Self-Help Sunday: You Must Forgive Your Boomer Parents

Andrew Anglin

Daily Stormer
June 17, 2018

This is a Special Father’s Day Self-Help Sunday for all my Millennial and Gen X bros with Baby Boomer parents.

A boomer, for those younger amongst you who do not exactly know the specifics, is a person who was a teenager in the period between the mid sixties and the mid seventies, and experienced the height of the post-war Jewish cultural revolutions in the West.

This is only a phenomenon in America and Western Europe. Eastern Europeans do not have this thing.

We talk a lot about boomers on this site. Because they are the first generation of people who gave up what was a hitherto unbroken chain of cultural transference. They did not pass the torch that was passed to them to their children. They did not teach us the values that their parents taught them.

They are defined by their selfishness, which is combined with a lack of self-awareness, which makes it almost cartoonish.

There was a comment on the Stormer forum about boomer parents – responding to an article I wrote about Boomers – which made an impression on me.

I shall post it in full.

As a child, my boomer sperm donor and my incubator, ie, “parents,” told me that I didn’t understand them because I was too young, that when I got older I’d be like them.

Well, I’m now older than they were when they said this nonsense to me, and contrary to their assertions, today I disagree with them more than I did as a “child.”

At the age of 11 I had already surpassed the maturity level of every single boomer in my life. Being mature though, I thought that my observations were hubris, though I did not know that word, and my parents’ assertions seemed very plausible; I was 11, how could I have outgrown them?

Thus I made the biggest mistake of my life.

I listened to these fucking monsters.

It’s taken me decades to undo the damage of listening to my parents and to get back to the level of maturity I had when I was 11, and to then build on that original foundation.

My parents lives have been a Groundhog Day for 60 years.

It’s all about enjoyment. It’s all about what THEY are entitled to for THEIR suffering. They worked so hard, _____ is their only joy in life. How dare anyone suggest that they not indulge. They EARNED it!!!

My parents are sneaking up on 70.

Their days are the same as when they were 30.

Lottery tickets, soda, cigarettes, 8 hours of TV a day, eating out, taking trips, and most disgustingly, trying to get laid.

They are walking caricatures of what they think young people should act like.

This is their empty, wasted existence.

And it would not necessarily be enough for me to absolutely despise them.
I despise them because of their utter lack of awareness and ownership of any single fault in their dead lives.

My parents have the fucking gall to complain about how THEY miss family get togethers and holidays.

Once my grandparents died, suddenly there were no more events. No more family dinners. No more reunions. No more big holiday dinners.

My parents have the breathtaking GALL to whine about missing grandma’s cooking.

Who the fuck are these assholes?!?!

My grandparents tried and tried and tried to hand off to my worthless shit-head parents the torch. My grandmother was singlehandedly making dinners for 20 people up into her late 60’s. She TRIED to teach her children, but they couldn’t be bothered.

When she realized the kind of man I was going to be, she took me under her wing and taught me what she could in the little time left to her.

To this day I’m the best cook I know thanks to the few lessons she taught me as a child.

I HATE you boomers so much that you should be able to feel it through time and space.

I utterly despise you fucking shits, not for your messes, not for your hedonism, not for your arrogance, or your congenital inability to admit fault, no.

I hate you all for the knowledge you refused to accept.

I fucking HATE you God damn mother fuckers for never bothering to learn how my grandmother made pies.

If that was the sole sin of you worthless fucking sacks of shit, it would be enough to guarantee a one way ticket to Hell.

You lost beauty.

It was handed to you, and you tossed it aside for a cigarette and a blowjob.

Boomers. You fuckers are going to burn in Hell.

So, we shall unpack it.

Firstly and most importantly, all of that I do understand. And all of us with boomer parents can relate. Many of us perhaps have not thought about it, and just assumed that this is the way parents behave with their children. But you can think this through – if parents had always behaved that way with their children, society would have collapsed.

That is not sustainable. If generations treated their children like this, society would collapse. It is now collapsing.

But here’s the thing.

Here’s the thing and it’s Father’s Day and it’s a good day for the thing.

I don’t like to get personal, but I have boomer parents. And I had this anger. Same anger.

It was firstly about that they did, objectively, put their own personal “happiness” before the wellbeing of their children. This is a very difficult thing to understand. And it is certainly something that makes a person angry when they realize it.

But, like the quoted post, the real anger comes from the fact that they are unwilling to admit that they did anything wrong.

But here’s the real thing: they are unable to understand that they did anything wrong. They are incapable of grasping the core concept that something they did to feel good could be wrong, because it is hardwired into them that life is a math equation of good feelings.

If you try to break this down, the boomer will simply become confused. There are some that you will see even in the comments sections of neon-nazi websites, getting confused.

That is the mind of the boomer.

Individuals and Society

You cannot stay mad.

You must forgive.

Because an individual lives in a society.

And every single baby boomer did the same thing. They all have this virus of the mind, where they are incapable of reflecting on themselves and their own behavior. Incapable of viewing themselves as having done something wrong.

And if they were all doing the same thing, that cannot be the fault of any single individual among them. They were caught in a wave, a movement of the entire society itself.

So being angry at an individual does not make sense. Well, being angry as a human response makes sense, but staying angry, when you are able to understand it on an intellectual level, does not.

It is a sad thing that our parents did not do what they were supposed to do. It is sad that they did not give us values, or religion, or culture.

It is sad that they gave us horrible advice or no direction at all.

It is sad that they let all of these brown people in, that they sent all the jobs overseas, that they accepted homosexuality, that they normalized casual sex.

It is sad that they are unable to understand what they did, and it is sad that they instead blame their children and claim that there is something wrong with us – that we are “entitled” (a buzzword they use which doesn’t have any clear meaning).

It is all very sad.

But this was a sociological phenomenon. It was not the result of decisions by individuals, and it certainly was not the fault of your individual parents.

It’s our job to deal with it, to fix it.

We should understand what the boomers did.

But the emotion should be pity rather than anger.

Imagine knowing so little, and being so incapable of analyzing yourself that you believe you know everything. Imagine what a miserable state that must be.

So, forgive mom.

Forgive dad.

Give dad a call today, and tell him thanks for what he did. Even if it wasn’t much. He is your father, and without him you wouldn’t even exist.

Life is the greatest gift.

Life is the gift of the fight.

The struggle.

To be is the most important thing of all.

 

It’s on Us

We must take full personal responsibility now for who and what we are. The anti-boomer memes, while useful in understanding ourselves and our position, shouldn’t be used to push away our own responsibility for our own lives and situation.

It is now on us.

We can’t change the reality of where we came from, but we are responsible for what we do with what we have.

And we can change where we are going.

Putting blame on the previous generation in such a way as it takes responsibility away from us is bad memeing.

That is the message of the extremist anti-Semitic exterminationist ideologue Jordan Peterson that resonates with the normies.

Clean your room. Change your oil. Wash your penis.

We were born into a society that is broken, and thus our options are:

  1. Wallow in it
  2. Change it

I think we should change it.

And I know that we can.

Road to War: Trump Berates Trudeau for Burning the White House in 1814

Andrew Anglin
Daily Stormer
June 7, 2018

This is an extremely encouraging sign that Trump is open to our trade war with Canada becoming a military incursion and annexation of that frozen wasteland.

CNN:

President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a testy phone call on May 25 over new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration targeting steel and aluminum imports coming from Canada, including one moment during the conversation in which Trump made an erroneous historical reference, sources familiar with the discussion told CNN.

According to the sources, Trudeau pressed Trump on how he could justify the tariffs as a “national security” issue. In response, Trump quipped to Trudeau, “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?” referring to the War of 1812.

The absurd fake news media is claiming that this is some sort of idiot statement because:

“Canada didn’t do it, haha Trump, Canada was still a British colony in 1814, haha, so that means the British did it and Canada couldn’t have done it because it was just a colony then, hahaha, gotcha Trump.”

This is the type of shit these people do.

British Canadians, from Canada, which was at the time a British colony, did in fact burn the White House.

And we have yet to take revenge on them for this.

Hopefully, the lunatic Mad Dog Mattis can put his “I’ll fucking kill everyone” skills to work on planning a war against Canada, and cancel the one he’s planning with Russia.

We need to act quickly.

Justin Trudeau is a maniacal and deranged lunatic, hellbent on destruction.

We cannot simply wait around and let them plan another White House burning.

We must take swift action and launch a full invasion of Canada in order to quell the terrorist forces which are gathering there under the leadership of Justin Trudeau.

The Moslems, you see, believe that he is their prophesied savior.

They are willing to follow him to hell and back.

California Über Alles

California Über Alles

“Now it is nineteen eighty-four
Knock-knock at your front door
It’s the suede denim secret police
They have come for your uncool niece

Come quietly to the camp
You’d look nice as a drawstring lamp
Don’t you worry, it’s only a shower
For your clothes, here’s a pretty flower

Die on organic poison gas
Serpent’s egg’s already hatched
You will croak, you little clown
When you mess with President Brown!”-
The Dead Kennedys, “California Über Alles

Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown is leading the State of California into the bright multi-cultural future prophesied by demographers to finally come to fruition some time mid-century. California as it is becoming is the eternal wet dream of the Democrat Party—gated communities for the multi-culti architects; slums for their pool boys, landscapers, and iPhone assemblers; and shit-flecked and used-syringe-covered streets for the homeless. The non-White voting share of the Democrat Party is 44%, so it behooves the party to continue to hasten the demographic displacement of whites who are naturally more “conservative,” though a depressing number remain tethered to the sinking ship of “race-blind,” civ-nat, Chamber of Commerce ideology that is basically just the Democrat Party from twenty years ago, plus, ya know, CAPITALISM.

The William F. Buckley conservatives stand athwart history stopping nothing, and Big Labor nods in tacit approval. This is why, although the free market is generally the way to go, if left un-checked global free trade can wreak havoc on a nation, ultimately running it through with so many holes nothing remains but tatters. 91% of all jobs created during the George W. Bush presidency went to immigrants and illegal aliens while American soldiers were shipped all over the Middle East for the oil companies and the defense contractors to get filthy rich, and when they got home, they found home unrecognizable.

This is the future the “elites” envision—godlike, they loom over their newly-“elected” population of compliant, big-government illiterates who won’t have the gall or even understanding to agitate for their freedoms. And the profit margin on labor costs will be massive! You can “get away with” the consequences of white flight in many neighborhoods, cities, and even counties, but what happens when the Third World undertow threatens to pull under entire countries? That’s where we are now. The gated communities will stay gated, the policy-makers, commentariat, and financiers utterly unaffected but for increasingly-swollen bank accounts and lavish lifestyles, and everywhere else will sink into the corruption, dysfunction, and impoverishment that defines the Third World.

The macabre spectacle playing itself out on the Left Coast is “the shape of punk to come,” the social revolution turned loose—equal parts ruthlessly exploitative capitalism, anarcho-tyranny, and Bolshevism, barely held together as their basic contradictions burst at the seams. While Moonbeam Nero fiddles out California’s funeral dirge, disease, criminality, and impoverishment now define the state that used to epitomize the American Dream. Human trafficking is up 842% in the state over the last decade as illegal aliens pass largely unfettered through a porous border as just one more consequence of the Left’s perversely craven-yet-totalitarian ideology. California now has the worst quality of life among all fifty states and the worst poverty rate. The phrase “Diversity Is Our Strength” has a very Orwellian quality to it. It is essentially an umbrella to encompass the various economic and demographic machinations of the managerial classes to dispossess and ultimately erase the current population base.

The social revolution taking place in California, the United States, and much of the rest of the West is inherently destructive because it exists only in negative. It must always be in opposition to something, “critiquing” something. It does not create or generate, it only parasitizes and leeches from that which has already been called into existence by creative forces from without. It cannot survive on its own. Only once a model or form has been established will its “intellectuals” then find fault with and attempt to re-form/reform said model. It has no creative energies of its own; it remains simple, base, and barbaric with no impulses other than, as Hilaire Belloc wrote, to:

Consume what civilization has slowly produced after generations of selection and effort, but he will not be at pains to replace such goods, nor indeed has he a comprehension of the virtue that has brought them into being. Discipline seems to him irrational, on which account he is ever marvelling that civilization should have offended him with priests and soldiers…. In a word, the Barbarian is discoverable everywhere in this, that he cannot make: that he can befog and destroy but that he cannot sustain.

It is Le Bon’s Cain-as-the-Original-Bolshevist; as Lothrop Stoddard wrote in The Revolt Against Civilization, “progress” mysteriously looks an awful lot like regression:

The flight seems to lead backward toward the jungle past. Certainly the products of the “new” art bear a strange likeness to the crude efforts of degenerate savages…The only step which seemingly now remains to be taken is to abolish language, and have “poems without words.”…It means simply one more phase of the world-wide revolt against civilization by the unadaptable, inferior, and degenerate elements, seeking to smash the irksome framework of modern society, and revert to the congenial levels of chaotic barbarism or savagery…To the levelling gospel of social revolution…it is the mass, not the individual, which is precious; it is quantity, not quality, which counts.

