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Pelosiville and the great Demo-Dump exodus

By Mark Alexander
web posted July 12, 2021

Ex·o·dus, noun: a mass departure of people...

I read last week that Nancy Pelosi's hometown of San Francisco has a "zero waste goal" of keeping 80% of its human detritus out of landfills. I am sure this is gratifying to her suburban white-privileged supporters, but for those who are not in San Fran Nan's high-income class, Pelosiville has become the continental poop capital. That is a distinction it has held for three years now, and some blocks in this once fair city now look and smell like Calcutta.

When you aren't avoiding panhandlers and thugs, you've got to be careful not to step on hypodermic needles or in human waste.

After passing the city's largest tax increase ever to pay 19,000 employees more than $150,000 per year, the city managed to find enough left over to buy 260 tents for its downtown "safe sleeping villages" for vagrants — at a mere $60,000 each.

I know what you're thinking: "That is twice the cost of a one-bedroom apartment in San Fran, so those must be some big tents." Nope, those are your basic family-size sleepers, but Pelosiville's "homelessness department" expects to only pay $57,000 per tent next year.

That'll fix it!

Last year, while Pelosi was dodging poop and getting her hair done on the sly during the ChiCom Virus lockdown, her lap dog, Mayor London Breed, converted the town into an exit ramp.

According to the latest San Francisco quality of life poll, 80% of residents oppose the Democrats' "defund police" mandates that resulted in dramatic urban crime surges. More than 70% believe that quality of life has declined in the city — for the second year in a row.

Thus, predictably, 40% of residents say they would like to move away. In the inimitable words of Casablanca's Prefecture of Police, Captain Louis Renault, "I'm shocked — shocked — to find [a mass exodus] is going on here!"

Indeed, Zillow's latest "2020 Urban-Suburban Market Report" confirms the exodus is both real and historic.

And it's not just Pelosiville. All of California and New York, the nation's two largest Demo-state chokeholds, are experiencing significant urban flight.

On California's failures, Stanford's most revered historian, Victor Davis Hanson, wrote a prophetic analytical trilogy in 2019, which accurately predicted the current exodus. In "California's Rendezvous with Reality," he wrote:

Californians brag that their state is the world's fifth-largest economy. They talk as reverentially of Silicon Valley companies Apple, Facebook, and Google as the ancient Greeks did of their Olympian gods. Hollywood and universities such as Caltech, Stanford, and Berkeley are cited as permanent proof of the intellectual, aesthetic, and technological dominance of West Coast culture. Californians also see their progressive, one-party state as a neo-socialist model for a nation moving hard to the left. But how long will they retain such confidence?

However, Hanson noted:

California's 40 million residents depend on less than 1 percent of the state's taxpayers to pay nearly half of the state income tax, which for California's highest tier of earners tops out at the nation's highest rate of 13.3 percent. In other words, California cannot afford to lose even a few thousand of its wealthiest individual taxpayers.

Thus he concluded, "A California reckoning is on the horizon, and it may not be pretty."

In "California Has Become America's Cannibal State," he wrote:

For over six years, California has had a top marginal income-tax rate of 13.3 percent, the highest in the nation. About 150,000 households in a state of 40 million people now pay nearly half of the total annual state income tax. The state legislature sold that confiscatory tax rate on the idea that it was a temporary fix and would eventually be phased out. No one believed that.

He concluded: "What is Sacramento's message to those who combine to pay half the state's income taxes and have not yet left California? 'Be gone or we will eat you!'"

In part three, "America's First Third-World State," Hanson wrote:

Third World symptomologies are predictably corrupt government, unequal or nonexistent applicability of the law, two rather than three classes, and the return of medieval diseases. Third World nations suffer from high taxes and poor social services, premodern infrastructure and utilities, poor transportation, tribalism, gangs, and lack of security. Another chief characteristic of a Third World society is the official denial of all of the above, and a vindictive, almost hysterical state response to anyone who points out those obvious tragedies. Another is massive out-migration.

Explaining the lunacy of what has turned California into a Third World hellhole, he writes:

A polarity of importing massive poverty from south of the border while pandering to those who control unprecedented wealth in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, the tourism industry, and the marquee universities. Massive green regulations and boutique zoning, soaring taxes, increasing crime, identity politics and tribalism, and radical one-party progressive government were force multipliers.

He concludes:

If Dianne Feinstein dwelled in an East Palo Alto or Redwood City residence rather than in Pacific Heights, or if all the Pelosi grandchildren had to attend state public schools, then the architects of 21st-century California might have had to live with the consequences of their own dreams and been less eager to inflict their nightmares on the other 40 million Californians. But then again, such a radical divergence between a few insider elites and a massive underclass, with little in between, is perhaps what best defines "Third World."


And it is much the same in New York, where the nation's largest city is plagued with Democrat policies resulting in high taxes and plummeting quality of life, putting New York and neighboring New Jersey at the top of the list for the great Demo-dump exodus. This as Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the elder of the corrupt Cuomo brothers, who was busy cashing in while elders died, is proposing to save his state with a "temporary" $1.5 billion personal income tax increase on his state's highest earners.

Fleeing New Yorkers have cost the city alone an estimated $34 billion in lost income, prompting Manhattan Institute fellow E.J. McMahon to request, "Will the last high earner to leave New York please turn out the lights."

Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are still trying to reverse the state and local tax deduction limitations on federal returns for their wealthy benefactors — limitations signed into law by Donald Trump in 2017. But it is not tax deductions that are fueling the flight — it is that Demos have turned their cities into violent cesspools.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Pelosi, and Schumer want to drag all of America down their socialist rat holes.

The reality is that the exodus from these states, and other Demo-dominions, will result in higher concentrations of socialist crazies left behind.

Finally, some of the people fleeing California and New York are those hypocritical rich liberals, the self-anointed "intelligentsia" who lord over the leftist proletariat and are tolerated only for the graft they dispense to all manner of liberal causes and campaigns. Their arrival in conservative states like Texas and Tennessee is raising concerns that these "Leftugees" will poison the wells here. That is a threat which local conservative groups had best beware. ESR

Mark Alexander is the executive editor of the Patriot Post.




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