The function of politics is to avoid talking about government. All of the symbols are screens and barriers. The thing you’re talking about exists for the purpose of keeping you from talking about something else. The statement, “Nothing is more important than X, and we must focus all of our attention on it,” means that Y is important, but inconvenient, and X is manageably meaningless.
Remember when a white woman in a gorilla suit threw a banana at Larry Elder, the "black face of white supremacy" who was running as a Republican against Gavin in the recall election? She should be the mascot of California, not a bear. Will add book bans to the glossary of Leftist doublespeak - the real definition is removal of child pornography from school libraries: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-coin-a-term-part-2
I've just come to terms that I will be long dead before the voters in CA wake up.
I was in LA last week and I have to be honest, I never felt so unpatriotic.
It's almost like all the great memories I had growing up in CA weren't real...like they're "tainted".
It is beyond bizarre to see people I was close with just 5-10 years ago who have completely bought into the propaganda. They used to be moderates...now they're just hypnotized or have a near autistic level of selective amnesia.
"I’ve thought for years that Justin Trudeau and Gavin Newsom are the same person with different quantities of hair gel, ... " Barely existing in CA, loved this comment. The latest irony is Newsom going after big oil--since that's pretty much why he exists. Increasing the HHS managerial medical/tech industrial complex is also one of his major hobbies (along with his buddy Mark Ghaly) and what employs the vast majority of who's left in the state.
Do you see any push-back ? from sane, normal working men and women with boys and girls? Are we so preoccupied with living that too many tolerate this insanity and 100% deflection from reality ?? California and Canada have seemingly won the war of deception to the point that voters believe they are siding with the good guys when all the evidence is to the contrary. People leaving to other states cannot be fudged (altough we're probably undercounting there also) Companies relocating there operations in other states also cannot be fudged - yet the evil conservative states that "ban" books (they don't) and disallow the word "gay" (they don't) and have balanced budgets without state income tax (how about that California and New York) - The constant drum beat never stops ! This cannot end well.
It seems bizarre that more people don’t question Californias failures while suffering that dem supermajority. That legislature works year round and never solves anything, and it’s arguably our most important state. Does it seem like more and more issues are just IQ tests? Is their a better term for this phenomena?
A friend told me about his trip from Taiwan with a layover in LA.
He lives in Arkansas. A big football fan, Razorbacks all the way.
Not having seen LA, he rented a car and proceeded to drive around the city. He was amazed by the homeless, how many there was, everywhere. Finally, before heading back to the airport for his connecting flight, he found a spot to park in, and proceeded behind some dumpsters to take a leak. He was arrested immediately. Handcuffed, and put in the back of a patrol car and immediately off to jail. There, he was able to get the injustice corrected for the $117 in his pocket.
The car he rented was untouched, after a cab ride back to it, and he returned to the airport just in time to catch his flight back to home.
In other news from the world of functionally identical sociopaths, Dan Andrews has resigned. Wonder if we'll ever find out the backstory.
I've reluctantly come to the conclusion that human beings and societies are not capable of overcoming inherent flaws, regardless of the consequences. We've simply continued an arc that has existed from primitive man, passing through Gutenberg, Bell, Marconi, Farnsworth, DARPA, fiber optics and satellites, to speed the way in which we show ourselves to be helplessly mired by our flaws. Each evolution in communication efficiency has acted as a larger megaphone for the worst impulses of the human soul.
Individual humans are marvelous. Put them in groups, ante up some amount of social welfare, and the marvel disappears, replaced by malevolence.
BTW, this was solid gold:
"It’s like watching Jim Bouton make the Hall of Fame on the first ballot"
You just don't like spectacle. You hate it. You quote Debord's text only to "spread disinformation about the spectacle", just like he predicted you would. Your disinformation is "harmful to democracy". He's talking about you, Bray.
Like any Nazi, like Hitler, you just loathe spectacle. Rather than good hair and huge rallies, you want to focus on pragmatic governance. But let me tell you something: NOT ON MY WATCH!!!
We're onto you.
Are there any WWII nazis left? It looks like Trudeau beat Newsom by getting the last one. I guess he will to have to do with the black face of white supremacy, Elder.
There’s another likely reason Newsom keeps tilting at Republican windmills, and it’s even worse - he’s thinking of running for President. (Credit where credit’s due to Peachy Keenan pointing out that the governor of California was spending an awful lot of his summer touring civil rights landmarks in the Deep South.)
You noticed and wrote about it, thank you. Trudeau and Newsome are indeed the same CREEPY, anti-human, coke snorting bots who exude fakery from every pore. I despise them both.🤮🤮
Is Gavin also a bastard child of a love affair between a 3rd world communist and a whore?
If so, maybe him and Trudeau are brothers?
Sucks that I can't find the video (Tried on YouTube but they NO DOUBT deleted it) but I recall a TV news magazine (I'm pretty sure it was 60 minutes) did a segment in Chicago in the 1980's (where that city has continuously been a mess under Democrat governance) interviewing a Black man living on the south side talking about the upcoming city elections. The interviewer, die hard lefty of course, was blaming the city blithe on the Republicans. The Black man in utter disbelief and contempt looked at the interviewer and went off! "What Republicans? Do you see a damn Republican anywhere within 50 miles of this place. This city is 100% Democrat and has been for years"! He went on a rant for the next 5 minutes tearing the interviewer clown a new one! DANG I wish I could find that video. I'll keep looking.
As much as I loathe Biden, I fear the Newsom Presdiency will make the fictional place in Kurt Schlichter's novels look like paradise.