Donald Trump is threatening to cut funding to California.
Breitbart News editor, and professional asshole Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak about federal funding to UC campuses at U.C. Berkeley.
A peaceful group of students assembled to protest the decision to give Yiannopoulos a platform, but the protest became violent when 100 outside agitators arrived, setting fires and causing $100,000. in damage to the campus. The school cancelled Yiannopoulos’s engagement.
Conspiracy theorists are speculating that this was all set up in advance to give Trump cause to defund a state that he claims lost him the popular vote.
I’d like to take that conspiracy theory one step further. California is being petitioned in order to bring to a vote a proposal to strike language in the California State Constitution defining it as “an inseparable part of the United States of America”. Cal-exit already has the support of 1 in 3 Californians.
What is not getting enough media attention is that Louis Marinelli, the person at the helm of the Cal-exit movement is a Russian who not lived in the U.S. in 10 years. My question is: Could the entire Berkeley event have been the work of Russia?
“As the sixth largest economy in the world, California is more economically powerful than France and has a population larger than Poland. Point by point, California compares and competes with countries, not just the 49 other states.” ~ Louis Marinelli, Yes California Independence Campaign
If Trump cuts federal funds to California, a well run state that subsidizes other poorly run states, that might be enough to sway a majority of California residents that California would be better off as a separate nation. Russia would love to see the U.S. break into pieces.
Just a thought.
______________________________ February 6, 2017