by baldilocks

There’s a reason that we Southern California conservatives have a hard time letting go of our failed state. It’s 78 degrees today in Los Angeles. The rest of California is difficult not to love – even the desert areas.

With California secession in the wind, Glenn Reynolds writes about one of several intrastate secessionist groups: New California.

Sweet dreams. Cite.

[A] plan to split the wealthy, coastal regions of California from the remainder, leaving the state of “New California” to be made up of most of the state’s rural areas. As CBS News reports, “unlike other separation movements in the past, the state of New California wants to do things by the book, citing Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution and working with the state legislature to get it done, similar to the way West Virginia was formed. … The group is organized with committees and a council of county representatives, but say it will take 10 to 18 months before they are ready to fully engage with the state legislature.” The goal is to let the rural areas govern themselves in ways more suited to their needs, while the wealthy coastal regions do the same. (The New California movement already has chapters in 34 counties, according to its website.)

I’ll have to check the site out and see what’s going on, but they definitely sound like play-by-the-rule conservatives. That’s admirable, but don’t look for them to be successful. The Organized Left would never give up all that prime farmland and road access to the other states. They want all of California and, eventually, all fifty states.

But if it were to come true, would I move there? Probably not. My long-term goal is to be near members of my family, most of whom live in the Southwest and the South.

I am keeping an eye on what happens with this, however. Nothing wrong with trying.

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california-republic-bonesby baldilocks

Incensed by Hillary Clinton’s second unsuccessful presidential bid, California secession advocates are riled up and ready to go.

Supporters of a plan for California to secede from the union took their first formal step Monday morning, submitting a proposed ballot measure to the state attorney general’s office in the hopes of a statewide vote as soon as 2018.

Marcus Ruiz Evans, the vice president and co-founder of Yes California, said his group had been planning to wait for a later election, but the presidential election of Donald Trump sped up the timeline.

“We’re doing it now because of all of the overwhelming attention,” Evans said.

The Yes California group has been around for more than two years, Evans said. It is based around California taxpayers paying more money to the federal government than the state receives in spending, that Californians are culturally different from the rest of the country, and that national media and organizations routinely criticize Californians for being out of step with the rest of the U.S.

The attorney general’s office will give the ballot measure a title and summary, and Evans said he hopes to begin collecting signatures to get it on the ballot in the spring. Qualifying ballot measures typically requires significant resources to pay signature gatherers, and Yes California doesn’t have major financial backing. But Evans said 13,000 people have volunteered to collect signatures.

“This is real,” Evans said. “We treat it seriously.”

California has been fundamentally—and purposefully–transformed.

The state which was formerly conservative enough to have four GOP governors in the last 50 years—one being Ronald W. Reagan–has been shaped and molded into the image of the Organized Left’s fevered dreams. It has been Cloward-Pivened.

Many factors have sped the process along, the overturning of voter-approved Proposition 187 by the courts back in the 1990s being a significant signpost. And when hardcore leftist Jerry Brown was elected as governor of California in 2011 long after his first terms in the same office (1975-1983), it was a sign that the process was nearing completion. California is now a one party state.

These secessionists don’t know what they are doing; no clue about what they will likely start.

I can guess at one outcome: violence and mass ethnic cleansing. Who will be cleansed: non-Hispanics and non-Muslims—except for the rich.

A California secession would create a human calamity the likes of which most of us soft Americans have never imagined or witnessed, much less been a part of. There will be a lot of running for and being driven by force to the new border. But the Organized Left has been trying to turn this beautiful state into its utopian fantasy for a long time. Maybe the secessionists do know what they are doing.

I will actively campaign and educate against it. Some might say that it can’t be stopped, but doing nothing is not an option.

And I say that secession would be be this state’s final blunder because, at that point, the California we knew will be gone.

UPDATE: California has become not-California a lot faster than I predicted. Look closely.

The new California State Assembly pin

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Last week I talked about the various Secession petitions as an unrealistic fantasy.

However there is a reality that is going on in the US that is already tearing chucks of the country away, but it is not Secession, it is cede-session as Granite Grok explains

It’s already happening in some areas, and it has been happening for quite some time. Parts of Arizona, for example, have in effect seceded–not voluntarily, of course. It was more secession by math with a dash of history reasserting itself. The illegal drug trafficking and other problems simply overwhelmed the resources intended to control them. Now, when traveling a road in Arizona, you can see signs that read, “DANGER PUBLIC WARNING TRAVEL NOT RECOMMENDED… Visitors may encounter Armed Criminals…”. That’s effectively saying the writ of the United States does not apply in this area, so heads up! Some of these areas are quite large. “3,500 acres of southern Arizona have been closed off to U.S. citizens due to increased violence…”. It truly is the Wild West in those areas. You have no idea what you’ll come across if you enter.

One of my pet peeves has been inner city crime, by not enforcing laws you basically leave the population at the mercy of criminal elements. It’s what got me so hyped about the Trevor Martin case. The national media marched over Trevor’s death and demanded justice, but that same media has no care about the slaughter of black youth by other black youth because it doesn’t fit their narrative and because the police understand what will be done to them by the media if they dare enforce the law, they let things be. Grok again:

Arizona is but one example, there are other more well known areas that U.S. citizens acknowledge with a wink and a nod. Detroit is an example. Gary, Indiana another. Even areas of Chicago. Remember Mayor Rahm “the Don” Emanuel telling gangbangers to, “Take your stuff away to the alley”? Did you ever wonder why he just didn’t tell them to stop it altogether? Because he knows, and they know, they won’t, and there isn’t anything the Mayor can do about it. Essentially, areas of that city are on their own, effectively lawless

That’s why you can stone Christians in Dearborn Michigan and the Christians can be blamed. That’s why a Molly Norris can be still in hiding (apologies not withstanding) for over two years for suggesting “Everybody Draw Mohammad day”

It’s also why in England, France, Germany and many parts of Europe Muslim areas are becoming “No go” places for the police. These are not acts of Secession by those gropes demanding a state, it is an act of cede-ession the country ceding control of the areas to the mob.

This is where we are right now, where do we think we’ll be in four years? If this keeps up nobody will have to talk about Secession against the union, in the end the country will break itself up into little Feudal fiefdoms.

And I suspect this will suit the left just fine, as long as their friends are the liege lords and provide the votes come election day.