Monday, April 9, 2018

middle california


MIDDLE CALIFORNIA

Wherein the degradation and collapse of the state of California is best understood as merely another rust belt city.  Having been born and raised in the state of California, I never saw the collapse of the place.  It was too close and too incremental, and I was too young to note the decline.  After I left for four years of military service, and having gotten an idea of how things were different elsewhere, only then did I realize the place had kind of gone to Hell without notice as I wasn’t looking.  Even Korea was in many ways, even being a dictatorship at the time, a nicer place.

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I just watched a video on the “white flight” of the state, quite by accident.  Even today I am loath to view things through a racial lens-not because it is the politically correct thing to do but because my dad didn’t raise me that way and I have an immense respect for the man.  But once you translate that into tribe or cultural cohesion, then it makes perfect sense and leaves no bad taste behind.  It seems that only twenty years ago California was 50% White whereas now it is a mere 35%, where Hispanics are now up to 40%.  As the video said, it is now “their” state.

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And while all of this demographic shifting has implications ( let them have the place, just leave Nevada be ), I was more struck by the economics of the situation ( although it was interesting to note that Compton had at one time been so lily white that the Bush family resided there ).  The video creator was in effect blaming those of color for trashing the place, but I was thinking that this was more a beachhead that was exploited after the economic implosion.  I was living there at the time, and didn’t realize the economic impact of the end of Cold War spending.  All I knew was that U-Haul was charging me several times normal as a lot of people were moving out of state.

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I was moving with the semi gun weapons ban as an excuse, even though I had wanted to flee for some five years by that time.  I even tried prior to that and kids, but the culture shock was too much ( not so bad when we moved to Oklahoma-nice folks there.  I never considered I was reversing the Depression flow of migration ).  The economic collapse kind of went over my head there-and I had already started writing a survival newsletter/’zine.  Of course, in my defense, at that time I was more of a “one year to recovery “nuke era” prepper.  That quickly changed with research, but the simple undeniable fact was that I was oblivious to events ( of course, also in my defense, I had spent the last decade studying Austrian School economics and was hence learned wrong ).

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Looking back now, I didn’t even have a clue how bad things were still to come.  When I was there, the climate still had a tinge of Middle Earth to it.  The dream of the middle class lifestyle with perfect scenery and weather thrown in had not yet died.  I imagine that is what the poor humpers still trapped there, lying to themselves how wonderful the place still is, still believe.  They must believe, with all their might, or be buried under a sea of despair.  Please sir, where do I sign up for an extra helping of delusion?

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Least one forget, California used to be one of the globes largest oil producers.  That built the southern zone.  The Cold War spending and Hollywood brought all the wealth to the area now tied up in real estate nobody wanted to admit was worthless desert ( the LA real estate bubble has lasted about a hundred years-when it lasts that long, a delusion turns to a fable ).  I think the early 90’s Cold War spending implosion was just the straw that broke the camels back, but again I was once too close to view things properly, then after far away and turning a blind eye.  But if you view through the lens of failed economic states, ignoring the question of exact timing or causes, it makes sense WHY the state is how it is at this point ( military spending might have crashed the economy, Political Correctness is now driving a stake through its heart ).

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If you look now at any Rust Belt city-Cleveland or Detroit, Buffalo or Milwaukee-they have been imploding since the ‘60’s.  Crime and racial tensions were there prior to the economic and oil supply shocks sending their lifeblood to Asia ( we were subsidizing Korean/Japanese steel industries even back to the ’50’s, as a stabilizer against communism.  If effect, we destabilized our own industrial economy for newer equipment, cheaper labor and geopolitics ), and exploded once the economy did.  Everything you saw and are seeing in now third world cities of our Rust Belt happened in California after about a thirty year pause.

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Minions in California, please note.  I’m NOT saying you should flee right this minute.  I’m saying that even if certain areas ( cough, Oakland ) are already Third World economies with third world populations, you haven’t seen anything yet.  The whole state is headed that direction.  The Rust Belt cities experienced a flood of Blacks, but the entire STATE of California has been buried under a sea of Mexicans.  The eastern craphole cities are still surrounded by white enclaves.  The state of California, not just certain cities, will be a third world population center.  You don’t allow unrestricted immigration and then not turn into Muzzie London.

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Look back East and see how once economically vibrant cities are foreigner infested slums now.  California is on that exact same path.  Perhaps some areas will remain untouched, other than ruinous taxes and regulations.  But those areas have no economy.  You should really be thinking of selling, now, while the bubble is still inflated in real estate.  When that sucker goes…

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33 comments:

  1. Yes, all the elements are there for a real deal collapse, and probable break away in certain regards from u.s.a. there will be many new border lines not before thought of like ugoslavia and carved up europe-middle east. Two thirds of the state (south-center) is too dependent on power-water-food inputs. Not sound principles for the amount of population.

