A Free For All!

A friend recently mailed us the video below, which is truly funny and quite interesting, in that it indicates that there is still hope. A journalist (Bill Whittle) from the People's Republic of California goes to visit Texas and is rather surprised at all the things people are allowed to do there. Apparently, it is also expected that people take responsibility for their own actions. Somebody ought to do something about that, it sounds almost like anarchy!

Upon returning to California, he notices for the first time what those ubiquitous signs that are affixed to every building are actually saying…

He also points out that California has somehow been transformed into a completely fun-free zone (which is quite astonishing considering it was once, in the late 1960s, the center of US youth culture and its rebellion against authority. Probably only the school bullies and eager beaver teacher's pets went into politics). The fun-free zone in a nutshell:

 

“No fires, no parking, all animals must be on a leash, no photography, camping not permitted, no lifeguard on duty, penalties will apply, permit required. Gun free zone, noise ordinance enforced. Fly quietly, minimum altitude 1000 feet. No ATV's, personal watercraft prohibited, wake limit strictly enforced, plastic bags no longer available, tow-away zone. Fishing permit required, environmentally sensitive area, no dogs allowed, se habla espanol."

 


 

 

Bill Whittle on what they let you do in Texas

 


 

 

 

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2 Responses to “The Things They Let You Do in Texas …”

  • All-Your-Gold-Are-Mine:

    Yes… I relate to the story being a native Californian. Both parents, four grand parents and six great grand parents all born and raised in California. California used to be a somewhat conservative state… but because of the progress and resulting jobs, beautiful environment and climate, we were run over by East Coast finks and Mid Westerners at first, and later by the Mexicans. Yes, everyone thinks they (the Mexicans) were here first, but of course that is false. Many indigenous tribes inhabited the area long before the Spanish arrived to the new world in search of gold. Yes, the Hispanics invaded the indigenous and pretty much wiped them out and used the remainder as subservient slaves/workers… Later, when the war with Mexico began, soldiers drove out the Spanish conquistadors land owners many of which returned to Spain. Very few indigenous remained in the California territories… it was much later that the “Mexicans” (Mestisos) arrived in droves seeking jobs from the progressive “gringos” to the North.

    Flash forward to the 80s, and one politician here in Santa Barbara County correctly said, “We have a Mexican problem”. Of course he was lambasted for speaking the truth, but he was 100% accurate. We were overrun with illegal Mexicans having large families in search of jobs…

    The point of all this is that the culture of California changed radically from the influx of so many people. Crime rates soared from gang and drug activity and many new laws were inacted to govern the influx of a very rapid population of the state.

  • Calculus:

    Great.

    I was in a London cab the other day and it had about 8 different stickers inside saying stuff like ‘no eating’ – ‘no smoking’ – ‘no this’ – ‘no that’ etc.

    It’s all so depressing, government, sucking the money out o the productive economy with all this shit. I’m not joking but I reckon it would have taken thousands of man hours (meetings, then meetings to determine the next meeting etc) to come up and implement the no smking or no eating stickers etc.

    And the morons in charge keep wondering where all the growth is…

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