This started as a comment in a thread about a red/blue split and someone asked about blue state conservatives moving to the red. I moved to Texas, I was anxious to leave this shithole 3 years ago. I'm visiting my relatives in the bay area right now and this place is already unrecognizable, it's only been 3 years and it's devolved so fast. I know that the CA recall involved a lot of cheating, but it also involved a lot of blue fucktards voting to save Newsom's sorry ass, and I know this because unfortunately I know some of them. I don't want to be around any of these people or have anything to do with them anymore, I'm done trying to change their minds.
The book People's Republic is going to become reality. Schlichter originally wrote it with the assumption that Hillary would win and that the split would start sooner. Trump just gave us a 4 year extension on the inevitable. No one here is sane, everyone is entitled, and everyone is in denial about their state crumbling around them. It's a complete dust bowl here - people's lawns are dead, I'm having to wipe down my windshield every morning to get the dust off. The state is rapidly burning to the ground both literally and metaphorically.
But no one here seems to be aware of how bad it's gotten. They all think that masks are just fine and are looking forward to getting their next jab. They wear their masks outside, even while just pumping gas, which is right at $5 a gallon for shit tier 91 that makes my car ping like a Windows box with malware on it. The roads are in deplorable condition, PG&E runs ads on the TV about preparing for your next power outage, as though that's an acceptable way to run a utility. They are all beaten down by the taxes, demoralized, and the entire state is either complicit or has some form of Stockholm Syndrome.
You can tell that the tax base and companies leaving California are having an impact. The bottom is about to fall out from underneath this place and it's simply coasting on the fumes of its former glory. The people who are doing OK here are either obscenely overpaid tech people, retirees, or illegal immigrants. The illegals are well prepared for all this, they live and operate on a shoestring budget because that's what they're used to. They don't pay taxes and work for cash, which allows them to get by. They grew up in the third world, and are well prepared for the third world state they now live in.
I leave today and won't be back. Goodbye, California, for I no longer know thee.