ToDaZeD CaliZuela *facepalm*

Slippery Slope to Basic Income Edition

English Common Law, Locke, The US Constitution, Western Civilization all recognize Natural Rights; rights derived directly from Nature whence they had been implanted by God. The rights to Life, Liberty, and Property.

CaliZuela has, in many moar words, announced its belief that Teh State* is the Origin and Source of Rights. The enumeration of said State-Derived “Rights” is long and ever-increasing. Today’s focus is on The “Right” to Housing, Funded by Someone Else™ — a statewide “right to shelter” requirement.

[*just for keeping in mind: Teh State is simply Other People: it is not a Magykkkal Resource-Pooping Unicorn [MRU]. Some forget that every cent Teh State spends originates from the work of another person.]

…[of] the state’s 151,000 homeless people … More than 108,000 live outdoors. Newsom asked lawmakers to allocate $750 million for homeless solutions…

That’s $4,967 per person. If PrettyPrettyGavin simply handed each one that money for a deposit on a home/apartment, that might be a reasonable-ish approach. But, from the behavior of the people on the streets, we can see it is not a successful one. The initial issue that caused them to be living in tents on the street is still unaddressed and a month or few’s rent will not keep it from happening again. That is not a “Solution.”

Also not a “Solution” is the current approach:
in CaliZuela, before an anti-camping ordinance is enforced, reasonable notice, an assessment for vulnerability, access to adequate shelter, storage of personal belongings, and a grievance process must be provided to each individual. That, there requires a lot of doing, eh?

But this is Teh State: they’re not gonna simply hand $4,967 to each person living on the street. That is not their way. First, they will create a large Bureaucracy aligned and entwined with the Non-Profit and Advocacy sectors to form a Bureaucracy/Homeless Complex the initial purpose of which [street camping] will soon be subsumed to the real Job 1 of all Complexes; remaining funded. Permanently.

So there’s that.

They always tell ya, try not to read ahead, but one cannot help but notice that when each one of these people finally has a StateYou-provided roof overhead, there will be no food in the fridge. Nor clothes in the closet. Can’t let that happen. And the Bureaucracy/Homeless Complex adds Food & Textiles to the mix. [They already have Obama-fones.]

And that’s how The State / a society creates a permanently dependent underclass, forever infantalized — goal-less, unskilled and unmotivated, unproductive and noncontributing, therefore dissatisfied and resentful, fed on a diet of vat-grown protein and Marxist resentment — and joined at each generation by the lowest-functioning 1%. [If we're lucky it's only 1%]

I wonder what use some hypothetical future Bad Guy might find for them …

Aside: it’s not a recent development in CACV.

In 1950, Californians voted to put a provision in the state Constitution that makes it harder for poor people to find a place to live. [*eyeroll*]

Article 34, which remains in effect, requires voter approval before public housing is built in a community.

…taxpayers should have a right to vote on low-income housing projects because they were publicly funded infrastructure similar to schools or roads. The campaign also appealed to racist fears about integrating neighborhoods and featured heated rhetoric about the need to combat socialism.

see? It’s Raaaacist not to want Teh Projects aflame in your city. The next step is to conflate “Teh Projects” with lower-cost housing whereupon one is obliged to ignore Free Market forces and rely even more heavily on Teh State..

”We know the roots of where it came from,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “It’s a white supremacist chapter in the state’s history.”

To not want the South Bronx in your neighborhood is clearlywhite supremacist“, ammaright? Because to assume, as he just did, that all residents of Teh Projects will belong, of necessity, to a certain racial background Isn’t Raaaacist. At. All.

“While [Article 34 is] clearly discriminatory ['a blot on the [state] Constitution,’], it has the aura of local control, which is something people like in California,” [former State Treasurer Phil ] Angelides said. “It’s going to take a campaign of informing voters what it means.”

Phil… Say what you mean: It’s going to take a campaign of informing voters what it means calling people Raaaacists; people who like to have some “local control” over how their tax money is spent in their area.

