California is the ideal utopia for ruling class liberals. The “richerals” as Victor David Hansen describes wealthy progressives have carved out a niche of prosperity for themselves while impoverishing the citizenry.
Mr. Hansen has published a series of essays describing the degeneration of a once prosperous state into a medieval society. Here is an excerpt from WND:
Hanson dubbed it “the weirdest place in the world” in his new e-book, a collection of PJ Media essays titled “The Decline and Fall of California.” And who could argue the point when he calls out absurdities like Tiburcio Vasquez Elementary School – an institution of learning named after a 19th century robber and murderer?
That just scratches the surface of his thesis, though. Hanson demonstrates the sweeping impact of liberal elitism on the state’s culture. “California is both more poorly managed than any time in its past, more divided between rich and poor, more fragmented by opportunistic ethnic identity politics, more impoverished by massive illegal immigration – and never more naturally wealthy.”
California is naturally wealthy, yet is impoverished by socialist policies. Doesn’t that remind you of Venezuela?