Victor Davis Hanson nails the California ‘experience’ in this article!
California once was run by conservatives and mostly centrist Democrats.
True paleo-liberal governors like Pat Brown greatly expanded the welfare state. But they also believed in pushing integration and building freeways, dams, aqueducts and power plants, while preventing forest fires, directing the mentally ill into state hospitals, and ensuring that the state enhanced the housing, timber, oil and gas, nuclear and agricultural industries.
Full article, HERE.
I know that I saw a lot of changes during the times I was stationed there in the early 70s, late 70s, and late 80s… And NONE of them were for the good (well, maybe cleaning up Haight Ashbury was good)…
But to see Larry Elder get attacked by a white woman in a gorilla mask, all of that caught on video, and yet that didn’t make ANY papers in California? Definitely shows which side the MSM is on out there, but we already knew that…
Hanson among many other leading lights including Thomas Sowell are members of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Frankly, I’m surprised the institution is still AT Stanford, considering how far left that school has gone!