Los Angeles' Boycott of Arizona Could Lose Power

Liberals, by their very nature, are dependent upon someone else for their livelihood and safety. They look to government for money and “fairness,” to police officers for protection, and to freedom haters like Barack Obama, Saul Alinsky, and Noam Chomsky for their marching orders.

This liberal paradigm twists people’s thinking to the point that they never realize living in dependence is ultimately to live in slavery. No wonder talk show host Michael Savage began referring to liberalism as “a mental disorder” so many years ago.

All these things recently came together in a very open display of unvarnished liberal arrogance when Los Angeles decided to boycott Arizona without first taking into account the fact that the City of Angels receives 25% of its electricity from Arizona.

That’s right. The goofy liberals on Los Angeles’ City Council have, with their boycott, cut off their own noses to spite their faces.

This is reminiscent of the situation we’ve seen again and again throughout Europe, where countries like Germany, gutted by socialism and dependent upon our military to keep them safe, march in the world’s streets to protest our military each time it is deployed for war.

Or like those vile Frenchmen, who long ago forgot that while they were dropping their rifles and raising their hands in surrender during World War II, our Midwestern farm boys were climbing off their tractors in order to climb into tanks and stave off ultimate defeat for the messieurs.

But just as France and Germany don’t get it, Los Angeles’ Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa seems blind to his city’s dependence as well. So blind, in fact, that when confronted with the fact that his boycott of Arizona could put 25% of his city’s electricity at risk, he was not phased in the least.

Even after receiving a letter from Gary Pierce of the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), stating that if Los Angeles went forward with its boycott the ACC might “pull the plug” and cut electricity in response, Villaraigosa’s office would only say: “We’re not going to respond to threats from a state which has isolated itself from the America that values freedom, liberty and basic human rights.”

Excuse me Mayor Villaraigosa, but how does using the liberal catch phrase “human rights” change the fact that your city will have trouble keeping the lights on if Arizona responds to your boycott with a counter-boycott of their own?

Both the mayor and the Los Angeles City Council are living in la-la land by continuing to call Pierce’s bluff. They don’t understand that pulling the plug on their city isn’t that far-fetched, especially when one considers that doing so would be as easy as cutting the power lines than carry electricity from Arizona to California.

Their arrogance is even worse because it’s not just electricity that Los Angeles gets from Arizona, but part of their water supply as well. (That water comes from the Colorado River over which Arizona has control.)

Moreover, one of the major airlines that flies in and out of Los Angeles is U.S. Airways, an Arizona-based airline that pours money into the city coffers by paying a terminal lease at LAX.

The more one considers this situation the more apparent it becomes that Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council, like the Germans and Frenchmen who share their liberal mental disorder, have missed the central point. That point is that Los Angeles is too dependent to declare independence.