Left-wing progressives are embracing a political alliance with Silicon Valley oligarchs which would trap Americans in a cramped future without hope of upward mobility for themselves or their children, says a left-wing political analyst in California.
Liberal geographer Joel Kotkin has penned an op-ed in the Orange County Register warning that California is “descen[ding] into socialism” — one that is deigned to protect, rather than expropriate, its rich Silicon Valley elite.
Joel Kotkin, the noted liberal critic of California’s far-left government, says that Gov. Jerry Brown is leading California to ruin–and that the state’s business leaders share the blame by failing to speak out. In a new essay at the Daily Beast that summarizes much of his recent criticism, Kotkin says that while Brown’s father Pat brought the state progress and prosperity as governor (1959-1967), Jerry Brown “has waged a kind of Oedipal struggle against his father’s legacy.”
Looking back at the Republican victory in California’s 2018 gubernatorial election, we can see that the roots of the GOP sweep in Sacramento are traceable to the events of April 2015. It was then that the Democrats’ romance with Big Green Austerity Politics became a fatal embrace.