It has been said that the love of truth is at the root of much humor. Biting, caustic, and even sarcastic humor can make us uncomfortable when it points out weaknesses or strange leanings.
So is humor the truth?
A friend sent me the following parable comparing California and Texas in a very funny way.
The coyote, a parable
California: The Governor of California jogs with his dog on a nature trail.
A coyote jumps out and attacks the Governor’s dog, killing it and then biting the Governor.
The Governor begins to intervene, but reflects on the movie “Bambi” and then realizes that he must stop because the coyote is only doing what comes naturally.
He calls animal control. Animal Control captures the coyote and charges the state $200 to test it for disease and $500 to relocate it.
He calls a vet. The vet picks up the dead dog and charges the state $200 to test for disease.
The Governor goes to the hospital and spends $3,500 to get checked for coyote diseases and to have his bite wound bandaged.
The jogging trail is closed for 6 months while Fish & Game conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is now free of dangerous animals.
The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a “coyote awareness program” for area residents.
The state Legislature spends $2 million to study how best to treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease worldwide.
The Governor’s security agent is fired for failing to stop the attack.
The state spends $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with additional special training on the nature of coyotes.
PETA protests the coyote’s relocation and files a $5 million lawsuit against the state.
The Governor of Texas jogs with his dog on a nature trail.
A coyote jumps out and attacks his dog.
The Governor shoots the coyote with his state pistol and jogs on.
The Governor has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point cartridge.
Vultures eat the dead coyote.
…And that’s why California is broke and Texas is not.
LOL. Funny, sarcastic, ironic and mocking humor. But true. There’s a reason it’s called “Crazifornia”.
Author Saul Bellow famously said, “California is like an artificial limb that the rest of the country doesn’t really need.”
I was onto something. California’s ridiculous policies speak for themselves:
- California Banned Shark Fin Soup
- plastic straws prohibited
- prohibited skin products
- Save death row murderers from the death penalty while passing a Constitutional Amendment to allow abortion up to the ninth month of pregnancy and beyond, as well as legalize assisted suicide for the sick and elderly.
- Legislate and require fully electric cars by 2030
- Enactment of the “World Leading Plan” to achieve 100% zero emission vehicles by 2035 without having the power grid to support it
- renewable energy mandate
- San Francisco’s repair committee proposes to pay each black resident of the city for several decades $5 million
- Governor Gavin Newsom’s state repair task force has proposed that the state pay an estimated $569 billion for repairs (that’s two and a half times California’s current state budget, which is already running a deficit) to give African Americans living in California because of past discriminatory practices and slavery, even though California was never a slave state. Some of the recent proposals were simply cash payments of $350,000 to every African American and $250,000 to every Black-owned business to help close the “racial wealth gap,” which is actually a social justice grievance, not slavery. .
- California is plagued by hundreds of thousands of homeless drug addicts who live, poop and urinate in the streets.
- California has a serious increase in violent crime and robbery
- highest taxes and cost of living in the nation
- failing public schools
- a state-created water shortage
- Wildfire “Season”
- Drought and floods at the same time
- hundreds of thousands of businesses and California residents fleeing to friendlier states
- California’s questionable $100 billion shift from budget surplus to budget deficit in one year
- Over $100 Billion in California High-Speed Rail Spoiled
Friends across the country say that when California sneezes, the rest of the country catches a cold, as an example of California’s political influence across the country.
In California, Democrats have majority control of the state legislature and the governor’s office. Yet Governor Gavin Newsom lashes out and attacks the right, the Republican Party, and the red states, as he did in his January inaugural address:
“They silence speech, fire teachers, kidnap migrants, subdue women, attack the Special Olympics and even demonize Mickey Mouse.”“All camouflaged under a hijacking of the word ‘freedom’”. “But what they really want is more control: an intrusive government, control over your most intimate decisions: when to have a family, how you raise your children, how you love.”
That last statement is truly empowering coming from the Governor, who is still clinging to his Covid State of Emergency powers three years after the order, and ruling by decree, locked up 40 million people during Covid, issued over 70 executive orders containing 561 provisions, and killed half the businesses in the state.
“Intrusive government, control your most intimate decisions…” these controls are exactly what Governor Newsom and state Democrats impose and maintain on state residents.
The parable of the coyote is accurate about California politics and politicians.