Friday, August 04, 2017

Calexit: Seriously, Don't Dismiss This Idea Out Of Hand


Anonymous Critical Spirits said...

I don't dismiss it out-of-hand. I dismiss it because it isn't feasible in the slightest.

They have no standing military, they have the largest number of people living at or below the poverty line, and nearly 3 million people who voted for Trump, who would presumably look to move elsewhere. Could the US stand to absorb 3 million more people?

I know lists aren't substitutes for arguments, but no one can, in good faith, believe that the complications stated above lend themselves to the establishment of a durable state apparatus.

Look, if Californians want to execute this plan, then by all means, who am I to stop them? My concern is that US resources will be appropriated (wasted) to prop up an openly seditious quasi-nation state.

I have a hunch that Calexit is in part a bargaining tactic-- but who knows?

Note: I'm super tired and irritable today, so I'm probably not being as objective as I can/should be.

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Critical Spirits said...

I'm with you on having heard worse ideas, though.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Yeah, it's not a serious idea...but a guy can dream, can't he?

They're just throwing a temper-tantrum, like TX did during the Obama administration.

One difference is that I'd actually *miss* Texas...

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Critical Spirits said...

Yeah, there's not much to California that I'd miss if I think about it hard enough.

It'd be weird to possibly omit the Lakers and Clippers from the NBA, a few internet resources that I use might be compromised, and Cali's national parks are beautiful, but other than that I wouldn't lose sleep over it.

What's funny is that California is frequently rated as America's least favorite state, but I've gotta tell ya that New Jersey irks me WAAAYYY more than California.

12:37 AM  

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