Friday, November 16, 2012

Vox Popoli Hates Californians -- Even Conservatives

Too Liberal for Texas?
Lately I have been fighting with conservatives in other red states, particularly Texas, about the desirability of Californians migrating there.  Vox Popoli, a site that is included in my blog list, holds that Californians are undesirable red state transplants, because we are all really stupid liberals.  Vox Popoli even has a post titled "Don't Move," saying that Californians shouldn't be allowed to move anywhere but to another blue state.

Now I come from a long line of Texans, dating back to the Civil War, and I have family there.  However, there is a redneck attitude that I hate, and which I now see at Vox Popoli and in several of its commenters.  That redneck attitude says that vast swatches of humanity must all be the same, there is no variability within groups, and therefore it is not only okay to hate whole groups, but the natural and wise thing to do.

There are exceptions, like prohibiting Nazis or Communists from immigrating to your country or state.  That would be wise discrimination.  Not-so-wise discrimination would be assuming that all Germans are Nazis and all Russians are Communists...or all Californians are liberal moonbats.

The fact is, there are millions of conservatives in California.  Living in a blue state does not make one a blue voter.  Having the kind of prejudice exhibited at Vox Popoli is not indicative of anything resembling actual thought.  If all the conservatives in California moved to Texas, that state's hold on conservatism would be immensely strengthened, not weakened.  Liberal Californians wouldn't move -- what, trade cous-cous for grits?  Bean sprouts for polk salad?  Sushi for barbecue?  Doc Martins for cowboy boots?  I don't think so.

California conservatives are still conservatives.  John Wayne, Ronald Reagan and Chuck Norris were all California Republicans.  Brian Sussman, Melanie Morgan, Tom McClintock and Michael Savage still are.  Likewise, black conservatives, Hispanic conservatives, university student conservatives, Asian conservatives, even gay conservatives....are still conservatives.   These folks are my allies and I won't condemn these conservatives because they belong to a larger group that is not conservative.  Everyone is an individual and should be treated as such (except when their larger group is a voluntary association that is based on a violent ideology, like Communism, Fascism or Islam).

If the bigots at Vox Popoli can't figure that out, then maybe I should remove them from my blog list.  And that will be ironic, since I was first referred to that website by another California conservative, a San Francisco Attorney who blogs at Free Will.

Update:  I have removed Vox Popoli from my blog roll.  Suggest you do the same.


bartendercabbie said...

don't worry about it. We Texans have to put a deer feeder out in order to "hunt" them. So we ain't all that. Come on over. Avoid Austin though. Fun place to visit to weirdo watch though.

Stogie Chomper said...

Yeah, I know about Austin.

Always On Watch said...

I'm surprised that more conservatives in California aren't making their exit.

BTW, my brother-in-law, whose birthday is today, was born and bred in Southern California. He's a hardcore conservative. I don't think he's planning to leave the state any time soon.

It seems to me that America is divided in strange ways now, is devolving worse than I ever imagined was possible. Why wouldn't Texas want even more conservatives -- no matter where they're coming from?

Stogie Chomper said...

Some people are really narrow-minded, unfortunately.