Woke Madness Reigns In California

24 11 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

California is a beautiful state in which some of us were born and raised—and have loved all of our lives, even when our journeys have taken us elsewhere.  Many of us attended its colleges, and worked there; and have traveled the state from its northern border with Oregon to Mexico in the south.

Years ago, we were charmed by its Spanish and Mexican heritages, traditions and cultures; and by the Chumash and other Indian tribes who lived and fished along its coast, and traveled inland to farm.  The lovely Mission San Antonio de Padua is an example of these historic roots.[2]

Today the state is polluted by woke ideology that is destroying it.  The latest example involves the banning of all gas and diesel truck fleets, which is patently absurd.[3]  Truckers are just recovering from the damaging effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on their work, followed by high fuel prices.  Yet, the totally-woke and despicable eco-Nazis want to hurt them even more.

Truck stops should be open, but they are closed on Highway 101 in Central California where they are needed most to give drivers much-needed rests while they are away from their homes and families.  And the height of woke madness is that a nuclear power plant along the coast was scheduled to be shut down, but it is now being given a new lease on life because it is considered essential to meet existing and future energy needs.[4]

With water being critical to the state’s agricultural and everyday needs, desalination plants have opened and closed, next to the Pacific Ocean, which constitutes more madness.[5]  And then there are the issues of crime and homelessness, which are rampant in the state.[6]  Ultimately the word “woke” seems to be inextricably linked to and synonymous with the word “wackos,” and correctly so.

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© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele

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[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/accomplishments/   He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commendation_Medal#Joint_Service).  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/articles/ and https://naegeleknol.wordpress.com/articles/), and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at tdnaegele.associates@gmail.com

[2]  See, e.g., https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_San_Antonio_de_Padua (“Mission San Antonio de Padua”)

[3]  See https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/california-plans-diesel-truck-ban-17604361.php (“California looks to ban all gas and diesel truck fleets”)

[4]  See, e.g., https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diablo_Canyon_Power_Plant (“Diablo Canyon Power Plant”)

[5]  See, e.g., https://www.sbck.org/our-work/advocacy/water-supply/desalination/

[6]  See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11463935/San-Francisco-removes-white-election-director-racial-equity-plan.html (“San Francisco’s white election director is FIRED to promote ‘racial equity’ after serving the city for 20 years – Mayor London Breed slams decision as ‘unfair politicization of our government'”)

San Francisco is overrun with crime and filth, yet its election director is fired for being white, which is reflective of woke madness and discrimination.


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24 11 2022
pmcd

The woke ideology seems to have had a similar effect in Canada. It has made it difficult to identify real problems and have serious discussions on virtually any issue. The obsession with carbon based fuels relies on foundations which don’t exist, but are now accept as factual. We are headed to the Middle Ages, not only in our standard of living but in the way we think. It has become increasingly difficult to maintain an optimistic view of the future. We are seeing the destruction of western civilization in real time.

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24 11 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you as always, Philip.

I am hopeful that our recent elections will begin to result in a turnabout here.

See, e.g., https://naegeleblog.wordpress.com/2022/08/28/the-american-left-and-its-eco-nazis-are-certifiably-crazy/ (“The American Left And Its Eco-Nazis Are Certifiably Crazy”)

Trudeau is hopeless in Canada.

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25 11 2022
morrow321

Agree, these people are insane!!

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25 11 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Well said, Robert. 😊

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25 11 2022
pmcd

They may be insane, which is probably the case, but they somehow appeal to a large segment of the population. The issues are first presented in harmless fashions, which most don’t really object to, but quickly jump to insane positions on gender, science, history, everything… Victimhood is a badge of honor, empty discussions of complex problems the norm, and sane people don’t know what to do, as it all seems to make no sense. Perhaps the woke group is being used by others looking to further some objective. The problem is that this has taken on a life of its own and compromise has become impossible. People are driven to extreme positions on complex topics and it all seems mad.

The PM of Canada is the perfect example of a clown leading a rather large following into a sea of craziness. Since he can simply keep buying off the various victims, he might very be there forever. We unfortunately don’t have any real safety valves to deal with such a situation. Essentially Canada has become lawless and run by, sad to say, idiots.

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25 11 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Thank you again, Philip.

Yes, to observers south of the border, the mere fact that Trudeau is still in office boggles the mind. He enjoys little-to-no respect on the international stage; and one wonders why Canadians have put up with him.

At first, the reaction of many Americans was that he “inherited” the office from his father, and that he was an utter buffoon. Now it appears that he is evil and sinister; and he is accreting power and disabling Canada’s democracy.

Yes, those are harsh words, but it is a impression that exists.