The notion of the intrinsic equality of a human life, of respect for the individual, is that each one of us has the right to pursue our own destinies unencumbered by tyranny, to make of ourselves what we will. It is an analogue to God’s boundless love for his flock that defines Christian universalism. The uniquely Western concept of one man, one vote, of trust in your fellow citizen, forms the bedrock of democracy; we respect our fellow citizens and our participation in the voting process underscores our faith in each other. It is within the cozy confines of this notion, however, that alien universalism begins to nest and pervert Western Man’s natural and racially aberrant level of cooperation and trust. These traits are some of our greatest strengths, and yet it is this susceptibility to the perversion of these natural impulses that is our Achilles heel. Notions of “fairness” and equality may devolve into tyranny with frightening rapidity (see: the French Revolution). Pure democracy, as Thucydides and others have warned, can quickly devolve into tyranny—another Western concept, centering on the legitimacy to rule. The intermediate stage of the democracy-to-tyranny pipeline is incarnation of the inflamed mobile vulgus, the permutation of democratic tyranny first discussed by Polybius while discussing the “pathological” form of mob rule: “ochlocracy.”

Our Founding Fathers chose to ground the United States in republicanism for several reasons: to protect against the tyranny of the majority; the periodic disintegration of democracy into an ochlocracy via moral panics, hysteria, and mob mentality; and the inevitable ascension out of chaos of a tyrant. As the United States moves closer to a direct democracy, the ballot box and demographics become a weapon against the native population. Additionally, as Sam Francis noted, it is the much-mouthed platitudes of liberalism that easily lend themselves to corruption, where they become window-dressing for the advancement of policies and ideologies that are anything but “liberal.” This is where the “classical liberals” of the so-called “Intellectual Dark Web” go wrong, especially in terms of “radical individualism.” The much-vaunted “equality” of liberalism quickly becomes perverted into the idea that equality means everyone is exactly the same and thus inter-changeable. As Gonzalo Fernandez de la Mora posited in Egalitarian Envy: The Political Foundations of Social Justice:

Marxist egalitarianism is not only political and economic (“to each one according to his needs”) it is anthropological. The subject of the communist society is not the individual, but generic man. This is the famous text: “When the real, individual man will retake possession of the abstract citizen, when in his empirical life, in his individual work, and in his individual relations he becomes transformed into generic being; when man recognizes his own strength as the strength of society…only then will he attain human emancipation.” This is, therefore, almost a metaphysical egalitarianism, where man becomes a species, a universal concept, and acquires that property which belongs to the beings of reason, absolute equality…In its final phase, communist society would provide total equality to all subjects – generic man – and the total equality of the patrimony: everything according to the quota or collective (capital, power, work, and income). Marxist egalitarianism, despite its protestations of materialism and empiricism, is the most speculative and metaphysical of all: generic man and abstract work are two over-refined abstractions of reason.

Hollywood is Generic Man epitomized, a combo assembly line-recycling plant, the massive volume ceaselessly re-purposed in the incestuousness of the entertainment industry; waste, excess, uniformity, and inter-changeability form the true “landscape” of Hollywood behind the mass-marketed Potemkin village. The recycling aspect may also work as a metaphor for the perpetuation of certain ideals, as well as the recycling of careers and specific industry “types.” A number of my poems address the grotesque artifice of Hollywood, where virtue-signaling and adopted black babies are this year’s hottest fashion accessories; one such poem, “Matrimony,” was published on this site on October 24th just after the ((((((Harvey Weinstein)))))) “revelations.” The concluding stanza of Part I is illustrative of the piece’s bearing towards “Celebrity Culture”: “the photosynthesis has turned hollywood into a jungle, / where human trash sprouts like barnacles, / clinging to any scrap of fame / and swallowing phyto-plankton / and shitting sitcoms.” I have intentionally left everything lower-case to highlight the lack of individuality and absolute conformity to the dictums of an entertainment industry that is itself alien to our culture, whose mass-marketed products normalize degeneracy and ideologically homogenize; paradisal California, like the multi-cultural utopia of the future, is nothing but an illusion. Its ersatz glamor is naught but lipstick on a pig (no disrespect to pigs intended). The desired outcome of the model presently applied in the State of California is complete tribal fracture followed by the crushing uniformity of becoming an undifferentiated mass—life-imitating-art-imitating-life-ad infinitum. The mass-produced “culture” churned out of Hollywood is relentless in its erasure of distinctiveness, the worst aspects of capitalism and Bolshevism tied up in one gilded package. Quoting Lothrop Stoddard:

Proletarian art must, however, be mass art; the concepts of genius and individual creation are severely reprobated. This is, of course, in accordance with the general theory of Bolshevism: that the individual must be merged in the collectivity; that talented individuals merely express the will of the mass incarnated in them. This Bolshevik war against individuality explains why the overwhelming majority of the Russian Intelligentsia is so irreconcilably opposed to Bolshevism. It also explains why those who have bowed to Bolshevism have ceased to produce good work. They have been intellectually emasculated.

In the face of this characterless uniformity, this lobotomized culture—ennui and estrangement. Atomization, isolation, and despair. For the German art critic Johannes Volkelt:

The demoralization of our attitude and sentiment toward life itself is even more portentous than our declining recognition of artistic form. It is a mutilated, deformed, moron humanity which glowers or drivels at us through expressionist pictures. All they suggest is profound morbidity. Their jaded, unhealthy mood is relieved only by absurdities, and where these cast a ray of light into their rudimentary composition, it is only a broken and joyless one. Likewise, that which repels us most in the poetry of our younger school is its scornful stigmatizing of the past, without giving us anything positive in its place; its pathetic groping in its own self-wreckage; its confused, helpless seeking after some steadfast ideal. The soul is exhausted by its ceaseless chasing after nothing.

If this is the “revolution” the “elites” are calling for, it is little wonder Hollywood has such a vested interest in this narrative (and why there has been an almost-complete cessation in quality and originality). It is a retarded post-modernism, a microwaved TV dinner months past expiry, held in thrall by its own navel. That it is wholly artificial is not incidental. It is all too easy to note the superficiality of Hollywood and popular culture, but superficiality connotes that there is a surface to something, and thus, there is implied depth. It is quite another thing to realize that the character of Patrick Bateman from American Psycho is not so much a fictive creation but an avatar of the globalist:

I had all the characteristics of a human being—flesh, blood, skin, hair—but my depersonalization was so intense, had gone so deep, that my normal ability to feel compassion had been eradicated, the victim of a slow, purposeful erasure. I was simply imitating reality, a rough resemblance of a human being, with only a dim corner of my mind functioning…There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there. It is hard for me to make sense on any given level. Myself is fabricated, an aberration. I am a noncontingent human being. My personality is sketchy and unformed, my heartlessness goes deep and is persistent. My conscience, my pity, my hopes disappeared a long time ago (probably at Harvard) if they ever did exist. There are no more barriers to cross.

