Adam Carolla explains all the breaks in life he got simply because of the mystical power of Whiteness that controls all of society!
— Wednesdayy 🇺🇸 (@RealWednesdayy) October 8, 2017
An initiative proposal in California would, if it were to be verified for the ballot and pass, abolish the direct election of members of the state Assembly and state Senate, to replace them with delegates from “working committees”. According to Ballotpedia: “Election officials reported that 794,204 unverified signatures were submitted, as of November 8, 2017. A total of 585,407 valid signatures is required.”
Instead of direct election of legislative representatives, the state would be divided into two sets of “neighborhood representatives”, of 10,000 persons for electing a delegate from amongst themselves to the “Senate Working Committee”, and of 5,000 for electing a delegate from amongst themselves to the “Assembly Working Committee”. The “neighborhood representatives” can, upon the call of 25% of them, meet to replace the delegate or to write up instructions for said delegate.
At first this would seem to be more “democratic” in a Leftist view in that one couldn’t directly “buy” a legislator, especially when the delegate to the “Working Committee” must be chosen from amongst the “neighborhood representatives”, who presumably being so much closer to their communities, are magically immune from machine politics and financial influence of entrenched political parties and interests.
However, all this does is protect those parties and interests who have entrenched themselves not only from “outside influences” but from dissenters from within who dare to stand up against the political machines. Indeed, this would help insure that no legislature can run an insurgent campaign against interests, and instead are slaves to those interests who, through the control of the “neighborhood representatives” could replace them on a whim at any time, which would be easier to achieve than with a current recall of legislators via collecting enough signatures of voters
Once upon a time, pronouns like “he” and “her” once referred to individuals identifiable as “men” and “women” based on (unusually) obvious and objective criteria, much in the same way a person can point at a tree and know it is a tree and bay so saying state an objective truth that another person can agree is so.
But in this brave new world of ours, it is impossible to refer to someone as a “he” or “she” without “assuming their gender”, and such assumptions are now cause for punishment.
“A teacher has been suspended and could face the sack after he ‘accidentally’ called a transgender pupil a ‘girl’ in class when the student identifies as a boy.
“Joshua Sutcliffe, 27, who teaches maths at a state secondary school in Oxfordshire, said ‘Well done girls’ to the teenager and a friend when he spotted them working hard.
“He apologised when corrected by the pupil, but six weeks later he was suspended from teaching after the pupil’s mother lodged a complaint.
“Following an investigation, he has been summoned to a formal disciplinary hearing this week to face misconduct charges for ‘misgendering’.”
In a world were people were tolerant, this teacher would be kindly informed that “he” and “her” do not refer to males and females, as it used to and still for the vast majority of the English speaking world still does, but to some subjective feelz that has appropriated the English language for totalitarian and insidious reasons that put Newspeak to shame.
Yet another attempt is being made by Silicon Valley capitalist Tim Draper to divide the state of California up into multiple states, this time into three states. A previous attempt, also by Draper, would have split California into six states with two of the six being Republican leaning and one and possibly in the future two states being “purple”.
Here we present a quick look at what this might mean politically.
First let us look at how the state would be broken up:
Of note, unlike the “Six Californias” proposal, all new states would have coastline with large industrial ports available. However, one of the states, the purely coastal rump “California” would be dependent on the new “Southern California” for water since the aqueducts that slake the thirst of Los Angeles run from the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, thus giving the new “Southern California” quite a big of leverage vis a vis “California”.
When it comes to education, specifically the highest tier of post-secondary education, the University of California, the new “Northern California” would win the lionshare of campuses, due to it being the historic population center in the 19th century, with UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UC San Fransisco (medical schoo only), UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz falling within its border. In Contrast “Southern California would only have three: UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC San Diego. “California” would only have UC Los Angeles and UC Santa Barbara.
House of Representative and Electoral College
Assigning House seats up by taking the current number (53) and assign them according to the percent of the California’s population in each, rounding appropriately, we get:
Thus in each state would have the following electoral votes: