As to my description of Democrats, California serves as an excellent example. LA and the Bay area are developing into open cesspools, with tens of thousands of homeless.
The pre-Civil War south had homes and plantations of extraordinary wealth and opulence. Slave labor supported such. Slaves depressed the wages of free persons of all colors. There were large numbers of poor and a small middle class that catered to the wealthy planters. Cotton exchanges made a small business class wealthy acting as factors selling to northern and British mills. Southern governors set their states on a path of opposition to the federal government to protect the wealthy planter class and factors.
California has portions that are wealthy surrounded by the homeless and those barely able to survive the cost of living in the state. IT provides much of the wealth in Silicon Valley and the Bay area. The IT companies use underpaid labor in their companies and illegals to keep up their extensive manor houses. Similarly, the fruit orchards and vineyards use illegals to pick and process their produce. Hollywood utilizes similar in their industry, coupled with sex perversion.
California politicians from the governor to the mayors protect their illegal labor force in much the same way southern governors protected the slave trade. Even down to laws that attempt to obviate federal law. IOW, Demmies operating in the same method they've done for over 150 years.