Mods before I begin I would like to put this as part of Dissecting Disinformation due to widespread beliefs that California is a place full of
beautiful women, beaches, national parks, land marks and Hollyweird and I want deconstruct that popular image that Hollyweird brought out.
Note: I am not attacking liberals but the liberal coastal elite and regressive leftists.
Anyways, California a magical place to many from all over the world due to the influence of Hollyweird. People came here to experience the magic of
However, behind the glitter and glamour of Hollyweird and California lies a very ugly side.
First off, all over California there is an ongoing class warfare. Many working and middle class in LA are forced out of their homes due to rising
costs in not just their homes but also communities. People who lived in their neighborhoods for generations are now forced to move out because not
only are affordable homes becoming expensive but also the daily necessities.
This process is called gentrification. Here is an example of gentrification would be in a part of LA called Highland Park:
Highland Park, a traditionally working-class neighborhood dominated by Latino families, has been upended by gentrification. Boutiques have moved in,
craft beer flows and homes are flipped regularly. In fact, even before the Great Recession, Highland Park was a fairly regular location for TV's Flip
This House. The question, of course, is what happens to the families that have lived, owned and rented there for decades.
While gentrification is an issue that effects every race, I do understand why they say it's a racial issue.
Some of the worse racists actually came from Wealthy White Liberals themselves. I remember a friend from Guatemala told me one time that Beverly Hills
residents tend to have a disdain for brown people due to an incident where his dad was being looked down upon when he walked in a Beverly Hills
Rising costs in LA also forced lower and middle class to move out of the interior of the city and onto the outskirts of the main city where they have
to commute or drive long distance just to go to work.
Other problems include finding a job. I know some of you ATSers say that people who can't find a job are lazy and that they need to find a blue collar
job but that is not an option in California.
Most jobs tend to be Hollyweird related, Tourism, and IT stuff and believe me it is very hard to find a job there unless you have a degree and special
Due to this, many working and middle class folks looking for a job are forced to move out in places outside of the main cities and in some cases out
Gas prices in California are also a problem due to high costs of taxes. The average here is 2.50 per gallon though where I live it (LA) it's 3 dollar
As a result it's cheaper to commute.
Another problem I have with California are Universities. While yes Universities are a place for learning,here it has become a place dominated by the
Regressive Left and they indoctrinate students to fulfill their agendas. As result you have incidents like these:
In UC San Diego you have a student support Radical Islam in front of an audience:
Oh and to be a professor, you have to either tow the line or lose your job.
I had one incident where a professor (Keep in mind this is in an Ultra Liberal College) who is not a conspiracy theorist and hated Trump admitted that
the Universities are dominated by the Liberal Coastal Elite and that they are pandering to minorities, have a disdain for working class whites and
engage in political correctness. However, he told me if he openly expressed his views he'll lose his job.
I have another professor who told me if he was caught teaching students about the dangers of Radical Islam, he'll lose his job. What's interesting is
this professor had first hand experience with Radical Islam when he was in Iran during the Iranian Revolution and narrowly escaped death when the
Ayatollah's men was hunting him down.
Why people don't want to move.
Now despite these problems, there are those who refused to move.
Part of it has to do with family living here, regional loyalty, job, living near Hollyweird (My guess is they don't want to leave the glamour) and not
wanting to take a risk.
However, there are some of us (Atheists, Gays, Lesbians, and Ethnic minorities) who don't want to move to places like the Mid West and the South due
to perception that it's full of KKK and Homophobic Christian Fanatics and this is a courtesy of Hollyweird.
Personally, while I am not denying there are problems in other states I believe the Liberal Coastal Elites blew it out of proportion via Hollyweird
propaganda as a way to do the age old strategy of divide and rule.
Anyways this is my thoughts on California. Any California residents in ATS or was a former resident is free to post their experiences and problems
edit on 4/23/2017 by starwarsisreal because: (no reason given)
Responding only to your concern about KKK presence, according to the
Southern Poverty Law Center, there are 130 currently active
groups associated with the KKK - in EVERY state of the U.S. - including TWO in California.
What they don't tell you is that there are only 5,000 - 9,000 members nationwide. What that means is that, worst case, only 0.3% of Americans are
edit on 23/4/2017 by Iamonlyhuman because: (no reason given)
There are some great and beautiful parts of California I love. There are also some absolute arm pits that are totally disgusting and putrefied. Like
San Francisco and LA and Hollywood. For those who have never been to Hollywood it is one bizarre and f'd up place. You can just feel the negativity
permeate the air in that town.
The general liberal mindset across California is one I am happy I do not have to deal with on a daily basis.
As far as Berkley in concerned it is a breeding ground for fascism. What does it say about an institution of "higher education" that they cannot
teach their students the definition of fascism? Their very actions are a complete contradiction to their message.
Let's not forget THE WALL started as Operation Gatekeeper in good ole liberal California. Funny how they call the rest of the US racists. So typical
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