Fuck San Francisco and the Bay Area

comScore JiraKeeda
Jun 17 68 Comments

Just got really high and re-read ‘America’ by Allen Ginsberg .
How did the city of beat poets , counter-culture and anarchist progressive views that set today’s viewpoints go from that to douchebags on blind bragging about their salaries and the city being the Mecca of mindless capitalism ? Change the world - yeah by making people click on more ads . That’s what all the cool technologies being used for . PS - I am high as f .

TC - why do you care when I am a citizen, YOE- 7

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TOP 68 Comments
  • Red Hat BrainLag
    “I’m high and this is deep”

    Cool story, bro.
    Jun 17 4
    • comScore JiraKeeda
      OP
      You rather prefer we compare TC or dick size ? Are you seeking a more realistic experience out of Blind ?
      Jun 17
    • Red Hat BrainLag
      Calm down there Cheech. I’ll send over a violin shortly.
      Jun 17
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Imagine having brain lag without even doing drugs. Have more fun.
      Jun 17
    • Red Hat BrainLag
      Imagine trying to read into blind nicknames.
      Jun 18
  • Facebook teetees
    For some reason the OP sounds like a fat incel angry at the world. He probably is one.
    Jun 17 4
    • comScore JiraKeeda
      OP
      I am not sure if fat incels read Ginsberg at all. These are times of great political instability and injustice and just because I bring that up on a tech forum - I am labeled a fat incel. I am angry at this greed and loss of any convictions that gave rise to Trump in the first place. I am married and play ultimate frisbee twice a week.
      Jun 17
    • comScore JiraKeeda
      OP
      For some reason you sound like a h1b who excels at coding but did not take a single classics and liberal arts course ever . You have no inclination to read , reflect or think about how your work affects society. You probably are one .
      Jun 17
    • Facebook teetees
      Fuck man, that must be some good shit you're on for you to refer to your relationship with your ✋as a marriage. Maybe you should start the next counter culture movement based on that.
      Jun 17
    • Google / Eng modi_56
      Flagged.
      Jun 17
  • > Complains about people working to make people click on ads
    > Works at comscore

    Checks out
    Jun 17 6
    • comScore JiraKeeda
      OP
      Strawman . Just because I work somewhere ( no longer do) does not necessarily mean I cannot put forward a viewpoint or argument.
      In 1984 Winston and Julia worked for the system but still hated and rebelled against it .
      Jun 17
    • comScore JiraKeeda
      OP
      @Brainlag - you mean that when you smoke, instead of discussing beat poets you would rather compare TC or your matte BMW? That works for you but not me . I want to have some sense of community in what I do . For starts think about it even I am not actively doing anything about it.
      Jun 17
    • Red Hat BrainLag
      Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

      Move out of the bay. Smoking weed and getting on some half assed social media is a poor attempt at altruism.
      Jun 17
    • comScore JiraKeeda
      OP
      So I cannot have an opinion or post one about it ? Is that your point ? Cool - you watched a cult movie about nihilism and can quote it .
      Jun 17
    • Red Hat BrainLag
      The point is find your own happiness. I’m sad for you if smoking weed seriously makes you this defensive over some dead poet society level observation.

      Careful calling out others on strawman, it looks like you’re gathering some hay over there yourself. 😉
      Jun 17
  • Microsoft
    dolt

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    How did the boomers go from peace and love to fuck you I got mine? 💸💸
    Jun 17 0
  • LinkedIn
    TF.

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    This is not only SF but all big cities in world, but I really liked how you put it... You deserve a B J by a 🐣
    Jun 17 7
    • Dropbox drl/
      Lived all over. S.F. definitely shitty.
      Jun 18
    • Red Hat BrainLag
      The whole wide world of SF?
      Jun 18
    • Tableau krxi15
      SF literally has shit on the streets so yeah its shitty.
      Jun 18
    • Amazon H2x2i1210
      Sf/silicon valley is the epicenter of all this tech nerd douchey shit
      Jun 18
    • Dropbox drl/
      😆 😆 😆
      Jun 19
  • Credit Karma EllisDee25
    Rent is too damn high so anyone halfway interesting left or got evicted so the landlord could charge more. Beats and hippies happened because it was possible to live cheap and not have to work much.

