California sounds like it is becoming, say Mexico or Indonesia, where the elite “haves” are insulated from the public at large and where protected class status allows you to do whatever you want. Case in point – the illegal alien can dump toxic waste or burn garbage with impunity, while the law-abiding citizen is regulated, fined and hassled to the point of leaving the state. Or the homeless in San Francisco can defecate on public streets while children are fined for having “unlicensed” lemonade stands.
Meanwhile, Chicago is sadly devolving into something akin to Venezuela, with a high body count and black thugs torturing a helpless white man.
This is the consequence of rampant leftism, political correctness, no respect for law and order, and complete cultural breakdown.