The Paradox Of California – A Giant Cesspool Of Problems Created By Liberal Elite, Ignored By The Media And Suffered By Everyone Else

San Francisco skyline and Bay Bridge at sunset, California

For those who still can’t believe how an outsider like Donald Trump managed to win the presidential election, here’s a theory. People got tired of liberal elite setting rules for others, exempt themselves, and tolerating rampant lawlessness from illegal aliens.

We’re all sick of Obama’s ignorance and hypocrisy, opposing charter schools for the inner city while he puts his own children in Washington’s toniest prep schools.

The American elite uses its influence, education, money, and cultural privilege to exempt itself from the bad schools, unassimilated immigrant communities, dangerous neighborhoods, crime waves, and general impoverishment, and that’s what enrages the ‘mortals’ who voted Trump.

California is maybe the greatest example of this paradox, being a dysfunctional natural paradise in which a group of coastal and governing magnificoes virtue-signal from the world’s most exclusive and beautiful enclaves. The state keeps battling increased crime, decreased incarceration, still ongoing illegal immigration, and record poverty, while many try to catch an opportunity to leave and never come back. Never in civilization’s history have so many been so willing to leave a natural paradise, writes National Review.

Frustrated Californians of the interior of the state, who have no money and no opportunity to move to the coastal communities of Santa Monica or Santa Barbara are leaving for low-tax refuges out of state.

Crime rates are going dramatically up again in California. In Los Angeles, various sorts of robberies, assaults, and homicide rose between 5 and 10 percent over 2015; since 2014, violent crime has skyrocketed by 38 percent. Since the passage of Proposition 47 — which reclassified supposedly “nonserious” crimes as misdemeanors freed hundreds of thousands of convicted criminals — crime rates in population centers of more than 100,000 have increased more than 15 percent. California governor Jerry Brown holds a record in letting out more parolees — including over 2,000 serving life sentences — than any recent governor.

What makes the law-abiding leave California is not just the sanctimoniousness, the high taxes, or the criminality. It is always the insult added to injury. The problem lies not only in the highest basket of income, sales, and gas taxes in the nation, but also in nearly the worst schools and infrastructure. In California, they have the largest number of billionaires and the largest number of impoverished, both in real numbers and as a percentage of the state population. California crime also takes part of the California paradox of two states: a coastal elite and everyone else. California is the most contentious, over-regulated, and postmodern state in the Union, and also the most feral and 19th-century.


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