    But imo, the decline started with automation of the docks and moving them to Oakland. The city gradually lost working class communities and then the two tech waves killed it. The General strike of the 30s gave the city a unique character after WWII because communist leaders of the strike were considered heroes by most residents while the rest of the US was going through the forced conformity of McCarthyism. Even my grandparents who vote Republican and say unions are not needed suddenly change their tune if the strike is brought up.

    The counterculture of the 60s grew up in the more wild parts of working class SF... beat poems are full of references to sailors and dockworkers and black jazz clubs etc.
    Jun 17 6
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      I addressed hippies and beats because that’s what the OP was concerned with. But like I said I think the actual cultural decline came as the working class got pushed out of the city.

      Yeah, I grew up here and the organic culture of neighborhoods and enclaves has been replaced with yuppie ice cream fad businesses and shit.

      Yes, every city is based on robber barrons and such... but the counterbalance in SF in the mid century was a confident and outspoken working class culture.
      Jun 18
    • Google wHtB0a
      This "decline" only happened if you define culture as "things I personally like".

      Who are you to decide on what 's a fad or organic? Is sushi a fad? Or thai? Or bubble tea? Why should new food, most of it foreign, be dismissed for daring to be upscale?

      SF does have a serious problem with pricing out the working class, but I guarantee that most if not all resistance to practical solutions (higher density, better public transport) have been from long time "natives" trying to keep things as they were in the '60s.
      Jun 18
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Yeah, by fad I mean exclusive expensive places. We had tacos and sushi and more Chinese food that was cheap and good before whatever celeb chef decided that X cuisine was now worthy of attention.
      Jun 18
    • Google wHtB0a
      These expensive joints aren't my cup of tea either but they're not necessarily bad things. Intentional govts actually spend a ton of cash trying turn their food into a trend as a means of cultural export, which arguably is a positive for all involved.
      Jun 18
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      Imo It’s bad for the neighborhood spots that loose their lease because the owner wants to cash in on higher prices, so a toast restaurant or pb&j restaurant replace a local family Taco or noodles place. It’s bad for us because those places existed in the same spot for 30 years because they were good (and probably less expensive too).
      Jun 18
  • New / Design
    fk specism

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    This person is high but is true. The new culture in the Bay area is a disease that needs to be erased.

    If you don't understand what this means, read "Ruined by design" by Mike Monteiro. Is a great book from someone that was in tech before all of us.
    Jun 17 4
    • Meetup q83z72
      It’s not impressive to rant about how everyone and everything sucks. Rants are cheap ways to raise your status by knocking everyone else down. Make something that’s undeniably better and you’ve got my attention.
      Jun 17
    • comScore JiraKeeda
      OP
      I accept that this is a rant but I am not trying to put anyone down . I just lament the fact that we got here . I am putting forth an argument so we can discuss about and come to a solution together on how to defeat our burning man going tech overlords . All I get is snark, sarcasm and dismissal.
      Jun 17
    • Meetup q83z72
      Oh OP, I meant that more for Mike Monteiro and his book about how everything sucks. I’d rather see him design something better than become a celebrity for hating on things.

      Blind is all for ranting. Please rant away!
      Jun 17
    • Intel Benzy
      Someone that was in tech before all of us??? Bwahhahaha, I was banging out Fortran on keypunch cards at the university and moved to silicon valley before that dude Mike was even in High School I think...
      Jun 18
  • Google / Eng modi_56
    Op, have you considered that there might be two kinds of people. The blind TC folks and people who truly do change the world. There's tesla, audible, YouTube, fintech, Amazon, AR, phones, etc. Your assumption that tech is just ads is wrong.
    Jun 17 4
    • New / Design
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      The companies that you posted have ad revenues except for Tesla which was created thanks to government investment (tax money, people taking the risk and the company taking the profit).