Talk about a Supremacist


  1. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted January 27, 2020 at 4:47 pm |

    Claire – I got $6,944/squatter. Anyhow, you should be allowed to make that essay into a lecture for a social studies or civics class.
    How effective was it?
    You managed to get me seething mad at the bastards pushing this bilge; to me it’s a miracle for them that there is anyone with a functioning brain still living in Calizuela who’s able to pay taxes to finance this overt theft. The effrontery of the “leaders” there with their lame rationales to justify that expenditure beggars the imagination, and we can see, knowing it won’t work, that they will throw more money at it when it fails.
    On top of that, word will spread and the number of poor little thems deserving free everything will skyrocket.
    Given a chance, I could be enlisted to flog the people you named. They all deserve that.

  2. DougM (just entertainin' myself in this here sandbox)
    Posted January 27, 2020 at 6:23 pm |

    I wonder what use some hypothetical future Bad Guy might find for them …

    A book titled “To Serve Man”

  3. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted January 27, 2020 at 7:44 pm |

    Dick@1 — hm… I was told there’d be no maths on this blog : /
    [I went with the whole 151,000, no matter how they count 'em]

    Yeh. To cause so much unnecessary human suffering by failing to choosing not to enforce the most basic ‘act civilized’ laws and thus enabling a myriad of self-destructive behaviors seems a sin. At the very least.


    DM@2 – 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!++++++++++++++++++++

  4. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted January 27, 2020 at 8:21 pm |

    Claire – I was counting just the outdoorsmen, figuring the others had a shelter somewhere. After all, $750 million is a pittance.

  5. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted January 27, 2020 at 10:56 pm |

    Dick@4 – In a rational world, that would make complete sense.

    This is CaliZuela and the construction — nay, birthing of a new and everlasting Bureaucratic/Homeless Complex *fanfare* where next year $750 Million will be the annual paper clip budget.
    [coming soon to a town near you]

  6. Blake
    Posted January 28, 2020 at 6:47 am |

    ^Claire, remember, building the complex is half the battle. Teh State of CA is itching to get sued so they can add more free stuff to the housing complex, because, hey, the courts said we had to!

    All in the name of equality and rights, but, mostly, to suck more money out of CA residents.

  7. MikeAZ
    Posted January 28, 2020 at 7:26 am |

    Newsom asked lawmakers to allocate $750 million for homeless solutions…

    Solutions, huh? Like high-speed rail, throw enough money at a problem solves the problem.

    Problem not solved? You’re not throwing enough money.

  8. Posted January 28, 2020 at 7:41 am |

    ^7 MikeAZ

    I think Newsom is a fan of the “LBJ Solution”

    In 1964 LBJ launched the War on Poverty. Since 1964 America has spent $15 trillion – yes, that’s TRILLION on eliminating poverty in our country.

    But voila! No more poverty in America. Fixed. Right?

  9. MikeAZ
    Posted January 28, 2020 at 8:00 am |

    I was going to let this pass with my previous comment, but the coffee is kicking in.

    As stated previously, the money for these grandiose programs does not come from government, and as far as I know, even Cali doesn’t have enough MRU’s to cover the proposed “money throws.” So that leaves the ever decreasing productive members of Cali society to open their wallets and provide the treasure.

    And every day, more and more of the folks that Governor Newsome is depending on to pay more and more for his self-pleasuring projects are choosing instead to cash out and move on. People in SoCal who live in homes worth $Millions there can buy bigger and better homes in “fly-over country” and still have lots of bucks left over for a new car, man-toys, and a bass boat.

    So they look to Arizona, Nevada, Utah, the mid-west, Texas, and Red State areas where living costs are low. They become the New Beverly Hillbillies. They rent a truck, pack up the kids, the dog, and Granny, and head off for the Promised Land.

    And there’s the problem. They’ve already been infected with the Demovirus, and they are spreading it everywhere they go. They voted for it, fercryinoutloud! They voted for Useless Newsome and the Liberal “spend everything” legislators that now infect Cali. As long as they can gather money from the Producers, the Dems will continue to throw money at programs designed to keep the Takers voting Democrat.

    The refugees from Cali are bringing their disease to areas where some folks will decide that riding the gravy train sure beats breaking a sweat for a living. It’s already happening. Just look at the growing trend to elect Dems in states that used to be Solid Red.

  10. Posted January 30, 2020 at 12:48 am |

    ^2: Nailed it again, Doug!