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25 11 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

San Francisco’s Latest: Killer Robots

catherder from Ohio commented on MailOnline:

“A local government that is so exceptionally partisan/woke should not be trusted with such authority.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11467633/San-Francisco-Police-Department-propose-using-robots-KILL-suspects.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#comments

What could go wrong?

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25 11 2022
Richard Schultz

Tim, Good Blog. Do you have a little leftover Turkey? RCS

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25 11 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

The Great Schultz, thank you.

It’s UCLA-Cal football today. 😊

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26 11 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Texas’ Greg Abbott Is A Hero

UK_in_LA from Los Angeles, California commented on MailOnline:

“Abbott is an absolutely terrific governor, that puts the well being of hardworking Texans before [woke] policies. God bless you governor Abbott, and God bless Texas.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11472077/Greg-Abbott-sends-two-buses-illegal-immigrants-Philly-arriving-shorts-40F.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#comments

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27 11 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Woke Hate Targets Abraham Lincoln

Mocean from Seattle, Washington summed up the despicable woke world on MailOnline:

The man responsible for freeing slaves is a target of woke hate. It will never be enough for these sad, lonely people with no purpose. Their lives are so meaningless they spend their time searching for things to destroy so they can extend their misery to others. They hate themselves so much they want others to feel just as awful as they do.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11473665/Statue-Young-Abraham-Lincoln-vandalized-red-paint-Thanksgiving-day.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#comments

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1 12 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

We Knew Gavin Newsom Was A Woke Wacko, And His Wife Was One of Harvey Weinstein’s Tarts, But . . .

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11491263/California-reparations-committee-recommend-handing-223-200-descendant-slaves.html (“Gavin Newsom’s reparations task force considers $569 BILLION recommendation that could see all descendants of slaves in California receive $223,200 for ‘housing discrimination’ – in nation’s biggest ever restitution effort”)

. . . this may take the prize as the greatest pandering to African-Americans yet.

All of our ancestors came from somewhere, including the “Native Americans” whose antecedents crossed the Bering Land Bridge from Siberia. Aren’t all of us entitled to reparations?

Also, African-Americans comprise less than 14 percent of the U.S. population, and Newsom is pandering to them, in hopes of enhancing his presidential ambitions. In the process, he may turn off other Americans (e.g., Hispanics) completely.

See also https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/most_democrats_support_slavery_reparations (“Most Democrats Support Slavery Reparations”) and https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11531789/Condo-prices-downtown-San-Francisco-slump-thanks-soaring-drugs-crime.html (“Who could have guessed? Condo prices in downtown San Francisco slump thanks to soaring drug abuse and crime, with streets empty as tech workers continue to WFH”)

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14 12 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

Reparations Represent Woke Madness

See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11536375/California-reparations-committee-says-225k-maximum-payment-housing-discrimination.html (“Chair of California reparations committee demands a ‘Bureau of African American Affairs’ to arrange payments of up to $225,000 per person, ahead of group’s public meeting today”)

It’s the moral equivalent of apologizing to the most hated woman in the world, #MEGXIT, and her husband — and lapdog, dumb and dumber Harry — who live in California too.

See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11550089/Harry-Meghan-want-apology-Lady-Susan-Hussey-met-black-campaigner-Ngozi-Fulani.html (“Harry and Meghan ‘now want their own apology from the Royal Family’ after late Queen’s lady-in-waiting Lady Susan Hussey met black charity boss Ngozi Fulani for ‘reconciliation’ talks at the Palace”)

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24 12 2022
Timothy D. Naegele

San Francisco

Woke POC commented on MailOnline:

“Democrats are this country’s biggest threat, not Russia, not China, not North Korea and not Iran”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11570847/San-Francisco-air-pollution-fine-lights-fire-home-outdoors.html?ito=twitter_share_comment_text#comments

See also https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11572629/San-Francisco-unveils-taxpayer-funded-open-air-Christmas-market-thats-dystopian-hellhole.html (“Instagram v. reality! San Francisco unveils taxpayer-funded open-air Christmas market that’s become dystopian hellhole after being besieged by city’s famed druggies”)

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13 01 2023
Timothy D. Naegele

And Then There’s Nancy Pelosi’s Relative, And Total Wacko Gavin Newsom

See, e.g., https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11628211/MCCAIN-Wokery-poverty-blackouts-time-horror-President-Newsom-deadly-serious.html (“America, would YOU vote for man who has trashed California? Wokery, poverty, blackouts, sky-high taxes… Gavin’s West Coast dream would be a national nightmare – it’s time to take the horror of a ‘President Newsom’ deadly serious”)

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