THE DOCTOR IS IN - It works all too well in the once-Golden State, and much of Blue State America, that if someone disagrees with you then they're "right wing" and obviously a Nazi, Confederate, racist, bigoted, intolerant, and otherwise horrible human being.
After last Tuesday's election, and with current backlashing to the Echo Chamber that runs our state, I guess we can conclude that being against rampant crime, explosive homeless, inadequate education, and lousy government spending has turned many Democrats and Independents into (gasp!) "right wingers".
The same state who overwhelmingly voted for Gavin Newsom, but who (in San Francisco of all places!) threw out Chesa Boudin--the District Attorney and son of terrorist parents, and the overseer of turning S.F. into a sewer--is apparently going "right wing"?
Apparently, our current Democratic leadership is turning California into a right wing haven.
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón, also bent on turning a major city (ours!) into a sewer--after authoring some of the most anti-police bills in our state and nation's history, up for a recall after letting events like a horrible teenage career-criminal-in-the-making off without charges after mowing down a mother and her baby?
And the same Gascón who lied about Sheriff Villanueva approving the dismissal of charges against that indefensible teenage sociopath?
And the same Gascón who--triggering so many terrified Angelenos--caused the aforementioned mother to excoriate the DA who obviously favors the right of the criminal over her own right to live?
I guess by opposing Gascón and supporting law-and-order Sheriff Villanueva we're seeing even Latinos and Democratic voters turn into fringe "right wingers".
But what about the fair-minded, Pulitzer-winning Los Angeles Times, who supported Bass over Caruso, and anyone-but-Villanueva for Sheriff over Villanueva?
Apparently, the Times' endorsements didn't sway the hordes of Democratic and Independent voters to figure out that the L.A. Times might be dead wrong into supporting a crime-over-obeying-the-law dystopian world for ourselves and our children.
But those voters are just "right wingers", "wing nuts", and Fox News junkies, including the lifelong and ardent Democrats who voted against the recommendations of the Times...aren't they?
Because the concepts of a civilization and a populace that favors TRULY fair-minded education and a responsive civil service perhaps ISN'T "right wing".
Those concepts are all just Common Sense.
And perhaps the "Woke" among us need to listen to those who are TRULY Woke with respect to that Common Sense.
(Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D, is a dermatologist who has served in clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties, and is a proud husband and father to two cherished children and a wonderful wife. He was termed out of the Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) twice after two stints as a Board member for 9, years and is also a Board member of the Westside Village Homeowners Association. He previously co-chaired the MVCC Outreach, Planning, and Transportation/Infrastructure Committees for 10 years. He was previously co-chair of the CD11 Transportation Advisory Committee, the grassroots Friends of the Green Line (which focused on a Green Line/LAX connection), and the nonprofit Transit Coalition His latest project is his fictional online book entitled The Unforgotten Tales of Middle-Earth and can be reached at [email protected]. The views expressed in this article are solely those of Dr. Alpern.)