      I kind of agree with you but your comment just gives the reason to OP.
      Jun 17
    • comScore JiraKeeda
      OP
      @modi_56 - I appreciate your reply because yours is the only one that offers a constructive reply rather than dismissal or snark. And I agree that there are people who are doing some really awesome stuff at those companies . What I lament is that the culture of inquisition and having fun has been replaced by TC bragging and a hustle mentality . Also @fk specism mentions - the main revenue still comes from ads .
      Jun 17
    • Google / Eng modi_56
      Just make sure you're improving yourself and a higher TC will follow as a by product.
      Jun 17
    • Amazon H2x2i1210
      Fintech, Amazon, audible are hardly benefactors of society. In fact I would argue they hurt it even more. Amazon's mindless consumerism pollutes the earth (AWS is just tech), fintech makes hedge funds more powerful and makes the rich companies richer, and audible is part of Amazon (audio books really that useful to the developing world?)
      Jun 18
  • Amazon 10022004
    Capitalism bro
    Jun 17 0
  • Asians who are materialistic and money minded fucked up the culture. The previous generation worked hard but the recent crowd is all about $$.
    Jun 17 3
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      They pay taxes
      Jun 18
    • Google / Eng modi_56
      Lol what? I thought it was the whites who are like that. Asians are about meditation and tea and stuff.
      Jun 18
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      Not the ones who run databases and sysadmin servers are into teas and meditation.
      Jun 18
  • Well even though whites are materialistic, they are not crazy to spend $1M for crappy condos. They know when to exit and where to spend their $$. Asians spend all their life around match box size homes and high rated schools spending all their energy, time. They only know this and that’s the life they live in. And they work hard for better retirement
    Jun 18 3
    • Amazon Jj2nz8js
      Why are you living in the bay area then? Arent you a living example of this?
      Jun 18
    • Yup! Trying to get out from this shit
      Jun 18
    • Amazon H2x2i1210
      Lol, too late
      Jun 18
  • Amazon Jj2nz8js
    The US had been doing way worse than just that. Did we give the native Americans back their land? Did we ever stop bombing the middle east? Did the US ever help out Vietnam after it invaded it?

    It's just that's one of the few instances violence has affected white people
    Jun 17 1
    • New / Design
      fk specism

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      Agree with you. But violence towards some people does not justify violence to others.

      A product that harms is just not acceptable. No matter if the victim is an innocent animal or a rich white dude.
      Jun 17
  • Salesforce {{{null}}}
    A transplant complaining about other transplants? How cute.
    Jun 17 1
    • Google wHtB0a
      Transplants ruining SF is an SF tradition despite what townies on Blind would like you to think.
      Jun 18
  • Workday / Product str
    “TC - why do you care when I am a citizen” - lol
    Jun 17 1
    • Tableau krxi15
      So indian amigos don’t make fun of him?
      Jun 18
  • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
    This post made a lot of sense
    Jun 17 0
  • Airbnb murat
    what’s wrong with ads? I’ve discovered useful stuff through instagram ads that I wouldn’t normally think of buying.
    Jun 17 1
    • Microsoft 🍩doughnot
      Ads ruined my instagram.
      Buy stuff you woulx not notmaly think if buying?! Blech! 🤮
      Jun 18
  • New
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    San Francisco is a beautiful place, but it's not a cultured place, for that you should go to New York, even LA. What you have mentioned is an anomaly, it happened due to various circumstances.
    Jun 18 0
  • Uber lol Blind
    Open Borders.
    Jun 18 0
  • Apple Wapple
    Amen brother I’m with you. I’m part of the problem, but I’m with you.
    Jun 17 0
  • Perficient redbirds
    Don't blame the drugs for the wall of stupid that you just posted. You sound more idiotic than a 15 year old who just discovered socialism and just as annoying as someone who just read their first Ayn Rand book (albeit on the opposite end of the political spectrum).
    Jun 19 0

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