CALIFORNIA TURNS OFF THE WATER: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WASH CLOTHES AND SHOWER IN THE SAME DAY

Permanent Water Rationing is Coming to California

Have you experienced water faucets that spray tiny jets of water onto your hands? You know, those eight tiny jets of water, each about 1.0 millimeter in diameter, that are emitted with so much pressure that the paltry quantity of water bounces off your skin before you can get it wet enough to apply soap, and makes rinsing the soap off nearly impossible? You can find these water faucets in airports and other public places, where they constitute a minor annoyance. But wait. Thanks to California’s state legislature, they’re on their way into your home.

You’ll just love your personal space filled up with these expensive gadgets. For example, these faucets will probably require voice-activation, turn off after ten seconds, and send a report to your utility in order to help you manage your usage patterns. Smart faucets. Smart washers. Smart dish washers. Smart shower heads and smart toilets – all coming your way, thanks to the California State Legislature and their partners, the scarcity profiteers of Silicon Valley.

You’ll love how all these water-sipping, next-generation durable goods can go “down,” get hacked, don’t work very well, and require annual warranty payments. You’ll also love purchasing bargain basement annual software upgrades, but only affordable, barely, if you join their green team club for life special VIP program. You’ll love how the control panel on your washer will look like the bridge of a starship, and can only be operated after you’ve mastered the virtual version of a two-inch thick instruction manual.

California’s ruling coalition of government employee unions, extreme environmentalists, and high-tech billionaires are at it again, this time with a water conservation bill, AB 1668, that is going to impose a mandatory limit of 55 gallons per person per day on indoor water consumption. Bring on the gadgets.

To put the impact of this bill into perspective, consider what it would cost to retrofit a household to reduce indoor water consumption:

COST TO RETROFIT A HOME TO REDUCE WATER CONSUMPTION

The biggest cost on this table is the cost for a tankless water heater or a hot water circulation system, necessary if we don’t want to waste water while waiting for it to get hot. Because there’s no good solution to that problem, this is a significant source of water waste that is blithely ignored by water conservation activists. It’s reasonable to expect people in a developed, wealthy nation like America to wait until they have warm water before washing their hands, shaving, hand washing dishes, or showering. And there is no way a person is going to bring their indoor water usage down to 55 gallons a day without either performing all these tasks with cold water, or by installing a system to deliver instant hot water.

But if every Californian did their best to comply with AB 1668, could they reduce their water usage to 55 gallons per day? The next table shows how much they could save, using USGS data. Please note the USGS data is for America, not for California, where decades of conservation incentives have already yielded tremendous reductions in use. Per capital indoor water use in California isn’t anywhere near 139 gallons per day. More on that later.

PER CAPITA POTENTIAL WATER SAVINGS USING WATER EFFICIENCY APPLIANCES

Apart from water efficient toilets which save water and don’t require lifestyle changes, there’s not much here that isn’t expensive and inconvenient. Notwithstanding the fact that Silicon Valley moguls are salivating over the prospects of subsequent mandates that will require all these retrofit appliances to be “smart,” they aren’t going to make life better. Low flow shower heads require longer duration showers, especially if you have to rinse shampoo out of long hair. Consumer reports offer mixed reviews on low water consumption dishwashers and washing machines. Some of us like to wash our dishes by hand – in many cases because it’s less time consuming. And who wants to pull wet clothes out of side loading washers? As for waiting for hot water to make it to faucets, there’s no inexpensive and effective solution.

Enforcing the 55 gallon indoor limit will also be costly not only for California’s residents, but for every water utility in the state. After all, to regulate indoor water consumption, you have to measure indoor water consumption separately from outdoor water consumption. And, of course, residential outdoor water consumption is also in AB 1668’s cross hairs. To accomplish this, AB 1668 calls for dedicated outdoor water meters, separate from indoor water meters, and it calls for water utilities to prepare a water “budget” for each customer parcel based on the size of the parcel and other factors such as the local climate.

THE COST/BENEFIT OF RESIDENTIAL WATER RATIONING

Since AB 1668 proposes to effectively ration residential water consumption, at staggering expense, it’s worthwhile to explore the cost and benefit of this policy. If we assume that five million of California’s 12.5 million households still have legacy appliances, just the retrofit would cost these unlucky homeowners $37.5 billion. But it doesn’t end there, because the water utilities would have to install indoor/outdoor meters on around 10 million households (some households are in multi-family dwellings with no yard or a shared yard). Assuming the cost to install these meters and conduct site visits to assign individual outdoor “water budgets” at $1,000 per household means another $10 billion will have to be spent – i.e., implementing AB 1668 will cost $47 billion.

But how much water would actually be saved, for $47 billion? According to the most authoritative study available on current indoor water consumption, the average Californians uses 62 gallons per day. (ref. California Water Plan Update 2013 Chapter 3, page 12, 1st paragraph “Indoor Residential.”) This means that if California’s 40 million residents got their indoor water use down to 50 gallons per day from 62 gallons per day, it would save 537 thousand acre feet per year (0.54 million acre feet). This is a minute fraction, less than 1%, of California’s total water diversions for environmental, agricultural, and urban uses.

AB 1668 is not about saving water. It’s about control. It’s about power and profit for special interests. Otherwise we could just expand sewage treatment plants, which we should do anyway. How can you waste indoor water if it can go down the drain, to be treated and pumped right back up the hill for reuse?

Let’s keep this in perspective by imagining best case scenarios whereby indoor and outdoor residential water use is dramatically reduced. If Calfornia’s 40 million residents reduced their household water consumption by another 20%, it would only save 0.74 million acre feet per year. An impossible 40% reduction? Savings of 1.5 million acre feet per year. For one-tenth the cost, the proposed “off-stream” Sites Reservoir could easily capture over 2.0 million acre feet each year in storm runoff. Just one good storm dumps ten times that much water onto California’s watersheds.

