No Sound! But, enjoy the time-travel back to 1948.
Los Angeles, California — over 60 yrs. ago.
Working-class family men and women driving home after a hard day’s work in 1958.
By Sarah, Maid of Albion
[…] …..California in 1970 was booming; as a single state, it was to become the world’s 8th largest economy; it was the home of the Beach Boys, Silicone Valley and the Dream factories; it was where people went to become successful and “the successful” went to become more so. Its’ cities WERE places people wanted to be.
But that was 1970… and how things have changed!
Los Angeles, the City of Angels, had only glimpsed the first hint of the escalating homicide, and wider crime, rate which over the following decades (1980s, 1990s) would turn it into the crime-ridden realm of gangsters it has become.
In the time it took a girl to grow to womanhood and raise a child to his teens, California changed from a land of dreams to a place which is starting to resemble a nightmare.
In  years NON-hispanic WHITES went from 80% of the population to just 43%. In percentage terms they have been reduced by one-half.
Meanwhile, the once golden economy has all but collapsed, it has billions of dollars of debt and the state has now started paying its bills, including some wage bills in IOU’s, which it has very little idea when, or if, it will honour. It is said that, were California a company, it would be declared bankrupt, and even some Left-wing papers such as The Guardian have begun to speculate as to whether California will become the first failed US state.
So how did this happen? What brought about this total reversal in fortune? How did the state which had everything come to this? Was it a failure of capitalism? A symptom of excess, or just more evidence of what our friends at the Guardian (newspaper) like to see, and greet with delight, as the inevitable decline of Western civilisation? Or does the answer lie in the first sentence of the paragraph above. Is the answer that a successful 80% White state has become a 57% NON-white “basket case” because of that staggering demographic change.
[Update: According to 2011 US Census Bureau estimates, California’s White population is reduced to just 39.7%, and still plummenting.
For entertainment purposes, view this half-hour 1967 DRAGNET TV show to compare the demographics of yesteryear to the California of today. The corny plot is hokey at best, but note the White cops and crooks in a majority White city. The decade of the 1980s was still in the future when Hispanic gangsters began making their first appearances, and it has been downhill since then. (click bottom, right corner box for FULL screen)]
Immigration into California, both legal and illegal, has gone out of control over the past four decades. The amazing fact is that of the 100.7 million members of ethnic minorities living in the USA, 21% of them live in California.
Didn’t someone tell us that immigrants were supposed to be “good” for the economy?