Connecting the Dots w/Dan Happel
CALIFORNIA is this America’s future?
The California of my youth was Nirvana: an ideal climate, Disneyland, abundant natural resources, agriculturally productive soils, limitless economic opportunities, visionary thinking and traditional American values; the very best of America....or so we thought.
As the state with virtually unlimited natural resources and an ideal climate for growing just about any crop, it became the breadbasket for the nation and also for much of the developed world.
But, just beneath the surface, Marxist radicals were hard at work reshaping the political and societal culture in subtle yet unfathomable ways.
Since 5 of the top 10 most highly respected U.S. Universities called California home, it was natural that Frankfurt School trained Marxist professors and practitioners flocked to the state, especially when it afforded an ideal climate and unlimited human resources to build their new socialist utopia.
California's abundance has also been it's undoing. It propelled the wealth production of that magnificent state into the 5th richest economy in the world, creating the perception that whatever they did, the money spigot would just keep flowing forever.
Much like a malignant cancer, the collectivists gradually took over academics, the entertainment industry, manufacturing, state and local government, and finally the high technology/ Silicon Valley sector. And, although this happened over only a 60 year period, few people saw the warning signs until it is now too late.
The tipping point for California occurred during the Clinton Administration, but accelerated with the Bush & Obama push for open borders, deindustrialization, Chinese communist cooperation, and WTO/NAFTA global trade programs.
Sustainable development became the newspeak buzzwords for communist programs instituting top down government control of all human activity.
This all but destroyed the California natural resource industries and sent family farming and ranching into a death spiral. Concurrently, CCP luminaries and wealthy Chinese businessmen were buying up California real estate like there was no tomorrow...........which may soon be true.
Guest: Mark Baird - is a rancher, commercial pilot, radio station manager, retired deputy sheriff, businessman and constitutional scholar living in Siskiyou County in Northern California.
Guest: Michael Shaw - is licensed as an attorney and CPA. He is also an entrepreneur, land manager, abundance ecologist and was Freedom Advocates founder.
Full Show Notes: https://danhappel.com/california-is-this-americas-future/
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