TOTAL ANNUAL WATER SUPPLY AND USAGE IN CALIFORNIA

So what could Californians do instead with $47 billion? We’ve looked at this before. Limiting ourselves to water infrastructure, here’s a list:

WAYS TO CREATE WATER ABUNDANCE IN CALIFORNIA

First of all, market-based incentives can eliminate water scarcity at almost no cost. For example: Allow farmers to sell their water allotments at market rates without losing their vested rights. Or permit utilities to engage in mild price hikes that encourage people to use less water, instead of resorting to punitive tiered pricing or rationing. These alternatives, to some extent, have already been tried. They work. But if you accept the premise that increasing the absolute supply of water in California is desirable – here are the capital costs for water infrastructure that would create water abundance in California for decades to come.

  • Desalinate 1.0 million acre feet of seawater  –  $15 billion.
  • Reclaim and reuse 2.0 million acre feet of sewage  –  $10 billion.
  • Build the Sites Reservoir for off-stream storage of 2.0 million acre feet of run-off  –  4.4 billion.
  • Build the Temperance Flat Reservoir for 1.3 million acre feet of storage  –  3.3 billion.
  • Aquifer recharge to store runoff – there isn’t even a good study exploring this option at a statewide level.

As can be seen, all of these water infrastructure projects could be built for $32.7 billion. They could be financed via infrastructure bonds, increased rates to consumers, redirection of funds currently being squandered on high-speed rail, or even redirection of proceeds from carbon emission auctions.

What California’s ruling junta prefers, however, is to create a surveillance state defined by expensive scarcity. In the 1950s and 1960s, California’s legislature approved and implemented what remains the finest system of inter-basin water transfers in the world. But today, after over 30 years of neglect, at the same time as California’s population has doubled, California’s water infrastructure is crumbling at a time when it should be expanded. The reasons for this are plain enough. Special interests have replaced the public interest.

THE SCARCITY PROFITEERS

Instead of building water infrastructure to increase supplies of water, public employee unions want to see tax revenues pour into their pockets and into the pension funds. High-tech billionaires want contracts to build “smart” appliances and monitoring systems to enforce water rationing. Extreme environmentalists, and the trial lawyers who get incredibly wealthy representing their organizations, want more legal bases upon which to file lucrative lawsuits. Sadly, major corporate agribusinesses often acquiesce to this abuse of residents because they’ve decided that a bigger slice of a smaller pie is all they can hope for from this legislature.

Until Californians realize there will be no end to these encroachments on their freedom and prosperity until they resist, California’s ruling junta will prevail. California will be a harder and harder place to live. If ordinary Californians value their freedom, they will form a coalition with farmers, energy companies, civil engineering firms, and construction unions to demand water abundance. They may rediscover the vision and leadership that built a water infrastructure that is still one of the wonders of the modern world.

New California Law Limits How Much Water People Can Use

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – There will soon be more focus on flushes and scrutiny over showers with a new law signed in by the governor.

California is now the first state in the nation to enact tough new water-efficiency standards. The controversial rules limit how many gallons a person can use inside their home per day.

 

“So that everyone in California is at least integrating efficiency into our preparations for climate change,” said Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board.

So, what are the new rules?

In 2022, the new indoor water standard will be 55 gallons per person, per day. by 2030, it will fall to 50 gallons.

“With a child and every day having to wash clothes, that’s, just my opinion, not feasible. But I get it and I understand that we’re trying to preserve…but 55 gallons a day?” said Tanya Allen, who has a 4-year-old daughter.

Just how many gallons do household chores take?

 

An 8-minute shower uses about 17 gallons of water, a load of laundry up to 40, and a bathtub can hold 80 to 100 gallons of water.

“She likes to bathe three times a day and she does laundry all day,” said Rocka Mitchell from Texas.

He and his wife Ginger are living in Sacramento for work and say it would be hard to conserve.

“I couldn’t do it. My family is way too large,” she said.

Retrofitting homes with water-efficient fixtures could help cut back.

“I think the average new home is 35 gallons per person per day, so we are not talking emergency conservation here,” Marcus said.

Greg Bundesen with the Sacramento Suburban Water District says they already assist customers.

 

“We offer toilet rebates, we offer complementary showerheads, we offer complementary faucets,” he said.

The new laws also require water districts to perform stress tests of their water supply and curb loss due to leaks.

“Right now we lose up to 30 percent of urban water just to leaks in the system,” Marcus said.

Agencies believe fixing those leaks and educating residents is the key.

“Some people may not be aware that you’re going to use a lot more water in a bath and you wouldn’t shower and it’s our job to make sure they’re informed,” Bundesen said.

Water districts who don’t comply face fines up to $10,000 a day.

The ultimate goal is to make conservation a way of life in California. Outdoor water use is also covered by the new laws.

Standards will be based on a region’s climate and other factors instead of just one standard for the whole state.

Christianity’s Reign of Terror Over the Ancient World

Renegade Editor’s Note: The title of this article has been changed, along with the intro (in order to remove a dead link). These early Christian terrorists really were far worse than ISIS; one thing the two groups have in common is that they were doing the bidding of jews.

By Chechar

White Nationalists know very little about the history of the religion of their parents. This summary from Vlassis Rassias’ book Demolish Them published in Greek is just a taste of the flavour of what I plan to translate from Karlheinz Deschner’s Kriminalgeschichte des Christentums. Pay special attention to how the Christians used the word ‘gentiles’ to refer to advocates of Greco-Roman civilisation (a usage Rassias retains in his descriptions):

314
Immediately after its full legalisation, the Christian Church attacks the Gentiles: The Council of Ancyra denounces the worship of Goddess Artemis.

324
Emperor Constantine declares Christianity as the only official religion of the Roman Empire. At Dydima, Asia Minor, he sacks the Oracle of God Apollo and tortures its Pagan priests to death. He also evicts the Gentiles from Mt. Athos and destroys all local Hellenic Temples.

326
Emperor Constantine, following the instructions of his mother Helen, destroys the Temple of God Asclepius in Aigeai of Cilicia and many Temples of Goddess Aphrodite in Jerusalem, Aphaca, Mambre, Phoenice, Baalbek, etc.

330
Constantine steals the treasures and statues of the Pagan Temples in Greece to decorate Nova Roma (Constantinople), the new capital of his Empire.

335
Constantine sacks many Pagan Temples of Asia Minor and Palestine and orders the execution by crucifixion of ‘all magicians and soothsayers’. Martyrdom of the neoplatonist philosopher Sopatros.

341
Emperor Constas, son of Constantinus, persecutes ‘all the soothsayers and the Hellenists’. Many Gentile Hellenes are either imprisoned or executed.

346
New large-scale persecutions against the Gentiles in Constantinople. Banishment of the famous orator Libanius accused as… ‘magician’.

