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Can you rec­on­cile the left’s image of Cal­i­for­nia as a green pro­gres­sive state that cares for the envi­ron­ment and the ani­mals within it with this descrip­tion of real­ity from VDH:

If I find a dead dog dumped on the alley­way (as I have three or four times over the last 12 months), with a rope around his neck and his insides exposed from dog fight­ing, I bury him and pass on call­ing the animal-​control peo­ple. In fair­ness to them, what would they do, run an inves­ti­ga­tion into rural dog fight­ing — in a state in which felons are rou­tinely released from pris­ons and jails, and sanc­tu­ary cities offer amnesties? I sup­pose a Queens­land with his face ripped off is small pota­toes. (Does mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism trump the ASPCA or PETA?)

Nor do I ever con­tact the state EPA or the county when monthly I col­lect baby car­riages, car seats, tires, used paint cans, old Christ­mas trees, mat­tresses, and dirty dia­pers dumped on the side of the road — despite occa­sional junk mail sig­ni­fy­ing the address of the pol­luter. About 50 pounds of coils of old worn-​out drip hoses are out in front of my house today, a huge pile of plas­tic junk dumped as if my road­side was a free waste site. (Is the the­ory that my house qual­i­fies for pub­lic ser­vice waste removal and thus some­one poorer, in our spread-​the-​wealth soci­ety, has a right to dump his trash there?) How can such a green state that refuses to sell plas­tic bags at the coastal gro­cery mar­kets prove indif­fer­ent to the spo­li­a­tion of its rural hinterland?

The answer to Mr. Hanson’s ques­tion is sim­ple, to not be indif­fer­ent to this would be to admit to real­i­ties that the lib­er­als in the state find inconvenient.

This is going to end badly for the state but I sus­pect when it does the media will still not report it.

Can you reconcile the left’s image of California as a green progressive state that cares for the environment and the animals within it with this description of reality from VDH:

If I find a dead dog dumped on the alleyway (as I have three or four times over the last 12 months), with a rope around his neck and his insides exposed from dog fighting, I bury him and pass on calling the animal-control people. In fairness to them, what would they do, run an investigation into rural dog fighting—in a state in which felons are routinely released from prisons and jails, and sanctuary cities offer amnesties? I suppose a Queensland with his face ripped off is small potatoes. (Does multiculturalism trump the ASPCA or PETA?)

Nor do I ever contact the state EPA or the county when monthly I collect baby carriages, car seats, tires, used paint cans, old Christmas trees, mattresses, and dirty diapers dumped on the side of the road—despite occasional junk mail signifying the address of the polluter. About 50 pounds of coils of old worn-out drip hoses are out in front of my house today, a huge pile of plastic junk dumped as if my roadside was a free waste site. (Is the theory that my house qualifies for public service waste removal and thus someone poorer, in our spread-the-wealth society, has a right to dump his trash there?) How can such a green state that refuses to sell plastic bags at the coastal grocery markets prove indifferent to the spoliation of its rural hinterland?

The answer to Mr. Hanson’s question is simple, to not be indifferent to this would be to admit to realities that the liberals in the state find inconvenient.

This is going to end badly for the state but I suspect when it does the media will still not report it.