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    1. The history of the state financed public works projects are fascinating. California, to my mind, succeeded not because of gold but because of those public works. The whole place was made possible by the Oil Age and done better than in other arid regions. Now that the Oil Age is collapsing, so are they, ahead of those areas less dependent on carbon fuel inputs.

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  2. The hispanic body stuffing has forced an exodus of first whites/middle class to relocate farther out to areas of "better schools", then out of state with what is left of their wealth and assets. The blacks were then not able to get the work opportunies when clinging to white supervisor or manager's christian kindness aprons had to also flee to Las Vegas,Houston,Denver,etc. The three strike life in prison laws has also pushed ex-cons( who though appearing reformed on exterior to their social workers, are still opportunists) Out of state to more hospitable environments. Failed State symptoms is an end result. The problem with american mobility is the scum can relocate near you and start their bullshit in your a.o. with little warning or effective challenge for keeping proper standards of conduct and community.

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    1. Right, the Golden Horde has already invaded and conquered. No need to worry about them post-apoc.

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    2. I've seen this white-flight thing mentioned several times lately on TV news shows and several blog news articles too. The coasts are fleeing to the middle and taking all their communist ideals with them. I've been watching it creep into this area for the past 10 years. For the past 5 years we've been looking for another place but everything is SOOO expensive. Our wants are meager but even meager is priced in the stratosphere.

      Our main desire is to be at least 1000' from any other person. Second, a mostly flat 5 acres with some dense forest on part of it. At least 20 miles from any metropolis and at least 100 miles to any major metropolis. Oh yeah, a little bit warmer climate than here in south-central Hoosierville would be nice too. Getting kinda tired of these 6 month long winters.

      I suspect there is a nationwide "fishing trip" going on. This term was invented in Florida where I'm from. A plethora of people that put their property on the market with huge prices, not really intending to sell but gladly will if someone is willing to pay that very high price. See, realtors do not charge a fee to list a property for sale so a lot of people do it as a fishing expedition. This makes it very difficult to sift through for people like us that are serious about buying. Pretty much like the entire internet is now. You have to spend hours sifting through bullshit to find what you want, because basically the web is free, or very low cost, therefore all kinds of flotsam is involved.

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    3. Those are just the scouts. As the collapse accelerates places with any redeeming characteristics will be communicated via word of mouth online and telephone (or even letter should anything happen to those other two) within days. THAT is when the rest of the hoard will be visiting any place starting to do better like a hoard of locusts.

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    4. Please, let the mining industry collapse, please let the mines go bankrupt! How long can the pukes hold on? We need people to leave, dammit! ( it's starting, but it isn't going quick enough ).

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    5. @JJ Grey

      The current invasion of Europe has "refugees" sharing information via the internet on which country offers the most money and the least hassle / buckles quickest under the accusation of racism.

      The same with internal migration.

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    6. I wonder if historians will look back as this as a guerrilla war waged by Turkey?

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  3. For years I wanted to move from Ohio to Boise, but,after reading about how the mountain states were being invaded by Californians I decided to stay put. They tend to bring their politics with them (Austin, Denver). Don't tell Rawles the barbarians are at his gate.

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    1. Yeh, they screwed up Nevada pretty bad. You almost have to think they aren't fleeing the politics, but the Mexicans. But your politics are a welcome mat for them, dumb asses! In the 80's, even the big cities here were okay. Now, the small cities are crawling with the Yuppie Scum Cali transplants.

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    2. Yeah guys, with 350 ( more accurate number) million people even in big ol' america there is crowding going on. Any town or hamlet with "services" will be occupied by lard ass yuppies. They can pay cash for dwellings, live off of pensions, new economy income, and still drive suv to convienance store for junk food and cornsyrup sodas. Make mental road map-sectors of fire in your area. I can only wait it all out, as I cannot economically flee to another like kind better living arrangement. Just run to hills when it really gets bad an permanently camp a decade or so.

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    3. Californians need to understand they're fleeing the consequences of _THEIR_ politics and let's be honest here, you can't flee yourself.

      If I were a native of anywhere else and Californians started showing up I'd have to be blunt & tell them to keep moving. Just like Feminists are pure cancer to society so are socialists

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    4. It isn't that they are socialists, really, as much as Oil Age Free Riders. Their intellect is that of Happy Unicorn Glittery Fart Carpet Riders. They have no conception of reality. But then, a lot of Libertarians and Austrian Economists don't either, confusing energy surplus with its option.

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    5. 1:17-do you really think it is that high? Do you think it is just the feds underreporting? If so, you could just gather state data. I'm just wondering your source, as a curiousity.

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    6. Long term foreign "tourists" who have money to stay, sent money by family or 'permanent students' to stay in safer america. Only go home every six months, come back on another visa. my neighbors rathole elderly parents or other relatives to care for the kids while at work,they don't go to jobs or school like normal citizens only see em come out in sunlight every other month. It is only by our fake affluence and distracted attention spans that a true census number is not realized. We are a large land mass continental country it is inconceivable that a true census number is not higher. If china-india-europe etc of relative space can pack em in numerically, we are undercounting somewhere, it looks like an ant farm out there!

