Posted on September 13, 2021

Is California Post-Democratic?

Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, September 13, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom is campaigning hard against a recall in California. Many once saw him as a possible presidential contender. However, Governor Newsom violated his own COVID-19 lockdown rules, presided over a huge increase in crime and homelessness, and arguably did little to prevent the worst wildfires in the state’s history.

These are just some of the problems California faces. The state has a high rate of income inequality. Major infrastructure projects to fight future droughts were never completed. Some residents simply accept crime as a part of daily life. Others flee. California’s overall population decreased last year for the first time ever. Whites are especially eager to leave the once-Golden State.

However, that’s also why California probably won’t change. The leading Republican candidate to replace the governor is Larry Elder. Though he is black, most blacks and Hispanics won’t vote for a Republican. A Los Angeles Times article said Mr. Elder’s views were “shaped” by Jared Taylor, because Mr. Elder occasionally says factual things about crime.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder speaks during a news conference. (Credit Image: © Ringo Chiu/ZUMA Press Wire)

Governor Newsom and his media allies have skillfully transformed the recall into a referendum on Larry Elder and former president Donald Trump. Black leaders are working against Mr. Elder. Salon warns that if Larry Elder is elected, Stephen Miller could become a US Senator. “Model minority candidates [like Mr. Elder] can help affirm far-right perspectives on racism while offering a defense against the charge that the Republican Party is too white,” said another Los Angeles Times article.

Barring an unprecedented political realignment, most non-whites will support Gavin Newsom. He does not have enthusiastic support from Hispanics. However, most don’t support the recall. Democrats can probably count on non-whites to maintain the status quo. Less than half of Californians think the state is moving in the right direction. It probably doesn’t matter. Once a state is majority-minority, a kind of political stagnation sets in that prevents real change.

The Great Replacement has already occurred in California. Politically reliable minorities have replaced white voters. In 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger beat Gray Davis in a successful recall election. Mr. Schwarzenegger campaigned against illegal immigration but didn’t do much about it once he was in power. Today, Arnold Schwarzenegger is an anti-Trump activist who left office with little support.

Governor Davis was more important. He killed Proposition 187 (that would have denied public services to illegal immigrants) by refusing to defend it in court. A federal judge overturned the law, and mass non-white immigration into California continued. Thus, California became a majority-minority state, and, as a result, a one-party Democrat state. Democrats should consider Gray Davis the most successful governor in the state’s history.

The Associated Press wrote about why a replay of 2003 is unlikely:

[T]oday’s California electorate looks far different than it did 18 years ago: It’s less Republican, more Latino and Asian, and younger – all trends that favor Gov. Gavin Newsom, so long as he can get his voters to turn out. . . .

Latino voters now make up more than a quarter of registered voters compared to 17.5% in 2003, according to data provided by Romero. Asian voters also increased their share, now at 10.4%. . . . All of those trends benefit Democrats, who have only strengthened their hold on the state over the past two decades.

Joy Reid knows what happened:

Many warned Republicans about what was happening. They ignored the warnings and purged those who gave them. Now the state that gave America Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan is much like South Africa: a de-facto one-party state with an restive underclass and an unchallengeable ruling class presiding over a shrinking, beleaguered middle class.

The Democrat/media campaign against Larry Elder and Republicans is like the way some Republicans campaigned against Democrats in the late 19th century. They used to call Democrats the party of “Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion,” suggesting that the Democrats were anti-Temperance, pro-Catholic (and thus anti-American), and supported the defeated Confederacy. Today, the Democrats and their journalist supporters use “white supremacy” or “white nationalist” to smear their opponents, even if they are black. It’s the new way of “waving the bloody shirt.”

This is remarkable considering that Larry Elder does not mention affirmative action or immigration among his campaign promises. He has campaign ads in Spanish. He complains there is a “racist smear campaign” against him. This is hardly basic conservatism, let alone “white nationalism.”

It doesn’t matter. Far too many non-whites and white liberals will tolerate decline and disorder if it means that “racists” are kept out of power. Objectively, it’s hard to argue that Zimbabwe, South Africa, or Argentina are better off since non-whites gained more political power. It’s also almost impossible to imagine these non-whites voting for a change. These areas are “post-democratic,” doomed to continued decline until the point of utter collapse or takeover by a colonial power, probably China.

Gavin Newsom is likely to survive the recall. California will get worse. The political class will flout its own rules with impunity.

What can be done? In conservative areas, activists should push state and local voting rules to make sure that those who fled the once-Golden State don’t vote for the same policies that caused them to flee. Secession within the Union is another way to escape Sacramento. Ultimately, for whites who don’t want to live in a crumbling, Third World dystopia, the solution is a homeland and a larger Western civilization-state. The current system has no way to correct itself.