353
An edict of Constantius orders the death penalty for all kind of worship through sacrifices and ‘idols’.

354
A new edict of Constantius orders the closing of all Pagan Temples. Some of them are profaned and turned into brothels or gambling rooms. Executions of Pagan priests. First burning of libraries in various cities of the Empire. The first lime factories are built next to closed Pagan Temples. A large part of Sacred Gentile architecture is turned into lime.

356
A new edict of Constantius orders the destruction of the Pagan Temples and the execution of all ‘idolaters’.

357
Constantius outlaws all methods of Divination (Astrology not excluded).

359
In Skythopolis, Syria, Christians organise the first death camps for the torture and execution of arrested Gentiles from all around the Empire.

361 to 363
Religious tolerance and restoration of Pagan cults declared in Constantinople (11th December 361) by the Pagan Emperor Julian.

363
Assassination of Emperor Julian (26th June).

364
Emperor Flavius Jovianus orders the burning of the Library of Antioch. An Imperial edict (11th September) orders the death penalty for all Gentiles that worship their ancestral Gods or practice Divination (‘sileat omnibus perpetuo divinandi uriositas’). Three different edicts (4th February, 9th September, 23rd December) order the confiscation of all properties of Pagan Temples and the death penalty for participation in Pagan rituals, even private ones.

365
An Imperial edict (17th November) forbids Gentile officers of the army to command christian soldiers.

370
Emperor Valens orders a tremendous persecution of Gentiles throughout the Eastern Empire. In Antioch, among many other Pagans, the ex-governor Fidustius and the priests Hilarius and Patricius are executed. Tons of books are burnt in the squares of cities of the Eastern Empire. All friends of Julian are persecuted (Orebasius, Sallustius, Pegasius etc.), the philosopher Simonides is burned alive and the philosopher Maximus is decapitated.

372
Emperor Valens orders the governor of Asia Minor to exterminate the Hellenes and all documents of their wisdom.

373
New prohibition of all methods of Divination. The Newspeak term ‘Pagan’ (pagani, villagers) is introduced by the christians to lessen the Gentiles.

375
The Temple of God Asclepius in Epidaurus, Greece, is closed down.

380
On 27th February, Christianity becomes the exclusive religion of the Roman Empire by an edict of Emperor Flavius Theodosius, requiring that

all the various nations, which are subject to our clemency and moderation should continue in the profession of that religion, which was delivered to the Romans by the divine Apostle Peter’.

Non-christians are called ‘loathsome, heretics, stupid and blind’. In another edict Theodosius calls ‘insane’ those that do not believe in the christian god and outlaws all disagreements with the Church dogmas. Ambrosius, bishop of Milan, starts destroying all the Pagan Temples of his area. Christian priests lead the mob against the Temple of Goddess Demeter in Eleusis and try to lynch the hierophants Nestorius and Priskus. The 95 year-old hierophant Nestorius, ends the Eleusinian Mysteries and announces the predominance of mental darkness over the human race.

381
On 2nd May, Theodosius deprives all rights of christians that return to the Pagan Religion. Throughout the Eastern Empire, Pagan Temples and Libraries are looted or burned down. On 21st December, Theodosius outlaws even simple visits to the Temples of the Hellenes. In Constantinople, the Temple of Goddess Aphrodite is turned into a brothel and the Temples of Sun and Artemis into stables.

382
‘Hellelu-jah’ (Glory to Yahweh) is imposed in the christian mass.

384
Emperor Theodosius orders the Praetorian Prefect, Maternus Cynegius, a dedicated christian, to cooperate with the local bishops and destroy the Temples of the Gentiles in Northern Greece and Asia Minor.

385 to 388
Maternus Cynegius, encouraged by his fanatic wife, and bishop, ‘Saint’ Marcellus with his gangs scour the countryside, sack and destroy hundreds of Hellenic Temples, shrines and altars. Amongst others they destroy the Temple of Edessa, the Cabeireion of Imbros, the Temple of Zeus in Apamea, the Temple of Apollo in Dydima and all the Temples of Palmyra. Thousands of innocent Gentiles from all sides of the Empire suffer martyrdom in the notorious death camps of Skythopolis.

386
Emperor Theodosius outlaws (16th June) the care of sacked Pagan Temples.

388
Public talks on religious subjects are also outlawed by Theodosius. The old orator Libanius sends his famous Epistle Pro Templis to Theodosius, with a hope that the few remaining Hellenic Temples will be respected and spared.

389 to 390
All non-christian calenders are outlawed. Hordes of fanatic hermits from the desert flood into Middle Eastern and Egyptian cities, destroying statues, altars, libraries and Pagan temples, whilst Gentiles are lynched. Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria, starts heavy persecutions against the Gentiles, turns the Temple of Dionysos into a church, burns down the Mithraeum of the city, destroys the Temple of Zeus and burlesques the Pagan priests before they are killed by stoning. The christian mob profanes the cult images.

391
On 24th February, a new edict of Theodosius prohibits not only visits to Pagan Temples but also looking at vandalised statues. New heavy persecutions all around the Empire. In Alexandria, Egypt, the Gentiles, led by the philosopher Olympius, revolt and after some street fights, finally lock themselves inside the fortified Temple of God Serapis (The Serapeion). After a violent siege, the christians occupy the building, demolish it, burn its famous Library and profane the cult images.

392
On 8th November, the Emperor Theodosius outlaws all non-christian rituals and names them ‘superstitions of the Gentiles’ (gentilicia superstitio). New full scale persecutions against the Gentiles. The Mysteries of Samothrace are ended and priests slaughtered. In Cyprus the local bishop, ‘Saints’ Epiphanius and Tychon destroy almost all the Temples of the island and exterminate thousands of Gentiles. The local Mysteries of Goddess Aphrodite are ended. Theodosius’ edict declares: ‘the ones that won’t obey pater Epiphanius have no right to keep living on the island’. The Gentiles revolt against the Emperor and the Church in Petra, Aeropolis, Rafia, Gaza, Baalbek and other cities of the Middle East.

393
The Pythian, Aktia and Olympic Games are outlawed as part of the Hellenic ‘idolatry’. Christians sack the Temples of Olympia.

395
Two new edicts (22nd July and 7th August) lead to new persecutions against the Gentiles. Rufinus, the eunuch Prime Minister of Emperor Flavius Arcadius directs the hordes of the baptised Goths (led by Alaric) to the country of the Hellenes. Encouraged by christian monks, the barbarians sack and burn many cities (Dion, Delphi, Megara, Corinth, Pheneos, Argos, Nemea, Lycosoura, Sparta, Messene, Phigaleia, Olympia, etc.), slaughter or enslave innumerable Hellenes and burn the Temples. Among others, they burn down the Eleusinian Sanctuary and burn alive all of its priests (including the hierophant of Mithras Hilarius).

