Naturally when your tax base is being bled dry by terrible policy decisions, they start dreaming up ways to get out from under things like this. Inevitably this leads to talk of splitting up the state. We even successfully voted to do so in 1859 but Congress didn't follow through because of the Civil War. There have been numerous attempts to do so over the last 50 years or so, but obviously they've all failed. So far as I've been able to tell, they all involved splitting the state into two parts along various different configurations. The last time one of them crossed my gaze, it was a proposal to carve out the infection (liberalism) and create two states. It's failure to include the Sacramento area is probably what doomed it.... actually no. What doomed it is what always dooms it. Dems scared shitless of being left with the diseased side of things.
Jefferson County has been attempting a secession to form a new state now for a couple of years, but alone, they stand little chance of this succeeding. Though I wish them all the luck in trying, because they're getting raped by the libs up there.
A new version of the movement has sparked up lately and it's garnered some media attention. You'll noticed right off that the "journalist" has taken a dismissive and mocking tone toward something that the majority of us here in California actually do take quite seriously. It's our damn tax dollars after all. The gist of the whole thing is that California is not being properly represented at the Federal level. This is true, we obviously aren't given who those people are. What seems to be missing though is that California isn't properly represented in California by many of the districts that have been gerrymandered into existence.
What we really have right now in CA is a bunch of land occupied by serfs who are ruled from the Two Towers of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Neither of these urban mega-tropolises represent a single thing the remainder of the state actually wants or needs. What normally happens is they steamroll all the garbage they think is best through Sacramento and then the rest of us get stuck paying the bills for it later. It's been this way for decades and it will never get better as long as they continue to treat us as serfs in a fiefdom.
I am assuming based on the picture that the lines drawn are roughly where the splits would occur. For the uninitiated, the orangish portion in the southeast covers San Bernardino, Imperial, San Diego, and Orange Counties. This is the portion I live in, and we have a strong conservative base in this area. Though we share much in common with the large red portion that covers the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada. The blue part at the top is mostly mountain areas, sparsely populated, and an entirely different culture from those south of them. I must profess ignorance about the purple section as I'm not totally sure why that's set apart - but this is also part of why this kind of initiative exists. Sometimes we really don't know anything about parts of our own state! The yellow and green areas are those that contain the root of the problem - San Francisco and Los Angeles. Though the LA section stretches a bit further north than one might expect, both of these two zones are heavily left leaning uber liberals and is where California gets the nickname "the left coast" from. No, not because it's on the left side of standard maps.
With this particular arrangement, the folks living in each of them will be better represented not only at the state level but also federally. Plus, you won't have any of the bullshit where California's current 55 electoral votes can bully the entire country into a disaster like the Obama administration. It's highly unlikely anyone outside of the yellow and green would vote Democrat if you paid them, yet that's how our current situation always runs, making ALL of us appear to be the laughing stocks of the country instead of who rightly deserves it.
So while the left at CNN mocks this, the rest of us perked up and are taking notice. Perhaps this time will be different? Surely we can hope. Welcome to California - we are our own worst enemies.
Not much there right now, but follow the movement at Six Californias.
RIP United States of America
July 1776 - November 2012.
Hey hows the game project coming along, any content hints you care to share with us?