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    7. Minus the arid parts, in all three countries, I think we would end up with far less space than the other two. So we might even be worse off. No matter where you go, there those humpers are, you are correct.
      When depressed by above, sure fire cure is to view the monty python attack bunny:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnOdAT6H94s

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  4. Left wing magazine article should inspire your ammo stockpiles and need for several more pairs of good boots:
    https://medium.com/s/state-of-the-future/the-great-lesson-of-california-in-americas-new-civil-war-e52e2861f30

    pdxr13

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    1. Thanks for the link, but I saw this one earlier today and couldn't read it through-too much mushhead reasoning.

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    2. That's the point. Even when leftists consider the reality of a civil war, they don't quite understand the reality of people with guns being told that they have to do without those weapons. They seem to not understand the reality of "credit" which will dry up as people lose faith in the currency and officialdom withdraws to defend itself and enjoy the warehouses of booze and preserved food. No credit means trucks don't run, food is not restocked at Safeway/Kroger, cities riot/burn. Mushhead reasoning is the new standard.

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    3. I just can't see how you slogged through the article :)

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    4. I slogged through it, and couldn't fault most of the logic. On a historical perspective anyway.
      No matter what, it is a gonna be ugly soon.
      I agree that the left, grossly discounts the bloodshed involved with their war on guns.
      Just as they discount and totally ignore resource depletion tied in with unlimited credit.

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    5. I wish we could just blame the Left for ignoring resource depletion and the coming credit crippled economy imploding. But that view is apolitical. Most preppers suffer that disease. Hell, most minions do, and are just too polite to argue about it much ( "just let Jim wind down, he'll tire soon and go take a nap" )

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    6. Absolutely correct James, only reason I said the Dems were ignoring those aspects. Was because the article seemed to be biased toward them saving the day. Hah !
      Positively we all are responsible. Just some, more than others.

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  5. The problem began when the Kalifornian’s, after voting in a way that insured the highest cost of living, and inflated housing, saw that they could cash out, go somewhere else inhabited by wiser people, and get more house for the money, ruining these formerly nice places in the process. The state has long since passed the tipping point to “Mexifornia”, and if there were ever any doubts about that, Gov Moonbeam’s declaration of a “sanctuary state” should dispel those. Stick an el tenedor in our piƱata’s, we’re terminado (If you still live there, you really should learn Spanish before too long :D ).


    Kalifornian’s ruined most of the west that was worth inhabiting. The only states that didn’t pick up much in the way of population were Montana, Wyoming, The Dakota’s, and perhaps eastern Kansas and Nebraska. But even many of the nicer areas in the western half of Montana and Wyoming were bought up by CA people, driving the real estate prices up, and leaving the eastern half of those states with the only real cheap land anymore. These are often miserable places to live unfortunately (particularly in winter time) but they’re the few places that are not being flocked to (along with Alaska of course) and hence, ruined in the process. Just be prepared to go earth sheltered from the start, and plan on spending about 6 months of the year underground.

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    1. My folks were part of the "cash out and get a nice house elsewhere". But everyone else did the same thing in their exact area, and now everyone has no job and can't sell their inflated cost house, and the county they are in jacked up taxes to CA levels. They are far worse off than ever before. I feel bad for them, being at ground zero, but they are also indicative of their generation.

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    2. "My folks were part of the "cash out and get a nice house elsewhere".


      Don’t feel too bad, I can relate unfortunately. I hate to admit it, but I’m from this wretched state, and I’m still trashing Kalifornian’s! I guess I’m that rare Kalifornian that’s not a Kalifornian, but somehow still manages to reside here, for now. I’ve always felt as if I were a rural mid-westerner or the like. And I certainly don’t have the same values as most of the jackasses that reside here!

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    3. Most Californians, culturally, have close ties with places such as NYC or Yankees. Not politics, although that too, but the same kind of national origin/religion, that kind of thing. Not hard to see why you don't feel you belong there.

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  6. Consider those government t.v. and radio commercials encouraging 'urban'-dorky looking too, families (in bilingual ads as well) to get out and enjoy the national forest! And state booster's adds about their national parks etc. Every beard boy in small penis overcompensated trucks will all of the sudden drag his clan of idiots to the campsites,fishing spots,tourist trap motel and cafe towns to escape the glow in the night of the burning cities over the horizon. Have a plan to bulldoze berms over the roads, turn out the welcome lights in town, or else.

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    1. We've screwed up the rest of the state, but we still have super national forests! And milk! We got milk!

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  7. Please Lord Bison with flowing locks of Golden Hair - Please do another post on your latest thoughts on Water & Water Filters / Storage

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    1. Can't really promise anything. I don't know if I have anything new to add. Do you have any questions? Feel free to e-mail me if so ( look at the bottom of each article for contact info ).

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