Via Instapundit comes this piece by Joel Kotkin narrating how the state of California is slowly but determinedly collapsing. Indeed, the method that its political masters is using to effect said collapse is almost laudable, as it replicates every aspect of the traditional disaster scenario of California sinking into the sea, without actually having the earthquake. It’s sort of like a neutron strike, in other words: it’s mostly affecting people and not the precious natural resources that a later, wiser* generation will be able to resume exploiting properly.
Oh, I’m sorry: am I not feeling their pain? Guess what: take a look at the roster.
Let me be blunt: this is only my problem in as much as my tax money is used to bail out the combined and pervasive institutional idiocy of the California Democratic party. And right now there’s an excellent chance that, starting in 2013, the country’s going to be run by people who are going to be as militantly indifferent to the travails of a state that routinely denies the existence of causality as I am. I mean, I expect California to collapse utterly anyway. The state might as well do it now.
Yes, this makes me an awful person. Not really, though: truly awful would be playing a long game and siphoning off more electoral votes and more Congressional Districts off of the corpse of California for the next two or three decades. Those EVs and CDs are mostly going towards states that are reliably voting for my party, after all. But you know me. I’m just a big softy at heart.
*”Wiser” is a relative term, mind you. Judging from the Californian government, “having a triple-digit IQ” would qualify.