396
On 7th December, a new edict by Emperor Arcadius orders that Paganism be treated as high treason. Imprisonment of the few remaining Pagan priests and hierophants.

397
‘Demolish them!’ Emperor Flavius Arcadius orders all the still erect Pagan Temples demolished.

398
The Fourth Church Council of Carthage prohibits to all, including its bishops, the study of Gentile books. Porphyrius, bishop of Gaza, demolishes almost all the Pagan Temples of his city (except nine of them that remain active).

399
With a new edict (13th July) Emperor Flavius Arcadius orders all remaining Temples, mainly in the countryside, to be immediately demolished: Si qua in agris templa sunt, sine turba ac tumultu diruantur. His enim deiectis atque sublatis omnis superstitioni materia consumetur.

400
Bishop Nicetas destroys the Oracle of God Dionysus in Vesai and baptises all the Gentiles of this area.

401
The christian mob of Carthage lynches Gentiles and destroys Temples and ‘idols’. In Gaza too, the local bishop, also a ‘Saint’, Porphyrius sends his followers to lynch Gentiles and demolish the remaining nine still active Temples of the city. The 15th Council of Chalkedon orders all christians that still keep good relations with their gentile relatives to be excommunicated (even after their death).

405
John Chrysostom sends his hordes of gray-clad monks armed with clubs and iron bars to destroy the ‘idols’ in all the cities of Palestine.

406
John Chrysostom collects funds from rich christian women to financially support the demolition of the Hellenic Temples. In Ephessus, he orders the destruction of the famous Temple of Goddess Artemis. In Salamis, Cyprus, ‘Saints’ Epiphanius and Eutychius continue persecutions of the Gentiles and the total destruction of their Temples and sanctuaries.

407
A new edict outlaws once more all non-christian acts of worship.

408
The Emperor of the Western Empire Honorius and the Emperor of the Eastern Empire Arcadius, order together that all sculptures of the Pagan Temples be either destroyed or confiscated. Private ownership of Pagan sculpture is also outlawed. The local bishops lead new heavy persecutions against Gentiles and new book burning. Judges showing pity for Gentiles are also persecuted.

409
Once again, an edict orders Astrology and all methods of Divination to be punished by death.

415
In Alexandria, Egypt, the mob urged by the bishop Cyrillus, attacks a few days before the judaeo-christian Pascha (Pesach-Easter) and hacks to pieces the famous and beautiful philosopher Hypatia. Pieces of her body are paraded by the christian mob through the streets of Alexandria, and are finally burned together with her books in a place called Cynaron. On 30th August, new persecutions start against all the Pagan priests of North Africa, who end their lives either crucified or burned alive.

416
The inquisitor Hypatius, alias ‘The Sword of God’, exterminates the last Gentiles of Bithynia. In Constantinople (7th December), all non-christian army officers, public employees and judges are dismissed.

423
Emperor Theodosius II, declares (8th June) that the Religion of the Gentiles is nothing more than ‘demon worship’ and orders all those who persist in practicing it to be punished by imprisonment and tortured.

429
The Temple of Goddess Athena (Parthenon) on the Acropolis of Athens is sacked. Athenian Pagans are persecuted.

435
On 14th November, a new edict by Theodosius II orders the death penalty for all ‘heretics’ and ‘pagans’ of the Empire. Only Judaism is considered a legal non-christian Religion.

438
Theodosius II issues an new edict (31st January) against the Gentiles, incriminating their ‘idolatry’ as the reason for a recent
plague!

440 to 450
The christians demolish all the monuments, altars and Temples of Athens, Olympia, and other Greek cities.

448
Theodosius II orders all non-christian books burned.

450
All the Temples of Aphrodisias (City of Goddess Aphrodite) are demolished and its Libraries burned down. The city is renamed Stauroupolis (City of the Cross).

451
A new edict by Theodosius II (4th November) emphasises that ‘idolatry’ is to be punished by death.

457 to 491
Sporadic persecutions against Gentiles of the Eastern Empire. Among others, the physician Jacobus and the philosopher Gessius are executed. Severianus, Herestios, Zosimus, Isidorus and others are tortured and imprisoned. The proselytiser Conon and his followers exterminate the last Gentiles of the island of Imbros, in the northeast Aegean. The last worshippers of Lavranius Zeus are exterminated in Cyprus.

482 to 488
The majority of the Gentiles of Asia Minor are exterminated, after a desperate revolt against the Emperor and the Church.

486
More ‘underground’ Pagan priests are discovered, arrested, burlesqued, tortured and executed in Alexandria, Egypt.

515
Baptism becomes obligatory, even for those that already say they are christian. The Emperor of Constantinople, Anastasius orders the massacre of the Gentiles in the Arabian city Zoara and the demolition of the Temple of local God Theandrites.

528
Emperor Jutprada (Justinianus) outlaws the ‘alternative’ Olympian Games of Antioch. He also orders the execution (by fire, crucifixion, tearing to pieces by wild beasts, or cutting by iron nails) of all who practice ‘sorcery, divination, magic or idolatry’ and prohibits all teachings by the Gentiles (‘..the ones suffering from the blasphemous insanity of the Hellenes’).

529
Emperor Justinianus outlaws the Athenian Philosophical Academy, which has its property confiscated.

532
The inquisitor Ioannis Asiacus, a fanatical monk, leads a crusade against the Gentiles of Asia Minor.

542
Emperor Justinianus allows the inquisitor Ioannis Asiacus to convert the Gentiles of Phrygia, Caria and Lydia in Asia Minor. Within 35 years of this crusade, 99 churches and 12 monasteries are built on the sites of demolished Pagan Temples.

546
Hundreds of Gentiles are put to death in Constantinople by the inquisitor Ioannis Asiacus.

556
Justinianus orders the notorious inquisitor Amantius to go to Antioch, to find, arrest, torture and exterminate the last Gentiles of the city and burn all the private libraries down.

562
Mass arrests, burlesquing, tortures, imprisonments and executions of Gentile Hellenes in Athens, Antioch, Palmyra and Constantinople.

578 to 582
Christians torture and crucify Gentile Hellenes all around the Eastern Empire, and exterminate the last Gentiles of Heliopolis
(Baalbek).

