I often point out how Progressives see everything in reverse of reality. Jerry 'Moonbeam' Brown, the Governor of California is a perfect example of how Leftists make absolutely no sense to anyone with half a brain, but in their minds they are intellectually superior and visionary.
'Moonbeam' has always been anti-war, anti-authority, and anti-business. Now we know he is anti-security too. In Moonbeam's World, there is no such thing as illegal immigrants. He sees all people who want to live in California as an asset. Bring 'em on! The more the merrier!
Some experts estimate that California has allowed up to twenty million illegals to take up residence in California since he first took office in 1974. He lead the movement to give illegals drivers licenses, then helped the Democratically dominated legislature to pass a 'Motor Voter' law giving anyone with a driver's license the right to vote.
Only a recycled sixties anti-everything Leftist could suggest, seriously, that a wall along the southern border is like the Berlin Wall. Speaking on NBC's Meet The Press, Brown said, "The wall, to me, is ominous. It reminds me too much of the Berlin Wall,"
He claimed the wall might be designed to keep people in. Maybe he was worried about the fact that experts estimate that over 4 million Californians have voluntarily left the state in the past 20 years.
Maybe he came to that conclusion when he visited the area and witnessed millions of California business owners waiting in line to emigrate to Mexico. Some of Moonbeams admirers think Trump is considering installing security towers along the wall with machine guns in case the enormous crowds of angry and disillusioned Calenzuelans try to breach the wall.
Brown is the quintessential California Progressive. He attended all of the proper liberal colleges, including Berkeley and Yale, then matriculated to government 'service' and has been collecting taxpayer salaries for five decades. He has no business experience, no military service, no children, and he was raised by a lifetime politician.
He has been resisting federal authority his whole life, so his abhorrence of a security wall is only natural. Brown smoked dope, lived in the governor's mansion with his celebrity girlfriend, has celebrated the Black Panthers, is a vegan, does not attend church but is comfortable portraying Trump policies as that of a dictator. All while his own state is looking more and more like a North Korean compound every day.
Invoking his Christian religion, which he conveniently ignores when dealing with abortion or same sex marriage, Brown said his administration would "do the ...Christian thing." Then, in a very unChristian way, he threatened the Trump administration, "Don't mess with California. We are America!" This despite evidence that California is as unlike any state in America as it could be.
For eight years in a row, California has been rated the most inhospitable to business by a survey of business executives. It has been rated 50th in business creation. Moonbeam governs the highest taxed state in the Nation. California has the third worst unemployment rate in our country, while having twice the debt of any other state. According to CNN, California has twice the business failure rate than any other state. Because of overwhelming demand for free services, California rates dead last in emergency rooms per million people. California accounts for about 12% of the nations population, but an astounding 33% of the Temporary Assistance For Needy Families federal welfare program.
As for security, the murder rates in California are way up, as much as 50% in some areas. The City Attorney in San Bernardino told citizens to "lock your doors and load your guns" because there is not enough money available to adequately man the police department. Maybe that's because over 5,000 State Troopers made over $100,000 last year.
How many other states have four term Governors who pat themselves on the back for allowing their state to be overrun by illegals? Brown's Progressive policies have created the largest welfare entitlement in the country and he recently declared all of California as a 'Sanctuary State.'
Is it any wonder that Trump spent zero time campaigning in the Democratic Socialist Republic of California?
He rightly fears for the future of his sanctuary cities, because the federal government is contemplating ending all subsidies to any state that undermines federal immigration policy,
Now Brown claims that the Trump administration has declared all out war on California. He says that is not a good idea.
Why not? Who is going to win that war, Jerry? But in a typically arrogant rant, Brown says his state is leading the nation and the world in Progressive policies and accomplishments, like climate change and women's rights legislation.
Calenzuela cannot win any war whether it is economic or social. California is an island of ideologues operating as a ponzi scheme. If it weren't for the entertainment industry, a constant influx of low wage earning taxpayers and the great weather, it would have collapsed a long time ago.