauthored a book called California, Inc. about our adopted home state. The book described Californias rise to economic, political, and cultural ascendancy.
As relative newcomers at the time, we saw California as a place of limitless possibility. And over most of the next two decades, my coauthor, Paul Grabowicz, and I could feel comfortable that we were indeed predicting the future.
But much has changed in recent years. And today our Golden State appears headed, if not for imminent disaster, then toward an unanticipated, maddening, and largely unnecessary mediocrity.
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Is about when I left California. I see they haven't been able to get along without me as well as I had hoped.
No. LIBERALISM has not been kind to the Golden State.
Lefties piss on every fire they see, and wonder why the steam smells of piss.
Maybe we will soon build a wall around it and make it become a country
...California is SCREWED.
It could turn around, but in the clutches of liberal freaks. It’s very unlikely.
great article, Grey_whiskers! thanks! (and I sure hope we have someone besides Brown and Newsom to pick from for gubner!)
This article is a slick spin-piece that massively labels and re-labels progress under conservative government as “progressivism,” as opposed to conservative and liberal governments. It’s an attempt by the Left to blame “liberals” for leftist government destruction, and let leftists escape by holding on to the “progressive” label, while stealing the responsiblity for conservative progress and healthy stewardship.
It’s labelling and spinning and redefining is all hogwash. “Progressivism” has long been a label for leftist government, as has been “liberalism,” and especially in the past twenty years, these terms have been identical. And they still are. And they, and the collectivist government they represent, alone are responsible for the destruction of California.
He was very serious. Though at that time, the future judgments that he proclaimed seemed unlikely in such a beautiful and prosperous place, he struck me as a man who may truly be speaking for God. As he emphatically warned people most of them walked by ignoring him, seemingly in a world that could never be hurt.
He and his words have never left my memory. I have come to believe that he knew what he was saying and may well have been speaking as a prophet from The LORD.
The article was written 8 months ago but is even more timely today.