580
Christian inquisitors attack a secret Temple of Zeus in Antioch. The priest commits suicide, but the other Gentiles are arrested. All the prisoners, the Vice Governor Anatolius included, are tortured and sent to Constantinople to face trial. Sentenced to death they are thrown to the lions. The wild animals are unwilling to tear them to pieces and they end up crucified. Their corpses are dragged through the streets by the christian mob and afterwards thrown unburied in the city dump.

583
New persecutions against the Gentile Hellenes by the Emperor Mauricius.

590
Throughout the Eastern Empire, christian accusers ‘discover’ Pagan conspiracies. A new wave of torture and executions erupts.

692
The ‘Penthekte’ Council of Constantinople prohibits the remains of Calends, Brumalia, Anthesteria, and other Pagan / Dionysian festivals.

804
The Gentile Hellenes of Laconia, Greece, resist successfully the attempt of Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople, to convert them to Christianity.

950 to 988
Violent conversion of the last Gentile Hellenes of Laconia by the Armenian ‘Saint’ Nikon.

Decline and Fall of California – what does this mean for the rest of America?

Steve Hilton: Is Loony Left Gov. Jerry Brown killing California? What does that mean for America?

Exuberant Democrats – carried along by the self-righteousness of their authoritarian and puritanical identity politics zealotry, and self-confidence in the supposedly inevitable electoral annihilation of President Trump and Republicans in November – are starting to see a long-cherished liberal dream as an imminent reality: California as a model for the whole nation.

You’ll get the picture if you read a widely-shared article published earlier this year by Medium, written by tech guru Peter Leyden, headlined “The Great Lesson of California in America’s New Civil War.” The article is subtitled: “Why there’s no bipartisan way forward at this juncture in our history – one side must win.”

The article describes California as “the harbinger of America’s political future … a model for America as a whole.”

The fact that Democrats in California now have complete control of all statewide political offices, the state Legislature and local government in cities like San Francisco is touted as great news for “working people.”

The author celebrates the fact that political debates in California involve choices between different degrees of left, with other voices excluded – even though independents and Republicans still comprise a majority of voters in the state, according to the latest party identification data.

The vision of a Californiaized United States is captured in all its glory in the concluding paragraph of the article: “America can’t afford more political paralysis. One side or the other must win. This is a civil war than can be won without firing a shot. But it is a fundamental conflict between two worldviews that must be resolved in short order. California, as usual, resolved it early. The Democrats won; the Republicans lost. The conservative way forward lost; the progressive way forward began. … California is the future, always about 15 years ahead of the rest of the country. That means that America, starting in 2018, is going to resolve it too.”

Lest you think these are just the random ramblings of a Silicon Valley bubble-dweller, let me point out that the article was not just widely shared but publicly endorsed by such luminaries as the founder and CEO of Twitter. And I can testify from personal experience that this is exactly what members of the California liberal elite actually think. It’s just that few of them say so publicly.

So we’d better take this seriously. Democrats, as the old political adage goes, now want to do to America what they’ve done to California. It’s an alarming prospect.

It’s true that California is the world’s fifth-largest economy; possesses (in my view) unparalleled natural beauty and cultural diversity; and has a spirit of openness and adventure – not to mention great weather – that makes it the best place in the world. I’m a proud California resident and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

But increasingly, it seems that many of the Golden State’s extraordinary advantages are being recklessly undermined by a governor who likes to think of himself as a beacon of rectitude – but who has a record of bumbling incompetence, special interest corruption and ideological extremism that places him firmly on the Loony Left.

Let’s start with the incompetence. It’s surely quite an accomplishment for Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown to have presided simultaneously over a massive splurge in public spending and a reduction in public services. Health spending has ballooned, but actual health outcomes have not improved. Meanwhile, California is on the brink of a fiscal crisis.

So where has all the money gone? That’s where the special interest corruption comes in. Brown has repeatedly used public money to reward his – and his party’s – paymasters in the public sector unions.

The generous pensions of public employees remain essentially unreformed – that’s the main cause of the looming fiscal crisis. And while workers in the private sector suffer wage stagnation, Brown has thrown pay raise after pay raise at powerful unions like the prison officers.

In interviews, Brown poses as a responsible grownup holding back the tide of mayhem that his more liberal successors will inevitably unleash. But Brown is ending his California career much as he started it: on the fringes, ideologically extreme and the modern-day symbol of the Loony Left. You see it in his extraordinary position on immigration, pandering to the Democrats’ extremist open borders base with his utterly irresponsible “sanctuary state” preening.

And you see it in Brown’s bizarre championing of Proposition 47, which essentially decriminalized the theft of any item under $950. His stance has been a social policy disaster, giving a green light to drug-fueled crime throughout the state.

Above all, Brown will be remembered for his colossal failures on the economy and poverty. California has the highest poverty rate in the nation, the highest level of inequality – and at the same time, the highest taxes.

The cost of living, particularly housing and transportation, is accelerating out of control for working people. It’s no surprise that the number of people moving out of the state has more than doubled in the last three years, with little compensating inward migration. Per capita, California is 46th out of 50 states in attracting newcomers from other parts of the country.

But the most shameful and vivid symbols of Jerry Brown’s failure must surely be the staggering, Third World-style homeless encampments on the streets of California’s big cities.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the homeless population in California rose by 14 percent from 2016 to 2017 to 134,000. In Los Angeles the increase was even worse – 26 percent in one year. In sharp contrast, the national homeless population increased by only 1 percent in 2017, to about 553,000, driven primarily by the increase in California homelessness.

What a grotesque epitaph for this self-styled champion of the people. The truth is that Brown’s rule has been great for the rich; grim for the rest.

Now it’s rumored that Brown, who will shortly complete his fourth term as California’s chief executive, is eyeing a national future. He has run unsuccessfully for president three times: in 1976, 1980 and 1992. Party insiders are convinced he wants a fourth go at that too. Given his track record as governor, that’s a frightening prospect for America.

Hubristic Democrats may survey their blue enclaves in the Golden State and dream of exporting their Loony Left revolution to the rest of the country. But any serious look at what life is actually like for working people in California should bring that fantasy crashing to the ground.

OUR TAKE

This process of decay which has eaten away at everything great about California at its peak is now spreading to the rest of American, its a demographic issue, racial at its core, a parasite class of mostly non-whites consuming the social capital created by whites decades ago, replacing our high trust society with a 3rd world culture of corruption, low trust, and racial Bolshevism. Without large scale system disrupting mass deportation of non-whites and their citizen-by-birth alone offspring, all we can do is prepare for the inevitable apocalyptic collapse and survive long enough to rebuild.